14 Day South Island Tourer

14 Day South Island Tourer

Covering the best the South Island has to offer including Aoraki-Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford, Franz Josef, Punakaiki and the TranzAlpine Train journey as well as Dunedin.

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: Christchurch to Christchurch
Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $2055 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 14 Days
Tour Code: GNSIT

Inclusions

13 nights accommodation
Rental vehicle of your choice including airport collection charges
Milford Sound Day Tour - Coach & 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 Christchurch

“Haere Mai” Welcome to Christchurch – the Garden City. On completion of formalities, pick up your rental car and travel onto your centrally located accommodation. Following the 2011 earthquake, Christchurch has re-emerged as a vibrant, ever-changing city. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get a taste of what the city has to offer.

Day 2
Christchurch - Punakaiki

After breakfast this morning you head to Punakaiki. You turn inland to travel through the Canterbury Plains and over the beautiful Arthur’s Pass. Along the way you’ll see the awesome engineering feats of the Otira Viaduct and Tunnel.

You’ll have time to stop and look around before descending through some fantastic alpine scenery and on down Greymouth, then its a short trip North to stay the night at Punakaiki, best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – both of which are spectacular and a must-see when visiting the West Coast.

Day UP
TranzAlpine Train Upgrade Package

For a small cost we can amend your itinerary so that you head to Greymouth on the TranzAlpine Train. The TranzAlpine is described as “The Great New Zealand Rail Adventure” and is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world – with accolades like those, you know it will be good.

On arrival in Christchurch we’ll arrange transfers to your accommodation and transfers again the next day to the train station. At the conclusion of your trip onboard the TranzAlpine, you pick up your vehicle in Greymouth to continue the rest of your journey.

Day 3
Punakaiki - Franz Josef

After a morning of sightseeing head south today down the West Coast. There are some great old towns to visit on the way as well as some fantastic places to photograph the scenery and take a look at the dramatic coastline, you have time to enjoy this area at a leisurely pace.

Continue south through to Franz Josef Glacier. The terminal face is a mere 19 kilometres from the sea and just 5 kilometres from the township. (2 nights)

Day 4
Glaciers

Thrills and chills abound – this is alpine country as you’ve never seen it. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains with plenty of snap-happy opportunities and the chance to learn more about this magnificent glacier.

There’s lots to explore in this area – you can take your own time walking up to the glacier, going to the Okarito Lagoon or join a guided walk on the glacier, take a heli-hike adventure, or a scenic flight over both glaciers.

Day 5
Franz Josef - Queenstown

Today, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass to Wanaka. (You may wish to add an extra day here to break up your trip and to take advantage of the scenery and available activities like the Siberia Experience.)

There’s time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before travelling over the spectacular Crown Range to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown and then on to Queenstown, a beautiful alpine resort town regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. (4 nights)

Day 6
Queenstown

It’s time to make memories in Queenstown. Pick and choose from a long list of adventures – from thrilling funyak tours along the Dart River and horse-riding in Glenorchy, to panning for gold in Arrowtown or taking a tour of Lake Wakatipu via the TSS Earnslaw, there is certainly something for every speed.

Or, if you’re not ready to break the spell of the last few days a scenic walk may do the trick, exploring the diverse range of stunning trails the region delivers in droves.

Day 7
Queenstown - Milford Sound Cruise - Queenstown

Today we’ve included the Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer which are designed along the lines of traditional trading scows; purpose built to operate in the fiords and offering a laid back, extended, 2.5 hour cruise.

Explore dramatic, moody Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous waterway. Throughout your cruise, our nature guide provides an engaging commentary about the magnificent scenery and wildlife (English only). Keep a look out for dolphins, seals and penguins. Return by coach to Queenstown. (L)

Day UP
Milford Sound Return Flight Upgrade Package (NZ $395pp)

Return to Queenstown on a scenic flight taking in magnificent views of the alps, glaciers, lakes and forests of Fiordland National Park – a quick and convenient way to return to Queenstown. (Duration 35mins)

The flight shaves off approximately 4 hours off a return by coach. It is however very weather dependent, so if the weather doesn’t play ball, then you will need to return by coach and we will refund the upgrade price.

