General

DAY 1 – ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

Follow instructions as provided by Go Rentals upon arrival at Christchurch. Get your pre-registrations done or you can also ring at the toll free number given below:

TOLL FREE: 0800 467 368

Reduce the excess NZD$2500.00 to NIL by paying AUD$24.00 daily.

DAY 2 – CHRISTCHURCH – MOUNT COOK -OMARAMA

Take an adventurous Christchurch to Mount Cook 4Hrs 50Mins drive on this day. Continue with the mesmerising 332Kms drive from Mount Cook to Omarama 1Hr 22Mins (94Kms).

During the voyage, you will be travelling across the Canterbury Plains and McKenzie Country. After exploring the beauty of Mount Cook, proceed to your relaxed evening accommodation at Omarama.

DAY 3 – OMARAMA – DUNEDIN

Drive Time 3Hrs (233kms)

This day has been reserved for leaving the centre of the South Island and for travelling to the east coast and the coastal town of Dunedin.

DAY 4 – DUNEDIN – TE ANAU

Drive time 4Hrs (298Kms)

The morning has been kept for adventuring across the attractions of Dunedin. After that, you will be heading once more towards the centre of the South Island.

Main Attractions:
Cadbury Factory
Larnach Castle
Olverston House
Wildlife Safari

We can assist you if you want to book any of the above.

DAY 5 – TE ANAU/MILFORD SOUND/QUEENSTOWN

Drive Time:

Te Anau to Milford 1Hr 40Mins (116Kms)

Milford to Queenstown 4Hrs (290Kms)

Keep the day for enjoying a scenic journey into the heart of Fiordland.

We have designed the trip with Milford Nature Cruise. Experience the pure magnificence of cruising and take back lasting memories.

DAY 6 – QUEENSTOWN

At Leisure

Fulfil your wish to discover some of the most spectacular adventure factors that New Zealand, the Maori Land has to offer by going with the amazing Dart River Wilderness Safari. It takes you into “Lord of the Rings” territory (see options)

We recommend you for an evening dining at the Skyline Restaurant & Gondola.(see options)

DAY 7 – QUEENSTOWN- FRANZ JOSEF

Drive Time 5Hrs 30Mins (392Kms)

Drive through the Kawarau Gorge passing Lake Dunstan and into the Glacier Region to get hold of a spectacular voyage.

DAY 8 – FRANZ JOSEF

At Leisure

Get ready for an amazing and spectacular voyage.

Go for a superb Heli-hike or a Helicopter with snow landing while discovering the enormity of embracing natural beauty of ice (see options). On the other hand, you can also save the day for a relaxing walk at the base of the Glacier.

DAY 9 – FRANZ JOSEF/GREYMOUTH/CHRISTCHURCH

Drive time 5Hours (388Kms)

The morning awaits to take you at the amazing scenic beauty of Greymouth prior to travelling across the Southern Alps. Come back to the charismatic attractiveness of Christchurch.

Transport Option:

You can take Tranz Alpine (Train) from Greymouth to Christchurch. If you want to avoid excessive fees, you can also go for Thrifty Car Rental.

DAY 10 – CHRISTCHURCH – HOME

The trip ends with your way to the airport. Over here, you will have to return your rented car before going on-board.

We can also organise a transfer if you have taken the Tranz Alpine option. However, you can also go for your own arrangements.

Costing

  • $ 790.00pp –Twin Share- Low Season
  • $ 888.00pp – Twin Share – High Season

Extra Days:

  • $ 79.00pp – Twin Share-Low Season
  • $ 88.00pp -Twin Share-High Season

Low Season: 01 May  – 30 September
High Season: 01 October  – 30 April

Cost Includes:

7Nights Accommodation- Golden Chain Blue – Twin Share

2Nights Accommodation – Golden Chain Gold – Twin Share

9Days Car Hire – Toyota Yaris Manual or Auto/Similar

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Car Excess: Refundable bond of NZD$2500.00 payable in New Zealand – Can be reduced to NIL by paying AUD$24.00per day – We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy from our web site which covers vehicle excess.

Options

Dart River Wilderness Safari – $228.00pp

Skyline Restaurant, Dinner & Gondola – $75.00pp

Glacier Valley Walk (3 Hour Duration) – $68.00pp

Helicopter with Snow Landing on Glacier-$210.00pp

Heli-Hike – $425.00pp

Tranz Alpine – $290.00pp – Inclusive of using Thrifty Rental Cars – Toyota Yaris-Automatic – Excess NZD$2990.00

Transfer – Accommodation to Airport – $20.00pp

Upgrade to Toyota Corolla ADD $8.00pp – per day – Can provide costs for larger vehicles.

Web sites

www.goldenchain.co.nz
www.gorentals.co.nz

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