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9 Day Southern Explorer

This 9 day tour starts in Queenstown and finishes in Queenstown.


Starting and finishing in Queenstown this tour begins with a journey to the world famous Mt. Cook National Park, where Sir Edmund Hillary prepared to conquer Everest.  You then continue onto the evolving city of Christchurch, where you'll have a day to explore this remarkable city.  From Christchurch take the spectacular Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Greymouth. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Then back to Queenstown where you'll have time to relax or enjoy the countless activities on offer here.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.

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

Private airport transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth


Itinerary summary for: 9 Day Southern Explorer

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel

Day 2: The Kawarau Gorge leads you to Central Otago, before you cross the Lindis Pass towards the MacKenzie Country
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium

Day 3: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through the MacKenzie Country and across the Canterbury Plains
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 4: Explore the ever-changing city of Christchurch
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 5: Cross the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine scenic train, then follow the coast south to Franz Josef
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 6: Make the most of your day in this spectacular location, perhaps a guided walk or scenic flight
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 7: Take the Haast Pass to Wanaka, then over the Crown Range to Queenstown
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel

Day 8: The day is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel

Day 9: Depart Queenstown today