7 Day Top of the South Island
A holiday in heaven is just a click away; seven amazing days of soul-rejuvenating sights, tours and activities in New Zealand’s stunning South Island.
Our travel experts have pulled together a 7 Day Top of the South Island self-drive itinerary to cure your boredom burn-out, combining relaxing thermal pools with natural wonders, coastal walks, and the smile-inducing experience of whales in their natural environment.
The following are included in your package:
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 to 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 at Christchurch and head to Hanmer Springs, 140km (1 hr 50 mins)
Day 2: Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura, 140km (2 hrs)
Day 3: Kaikoura to Nelson, 412km (5 hrs 40 mins)
Day 4: Day trip to Abel Tasman National Park
Day 5: Nelson to Punakaiki, 265km (3 hrs)
Day 6: Punakaiki to Christchurch, 285km (4 hrs)
Day 7: Depart Christchurch