Day 8
Queenstown

Another free day to soak up the amibience of this magnicient alpine resort town.

Why not lace up your trainers and enjoy the Lakeshore Forest and Bird guided walk, a meandering trail for those who like relaxed walks. You’ll be taken through majestic native beech forests, combining the best of flora and fauna with breath-taking mountain views. You’ll feel like the trees are watching in the very best way.

Difficulty: The track is good but uneven and winds around the lake shore with the option of a steeper climb to a lookout with magnificent views in all directions.

Or, you can spend your day shopping, enjoying lunch on the wharf or take a Skyline Gondola ride high above Queeenstown.

Day 9
Queenstown - Dunedin

Today you travel through the striking Central Otago region before arriving in charming Dunedin, founded by Scottish settlers. A vibrant, architecturally splendid city framed by a magnificent harbour, Dunedin is the nature and heritage centre of New Zealand. (2 nights)

Day 10
Dunedin

A free day in Dunedin allows you to explore a range of excellent activities. Perhaps you’ll choose to experience a Monarch Harbour Cruise to see the albatross, penguins and seals. Passengers board the Monarch to see what cannot be seen from land, to greet the mighty Northern Royal Albatross as it sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean and soars above the spectacular inaccessible cliffs of Taiaroa.

Other options include the historic and scenic Taieri Gorge Train excursion or explore the city by foot.

Day 11
Dunedin - Oamaru - Mount Cook

This morning travel through the towns of Omarama and Twizel before driving up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. Mt Cook is Australasia’s highest mountain at 3724 metres.

The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery and is also home to the Tasman Glacier, the longest in the Southern hemisphere. A total scenic highlight, you may wish to see Mt Cook from above by taking an optional scenic flight. (2 nights)

Day 12
Mt Cook

We have added this day at leaisure, to ensure you have enough time to take advantage of your surroundings. There are many tracks for walking and tramping in this area – you can find the most suitable for you by going to the Visitor Centre.

There are scenic flights available by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft, and if you wish to have a glacial adventure we highly recommend the Glacier Explorers excursion on Lake Tasman at the base of the Tasman Glacier.

Day 13
Mt Cook - Christchurch

After a relaxing morning, leave New Zealand’s highest mountain behind as you head north through the picturesque town of Geraldine and across the Canterbury Plains, through to Christchurch.

Be sure you make a photo stop at Lake Tekapo, a beautiful turquoise coloured lake and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of the lake. This is one of the most photographed churches in the world made of stone and sand from around the lake.

Day 14
Depart Christchurch

Sadly your holiday comes to an end today. After breakfast, please make your way to the airport where you will return your car in time for your onward flight.

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There are 33 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.

