5 Day Queenstown Getaway

5 Day Queenstown Getaway

Arriving in and departing from Queenstown, use this resort town as your base to discover the majesty of New Zealand's southern region with an included cruise on Milford Sound and affordable accommodation. You also have the opportunity to add a 3 day extension to the tour to take in the sights of Wanaka.

Book your self drive tour this month and receive an Earlybird Discount of 10%. Make full payment by 31 July 2018 to qualify or receive a discount of 7.5% if you pay by 30 September 2018.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Self Drive Tours
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $795 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: GNQG

Inclusions

5 nights accommodation
Rental vehicle of your choice including airport collection charges
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Travel wallet, comprehensive customised itinerary, bound map book, accommodation & activity vouchers and local travel guides

Book your self drive tour this month and receive an Earlybird Discount of 10%. Make full payment by 31 July 2018 to qualify or receive a discount of 7.5% if you pay by 30 September 2018.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Queenstown

“Haere Mai” Welcome to Queenstown – the beautiful alpine resort regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. On completion of formalities, pick up your rental car and travel onto your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Queenstown. A great place to start is a gondola ride to the Skyline complex high above Queentown. The best views in the region are found here spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. It’s truly magnificent and awe-inspiring!

Day 2
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau

This morning depart Queenstown for your journey to Milford Sound. The road from Te Anau to Milford is one of New Zealand’s most scenic drives. The first part is relatively mild farmland, then you’ll ease into beech forest near the entrance to the Fiordland National Park. Look for the Avenue of the Disappearing Mountain and the Mirror Lakes. Then the rough hewn Homer Tunnel brings you into Milford Sound, an amazing 22km-long fiord dominated by Mitre Peak. Make sure you allow for plenty of time to stop at the numerous viewing points or short walking opportunities en route. At Milford Sound, board your boat for a spectacular cruise in New Zealand’s most famous waterway, a dramatic 22 kilometre fiord carved by glaciers during the last ice age. After your cruise make your way back to Te Anau. For an additional cost, you can substitute a cruise on Doubtful Sound from Manapouri.

Day 3
Te Anau - Queenstown

Spend the morning in Te Anau. You may like to take an excursion across the lake to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, take a walk along the side of Lake Te Anau, or catch the local movie Ata Whenua – Shadowland. This is a locally produced 32 minute film which explores Fiordland by helicopter and is highly recommended. After lunch in one of the local cafes, retrace your steps to Queenstown. (2 nights)

Day 4
Queenstown

Enjoy a full day to experience this magnificent resort town. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Here you can take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Shotover Jet or Dart River Safari, pan for gold in Arrowtown, board the TSS Earnslaw and take a nostalgic cruise of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, play golf or experience Queenstown’s sheer canyons by 4WD.

Day 5
Depart Queenstown

Sadly your holiday is at an end and you will return your rental car to Queenstown airport today for your onward flight. Here, we bid you a fond farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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There are 4 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.

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15/01/2018
The country is sensational!! Accommodation was basic; however, very clean. The best presented unit was in Wanaka Distinction alpine resourt where we had access to pool, spa, barbecue and many other complimentary things for comfort including dishwasher, washing machine. The weather was hot +28 and we would appreciate if units have air-conditioning inside but none of them had. The worst experience was with car hire through Thrifty cars. They've given us a heavily damaged car! We were told the car was damaged but driveable and they have already photographed all damages. I asked to see the photographs before signing in the car, the guy said he didn't have them!!! How can you rent the car without inspecting a damage??? So I refused, I said that we would like to take our pictures before renting this car so the guy took us to the car which was like 5 minutes of walking in heat conditions. Guess what we counted 7 damages and deep grazes on car which weren't even showed on their drawing!!!! So we took all pictures and the guy witnessed everything (he wasn't happy you could tell)! We documented on their lease form and marked additional damages on their drawing. Having mentioned all this the provided GPS unit didn't work neither so we had to use off line maps for most of our trip. I will never book with Thrifty cars again! As for Relaxing Journeys, the company is very good and helpful.
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07/02/2014
Our trip was amazing and lovely. The sunny weather provided excellent conditions for photo shooting of the beautiful landscape. Especially the evening photos I took in Queenstown and in Paradise, Otago. I also had the opportunity to meet with John Crump, an impressionism artist near Glenorchy, and collect one of his oil paintings!
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05/04/2012
We loved the comfort of knowing that a rental car was waiting for us at the airport and that motels were booked for us at night. Other than one pre-planned excursion to the Milford Sound cruise, we had the flexibility to do what we wanted, when we wanted. The Thrifty car rental desk handed us all the vouchers and maps at the beginning of the trip - it couldn't have been easier. And all the vouchers were accepted quickly and without issue. This was the perfect tour for us and the interaction with your online reservations and staff was very easy. Loved New Zealand and loved Relaxing Journeys!
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17/02/2012
The personalised service provided by Jarrod in customising our trip was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble, and as we were restricted to time, we managed to fit in everything that we wanted to do and see. Car hire, accommodation and trips were great, and we had no issues with anything. Excellent service and we would have no hesitation in recommending or using Relaxing Journeys in the future.
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5 Day Queenstown Getaway
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Tour Code: GNQG
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Rating:
4 reviews (4.8/5)

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