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Southern Highlights - 9 Day Self Drive Tour - Discover New Zealand
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9 days

Southern Highlights - 9 Day Self Drive Tour

Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Discover New Zealand
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Age range:
1 to 100
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US $1,566
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Start and end in Christchurch! With the Adventure tour Southern Highlights - 9 Day Self Drive Tour, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Highlights - 9 Day Self Drive Tour includes accommodation, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Arrive into Christchurch also known as the 'Garden City'
  2. Day 2 - Travel through the Canterbury Plains deep into the Southern Alps
  3. Day 3 - Travel across to the coast via the Moeraki Boulders to Dunedin
  4. Day 4 - Drive through rich farmland heading west to Fiordland
  5. Day 5 - Explore the Milford Road and cruise the magnificent Milford Sound
  6. Day 6 - Travel through rolling Southland countryside to Lake Wakatipu which will lead you to Queenstown
  7. Day 7 - Travel via Wanaka and across the 'Gates of Haast' to the West Coast
  8. Day 8 - Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch
  9. Day 9 - Depart Christchurch today
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Reviews About This Operator

  • Pushpa
    · November 23rd, 2019
    Accommodation was great and staff were really friendly. No issues with checking in. Suggestions were helpful. It... Show more
  • AnnaLangston
    · November 14th, 2019
    Everything was great with the except of the hotel accommodations in Wellington and Christchurch. The mattresses were... Show more
  • Catharine
    · November 13th, 2019
    The overall experience of working with tour radar was amazing. The help with planning to fit our needs, the support... Show more

Dates & Availability

9 days
Southern Highlights - 9 Day Self Drive Tour
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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    3 Aug, 2021
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  • Currency
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    New Zealand
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

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  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before September 29th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 29th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Discover New Zealand. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Discover New Zealand will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Discover New Zealand" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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