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Christchurch - Mt. Cook - Queenstown (Self Drive)
8 to 12+ Nights from $2,899*
This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 8/1/2023, departure from Washington DC (all Airports), US. Choose your own departure city and dates.
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Amazing and magical destinations in New Zealand!. With a rental Car, drive along the country and visit: Christchurch (known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island), after that, Mt. Cook (the highest mountain in New Zealand. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favourite challenge for mountain climbers) and finally, Queenstown (known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is home to a range of adventures, from the world's first and most famous bungy jumps - the Kawarau Bridge Bungy). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Christchurch and out of Queenstown
  • Rental Car for 9 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Mount Cook
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown
  • Driving Time
    Christchurch - Mount Cook: 3 hrs. 55 mins. approx.
    Mount Cook - Queenstown: 3 hrs. 10 mins. approx.


Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Washington DC (all Airports), US for 8 nights
2898.04 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Christchurch (28)     Queenstown (25)     Mount Cook (4)    
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1. Christchurch
  74 hotels
2. Mount Cook
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3. Queenstown
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Trip Summary
3 nights in Christchurch

The largest city in the South Island of New Zealand is the charmingChristchurch. The eclectic energetic city has something to offer everyone, bordered by the ocean and hills the activities here are endless. Hike through the magnificent mountains rangers including Mt Cook, go white water rafting, mountain biking, surfing, whale watching, you name it, Christchurch has it. Along with vibrant street art, delicious food and a unique container mall the city that was so badly affected by the earthquakes is re-building itself.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Square, Hagley Park, Avon River, Christchurch Art Gallery, Quake City, Christchurch Tramway, Christchurch Gondola and so much more!



2 nights in Mount Cook

Located in the heart of New Zealand's Alpine country, at 3754 meters, New Zealand`s highest peak was named Mt Cook after the British explorer Captain James Cook. Although it encompasses 23 peaks over 3,000 meters high Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is very accessible. State Highway 80 leads to Aoraki/Mount Cook Village which is situated beside scenic Lake Pukaki and provides a comfortable base for alpine activities. At Mt Cook Village you can experience life at its best: enjoy safaris, boating on the glacier lakes, horse treks, fishing, scenic flights with snow landings and numerous walks and hikes.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Wander through Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Go on a cruise around Tasman Glacier’s terminal lake, See the Church of the Good Shepard with your own eyes, Visit Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center, Stargaze at the Mount John Observatory, View the mountains up close from a helicopter, Be mesmerized by the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, and so much more!



3 nights in Queenstown

Queenstown is the epicenter for adventure in New Zealand, known as the `Adventure Capital of the World`. The town is built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu and has spectacular views of nearby mountains. Queenstown provides a wide variety of sports including skiing, jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking and hiking. In the winter time Queenstown is a major gathering place for snow sports with people from all over the country, and the world for that matter, traveling to ski here. Locally, Queenstown has a reputation as one of New Zealand's wine and cuisine centers and also feature a vibrant nightlife.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Queenstown Beach, Lake Wakatipu, Skippers Canyon, Bob`s Peak, Skyline Gondola and Luge, Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Hill, Coronet`s Peak, Onsen Hot Pools, Otago Wine Region, Arrowtown and so much more!




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Christchurch
Day 1
Arrive to Christchurch
Overnight in Christchurch   74 hotels offered
Optional   71 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Christchurch   74 hotels offered
Optional   71 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Christchurch   74 hotels offered
Optional   71 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Christchurch
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Mount Cook
Day 4
Arrive to Mount Cook
Overnight in Mount Cook   4 hotels offered
Optional   9 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Mount Cook   4 hotels offered
Optional   9 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Mount Cook
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Queenstown
Day 6
Arrive to Queenstown
Overnight in Queenstown   77 hotels offered
Optional   145 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Queenstown   77 hotels offered
Optional   145 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Queenstown   77 hotels offered
Optional   145 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Queenstown

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Tours in Mount Cook (9 total)
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Located in the South Pacific Ocean, off the southeast coast of Australia, New Zealand is made up of two spectacular islands. The North Island is well known for its beaches, islands, volcanoes, geothermal areas, and Maori heritage, while the major cities of Auckland and Wellington, are also exciting hubs of culture, cuisine and nightlife. The South Island is famous for its dramatic landscapes, outdoor activities, and astounding wildlife. The majestic Southern Alps stretch almost the length of the island, sheltering glaciers, alpine lakes, and some of the world's best skiing.
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Christchurch
The largest city in the South Island of New Zealand is the charmingChristchurch. The eclectic energetic city has something to offer everyone, bordered by the ocean and hills the activities here are endless. Hike through the magnificent mountains rangers including Mt Cook, go white water rafting, mountain biking, surfing, whale watching, you name it, Christchurch has it. Along with vibrant street art, delicious food and a unique container mall the city that was so badly affected by the earthquakes is re-building itself.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Square, Hagley Park, Avon River, Christchurch Art Gallery, Quake City, Christchurch Tramway, Christchurch Gondola and so much more!
Sample Itinierary Hotel Zone FAQ Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in the New Zealand
Mount Cook
Located in the heart of New Zealand's Alpine country, at 3754 meters, New Zealand`s highest peak was named Mt Cook after the British explorer Captain James Cook. Although it encompasses 23 peaks over 3,000 meters high Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is very accessible. State Highway 80 leads to Aoraki/Mount Cook Village which is situated beside scenic Lake Pukaki and provides a comfortable base for alpine activities. At Mt Cook Village you can experience life at its best: enjoy safaris, boating on the glacier lakes, horse treks, fishing, scenic flights with snow landings and numerous walks and hikes.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Wander through Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Go on a cruise around Tasman Glacier’s terminal lake, See the Church of the Good Shepard with your own eyes, Visit Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center, Stargaze at the Mount John Observatory, View the mountains up close from a helicopter, Be mesmerized by the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, and so much more!
Best Time To Visit Tipping in New Zealand
Queenstown
Queenstown is the epicenter for adventure in New Zealand, known as the `Adventure Capital of the World`. The town is built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu and has spectacular views of nearby mountains. Queenstown provides a wide variety of sports including skiing, jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking and hiking. In the winter time Queenstown is a major gathering place for snow sports with people from all over the country, and the world for that matter, traveling to ski here. Locally, Queenstown has a reputation as one of New Zealand's wine and cuisine centers and also feature a vibrant nightlife.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Queenstown Beach, Lake Wakatipu, Skippers Canyon, Bob`s Peak, Skyline Gondola and Luge, Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Hill, Coronet`s Peak, Onsen Hot Pools, Otago Wine Region, Arrowtown and so much more!
Sample Itinierary Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in the New Zealand

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