Christchurch to Queenstown

Discover New Zealand, off the beaten track, unknown to tourists, nor most NZers. This self-drive itinerary is designed to showcase and discover essential NZ, plus key highlights. The route provides the opportunity to explore secondary roads and tracks, experiencing landscapes inaccessible by regular cars, while visiting small communities and meeting the locals! Enjoy the comfort and safety of the latest generation Land Rover Discovery vehicle and outside of a current NZ driver’s license, no previous 4WD experience is necessary.


* Latest generation Land Rover Discovery vehicle hire
* 6 nights accommodation including 2 unforgettable Special Stays
* Meals as per itinerary


2 nights in Special Stay - Lochmara Lodge, 1 night in Hotel, 1 night in Lodge, 1 night in Special Stay - Eco Camp, 1 night in Eco Lodge, 2 nights in Hostel

This adventure is all about authentic experiences and natural beauty, which is why we've included 3 unforgettable Special Stays. From staying in a lodge framed by the Marlborough Sounds and accessed only by water taxi, to stargazing from your lodge in Mount Cook National Park, to learning about conservation at the award winning Camp Glenorchy Eco-Retreat, you'll be closer to New Zealand's spectacular scenery than ever before. When hanging in towns, we'll be staying in centrally-located hotels & hostels in the heart of the action, like the Jucy Snooze pods.


Day 1 - Christchurch City – Blenheim

Day 2 - Blenheim – Molesworth Road – Hanmer Springs
Explore the Awatere Valley and into the surrounding ranges. The longest 4WD road in NZ – over 180km long, and incredibly scenic. (Breakfast)

Day 3 - Hanmer Springs – Mt Somers – Mt Sunday – Staveley
Travel the Inland Scenic highway, cross the Plains to Lake Clearwater enroute to Mount Sunday (Edoras in Lord of the Rings). (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 4 - Staveley – Mt Cook Village – Lake Tekapo
Try Mt Cook Alpine Salmon at Lake Pukaki. Choose from a range of walks and hikes at Mt Cook. (Breakfast)

Day 5 - Lake Tekapo – Kurow – Danseys Pass/Naseby
The spectacular Hakataramea Valley 4WD track and Danseys Pass are a photographer’s delight. (Breakfast)

Day 6 - Naseby – Maniototo – Cromwell – Wanaka
Detour to Bendigo – a once prosperous gold rush town, stroll among the ruins of the past. (Breakfast)

Day 7 - Wanaka – Queenstown Airport
Over the Crown Range to Queenstown with a stop at Cardrona Hotel. (Breakfast)


Departures from October 2020 to April 2021


from NZ $2,189 per person twin share