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13 Day Southern Panorama

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New Zealand is a perfect setting for a golf holiday with incredible sightseeing and world class golf courses. Join fellow travellers on this 13 day Golf Safari where you will play some of the best and especially scenic courses in New Zealand and enjoy the superior accommodation and attractions along the way.

Inclusions

Included in the tour:

  • You get to choose the self drive rental car to suit your budget (inc all insurances and all taxes) 
  • 12 nights in your choice of accommodation 
  • A full day-to-day tour itinerary and maps 
  • Detailed travel routes and times 
  • Personal assistance from your consultant throughout your tour 
  • Green fees and cart hire 

Not included in the tour:

  • International flights 
  • Any personal purchases 
  • Club hire (can be arranged at extra cost)

Other Information

Duration

  • 13 Days

Departure

  • ​​These tours depart daily. Please click on the “Prices and Dates” tab for accommodation and rental car options.

Plan and Book Ahead 
Preplanning and pre-booking your New Zealand vacation before you depart is essential. Limited accommodation in certain areas during the high season could mean that a town’s accommodation can be booked out well in advance. Without pre-booking, you may find that the you pay a higher rate upon check-in or waste a lot of time travelling between accommodation providers trying to find a suitable option. 
We know the best places and with our discounted rates you are guaranteed of receiving well chosen accommodation options at the best possible price. Pre-planning will ensure you make the most of your valuable holiday time. Acrossnz is well-versed with all areas of New Zealand and is totally experienced at arranging well planned self drive itineraries. Feel free to ask the advice of Acrossnz when planning your self drive adventure to make sure you maximize your holiday experience. 

Book early: New Zealand has very limited availability in the summer months and often books out well in advance. It is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Create Your Own Self Drive Holiday 
Along with choosing one of our prearranged itineraries you can construct your own ‘a la carte’ holiday by booking the rental vehicle from this link and selecting your accommodation from our accommodation link. If you choose to book your accommodation through our link we will happily assist with knowledge on your accommodation choices or amendment your itinerary to ensure your holiday is just what you want. 

Camper Vans & Motor Homes 
Perhaps you prefer to follow one of the itineraries we have created in a Motor Home? Just book the Motor Home with us and we will be happy to provide you for the full itinerary as well as assisting you with camping ground bookings. Click here to choose some of the cheapest options in NZ.

Arrive Christchurch - Christchurch to Terrace Downs Resort - Terrace Downs Resort to Wanaka - Wanaka Golf Day - Wanaka to Queenstown - Queenstown - Queenstown to Te Anau - Milford Sound day trip - Te Anau to Dunedin - Dunedin - Dunedin to Christchurch - Christchurch - Depart Christchurch

DAY1

Arrive Christchurch

Arrive Christchurch and collect your rental car upon arrival. Just a short 20 minute drive into the City to check into your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure before joining the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant for a relaxing city circuit including a five-course meal. 

 
DAY2

Christchurch to Terrace Downs Resort

Travel south on SH1 before turning inland towards the mighty Southern Alps to reach five-star Terrace Downs Resort, situated less than an hours drive from Christchurch. Located at the foothills of the Southern Alps the scenery is amazing. Tee off this afternoon on this 6,400 metre course; be careful of the views as many a golfer blames their lack of focus for their missed putts. Overnight accommodation Terrace Downs Resort.

 
DAY3

Terrace Downs Resort to Wanaka

A superb drive today through the heart of the South Island. Watch the scenery develop and change with every corner, travelling past the Glacier Lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki, turn off to Mt Cook Village for a bite of lunch and fantastic mountain scenery. An afternoon arrival into Wanaka gives you plenty of free time to enjoy the facilities of your resort, take a scenic cruise on the lake or alternatively a thrilling jet boat ride with Clutha River Jet. 

 
DAY4

Wanaka Golf Day

Today you have a full day to enjoy this picturesque resort and a round of 18 holes at Wanaka Golf Club. This course features challenging golf and absolutely stunning scenery of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Wanaka is home to the Warbirds Museum only 5 minutes from town and well worth a visit. 

