9 days / 8 nights
From NZ$6,290 per person
    • As well as the stunning South Island scenery, you'll meet the locals and hear their stories, see our unique, native wildlife up close, get out on the water and up in the air, enjoy fresh food and wine, make new friends and at the end of each unforgettable day relax in 4-star comfort.


      • Walk in the great outdoors in Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini Westland and Arthur’s Pass National Parks
      • Explore the gold mining history of Arrowtown
      • View the Great Southern Lakes of Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea
      • Milford Sound Cruise and Scenic Flight
      • Stroll in the Haast Pass mountain beech forests
      • See the magical Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier
      • Walk through native New Zealand rainforests and experience the powerful blow holes at the Punakaiki Pancake rocks
      • Drive the Otira Gorge highway to the settlement of Arthur’s Pass, viewing kea birds and mountain terrain

      Departure Dates

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    • Day 1: Christchurch - Aoraki/Mt Cook

      We meet in Christchurch we head south for a special lunch at Akaunui homestead, a 117-year-old country home where we dine on wonderful fresh produce prepared by our hosts, Di and Ian Mackenzie. We continue through the spectacular Mackenzie Country for sweeping vistas of tussock lands, glacial lakes and the Southern Alps. We can’t miss the Church at Lake Tekapo and the unreal turquoise blue Lake Pukaki before arrival at Aoraki Mt Cook Village where we dine this evening at The Hermitage.

      Day 2: Aoraki / Mt Cook - Queenstown

      Aoraki/Mt Cook is our highest mountain and "home ground" of the most famous Kiwi of all, Sir Edmund Hillary.
      Enjoy a short walk in this alpine wonderland. Continue to Omarama, over the Lindis Pass and through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and Gibbston Valley to Queenstown - our home for three nights.

      • Comfortable air conditioned coach transport (max 18 travellers)
      • Accommodation chosen for its quality and 'sense of place'
      • 1 Scenic Flight over Milford Sound and Fiordland
      • 1 Scenic Cruise around Milford Sound
      • Daily breakfasts
    • Queenstown:     Bike the Bridges Half Day Tour
                              The Basin Explorer Full Day Bike Tour
                              Boutique Wine Tour
                              Dart River Jet Boat Wilderness Experience
                              Routeburn Track Day Hike
                              Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour        
                              TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise with BBQ Lunch or Dinner
                              Kawarau or Shotover River Jet

      Wanaka:            Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk

      Franz Josef:       Glacier Heli Hike or Heli Flight with Snow Landing
                               Okarito Eco Tour

      Punakaiki:         Underworld Rafting
                              Charleston Glowworm Caves Tour
                              The Red Deer Journey through Awakari Valley

      Christchurch:     Akaroa Harbour Cruise or Swim with the Dolphins  

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