Lakes & Glaciers - Self Drive – 9 Days
Day 1: Christchurch
On arrival in Christchurch, 'The Garden City', self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Christchurch – Glacier Region
Breakfast. Depart Christchurch and travel beside the Waimakariri River, over the Southern Alps and onto the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before arriving in Greymouth. Travel south along the rugged West Coast to arrive at the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Overnight.
Day 3: Glacier Region
Breakfast. A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included. Overnight.
Day 4: Glacier Region – Wanaka
Breakfast. Travel down the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue around the shores of Lake Hawea to arrive in Wanaka early afternoon. Overnight.
Day 5: Wanaka – Queenstown
Breakfast. This morning a visit to Puzzling World is included before you depart Wanaka. As you enter the Kawarau Gorge, stop for an included visit at Goldfields Mining Centre and an introduction to the history of gold mining in the Otago Region. Continue to Queenstown at your leisure. Overnight.
Day 6: Queenstown
Breakfast. A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight.
Day 7: Queenstown – Mt. Cook
Breakfast. Travel south through Central Otago to Twizel before travelling around Lake Pukaki and into Mt Cook National Park. Optional activities at Mt Cook include scenic flights, a glacier boat ride and the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre. (Optional tours not included in the tour price) Overnight.
Day 8: Mt. Cook – Christchurch
Breakfast. Depart Mt Cook and stop on the shores of Lake Tekapo to visit the 'Church of the Good Shepherd'. Continue across the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. Overnight.
Breakfast. Your arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation!
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