Spend some time exploring vibrant Christchurch before you head across the Southern Alps to the untamed West Coast. Discover a region where temperate rainforest meets glaciers and dramatic coastlines before heading to the lakeside resort town of Wanaka, home to the Mt Aspiring National Park and then on to discover the energy of Queenstown.
From Greymouth head north to the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes to marvel at the unique formations of limestone that began 30 million years ago, and experience the stunning beauty of this rugged coastline.
For an active afternoon jump on a bike and explore the West Coast wilderness Trail, winding your way through the Southern Alps.
Be welcomed by locals and discover an untamed wilderness
From Fox Glacier head inland past waterfalls and river scenery as you leave the coast, taking a break to explore the Haast River Valley on a guided safari before heading to the lakeside resort town of Wanaka. Experience Mt Aspiring National Park on easy day walks from Wanaka. Finally head to Queenstown in just 1 hour.
The alpine resort of Queenstown is exciting and fantastically attractive. It’s the place to source almost any kind of adventure, including 4WD adventures, bungy, jet boating, horse-trekking, rafting and river surfing. It’s also a destination for luxury experiences – gourmet food and wine, spa treatments and leisurely games of golf.
Getting around New Zealand is easy with familiar road signs and a great range of transport options available.
There are plenty of accommodation options for every budget and travel style.
Visit in spring or autumn to enjoy warm weather, lower prices and short queues.