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09/01/2018
Relaxing Journeys really know how to put together a magnificent holiday incorporating great accommodation an Itinerary to show off this magnificent country. Well done again.
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11/10/2017
It was an unforgettable journey! Stunning, beautiful scenery everywhere! Peaceful environment! Lovely wildlife! Actually, to our age (65+), it's a big challenge to take such long distance driving tour. Relaxing Journeys had done all arrangement properly, especially considerate of the pace we can cope with, like no intense driving, and all breakfast are included hence we don't need to worry about cooking stuff although most of motels have cooking facilities. The road signs in the South Island are simple and clear, easy for foreigners to follow. It would be much better if a clear city map with marked location of the booked hotel can be provided. We did have some trouble to find the hotel in city like Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and Oamaru. Overall, it's a very good journey!
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16/09/2017
Marie from Relaxing Journeys was extremely helpful and super to deal with. The trip was planned to perfection and ran like clockwork.
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15/06/2017
A very well organised tour. The accommodation all around was great, particularly in Queenstown. Our Kruse GPS led us astray a couple of times probably because the GPS signal wasn't so good in some places but we ended up seeing some beautiful countryside because of it. The Kruse didn't initially work in Christchurch because a radio station was using the same frequency, but that was sorted once we got out of the city area. Might be worth mentioning to new customers so they don't worry that the Kruse isn't working. Overall the experience was wonderful, beautiful country with friendly people all round. Thank you again Toni for your assistance with arrangements. We will probably come back and do the North Island next time.
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19/04/2017
Loved the freedom to stop where and when we wanted. Rooms were even better than expected. Double Spa Bath, awesome.
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12/12/2016
Tour went well with bookings and car rentals as well as activities, manage to enjoy the beautiful scenery of NZ in a relaxed pace.
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25/09/2016
We had a brilliant holiday and found details on our itinerary amazingly helpful. Nothing was left to chance. We love NZ and would highly recommend Relaxing Journeys to anyone wanting their holiday organised for them. Thank you Toni for all your help in tailoring our holiday for us.
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11/01/2016
We had an amazing time on the tour. Every thing was well organised and ran smoothly. On whole accommodation was good (particularly Queens town) but thought that Victoria Hotel in Dunedin was a bit disappointing....bit tired and need of a refurb but staff were nice. Thanks for a great holiday.
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07/12/2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the South Island. we would definitely come back again. The arrangements with regards to the car rental, hotels/ motels went without a hitch. The accommodations provided were on the whole superb and the staffs friendly and helpful. The recommended tours/sightseeing sites were appropriate and I believe encompass the best of what the South Island has to offer.
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28/11/2015
This was probably one of our best holidays. The tour was well planned and every details was covered. Transport from Airport, handing over of the coupons, accommodation, rental car collection, Kruse everything was flawless. The accommodation in Queenstown, Dunedin, Punakakai, Mount cook were simply great. The best probably among all was the 858 George Street Motel in terms of service which was very personal and friendly. Location wise the Hermitage@Mount Cook & Copthorne@Queenstown were best. The activity were hassle free and memories of some of them will be with us forever. We missed one due to bad weather and refund was prompt. The Kruse was of great help it provided commentary of history of New Zealand, significance of town, settlement etc and also provided pointers for short detour which helped us in seeing much more than planned. I highly recommend it. I loved driving through scenic landscape and my favourite was Hasst Pass though everything else was mesmerising too. Breakfast in Punga Groove can be improved though no major complaint. A note on rental car key return exact location in the itinerary will help. Relaxing Journeys helped my 15 days tour itinerary and it specially was helped by Mani Fagundes. Mani was very patient & prompt to answer all my question and carefully helped me finalise my trip which surely will be memorable one. In the end I wish I had more time.
