6 Day Self-Drive - Unique Stays New Zealand

Immerse yourself in NZ's scenery

Stay in some of the most unique accommodations - glass roofed units perfectly positioned within the New Zealand landscape.

Car Hire*
Breakfast daily and select other meals*

Subject to availability and seasonality

What's included?

FROM: Christchurch
DURATION: 5 nights/6 days
 Depart anytime*

  • Six day automatic car hire including GPS, unlimited kilometres, 24-hour roadside assist, damage cover (DC) and third party property*
  • Two nights accommodation at PurePods, Greystone, Waipara Valley including breakfast and dinner*
  • Full day private Waipara Valley tour including wine tastings*
  • Three nights accommodation at SkyScape, Twizel including breakfast and evening platter*
  • Grand Traverse scenic flight*
  • SkyScape farm tour*

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to price fluctuations depending on departure date.


  • Enjoy a completely private, totally immersive PurePod experience at the Greystone Vinyard in the heart of the Waipara Valley.  PurePods are made from heavy duty glass allowing guests to see everything "from the starry night skies to the native plants growing beneath your feet".  Designed for environmental sustainability and minimalist luxury, each PurePod utilises solar power assuring minimal carbon footprint.
  • Stay in a SkyScape Unit at Twizel, located in the heart of Mackenzie Country (an area known for prime night time Milky Way viewing).  These units consist of a glass-roofed bedroom, perfect for all-day scenery viewing as well a grass-roofed kitchenette and bathroom.
  • Embark on a scenic flight of the Grand Traverse region of Mount Cook.  On your flight you will view glacial lakes and valleys, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (permanently covered in ice and snow) and New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers including Aoraki Mount Cook mountain and the Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.


From $4,050* per person

* Price is per person based upon twin share. For solo occupancy prices and availability please contact our reservations team.

PurePod, Greystone, Waipara Valley
Franz Josef Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

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*Terms and conditions apply.

Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. Prices are correct as at 1st July 2020 but may fluctuate due to changes in seasonality, surcharges and taxes. Deposit amount is $110 per person. Full payment for all tour arrangements must be received no later than 60 days prior to arrival. For bookings made inside 40 days, immediate payment is required to confirm reservations. All services cancelled within 10 days of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee, unless the supplier has a stricter cancellation policy.  If stricter cancellation penalties apply, we will advise of these at the time of booking. Any cancellations made before 10 days will only incur fees passed onto Discerning Traveller by their suppliers. These will be advised at time of booking. There will be no refund for services not utilised once travel has commenced.  Any refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis.  No refund requests will be processed or considered if made more than 3 months after completion of travel.  We highly recommend ALL passengers are fully insured to protect themselves against the loss of travel deposits, cancellation charges, full medical costs (including accident and sickness protection) and travel insurance including baggage and disrupted travel arrangements. Additional pre and/or post accommodation may be required and is at the passenger's expense. International or domestic airfares from Australia are not included in advertised prices unless otherwise stated.

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