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  • Morelea Farm

    Morelea Farm

  • TranzAlpine Train Journey

    TranzAlpine Train Journey

  • Walter Peak High Country Farm

    Walter Peak High Country Farm

  • Cruise on Milford Sound

    Cruise on Milford Sound

  • Lake Pukaki

    Lake Pukaki

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

    Church of the Good Shepherd


Tour code: ZRQC

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Which of the South Island’s attractions are going to become your favourite memory? The spectacular scenery viewed from the TranzAlpine train? The waves crashing on the beach outside your resort in Punakaiki? The breath-taking beauty of Milford Sound? Or are they all going to become new favourites?

Itinerary

1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Christchurch

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Christchurch – Punakaiki

Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine to Arthur’s Pass. View the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes on arrival in Punakaiki. Spend the night at your exclusive resort on the waterfront.

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3
Punakaiki – Franz Josef

Travel to Hokitika to visit a native greenstone (jade) factory for a unique jewellery demonstration. Your final destination is spectacular Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4-5
Franz Josef – Queenstown
Day 4: Franz Josef – Queenstown

Travel via the Haast Pass, take a short rainforest walk, and see Thunder Creek Falls then a trio of lakes, Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Sample stone fruit at a local orchard in Cromwell. Discover the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, before arriving in magical Queenstown for an orientation tour.

Day 5: Queenstown Included Choice

Included Choice IconDay 5: Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak for thrilling luge rides, or visit the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Or take a 4WD minibus tour through spectacular Skippers Canyon. Perhaps visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or journey deep into the mountains to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm for lunch. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast of choice, Highlight dinner

Day 6
Queenstown – Te Anau

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase to Te Anau. Travel through the World Heritage Fiordland National Park viewing glaciers and mountains. Drive through the Homer Tunnel to Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls and Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise on this natural wonder.

Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice, Dinner with wine

Day 7
Te Anau – Dunedin Included Choice

Cross the rich farmlands of South Otago to Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin. Included Choice Icon This afternoon choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise or experience an interactive of tour Speight’s Brewery.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8
Dunedin – Twizel

Enjoy free time before you continue your journey to Oamaru and then along the Waitaki River past the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam to Twizel.

Hotel: MacKenzie Country Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 9
Twizel – Christchurch

Mount Cook National Park is today’s highlight. See Lake Pukaki and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Enjoy a taste of country life at a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on a working farm. Be welcomed into the home and 240 hectare garden of Angie and Stan Taylor. Later, travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch

Day 10
Farewell from Christchurch

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred by private car to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach

The Moeraki Boulders

When you travel between Dunedin & Oamaru on this holiday, you’ll make a stop at Koekohe Beach to view the fabulous Moeraki Boulders, a group of very large spherical ‘stones’. There are 50 of them on the beach, the biggest weigh 7 tons, are 2-3 metres wide and it’s said it took about 4 million years for the boulders to form their current size. These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs that back the beach. Maori legend tells that the boulders are remains of calabashes, kumaras and eel baskets that washed ashore after the legendary canoe, the Araiteuru was wrecked at nearby Shag Point (Matakaea).

Highlights

  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Walk around Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks
  • Visit a green stone factory
  • See Franz Josef Glacier
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • Cruise inspiring Milford Sound
  • Journey through spectacular Fiordland National Park with its magnificent scenery
  • Take your pick of a selection of included local highlight experiences at Dunedin
  • Visit Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo
  • Experience warm Kiwi hospitality at Morelea Farm for Be My Guest a BBQ lunchBe My Guest Dining Icon
  • Visit a working sheep farm
  • Included Choice experiencesIncluded Choice Icon
  • Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
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  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Breakfast of choice (2)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (7)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Dinners with wine (6)
  • Highlight dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm
into Christchurch Airport
Day 10   Flights to depart anytime
from Christchurch Airport

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 10%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 7.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 5%
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 15%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 12.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 10%
 
Triple share    Save up to 5%
Kings Club    Save up to 5%

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • 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
  • Punakaiki Resort
    State Highway 6 ,Punakaiki 8252 New Zealand

    • Punakaiki Resort - Exterior
    • Punakaiki Resort - Villas
    • Punakaiki Resort - Walkway to Villas

    Situated on New Zealand's wild West Coast, the Punakaiki Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and is only a stone's throw from the beach. The hotel rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment to maintain a sense of privacy and seclusion and have either ocean or rainforest views.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Phone
    • Hairdryer
    • Wireless Internet access
    • TV
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Punakaiki Resort
    State Highway 6 ,Punakaiki 8252 New Zealand

    • Punakaiki Resort - Exterior
    • Punakaiki Resort - Villas
    • Punakaiki Resort - Walkway to Villas

    Situated on New Zealand's wild West Coast, the Punakaiki Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and is only a stone's throw from the beach. The hotel rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment to maintain a sense of privacy and seclusion and have either ocean or rainforest views.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Phone
    • Hairdryer
    • Wireless Internet access
    • TV
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island

    2 nights

    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Superior Room
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior

    Millennium Hotel Queenstown is only minutes from Queenstown shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boating.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Colour TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Electric blankets
    • Broadband Internet access
  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
    64 Lakefront Terrace, Te Anau 9460, South Island

    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Restaurant
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lakeview Room
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Reception
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lake
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Pool

    Located on the Te Anau lake front, a short stroll from the Te Anau town centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. If you need an escape from everyday life and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.

    • Features
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • Individual heater control
    • Flat Screen TV
    • In-house movies
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Phone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
    118 High St, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand

    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Carlton Restaurant
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Superior Room
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Cafe d'oro
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Ports O'Call Grill
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Reception

    The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is Dunedin's largest and most established hotel. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service. The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation, giving the convenience of having entertainment, shopping and restaurants close at hand. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, it is hard to go past the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

    • Features
    • TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Guest Laundry
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Gym facilities
    • 24 hour room service
  • MacKenzie Country Hotel
    Corner Of Ostler & Wairepo Streets, Twizel 7901 New Zealand

    • MacKenzie Country Hotel Sunset
    • MacKenzie Country Hotel Exterior

    The MacKenzie Country Hotel is located in the heart of the Mackenzie region, a unique area of New Zealand's South Island. Featuring natural stonework, the architecture beautifully reflects and compliments the mountains and riverbeds of the surrounding landscape.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Refrigerator
    • Electric blankets
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Ensuite
    • Phone
  • 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