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07/11/2015
We got back from a fantastic holiday in the South Island. Thanks to Marie for making sure everything went smoothly. This has truly been a memorable trip for us and we look forward to being back in New Zealand for another holiday soon.
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07/11/2015
We had a fantastic holiday in the South Island and thanks to Marie Sarmon our consulant everything was done very well for us. The accommodations were excellent and the itinerary was set at a pace that suited us well. This has been a truly memorable trip and we look forward to visiting New Zealand for another holiday in the future.
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27/10/2015
From the beginning our consultant Mani Fagundes made everything so easy for us. From picking up the hire car to the detailed itinerary, nothing was difficult. The accommodation was excellent, we were so impressed. The layout of the tour made for easy driving along with time to stop and sight see. Such breathtaking sights, I never thought it would be such a picturesque place to visit. Many thanks Mani, your advice was spot on and we thankyou so much for helping us plan such a great honeymoon. We will be going back!!!!
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07/10/2015
I couldn't have wished for better arrangements on our self drive trip of NZ South Island, everything that was pre booked was ready and waiting for us, our accommodation was amazing and we loved it all. It was comforting to know our contact at Relaxing Journeys was only a phone call or email away if we needed her, but everything was so well booked we didn't need anything. I would highly recommend Relaxing Journeys and Toni Harris. Thank you.
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12/09/2015
Great! Could not find fault with any aspect of our itinerary. All accommodation was clean and comfortable. Travel allowance times between stops was most adequate with no rushing required. Excellent locations for stopovers, conveniently located and most friendly staff/management. Toni was always quick with any responses to my questions and everything about our booking were on time and in accordance with the contract. Brilliant Customer Service....Trustworthy & reliable. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Relaxing Journeys NZ. to any person/s intending to undertake a visit to your Magical Islands.
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02/04/2015
We were really pleased with our holiday as every thing was done very well for us, there is nothing that I could complain about and we would definitely go through you again and will recommend you to anyone travelling to New Zealand. Thank you for helping make our holiday so enjoyable.
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02/03/2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend your company to all who wish to do a tour of NZ. Having the route planned and booked made it so much easier for us as we saw how little accommodation was available when arriving at each stop. Our Milford tour bus driver was very knowledgeable so we saw attractions that we would have missed had we driven ourselves there. Unfortunately rain marred the TranzAlpine train trip but I don't think you could control that. (Ed. We are working on it :) Thank you to everyone who made this a trip to remember.
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23/02/2015
We had a wonderful time overall...such beautiful scenery, lots to see and do. After five days we realised that some of the driving distances were too much for us with only one day staying in a place...so we contacted you....and thank you very much Sally, as the changes made suited us well and we thoroughly enjoyed our extra day in Dunedin and our two day road trip to Christchurch which enabled us to stop at many places. We especially loved Oamaru with its wonderful buildings and Steampunk Museum! The rest of the touring pace was great for us. Most accommodation was really good with a couple of exceptions only. Your service was great and appreciated when needed. We had a lovely holiday and are happy to tell others we booked with you.
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21/12/2014
Our holiday started at the airport when we collected the car. To our amazement, the Satnav (Kruse) besides giving us directions, provided a complimentary tour reference / information guide. This made the whole drive tour excellent, being told what you are seeing or driving through & the Maori history. As said it is excellent. The Kruse did a fantastic job in guiding us from one destination to another even though there were a few times that we managed to confuse it. Going from Christchurch to Punakaiki via Arthur's Pass gave us the most scenic mountain ranges. Except for the sandflies, we did enjoy ourselves very much at West Coast. The glaciers both at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are breath taking.

