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South Island Explorer with Fiji stopover
New Zealand's South Island with a 2-night stopover in Fiji
Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier. See the very best New Zealand's South Island has to offer with this self-drive itinerary. Complete your vacation with a 2-night stopover in Fiji.
Day 1, 2 - Take an overnight flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch on Fiji Airways (due to dateline crossing you will arrive 2 days later)
Day 3: Arrive at Christchurch airport, collect your rental vehicle and transfer to your hotel
Day 4: Today travel South across the Canterbury Plains, climb the High Plains of Mackenzie Country then continue to Mount Cook Village and explore at your own pace. Return along Lake Pukaki and travel through the scenic Lindis Pass. Follow the "gold trail" alongside the Kawarau River before reaching Queenstown on the shore of Lake Wakatipu
Day 5, 6: Explore Queenstown at your leisure today. Consider taking a day tour to Milford Sound - a "must see" destination
Day 7: Depart your hotel for a full day journey from Queenstown to Franz Josef through Kawarau Gorge, Hawera River and Lake Wanaka, travel through the Haast Pass and onto Franz Josef
Day 8: Explore Franz Josef. Perhaps walk up to the Terminal face of the Franz Josef Glacier or visit to the "mirror lake" Matheson which is highly recommended.
Day 9: In the afternoon drive back to Christchurch.
Day 10: Day at your leisure before you return your rental car back to the airport before boarding your flight to Fiji. Arrive Nadi airport Fiji, get transfered to the Sofitel Fiji Resort for a 2-night stay.
Day 11: At leisure in Fiji
Day 12: Today is yours to relax before your evening flight to Los Angeles.
Priced for the following Travel Dates
From 4/23/2015 thru 5/29/2015Other travel dates are available at a higher price.
- Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Christchurch
- Rental Car in New Zealand
- 1 Night Accommodation in Christchurch- Heartland Hotel Cotswold (or similar)
- 3 Nights accommodation in Queenstown - Copthorne Lakeview Hotel
- 2 Night accommodation in Franz Josef - Punga Grove Hotel (or similar)
- 1 Night accommodation in Christchurch - The Ashley Hotel (or similar)
- 2 Nights accommodation in Fiji - Sofitel Fiji hotel
Milford Sound Scenic Day including Cruise and lunch - $225 per person
For more information, please call 800-888-0120.
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