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The South Island Snow Highway: Christchurch to Queenstown

Christchurch, Methven, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown
Ref: UK44292

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Included in this Holiday

  • Indirect international flights from London
  • 6 nights in 4* hotels
  • 7 days' car hire
  • International Antarctic Centre General Admission
Price based on 2 people sharing, Priced for travel in November 2024
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Set off on a scenic journey through New Zealand's South Island, where each stop promises adventure and relaxation. Start with a night in Christchurch at a cozy 4-star spot. Explore the International Antarctic Centre before heading to Methven for two nights of luxury. Then, soak in the views at Lake Tekapo for two more nights. Wrap up your trip with a laid-back night in Queenstown.

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Day 1

Fly from London to Christchurch

Day 2

Welcome to Christchurch

Arrive in Ōtautahi Christchurch, a city brimming with new energy. Roam the city on an e-bike or e-scooter. Visit Riverside Market for local treats like Moustache Cookie Bar and The Butchers Pie Shop. Discover kiwi-made keepsakes at Beehive Collective or Shopology. Gear up at Macpac and Kathmandu. Dine at The Terrace and end with a treat at Sweet Soul or Rollickin’ Gelato. Enjoy a nightcap at The Pink Lady Rooftop Bar or The Austin Club.

4-star Peppers Clearwater Resort

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Day 3

Adventure in Methven

Drive to Methven (94km). Start with breakfast at Little Poms, Doubles, or Miro’s. Visit Christchurch Adventure Park for ziplining, mountain biking, and scenic walks. In Methven, unwind with dinner at The Blue Pub or The Brown Pub.

4-star Fable Terrace Downs MGallery

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Day 4

Ski Mount Hutt

Ski at Mount Hutt, New Zealand’s best ski resort, with wide-open terrain and stunning views. Take a break at Corona Bar. Relax at Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa. 

4-star Fable Terrace Downs MGallery

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Day 5

Scenic Drive to Lake Tekapo

Drive to Lake Tekapo (156km). Enjoy a pie breakfast at Fairlie Bakehouse. In Tekapo, book an adventure with Helicopter Line or Tekapo Adventures. Relax at Tekapo Springs and dine at Kohan, TLV Restaurant, or Blue Lake Eatery and Bar.

4-star Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Day 6

Glacial Adventures in Tekapo

Start with breakfast at Greedy Cow. Explore Mt Cook’s glacial activities like Tasman Glacier Skiing or a boat ride with Glacier Explorers. Dine at Ramen Tekapo.

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Day 7

Journey to Queenstown

Drive to Queenstown (256km). Enjoy the scenic drive and photo stops. In Queenstown, visit bars like Bardeaux, The Bunker, and Barmuda. Dine at Fergburger, Rātā, or Paddy Gaddy, and end with Patagonia Ice Cream.

4-star Peppers Beacon Queenstown

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Day 8

Depart Queenstown and return to the UK

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