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Canterbury Trails

Christchurch to Queenstown: Private One Day Tour

Discover the South Island's Hidden Gems: A Private Journey from Christchurch to Queenstown

Escape the crowds and embark on an exclusive private tour from Christchurch to Queenstown, traversing the breathtaking landscapes of the South Island at your own leisurely pace. This personalised journey offers a unique alternative to standard coach transfers or flights, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty and charming towns.

Traverse the Canterbury Plains:

Your adventure begins as your dedicated guide picks you up from your Christchurch accommodation in a comfortable private vehicle. As you journey south, you'll be captivated by the vast expanse of the Canterbury Plains, dotted with picturesque country towns. We'll make a stop at "The Tinshed," a haven for New Zealand Merino products, where you can browse for unique souvenirs and gifts.

Ascend to the Mackenzie High Country:

Crossing Burke's Pass, you'll enter the ruggedly beautiful Mackenzie High Country, a land steeped in history and named after a legendary sheep rustler. Be awestruck by the glacial lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki, where you can pause for photos and admire the stunning vistas of the Godley Peaks and, weather permitting, the majestic Mount Cook.

Discover the Otago Province:

Your journey continues through Omarama, a world-renowned gliding centre, before ascending the Lindis Pass and entering the Otago Province. Witness a dramatic transformation in the landscape as you descend towards Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. En route, we'll stop at the Kawarau Gorge, where you can marvel at the iconic bungy bridge—the birthplace of bungy jumping—or, if time allows, visit a local winery in the Kawarau region.

Arrival in Queenstown:

Upon arrival in Queenstown, your knowledgeable guide will provide a brief orientation of the town and its surroundings, ensuring you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. We'll then drop you off at your accommodation, leaving you with cherished memories of a truly personalised and unforgettable journey.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by deluxe mini coach
  • Picnic morning or afternoon tea
  • Café lunches on each day
  • Fully escorted with local knowledgeable guide

Not included:

  • Optional activities
  • Accommodation and meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • Flights


Tour Code: SH01-N/S

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