Queenstown to Christchurch

Tourism West Coast

A breathtaking road trip from Queenstown to Christchurch via the West Coast, have your camera ready!
CATEGORY

SELF-DRIVE

DURATION

4 DAYS,3 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

454 mi / 731 km

BEST TIME

ANYTIME


Day One: 2 hours 50 mins, 206 km

Day 1: Queenstown to Haast

About the day

Journey through to Lake Wanaka and see the famous tree.

Take in the wonders of this World Heritage area.

Explore Fantail Falls and Ships Creek.

Stay the night in Haast.

Highlights


Day Two: 1 hour 30 mins, 121 km

Day 2: Haast to Fox Glacier

About the day

Journey by car into Glacier Country.

Sign up for a heli-hike on Fox Glacier.

Explore Lake Matheson.

Stay the night in Fox Glacier.

Highlights


Day Three: 2 hours 28 mins, 185 km

Day 3: Fox Glacier to Kumara

About the day

Drive through to Hokitika, take in the many jade shops, then venture out to explore Hokitika Gorge.

Continue through to Kumara.

Explore the historic baths of Kumara.

Go by bike and venture on the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

Dine and stay at the Royal Theatre Hotel in Kumara.

Highlights


Day Four: 2 hours 58 mins, 219 km

Day 4: Kumara to Christchurch


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