You are here: Home » New Zealand Holidays & Vacation Services » Self Drive from Christchurch

Southern Alps Vista – 06 Days / 05 Nights

6 Day Self Drive itinerary covering the following places of interest in the South Island of New Zealand including Christchurch, Mount Cook, and Queenstown. A choice of 5 categories of rental vehicle with a choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes self drive rental vehicle with pick-up on arrival at Christchurch Airport and drop-off on departure from Christchurch Airport, with a choice of 5 vehicle types, and a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, with sightseeing and entrance fees as specified, and daily buffet breakfast at hotel. Daily departures throughout the year.

Southern Alps Vista – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / MOUNT COOK: view detail >
DAY 03: MOUNT COOK / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 04: QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 06: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >

Southern Alps Vista – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary Detail


Pick-up self drive rental vehicle on arrival at Christchurch International Airport. Self drive by rental car to your hotel in the “Garden City”. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Check out of your hotel and self drive to Queenstown today traveling across the Canterbury Plains to the farming servicing centre of Geraldine, and over rolling hill country to Fairlie. Climb up through the Burke’s Pass to the MacKenzie High Country. Stop at the “Church of the Good Shepherd” on the shores of Lake Tekapo before following Lake Pukaki to the highest mountain in New Zealand – Mt Cook. Take in the stunning views and enjoy the mountain fresh air. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore on your own or perhaps depending on the weather on the day, take an Optional scenic flight over the mountains with a snow landing on the Tasman Glacier. (Not included in tour costs)


Check out of your hotel. This morning is at leisure to take in the Alpine vista and fresh air or perhaps for a walk in the National Park. Depart Mount Cook and self drive to Queenstown via Omarama and the Lindis Pass into Central Otago, and passing by the fruit growing region around Cromwell and then on through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to arrive at picturesque Queenstown set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax.


Today is a free day at leisure with an opportunity to explore on your own or to experience some of the many Optional activities available here such as jetboating, bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, TSS Earnslaw cruise across Lake Wakatipu to the Walter Peak Sheep Station, a gondola ride up Bob's Peak, 4WD safaris and many more options. Enjoy the Adventure Capital of New Zealand. (Please note that Optional activities listed above are not included in tour cost.)


Check out of your hotel this morning. Self drive to Christchurch traveling through the Kawarau Gorge once more and the fruit growing area around Cromwell. Drive across Lake Dunstan and through Central Otago to the Lindis Pass and climb up into the MacKenzie High Country, through the settlement of Omarama and on to Lake Tekapo. Descend Burkes Pass to Fairlie and through the gentle rolling hill country to Geraldine, and then across the flat patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, the "Garden City" once more. Check in to the hotel and rest of day at leisure. 


Your arrangements conclude today with the drop-off of your rental car at Christchurch Airport prior to boarding your departure flight back home. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.

Southern Alps Vista – 06 Days / 05 Nights Pricing

No pricing available at this time.