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Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

This 10 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch.


This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights at The George Hotel in Christchurch, at Fiordland Lodge and Queenstown's Matakauri Lodge you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a journey past the mountains of the Southern Alps and turquoise waters of alpine lakes before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  Next you venture further south to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.  Here you’ll explore the pristine wilderness on a Milford Sound nature cruise.  In Queenstown, the Adventure Capital, there’s time to enjoy the scenery and endless activities on offer before returning to Christchurch via the magnificent West Coast Glaciers. 


Accommodation type on this tour is: Luxury Lodges & hotels.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


This tour also features:

All breakfasts

All dinners

Private train station transfers

Private airport transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch

Real Journeys Milford Sound nature cruise


Itinerary summary for: Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch, you'll be transferred to the George Hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 2: Discover the hidden gems of the ever changing city of Christchurch
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 3: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country to Mt Cook National Park
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium Plus

Day 4: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge and south to Te Anau
Accommodation: Fiordland Lodge

Day 5: Journey along the magnificent Milford Road for your Milford Sound nature cruise
Accommodation: Fiordland Lodge

Day 6: Return to Queenstown through the rural landscape of Southland
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge

Day 7: The day is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge

Day 8: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 9: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 10: Depart Christchurch today