The Southern Drift

12 Day Inspiring Journey | Christchurch Return

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The Southern Drift

12 Day Inspiring Journey | Christchurch Return

The Southern Drift

12 Day Inspiring Journey

Christchurch Return

Discover 100% Pure New Zealand on this Inspiring Journey through the bountiful natural treasures of the South Island. From the still waters of Milford Sound and snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps, to rolling hills and grassy plains of Central Otago, delve into the exquisite beauty of a land that has remained unchanged for millennia.

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Discover
  • The magnificent icy landscape of Franz Josef Glacier
  • The stunning peak of Mount Cook, rising above the Southern Alps
  • Central Otago’s undulating fields
Explore
  • Journey over fields and rivers on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Vibrant Queenstown, nestled at the foot of the Remarkables
  • Kayak across the waters of magical Milford Sound
Immerse
  • Enjoy a traditional Jade factory demonstration
  • Learn the ancient sport of curling in Naseby
  • Uncover Arrowtown’s gold mining heritage
Relax
  • Stay in a luxury eco-lodge in Fiordland National Park
  • Unwind in Franz Josef’s geothermal pools
  • Cruise out to the Tasman Sea on Milford Sound

Your New Zealand adventure begins in Christchurch, whose lush green surrounds have earned it the nickname, the Garden City. Spend the afternoon at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink and dinner to kick-off your holiday of a lifetime

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Traverse the Canterbury Plains and snow-capped Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. The gentle chug-chug in extraordinary surrounds gives way to more epic scenery as you board the coach at Arthur’s Pass and travel to Punakaiki to see the limestone Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Your home tonight is in an eco-friendly resort on the waterfront.

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

A leisurely start to the day arriving in the town of Hokitika where you’ll enjoy a jewellery demonstration by a local greenstone (jade) carver. Then visit the gold-mining centre of Ross. Today’s final stop, en route to your eco-friendly retreat in the bush, is the luminous icy depths of the Franz Josef Glacier. Spend the night surrounded by the pristine wilderness and in the warm embrace of the local geothermal hot pools.

Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Spend the morning contemplating the exquisite setting or take to the air on a scenic flight over this spectacular glacier (own expense). Later, meander through the Haast Pass and along the pebble-laden shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, stopping in Makarora and the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. The adventure capital of Queenstown awaits and you’ll have an opportunity to explore it during an orientation tour before settling in at your hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Calling all thrill seekers! Today’s the day to earn your adventurer stripes braving some of Queenstown’s most daring activities. Or indulge your more serene side with a round of golf or relaxing spa treatment. This evening, enjoy a memorable Highlight Dinner at one of Queenstown’s fine dining restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner

Another daring day awaits in New Zealand’s adrenalin capital. Consider a day indulging in the region’s vintages at the Gibbston Valley Winery, or board a jet boat for an exhilarating ride down the mighty Shotover River.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Skirting the shores of Lake Wakatipu southwards, venture to Te Anau and then deep within the Fiordland National Park. Driving through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel and emerge into a photographer’s paradise where glaciers and peaks give way to the unexpected beauty of Mirror Lake. Stop to explore the wonder of the Chasm Walk before arriving at Milford Sound Lodge, with its exquisite views of the Cleddau Valley.

Hotel: Milford Sound Lodge, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Wake up to the startling beauty of Milford Sound and board the Southern Discoveries vessel for a half day exploration of Milford Sound. Cruise out to the Tasman sea looking for wildlife along the way, and take the opportunity to go sea kayaking in Harrisons Cove. This afternoon learn more about Fiordland National Park with an informative talk by a local expert.

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

This morning, embark on a journey from the rainforests of Fiordland to the hills of Central Otago, travelling through Te Anau and the rolling hill country of Southland to the dry and arid region of Central Otago. Arriving into Wedderburn you’ll head out to a high country farm to learn about life on the plains. Finish the day with dinner at the local pub.