The journey from Queenstown to Dunedin using the Old Dunstan Road is not for faint hearted. To our delight, we found it very scenic and enjoyed the terrain. The accommodation was ideally exceeded our expectations. The ability to self contained or dine out was a very good option for us. The locations of our accommodation - especially at Queenstown, our window faces towards the Gondola, and at Mount Cook, our chalet front door faces Mount Cook and its neighbouring mountains - and others as well were magnificent also including their service.

To conclude, we think that our trip arranged by Relaxing Journeys was remarkably planned and organised with excellence. Even though there was an itinerary provided to us (which we did not analyse before hand) and the element of not knowing what to expect, every time we pulled up to the next port of call, we were totally surprised. You have definitely set the bar high for our next journey to NZ, maybe this time from North Island and ferry across to South Island. We will have no problems at recommending your company for a brilliant holiday. Many many thanks.
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12/11/2014
All arrangements worked smoothly, no problem with any bookings where vouchers were used. Car was very comfortable and pleasant to drive. Kruse commentary was terrific. Accommodation was comfortable with terrific views pretty much everywhere. Wifi was not always as good as we had hoped. The Heritage chain was especially poor with tightly limited download and constant access dropouts. Paying for access did not help either. Heritage Christchurch only has apartments with inside stairs to bedroom/bathroom and we would have booked elsewhere if this had been known -the breakdown of their lift for our entire stay did not help :) Thanks for all of your work - we had a great holiday.
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11/09/2014
The holiday was excellent. Everything and everywhere we wanted to go was completed. New Zealand is a great place to visit and the arrangements that Relaxing Journeys organised made it so much easier for us. From the car, accommodation and tours were all there waiting for us. The accommodation was excellent with high standard that we were not excepting. Great work on making our holiday work for us.
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11/03/2014
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and will recommend your services to any friends or others considering a similar holiday. Self drive suited us, a little tiring but only because of our time limits as going on to North Island to see relatives. The itinery was excellent and well organised with no hiccups (the voucher system worked well). We feel that we visited and experienced a fair chunk of South Island in two weeks. Thank you for ensuring that our tour was a great experience.
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17/01/2014
Our holiday was brilliant in all respects. First of all the arrangements worked flawlessly at every stage, so we really could relax and enjoy ourselves. From our initial contacts in arranging the holiday, to the information and welcome pack on arrival, through to every hotel booking, tour and taxi, there was not a single hitch. We were also very impressed by all our accommodation. All of it was of a really high quality and great value for money. We had a range of motels and hotels but all exceeded our expectations - and the booked breakfasts were really worth it. New Zealand is a beautiful country anyway, but our itinerary was really well designed to allow us to see it at its best. The days we were driving still allowed us plenty of time to stop and go to see anything that interested us, and the free days at each location gave us plenty of opportunity to see all they had to offer. We called with a few queries and on each occasion received a friendly response and had our questions answered. New Zealand is an awful long way away from the UK for a two week holiday, but thanks to your organisation it worked really well. We returned very relaxed and sun-tanned, and well equipped to take on the remainder of the UK winter! No complaints at all, so our thanks to all of you for a really good job.
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29/10/2013
We thought the self-drive was the way to go in the South Island. Loved the independence. However, a couple of the days had too much driving, e.g. Franz Joseph to Queenstown. We could have done with a midway stop, perhaps at one of the lakes. (Ed. No where really too stop in the middle, and Lake Wanaka is only 1 1/2 hours short of Queenstown. This will add an extra night to the itinerary - but a fantastic destination if you have the time though!) We enjoyed a visit to the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown - just below the Gondola, which is not mentioned on our itinerary. Although there's a fee, it was a good way to see the wildlife (kiwi's etc. that we never saw in the real wild), and their 'environmental talk' was great. We also recommend a drive we took south of Dunedin to the Catlins area and especially to Nugget Point and the lighthouse. City center in Christchurch is pretty sad. Art Museum is still closed, though the historical Museum is re-opened.
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19/04/2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Everything worked perfectly, vouchers etc. We really enjoyed having a private room with a view or outlook to rainforest, so we didn't have to draw curtains. We ate in several places we stayed, Punakaiki, White Morph, Copthorne Apt and the food and service was excellent. We had an excellent dinner at Amisfield Winery in Queenstown which was just sensational. I'd recommend it. Lunch was booked out but early dinner possible. The Chalet at Mt Cook was a very good choice as opposed to hotel, we resisted an upgrade to hotel. The dining buffet in the hotel was crowded and we discovered the cafe at the visitors centre was excellent, wished we'd had breakfasts there. The weather at Mt Cook was brilliant so managed a flight up glacier. Thank you for your prompt refund for the Franz Josef heli-flight. All accomodation was clean and comfortable and staff very obliging. Thank you for your very professional service. You might even see us back, we'd love to see more!
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14/12/2012
Our family had a wonderful holiday with the South Island Tourer. The itinerary provided was well-thoughtout and well-paced. All the motels/hotels booked for us are clean and in good condition. Thanks to our tour consultant, Kirby, everything ran like clockwork and we did not have any problem during the trip. South New Zealand is such a lovely place and a self-drive is the right thing to do. I'll definitely recommend this tour to my friends. Thank you Kirby and Relaxing Journeys.
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07/11/2011