 
DAY5

Wanaka to Queenstown

Travelling over the Crown Range into Queenstown, just under an hour’s drive. Check into your accommodation before heading out to Kelvin Heights Golf Course nestled on the point overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu with the Remarkables Mountains as your backdrop. Enjoy an amazing array of choice at the top of the Skyline Gondola for dinner tonight overlooking the lake and the village of Queenstown. Overnight accommodation is (Superior) Mercure Grand St Moritz or (Deluxe) Millbrook Resort.

 
DAY6

Queenstown

This morning enjoy the amazing setting and course that is Millbrook. Recognised as one of the finest alpine golf courses in the world. It is relatively wide open and trouble free for golfers of all abilities. This afternoon hop on board the Kawarau Jet for a one hour scenic and thrilling jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and up the Shotover River before returning to the village. Enjoy the many activities, shops and restaurants of this alpine resort this afternoon.

 
DAY7

Queenstown to Te Anau

Travel south this morning along the lake’s edge on your way to Lake Te Anau this morning. Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland National Park at the bottom of New Zealand’s rugged West Coast. The afternoon is free to enjoy this quaint village and the many activities built around the lake or alternatively try the local course for a quick round of golf. 

 
DAY8

Milford Sound day trip

A certain highlight of any New Zealand holiday, travel to Milford Sound through the lower Hollyford Valley before reaching the Homer Tunnel for your decent into the Sound. Enjoy a scenic cruise late this morning travelling the length of the sound to the Tasman Sea, view stunning Mitre Peak and majestic Bowen Falls in this truly remarkable location. Take your time returning to Te Anau this afternoon and enjoy the scenery. 

 
DAY9

Te Anau to Dunedin

A leisurely drive from Te Anau, across the lush green countryside before reaching the rolling hills as you approach Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. This afternoon check out the local attractions such as Speights Brewery, Cadbury Chocolate Factory or Larnach Castle, the only castle in the Southern Hemisphere. 

 
DAY10

Dunedin

Tee off this morning at St Clair Golf Club, created in 1905 offering an excellent round of 18 holes, with views of the ocean and Dunedin City. This afternoon join Monarch Wildlife Cruises for a scenic eco-cruise from Wellers Rock giving unrivalled viewing of the Royal Albatross, seals, bird and marine life along the Otago Peninsula. 

 
DAY11

Dunedin to Christchurch

Heading north today travelling out over the rolling countryside towards Canterbury. Stop at the famous Moeraki Boulders to see these unique rock formations before reaching Oamaru famous for its World Heritage listed limestone buildings. From here continue along SH1 with the changing coastal and pastoral views through Timaru and Ashburton to reach the Garden City of Christchurch and your last stop. 

DAY12

Christchurch

A morning tee off at the home of the New Zealand PGA Championship, Clearwater Resort, opened in 2002. The course is built around a series of man-made lakes, bringing water into play on 14 holes. The setting gives it a unique style of looking like an Old World links course and an American Parkland course. This afternoon wander the city or stay and enjoy lunch at Clearwater. 

 
DAY13

Depart Christchurch

Today is at leisure before returning your rental vehicle ready for your return journey home.

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Economy El Cheapo $2,015 $2,255 $2,855 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
Economy Small $2,080 $2,320 $2,920 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
Economy Medium $2,145 $2,385 $2,985 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
Economy 8 Seater $2,600 $2,840 $3,440 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
Economy 4x4 $2,925 $3,165 $3,765 $2,385 $3,585
 
New Economy $2,327 $2,567 $3,167 $4,010 $4,250 $5,210
New intermediate $2,145 $2,385 $2,985 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
New Compact $2,145 $2,385 $2,985 $2,515 $2,755 $3,715
New Full Size $2,145 $2,385 $2,985 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
New Small 4x4 $2,860 $3,100 $3,700 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
New People Mover $2,145 $2,385 $2,985 $3,685 $3,925 $4,885
New Large 4x4 $2,145 $2,385 $2,985 $2,385 $2,625 $3,585
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