Hotel: Wedderburn Cottages

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Travel to the town of Naseby to learn the history of this gold mining town. Maybe you’ll try your hand at the ancient sport of curling! From here it’s on towards the spectacular scenery of the Southern Alps and then along the shores of Lake Pukaki before arriving in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy dinner against the spectacular backdrop of the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Discover the shores of Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd today, before crossing the Canterbury Plains and arriving in Christchurch this afternoon. Embark on an in-depth sightseeing tour of the city to learn about its rebirth after the 2011 earthquake.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast

It’s time to say a fond farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end today.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Across from Victoria Square in the city centre, this polished hotel in a sleek multi-storey concrete building is a 12-minute walk from the Canterbury Museum and 10 km from Christchurch Airport.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gym facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat seamlessly incorporates measures that greatly reduce its environmental impact. Designed to stand the test of time, Te Waonui’s durable, New Zealand building design blends in with its stunning natural setting. Management and staff at Te Waonui actively support community-based projects to preserve our outstanding natural heritage in Franz Josef Glacier Town.

    Features

  • In-room safe
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Pillow Menu (Choice of pillows)
  • Luxurious bed linen
  • Private balcony or courtyard
  • Electronic security key system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • TV
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Queenstown Hotel is an award-winning hotel overlooking the breathtaking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Conveniently located just minutes from Queenstown town centre, across the road is the popular Steamer Wharf – home to great dining, bars and entertainment.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bathrobe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darran Mountains, Milford Sound Lodge provides a fantastic base to experience the beauty and majesty of Fiordland National Park / Te Wahipounamu. To experience this World Heritage destination in a more authentic, relaxed way, stay a night or two. There are so many inspiring possibilities for outdoor adventure right on our doorstep.

    Features

  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD players
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • Ensuite
  • Heater
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Wedderburn is steeped in history; your stay at Wedderburn Cottages provides a chance to explore our heritage and the rural farming lifestyle of Central Otago. Wedderburn Cottages have been operating since the inception of the Rail Trail, and are perfectly placed at the exact halfway point, with the actual Rail Trail going through the centre of the complex.

    Features

  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Heater
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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 (additional cost)
  • Refrigerator
  • Binoculars
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Telephone - Voice Mail
  • IDD Phones
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Across from Victoria Square in the city centre, this polished hotel in a sleek multi-storey concrete building is a 12-minute walk from the Canterbury Museum and 10 km from Christchurch Airport.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gym facilities
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

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

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

NZ$395 Adult NZ$295 Child

Air Safaris - Grand Traverse Scenic Flight

Explore the alpine wonderland of the Southern Alps’ highest peaks and glacial lakes on this 45-minute scenic flight, including Murchison Glacier, Tasman Glacier, Main Divide, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, westland coastal rainforests and Mount Cook.

NZ$199 Adult NZ$139 Child

Queenstown Boutique Wine Tour

An afternoon amongst the boutique vineyards and splendid alpine scenery of Central Otago. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over two contrasting wine regions, learn about the wine and pioneering history and visit the Historic Precinct of Old Cromwell. Includes a delightful platter lunch and a glass of wine with lunch.

NZ$49 Adult NZ$24 Child

Kiwi Birdlife Park

The Kiwi Birdlife Park is a wildlife sanctuary found in the heart of Queenstown. They hold and display over 20 species of native NZ wildlife in our 5 acre Park, all of which are part of nationally managed programmes. Your entry fee supports their conservation work. They offer guaranteed kiwi viewing in our specially constructed nocturnal houses, audio tours (available in English and Japanese; allow 45min), Conservation Shows (11am, 3pm; allow 30min) and Kiwi Feedings (10am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 4.30pm; allow 15min). They offer an all-day pass and the park can be enjoyed in all weather. Experience conservation in action!

NZ$115 Adult / NZ$75 Child

Lakeshore, Forest and Bird Guided Walk

The 'Lakeshore Forest and Bird' guided walk is a unique nature interpretative experience. Taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest, with morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake-shore where you stop and enjoy views across the lake to The Remarkables and Cecil Peak. The walk begins in native shrub and beech forest, and the track leads down through the forest to the edge Lake Wakatipu. Great views can be had looking out through the trees and over the water to the mountains beyond. Return transfers from your Queenstown accommodation are included.

NZ$145 Adult / NZ$70 Child

Walter Peak BBQ Dinner and Earnslaw

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the largest and grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. The TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. A cruise on this gracious heritage vessel is the perfect way to experience Queenstown’s magnificent alpine scenery. Upon reaching Walter Peak High Country Farm, you can disembark for an insight into New Zealand’s farming lifestyle. Enjoy an evening dining at the Colonel’s Homestead followed by an entertaining Sheep Show!