We had a wonderful holiday. The well-planned itinerary enabled a good balance between the longer drives and just looking around. Other than in Christchurch, the accommodation was excellent. The Hagley Motel unit was somewhat ordinary - tired but clean. The Ashleigh Court Motel unit was very nice and well equipped but was small and cramped - a particularly problem on a last night when a major concern is space for repacking for the flight home. Thank you.
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04/11/2011
The Sudima Hotel could not find our vouchers when we got there at midnight, but they let us have a room. The day clerk found the packet. When we left on the 18th at the end of the trip, they told us we owed money, but then again found the vouchers we had given them and said all was ok. They were swamped with customers and looked frazzled. The Grand Mercure was wonderful. It would have been nice to have clear directions. We wasted about an hour finding it as the road could not be accessed from the highway. Hotel and restaurant was a delight! The map book in the packet was invaluable. The CD not as much. Punga Grove was just ok. I had to put my mattress on the floor on the second night. The bed was weak/soft and gave me a backache. Management was very helpful. I highly recommend the Alice May restaurant just down the road. I had a massage at the Glacier Pools and we both soaked in the hot water...also recommend this after a day of hiking on the glacier. In Queenstown, we found the best meal of the trip..Bella Cuchina. Also recommend Prime for beef. We had rain on the Milford Sound cruise; not to be helped, but the shorter cruise would have been fine and a bit cheaper. Dunedin...poorest hotel of the trip. Quality Hotel Cargills. We would have paid more to be closer to CBD and better hotel. Absolutely no complaints about Mt. Cook chalets. Great place and amenities. Back to Sudima in Christchurch. Bad service in restaurant and food not good. However, the Transalpine trip was fun...we got stuck in the mud on the sheep farm, but that was entertaining also. So, we had a great time, and I am only letting you know of the minor negatives for future use. We appreciate your work in making this a really good trip!
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12/03/2011
We had a absolutely wonderful time. The hire car and accommodation all went smoothly and the voucher system for accommodation was great. There was quite a difference between the quality and amenity of accommodation with some being quite basic and others very comfortable indeed. The level of hospitality was consistently good. Mt Cook Hermitage is one to watch out for though. They don't tell you breakfast is included with the chalet accommodation and so we missed out altogether while we were there. The scenery and landscape of the South Island is just magnificent. Every corner you turn opens up a vista that looks like it could be a postcard. We would thoroughly recommend this type of tour, but watch out for the sand flies on the West Coast. They bite and itch.
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01/03/2011
We found that the South Island of New Zealand was beautiful with so much to do and see. The self drive tour arranged by Relaxing Journeys was well organised with very good accommodation and a good itenery that was easy to understand. Considering the issues with the earth quake only days before showed how professional the team were.
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28/02/2011
Many thanks for the wonderful itinerary, especially considering the difficult times you were faced with the earthquake in Christchurch. We are in awe with your beautiful country. The info you gave us was extremely informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive across to Greymouth. It wasn't a disappointment that the TranzAlpine was out of action as the drive was spectacular. Franz Josef was fantastic. We walked to the glacier and took a helicopter flight the next day. Loved Lake Matheson and would recommend a drive to Gillespies beach. Rugged coastline, powerful waves with a beach covered in smooth rocks and a multitude of driftwood. All this with a backdrop of snow covered alps. Had a ball in Queenstown. A drive to Glenorchy was breathtaking. Loved Arrowtown with all the pretty shops and restaurants and had a relaxing day playing golf at the local course. Milford Sound was another mind blowing day with perfect weather and was surprised that I wasn't phased by the long bus trip. We had luck on our side, because everytime we got out of the bus or car the sun would come out allowing us to always take in the entire view. On the way to Mt. Cook we called into Oamaru. I loved the old buildings near the rail line and being an art teacher it was a bonus to go into the shops and see artists at work. We couldn't believe the accomodation at Mt. Cook as our chalet looked directly at that stunning mountain. All our accomodation with the exception of Greenacres Chalets was excellent. I realise that this was not on the original itinerary but it is definitely nowhere near the standard of the others. It was very old, basic and need of a makeover. Toni we have visited many countries and I would have to say that George and I would have to rate this as our best holiday. Beautiful scenery, easy driving, no crowds and hospitable people. Thank you once again. Next year we'll visit the North Island.
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19/03/2009
We had the best holiday ever. Thank you so much for making it as easy and as comfortable as it was. New Zealand's South Island is so beautiful and pristine, the roads were great to travel on, the food was fantastic, top quality and great locals. Thank you Cameron Potts, our tour organiser, you made it so pleasant and you were helpful and friendly all the way through.
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30/11/-0001
We had an excellent trip. Every arrangement was as expected and no unexpected surprises. Accommodation was great and the people at each venue were excellent especially the boutique hotel in Queenstown. Each of the tours was excellent with friendly, helpful guides and drivers.
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Relaxing Journeys Experience

Optionals

New Zealand has a great deal of things to see and do, why not add one of our optional sightseeing activities to your trip. Prices are per adult (we'll adjust your quote for any children).

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14 Day South Island Tourer
Self Drive Tours
Tour Code: GNSIT
From (NZD) $2055 per person
Save (NZD) $205 per person
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Rating:
33 reviews (4.8/5)

Covering the best the South Island has to offer including Aoraki-Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford, Franz Josef, Punakaiki and the TranzAlpine Train journe... Read More

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14 Day South Island Tourer
Regions Visited

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