16 Day Southern Scenic Route
Don’t you deserve a holiday with a little bit of everything all rolled into one leisurely drive?
Climb mountains one day and traverse glaciers the next, touring ancient sounds, coastal islands and international cities in one sitting, with loads of free time in-between to experience even more of beautiful Te Waipounamu (South Island).
ANZCRO have channelled the essentials of New Zealand’s South Island into 16 days of pure bliss, combined with a dollop of adventure and a liberal slice of wonder. If we’ve neglected a box or skipped a bucket-list stop, don’t hold back. Our planned itineraries can be adapted to suit your needs, wants and desires.
The following are included in your package tour:
Price Excludes: International and domestic flights to Australia, airport taxes, all meals and airport transfers.
Conditions: Prices are per person, twin/double-share and subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission (Sep 18) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 1 Aug 18– 31 Mar 19. Blackout periods and surcharges may apply. Advertised price based on travel in March 2019. Car hire excess fee of NZ$2,000 + GST applies. This will be authorised on a credit card upon collecting the vehicle. Excess reduction options are available at an additional cost per day. There are no airport fees as the depots are located offsite from the airport. An airport shuttle transfer service is available to take you to the depot during office hours. Car parking fees may apply in some locations.
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Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
Day 2: Christchurch to Dunedin, 360km (5 hrs)
Day 3: Dunedin to The Catlins, 160km (2 hrs 30 mins)
Day 4: The Catlins to Invercargill, 90km (1 hr 15 mins)
- Forest to dune trail ride – perfect for experienced and inexperienced equestrians
- Invercargill Brewery – a hopping afternoon tour and beer tasting
- The spectacular scenery along the Southern Scenic Route drive
Day 5: Invercargill to Stewart Island (by ferry ex Bluff), 29km, (25 mins)
Day 6: Stewart Island to Invercargill (by ferry), 29km (25 mins)
Day 7: Invercargill to Te Anau via Tuatapere, 189km (2 hrs 30 mins)
Day 8: Day-trip to Doubtful Sound, 44km (40 mins)
Day 9: Day-trip to Milford Sound, 240km (4 hrs)
Day 10: Te Anau to Queenstown, 175km (2 hrs)
Day 11: At Queenstown
Day 12: Queenstown to Wanaka, 68km (1 hr)
Day 13: Wanaka to Fox Glacier, 260km (3 hrs)
Day 14: Fox Glacier to Greymouth, 220km (2 hrs 30 mins)
Day 15: Greymouth to Christchurch, 240km (3 hrs 30 mins)
- Lake Misery Track – 40 mins return
- Old Coach Road – 30 mins return
- Village Historic & Interpretative Walk – 90 mins return
Day 16: Depart Christchurch