short break icon 6 Day Short Break

The Alpine Adventure

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

    Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Christchurch

    Christchurch

  • Mount Cook

    Mount Cook

  • Queenstown

    Queenstown

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Tour codes: ZCQ6R, ZCQ6F

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Itinerary

On this Short Break you’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). You’ll have free time to relax or explore before dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch (Standard) or Novotel Christchurch (First Class), 2 nights.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Christchurch

Board a classic 1960s London double decker bus for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history and how it’s recovering from the 2011 devastating earthquake. See some of the areas affected by the earthquake, hear how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and learn about the vision to rebuild the inner city. Later, why not visit the Canterbury Museum or go punting on the Avon River.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Christchurch – Mt. Cook

Travel through lush farmland to Lake Tekapo and stop to see the Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue into the Southern Alps towards Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You’ll arrive at Mount Cook Village to enjoy a 3 course lunch and overnight stay at the famous Hermitage Hotel. Later, you’ll have the chance to take a scenic flight over this alpine region (own expense).

Hotel: Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook View Rooms (Standard) or Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook Superior Room (First Class)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Mt. Cook – Queenstown

You’ll have free time to explore Mount Cook National Park. You could take a leisurely walk in the valley, a scenic flight or an alpine walk and boat ride to view the Tasman Glacier ice face and icebergs of all shapes and sizes (both own expense). This afternoon travel further south across the Lindis Pass, skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan and the small township of Cromwell, famed for its fruit growing. Your day concludes in spectacular Queenstown, the adventure-capital of New Zealand.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (First Class), 2 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Queenstown

Visit one of New Zealand’s fastest growing wine regions. Learn about the history of wine making and sample tastings at two vineyards. Later, visit New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave for a wine tasting tour and learn about the area’s rich wine-making history, then enjoy a local cheese presentation and tasting at the region’s only cheesery. Join your fellow travellers for a gourmet lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or dine al fresco in the sun-drenched courtyard in summer.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Farewell from Queenstown

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: This itinerary is valid for departures after 1 October 2015.

6 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily from Christchurch

Returns

Morning of day 6 at Queenstown

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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

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (5)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Dinners (2)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

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

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

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 (ZCQ6R)

Standard Room Ibis Christchurch
Where you'll be staying
  • Ibis Hotel Christchurch  
  • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook View Rooms  
  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown  
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Tour with First Class Accommodation (ZCQ6F)

Superior Room Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Where you'll be staying
  • Novotel Christchurch  
  • Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook Superior Room  
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown  
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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
  • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook View Rooms
    89 Terrace Road, Mt Cook 8770, New Zealand
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Exterior
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Mt Cook View Room
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Exterior
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Panorama Room
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Alpine Room
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Hillary Statue

    From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Encounter Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway.

    • Features
    • Sky TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Binoculars
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Telephone - Voice Mail
    • Refrigerator
    • Mt Cook Views
    • Mini Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Outdoor Patio
  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown
    Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Queenstown 9300
    • Copthorne Hotel exterior at Lake Wakatipu
    • Standard Room at Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown
    • Lobby Area at Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown
    • Front Entrance of Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown
    • Courtyard area of Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown

    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront is located on Frankton Road, just five minutes stroll to the heart of Queenstown.

    The hotel resort is close to many wonderful activities, from the town's world famous jet boat rides to radical white water rafting, bungee jumping, vineyards, international golf courses and ski fields.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Telephone - Voice Mail
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
  • 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
  • Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook Superior Room
    89 Terrace Road, Mt Cook 8770, New Zealand
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Superior Room
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Exterior grounds
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Exterior
    • Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook - Panorama Room

    From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Encounter Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway.

    • Features
    • Sky TV
    • IDD Phones
    • Binoculars
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • Mt Cook Views
    • Outdoor Patio
    • In-room safe
    • Bathtub and shower
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island
    • 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
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