Queenstown/West Coast Touring Route

Queenstown West Coast touring route map
  • STOPS
  • 1. Queenstown Central
  • 2. West Coast - South Island
  • 3. Nelson / Tasman
  • 4. Blenheim/Marlborough
  • 5. Kaikoura
  • 6. Christchurch / Canterbury / Akaroa
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  • Recommend a minimum of 10 days to complete this self-drive South Island New Zealand itinerary

    This itinerary incorporates only the South Island of New Zealand. The arrival point of this itinerary is the Queenstown where you can pick up your rental vehicle. From here, take the scenic route up to the West Coast which incorporates Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika and Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers.

    This route then continues on to the Nelson/Tasman region where you can include the Abel Tasman National Park in your trip. Next travel to the East Coast to Marlborough Wine Country, then visit Kaikoura, famous for whale watching, crayfish (rock lobster) and it's diverse wildlife.

    Complete this itinerary in the Canterbury region. This region is one of the only places in the world where, within two hours of an international airport, you can ski at a world class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, go rafting, mountain bike, wind surf, whale watch and visit world-class vineyards and gardens

    Both national and international flights are available from the recently refurbished Christchurch Airport.

    Use the itinerary below by simply selecting the tourism operators you are interested in. Once submitted, this system will email all of your chosen operators and they will reply to you directly with a no obligation free quote and availability. You can also use this itinerary service to make direct bookings for accommodation, rental vehicles and activities.new zealand driving times

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    Queenstown Central

    Commonly known as "The Adventure Capital of the World", Queenstown is a resort town built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is a centre for adventure tourism such as skiing, bungy jumping, jet boating, sky diving, white water rafting, mountain biking and river surfing. The four main mountain skifields near Queenstown are Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone. There are also many activity options on Lake Wakatipu, such as scenic lake cruises and water sports. The region is renowned for it's fly fishing for brown trout, and guided fishing tours can range from one day to multi day package tours. Scenic flights and guided sightseeing tours are also very popular. Queenstown is also a departure point for boat tours to Milford Sound.

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Bed and Breakfast & Homestays
    20 total
    Luxury Lodges & Apartments
    27 total
    Motels
    33 total
    Self Contained Accommodation
    39 total
    Backpackers & Holiday Parks
    10 total
    New Zealand Wide Chains
    10 total
    Holiday Homes
    8 total
    Farmstay
    3 total
    Hotels
    15 total

    Enquire about Queenstown Central Accommodation

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: West Coast - South Island


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Rental Cars, Mini Vans & 4WD Hire
    18 total
    Motorhome Rentals
    8 total
    Campervan Rentals
    8 total
    Motorcycle Tours & Rentals
    4 total
    Buses, Taxis & Shuttles
    15 total
    Charter Flights
    5 total
    Ferries & Water Taxis
    4 total

    Enquire about Queenstown Central Transportaion

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: West Coast - South Island


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Adventure Activities
    43 total
    Scenic Flights
    18 total
    Leisure & Family Activities
    53 total
    Horse Treks
    5 total
    Fishing and Hunting
    9 total
    Boat & Yacht Charters
    12 total
    Heritage and History
    9 total
    Spas & Health Resorts
    7 total
    Golf Tours
    4 total
    White Water Rafting & Sledging
    9 total
    Cycle Trails
    2 total

    Enquire about Queenstown Central Activities

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: West Coast - South Island


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Restaurants
    9 total
    Venues and Functions
    14 total
    Shopping and Services
    6 total

    Enquire about Queenstown Central Dining & Functions

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: West Coast - South Island


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Wildlife & Nature Tours
    19 total
    Diving Tours
    2 total
    Tours By Region
    70 total
    New Zealand Wide
    14 total
    Maori Culture
    8 total
    Wine Tours
    6 total

    Enquire about Queenstown Central Tours

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: West Coast - South Island


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

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