<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Southern Gem self drive New Zealand tour

Southern Gem

Enjoy the best of the south with this 7 day adventure. Choose from a variety of activities in Queenstown as well as visiting the beautiful Milford Sound and Mount Cook.

What's included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow or Manchester Airport (Other regional airports will be on request) inclusive of tax
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Car hire for the duration of your tour
  • A fascinating launch cruise to Bowen Falls & Mitre Peak on Milford Sound


Day 1
On arrival at Christchurch Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel.
(Self-drive passengers collect your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of your tour).

Day 2
Travel across the Canterbury Plains to reach Mount Cook around lunchtime. A rare opportunity here to take an optional scenic flight for an overview of Mount Cook’s ice falls, snow fields and glaciers. Your journey continues over the Lindis Pass and through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown.

Day 3
A full day free to explore the many exciting optional excursions available in Queenstown. Take a scenic flight, gondola ride or perhaps cruise the lake on the vintage Earnslaw. Try a thrilling jetboat ride or the Dart River excursion, white water rafting or the world famous bungy jump!
(For self-drive passengers we suggest a visit to the nearby historical Arrowtown).


Day 4
An early start as you follow Lake Wakatipu via Kingston, arriving in Te Anau for a morning tea break. Follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering the Eglington Valley. Pass the mirror lakes and travel through the avenue of the disappearing mountain. Our spectacular drive continues through the mountains, valleys and forests of the Fjordland National Park, with a dramatic descent into Milford Sound. A fascinating launch cruise to Bowen Falls and Mitre peak is included. Later today return by coach to Queenstown.

Day 5
A full day free at leisure to enjoy this fabulous resort.

Day 6
Departing Queenstown, travel through the rocky and formidable Kawarau Gorge, passing Cromwell, up and over the Lindis Pass. Continue over the plains of the Mackenzie Country, across Burkes Pass to Fairlie, Geraldine and the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Day 7
A transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight.
(Self-drive passengers must return their rental car directly to the airport).

Prices from

£1,129 + taxes per person

*Date restrictions apply. Contact us with your preferred dates quoting: 'Southern Gem'