short break icon 4 Day Short Break

South Island High Country

  • Glenfalloch Station

    Glenfalloch Station

  • Canterbury High Country

    Canterbury High Country

  • High Country Scenery

    High Country Scenery

Tour codes: ZC4R, ZC4S

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Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is free for you to do as you choose.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch (Standard) or Novotel Christchurch (Superior)

Day 2: Christchurch – Glenfalloch Station

Start your adventure with a scenic drive from Christchurch across the Canterbury Plains to Springfield and on to Mt. Torlesse Station. Mt. Toelesse is a 4,000 hectare property situated in the foothills of the Southern Alps. You’ll enjoy a 4WD tour which takes in breathtaking alpine views as well as views back across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Later, make your way up Porters Pass and into the Canterbury High Country for a picnic lunch on the banks of Lake Lyndon. At this point the scenery starts to change to the rugged Canterbury High Country with its snow-capped mountains, tussock hillsides and glistening blue lakes. Continue on the remote Lyndon Road to spectacular Lake Coleridge. You’ll spend the afternoon exploring this fascinating area and enjoying tales and stories by your local guides, before making your way up the Rakaia River to the end of the road and on to Glenfalloch Station, a 10,000 hectare working sheep and cattle station, where you’ll spend the night. You’ll enjoy a delicious 3-course meal and spend the evening in the company of the owners of the station learning about High Country Station life.

Hotel: Glenfalloch Station (Standard or Superior)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Canterbury High Country - Christchurch

After a hearty breakfast it’s all aboard your exciting 4WD adventure from Glenfalloch Station to Lake Heron Station. On an unsealed road you’ll make your way past stunning Lake Heron to Lakes Camp and Clearwater, where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch on the banks of the lake. After lunch in this stunning location, continue your journey into the Rangitata Valley and on to Mt. Potts Station where you’ll 4WD through the rivers and up to Mt. Sunday, the filming location for Edoras, the home of the Rohan people in The Lord of the Rings. A short walk from the vehicle to the top of Mt. Sunday will reward you with fantastic 360° views of the impressive Rangitata Valley. Venture further up the road a short distance to the famous Erewhon Station. A Clydesdale-drawn wagon ride across the station will top-off this highlight day, before returning to Christchurch for the evening.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch (Standard) or Novotel Christchurch (Superior)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Farewell from Christchurch

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

4 Day Short Break

Departs

Tues, Thurs & Sat from Christchurch

Returns

Morning of day 4 at Christchurch

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (3)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinners (1)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with Standard Accommodation (ZC4R)

Standard Room Ibis Christchurch
Where you'll be staying
  • Ibis Hotel Christchurch  
  • Glenfalloch Station  
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Tour with Superior Accommodation (ZC4S)

Twin Room Novotel Christchurch
Where you'll be staying
  • Novotel Christchurch  
  • Glenfalloch Station  
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Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Standard (R)

  • Ibis Hotel Christchurch
    107 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
    • Ibis Hotel Christchurch Standard Room
    • Ibis Hotel Christchurch Reception
    • Ibis Hotel Christchurch Exterior

    Ibis Christchurch is ready to welcome you. Adjacent to the new shopping heart of Christchurch, Cashell Mall. The "pop up" shopping precinct is the new vibrant heart of the city, featuring many new designer shops and modern cafes. Ibis Hotel Christchurch is very close to the famous Cathedral Square, the historic heart of the city providing easy access to the outer lying attractions and the airport. The Ibis features 155 contemporary rooms, restaurant OOPEN, a bar and meeting room.

    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Data port in room
    • Air-conditioning
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Work Desk
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Manual temperature control
    • Wi-Fi in room (Pay)
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Ensuite
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Security peephole
    • Automatic wake up call
    • Operator wake up call
    • Alarm Clock
  • Glenfalloch Station
    4106 Double Hill Run Rd, Methven 7791, New Zealand
    • Glenfalloch Station exterior

    Perched above the braided Rakaia and Mathias rivers and offering jaw-dropping views of the majestic Southern Alps, Glenfalloch Station is sufficiently off-the-beaten track to offer its visitors an air of seclusion and unspoilt natural beauty yet it is still easily accessible. At Glenfalloch Station a whole new world awaits you – a self-contained world that nestles comfortably into the rugged countryside and provides guests with the perfect high-country haven in which to draw inspiration, unwind, and to enjoy the luxury of feeling at one with nature.

    • Features
    • Electric blankets
    • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Dining with large open fireplace
  • Novotel Christchurch
    50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    • Novotel Christchurch - Exterior
    • Novotel Christchurch - Reception
    • Novotel Christchurch - Twin Room
    • Novotel Christchurch - Bar & Lounge area

    The Novotel Christchurch is a premium, landmark hotel located in the heart of Christchurch. Featuring 154 contemporary rooms, high-end amenities and WIFI internet (surcharge). Hotel facilities include gym, guest laundry, restaurant, bar and meeting rooms, catering for up to 250 delegates. The Novotel Christchurch is only moments to main attractions, Cathedral Square, Cashel St Pop-Up Mall, Hagley Park, Christchurch Business District and 30min from Christchurch Airport.

    • Features
    • Hair Dryer
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Room service
    • In-room safe
    • Wireless Internet access
  • Glenfalloch Station
    4106 Double Hill Run Rd, Methven 7791, New Zealand
    • Glenfalloch Station exterior

    Perched above the braided Rakaia and Mathias rivers and offering jaw-dropping views of the majestic Southern Alps, Glenfalloch Station is sufficiently off-the-beaten track to offer its visitors an air of seclusion and unspoilt natural beauty yet it is still easily accessible. At Glenfalloch Station a whole new world awaits you – a self-contained world that nestles comfortably into the rugged countryside and provides guests with the perfect high-country haven in which to draw inspiration, unwind, and to enjoy the luxury of feeling at one with nature.

    • Features
    • Electric blankets
    • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Dining with large open fireplace
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