Discover a region where temperate rainforest meets glaciers and dramatic coastlines, explore the lakeside resort town of Wanaka, home to the Mt Aspiring National Park and experience the energy of Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital.
Spend the first day of your journey exploring the fast-changing and funky city of Christchurch, South Island's largest city.
Old English gardens contrast with pop-up bars and innovative precincts in this enduring centre.
For a truely magical experience try hot air ballooning over the patchwork Canterbury Plains.
Along the way take time to visit Arthur's Pass National Park, where you will discover beautiful beech forests, cheeky wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Stretch your legs with a short walk to the stunning Devil's Punchbowl Falls.
Greymouth is rich with gold mining history and a centre for pounamu (New Zealand jade), with many specialist art galleries.
Head south down the Great Coast Road, one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world according to Lonely Planet. Travel alongside ancient limestone cliffs, rivers, glowworm caves, mining heritage and untamed native forest to glacier country.
For the ultimate view, take a scenic heli-flight or ski plane to the glacier's top.
The alpine resort of Queenstown is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic.
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Spend your last day exploring the fascinating Queenstown region.
Nearby Arrowtown is rich with gold minning history and one of New Zealand's most picturesque towns. Wander through the remains of the Chinese gold rush village, visit the Lake District Museum or pan for gold in the Arrow River.