10D8N SOUTH ISLAND SCENIC DRIVE

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Sale period: By 31 December 2020
Travel period: Till 31 December 2021

fr. SGD 2988

Highlights

  • Stay at Hermitage Hotel and The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Queenstown
  • Mt Nicholas farm experience with morning tea
  • Skyline Queenstown Gondola ride with buffet dinner
  • TranzAlpine train ride from Greymouth to Christchurch

Package Inclusion:

  • Return economy airfare
  • 1 night accommodation in Methven
  • 1 night accommodation in Mt Cook
  • 2 nights accommodation in Queenstown
  • 2 nights accommodation in Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier
  • 1 night accommodation in Greymouth
  • 1 night accommodation in Christchurch
  • 7 days Hertz car rental (1.6-litre)
Depart Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Christchurch.
(Drive Time: 1.5 hrs)

Upon arrival, collect your car from the airport and depart for Methven. You may join activities such as fly fishing on Rakaia River, jet boating at Rakaia Gorge, hot air ballooning over Canterbury Plains and skiing on Mt Hutt. 
(Drive Time: 3 hrs)

Drive towards Lake Tekapo, a peaceful and unspoiled spot. Visit Church of the Good Shepherd for a great photo opportunity. Thereafter, continue to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, home to the 3755-metre high Mt Cook, the highest peak in Australasia. You may also stop by Mt Cook Alpine Salmon to purchase some fresh salmon. Spend the night at Hermitage Hotel, a famous hotel situated in the heart of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Plan your night with a unique opportunity to visit Big Sky Stargazing if weather permits. Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel or similar
(Drive Time: 4 hrs)

Today, drive towards Queenstown, a thrillseeker’s heaven abound with adventures such as bungy jumping, jet boating, horseback trekking, water rafting and river surfing. Queenstown is also a favourite destination for luxurious pursuits where you can indulge in gourmet food and fi ne wines. Tonight, you will check in at The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Queenstown, a freah expression of the tradition of hospitality established nearly 150 years ago by Queenstown's pioneering explorer, 1st settler, farmer, ferryman, builder, and 1st hotelier, William Gilbert Rees. Accommodation: The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Queenstown.
This morning, enjoy a guided Mt Nicholas farm experience with morning tea. In the noon, proceed to Skyline Queenstown Gondola which ascends to the top of Bob’s Peak where beautiful panoramic views await. Accommodation: The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Queenstown or similar
(Drive Time: 5 hrs)

Take a scenic drive towards Wanaka, a township in Otago. Make a stop at Puzzling World, an attraction specialising in bewildering eccentricity. Continue your journey to Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier. Accommodation: Golden Chain Blue Pass or similar
Spend the day exploring Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier. You may also embark on an exhilarating helicopter ride for a panoramic view of the magnifi cent glacier and its surrounding mountains. Accommodation: Golden Chain Blue Pass or similar
This morning, drive towards Hokittika, well known for New Zealand's finest jade. Continue your journey to Greymouth, which offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences including quad biking, mountain biking, river and cave rafting, climbing, guided walks and tours, scenic flights with glacier landings, surfi ng, gold panning and more. Accommodation: Golden Chain Blue Pass or similar
(Drive Time: 3.5 hrs)

This afternoon, return your car at the train station and hop onboard the renowned TranzAlpine train. One of the greatest rail journeys in the world, the train takes passengers from Greymouth to Christchurch through some of the planet’s most gorgeous natural landscapes. Admire the exquisite surroundings from the comfort of a warm carriage. Accommodation: Golden Chain Blue Pass or similar Note The TranzAlpine train departs from Greymouth at 1.45pm and arrives Christchurch at 6.05pm daily.
If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.
The above itinerary is a suggested self-drive programme only. Refer to inclusion list on top for actual inclusions.
NOTE: Prices exclude airport taxes & surcharges. All hotel & seats reservations are subject to availability. Any increase in room rates arising from the events and conventions shall be borne by customers.