Stay Drive

10 Day South Island - Stay / Drive

The best of the South Island, offering a complete itinerary



Tourist Price: $1069.00pp
Superior Tourist Price: $1140.00pp
First Class Price: $1274.00pp


DAY 1 - Arrive Christchurch

Upon arrival Christchurch you will make your way to the Thrifty counter in arrivals hall to collect your hire car


Excess of NZD$2990.00 & airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 PAYABLE on pick up – Excess reduction is available at NZD$34.50 per day which reduces to NIL, plus you don’t have to pay airport fee – We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy from our web site which covers vehicle excess.

DAY 2 - Christchurch-Mount Cook-Twizel

– Drive Time: Christchurch to Mt. Cook
4 hours 50 mins (332 kms)
– Drive Time: Mt. Cook to Twizel
1 hour (64 kms)


Your journey will take you across the Canterbury Plains and McKenzie Country. After your visit to the foot of Mount Cook you will proceed to your evening accommodation at Twizel.

DAY 3 - Twizel-Dunedin

Drive Time 3Hrs 42Mins (257Kms)


Today you leave the centre of the South Island and travel to the east coast and the coastal town of Dunedin


We recommend:

The Taieri Gorge Railway

You may like to visit the Cadbury Factory, Olverston House or Larnach Castle.

DAY 4 - Dunedin-Te Anau

Drive Time 4Hrs 19Mins (298Kms)


You will have time this morning to look around the attractions of Dunedin before heading once more into the centre of the South Island. This evening you will experience a tour of the Glow worm caves

DAY 5 - Te Anau-Milford Sound - Queenstown

Drive Time Te Anau-Milford 1Hr 40Mins (116Kms)
Drive Time Milford–Queenstown 4Hrs 13Mins (290Kms)


This is a day to be enjoyed as your journey into the heart of the Fiordland is very scenic. After a Milford Nature Cruise you will journey back to Te Anau and then travel further North to the resort town of Queenstown

DAY 6 - Queenstown

We recommend 


Experience some of the most spectacular country New Zealand has to offer as you journey into “Lord of the Rings” territory and experience a Dart River Safari. (See options)


This evening we have arranged dinner at the Skyline Restaurant & Gondola.

DAY 7 - Queenstown - Franz Josef

Drive Time 5Hrs 40Mins (392Kms)


A spectacular drive as you travel through the Kawarau Gorge past Lake Dunstan and into the Glacier Region

DAY 8 - Franz Josef

Today you will have the opportunity to explore this region at your leisure.You may like to walk around the base of the Glacier or have a full experience by taking a Heli-Hike. (See options)


We Recommend

Helicopter with snow landing

DAY 9 - Franz Josef - Greymouth - Christchurch

Drive Time Franz Josef-Greymouth 2Hrs 36Mins (180Kms)


Make your way to Greymouth Railway station for what many regard as the fifth most scenic train trip in the world. Upon arrival Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation

DAY 10 - Christchurch

You will be transferred to the Airport for your Flight home


  • 8 Days Car hire – Toyota Yaris Manual/similar
  • 9 Nights Accommodation  – As listed
  • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
  • Milford Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Restaurant – Dinner
  • Tranz Alpine
  • Transfers


Excess for Thrifty is NZD$2990.00 can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day – which also includes airport pick up fee.


  • Taieri Gorge Railway – $84.00pp
  • Dart River Jet Safari – $188.00pp
  • Shotover Jet – $118.00pp
  • Glacier Valley Walk – $68.00pp
  • Helicopter with snow landing – $168.00 Adult
  • Heli-Hike – $379.00pp

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