Stay Drive

8 Day South Island - Stay / Drive

For the client with limited time who wants to see the best of the South Island


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


DAY 1 - 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 and airport fee of NZD$40.25 payable on arrival. Excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day – plus you dont have to pay airport fee. We recommend the purchase of travel insurance from our web site that covers vehicle excess.

DAY 2 - Christchurch / Mt. Cook / Queenstown

– Drive Time: Christchurch to Mt. Cook
5 hours (330 kms)
– Drive Time: Mt. Cook to Queenstown
4 hours (271 kms)


Travel across the Canterbury Plains, and through MacKenzie Country before heading into the Mount Cook National Park to view the highest Mountain in the Southern Hemisphere You continue your scenic drive further south as you make your way to the resort town of Queenstown

DAY 3 - Queenstown/Milford Sound/Queenstown

Drive Time: Queenstown – Milford Sound 4.30Hours (292Kms)


This is a day to be enjoyed as the journey into the heart of the Fiordland is very scenic and we have arranged a Milford Nature Cruise for you.



You may choose to leave the car at your accommodation and take a coach trip into Milford as the road can be tricky (Optional)

DAY 4 -Queenstown

At leisure to enjoy the many activities this region has to offer.


This evening we have reserved a Skyline Buffet Dinner for you

We recommend


Dart River Wilderness Safari

DAY 5 - Queenstown – Franz Josef

Drive Time: Queenstown-Franz Josef – 5.30Hours (365Kms)


Another spectacular day of scenery as you make your way to another wonder of this “small” island The Glacier Region


We Recommend:

Helicopter with snow landing.

DAY 6 - Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Drive Time: Franz Josef – Greymouth 3Hours (189Kms)


You continue north to Greymouth were you will leave the car and join what is regarded as the fifth most scenic train trip in the world – the Tranz Alpine which crosses the Southern Alps to Christchurch Tranz Alpine Departs Greymouth 1:45pm Arrives Christchurch 6:05pm


Upon arrival Christchurch we have arranged a transfer to your accommodation.

DAY 7 - Christchurch

At Leisure



If you prefer you can amend the itinerary to have extra time in Franz Josef

DAY 8 - Christchurch - Home

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home


  • 6Days Toyota Yaris Manual/similar
  • 7 Nights Accommodation – Twin Share – As requested
  • Milford Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Buffet Dinner
  • Tranz Alpine
  • Transfers


From NZD$2990.00 Payable in New Zealand (GST, Insurance & Unlimited KMS are included)
Can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50per day. We recommend the purchase of travel insurance from our web site that covers vehicle excess.


  • Upgrade rental vehicle to Toyota Corolla Automatic – Add $38.00pp
  • Coach Milford Sound ex Queenstown – Includes Cruise $86.00-Adult
  • Dart River Safari -$ 228.00 Adult
  • Heli–Hike Franz Josef – $398.00 Adult
  • Helicopter with snow landing – $210.00 Adult

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