9Day -Southern Wonders- Christchurch to Christchurch
First Class Price : From $2220.00
DAY 1 - Arrive Christchurch
On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch.
DAY 2 - Christchurch – Franz Josef
First up this morning you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the top six train journeys in the world. This spectacular trip takes you across the Canterbury Plains and through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Later, visit Hokitika home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier (optional scenic Franz Josef Glacier flight available).
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing) Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 3 - Franz Josef – Queenstown
Travel through the Haast Pass, view Thunder Creek Falls and take a rainforest walk. Then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next up try sumptuous stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. Later, you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealands adventure capital.
DAY 4 -Queenstown- Free time
Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine and garden tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery ‘Highlight Dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. An after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life.
Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, 2 nights Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast. Day 4: Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
DAY 5 - Queenstown - Te Anau
Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awe-struck by the great sights from Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you’ll cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Then return to Te Anau. Tonight you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.
Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 6 - Queenstown ‘Free Time’
Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Highlight Dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. B HD
DAY 7 - Dunedin - Omarama
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin with the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Travel through Oamaru, then follow the Waitaki River, passing hydro electric dams at Waitaki and Aviemore, to Omarama.
Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 8 - Omarama – Christchurch
Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.
Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch Included Meals: Breakfast
DAY 9 - Depart Christchurch
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B
Church of the Good Shepherd
View mighty Mt. Cook
Tour the sights of Dunedin
Cruise on Milford Sound
Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls
Visit historic Arrowtown
Free day in Queenstown
Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
Get up-close to Franz Josef Glacier
Journey across plains, through Alps and gorges on the TranzAlpine Train
Experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide
Travel by luxury coach
28 August 17
$2220.00pp – Twin Share
02, 16, 30 October 17
13 November 17
11, 18 December 17
01, 08, 15, 29 January 18
05, 12, 26 February 18
12 March 18
$2780.00pp – Twin Share
09 April 18
$2660.00pp – Twin Share
18 June 18
27 August 18
$2498.00pp – Twin Share
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