NZ$125 Adult / NZ$50 Child

Walter Peak BBQ Lunch and Earnslaw

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience – a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch and a farm demo in a stunning lakeside setting. Your lunch starts with a cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once there, you can sit back on the lakeside terrace of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and savour the delicious aromas as our chef has the best of local produce, sizzling away on the grill. After your lunch, you can join an entertaining farm demonstration or explore the beautiful lakeside gardens. Includes cruise, Gourmet BBQ lunch and farm demo. Duration 3hrs 30mins Suitable for all ages

NZ$149 Adult NZ$79 Child

Shotover Jet Boat Ride

Enjoy a 30-minute jet boat ride down the mighty Shotover River and through Shotover Canyon with the only company permitted to operate in this area. A major highlight is experiencing the famous “Shotover Jet Turn” where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees turn. Includes return transfers from Queenstown. (Duration: 1.5 hours in total)

NZ$195 Adult NZ$115 Child

Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour & Jet Boat

Skippers Canyon Jet are the only company to offer a complete 4WD tour of Skippers Canyon and access to the unique mining relics available in the Sainsbury gold claim museum. Following the winding, yet majestic Skippers road, which carves its way down from the Coronet Peak ski road, over the saddle and down “Long gully” through to Skippers Canyon; your guide will detail the history of the road, hardships of the miners and how many miners were killed building the road over a century ago.

NZ$109 Adult NZ$59

Haast River Safari

Travel on a purpose built fully enclosed river jet boat with front-loading access. Great visibility is ensured, yet you remain warm, dry and comfortable, making this a unique and safe experience suitable for anyone of any age to participate in and enjoy.

NZ$460 Adult NZ$322 Child

The Helicopter Line - Mountain Scenic Spectacular 40min Flight

Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox snowfields on this 40-minute scenic flight. Cross the main divide for breathtaking views of Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Highlights include a snow landing, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and Mt Cook.

NZ$320 Adult NZ$224

The Helicopter Line - Twin Glacier Scenic 30min Flight

From a mantle of pure white snow, massive rivers of ice wind their way down glacier valleys. Explore the glaciers, an incredible natural phenomenon on this 30-minute scenic flight. Highlights include a snow landing at the head of the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier.


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

Dining

  • 11 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 8 Dinners with wine

Flight Information

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport
Day 12   Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport

The Southern Drift

12 Day Inspiring Journey

Christchurch Return

Early Payment Discounts Available

Discover New Zealand on this Inspiring Journey through the natural treasures of the South Island. From the still waters of Milford Sound and snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills of Central Otago, delve into the beauty of landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia.

This itinerary is valid from 1 October 2019.

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Discover
  • The magnificent icy landscape of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Dunedin’s Scottish influence
Explore
  • Kayak across the waters of magical Milford Sound
  • Listen to the stories and explore the grounds of Larnach Castle
  • Vibrant Queenstown, nestled at the foot of the Remarkables
Immerse
  • With an adventure on the Haast River
  • Uncover Arrowtown’s gold mining heritage
Relax
  • Stay in a luxury eco-lodge in Fiordland National Park
  • Indulge in a spa treatment in Queenstown
  • With view of mountains and rivers on the TranzAlpine Train

Your New Zealand adventure begins in Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’. Spend the afternoon at leisure before joining your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Hotel Montreal, Christchurch

Traverse the verdant Canterbury Plains and snow-capped Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Witness more epic scenery as you board your coach at Arthur’s Pass. Later, admire the vivid hues of greenstone (jade) on a visit to Hokitika for demonstration by a local carver. Today’s final stop is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier, where you’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly retreat in the pristine wilderness.

Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Spend the morning relaxing and then explore the area with a local guide, who’ll explain the history behind Franz Josef Glacier. Later, why not take to the air on an optional experience scenic flight over this spectacular glacier?

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

It’s time for adventure as you board a purpose-built fully enclosed jet boat for a journey down the Haast River. Stop in Makarora at lunchtime and later the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. The adventure-capital of Queenstown awaits and you’ll have the opportunity to explore it during an orientation tour when you arrive.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Today, select your choice of sightseeing: consider a day indulging in the region’s vintages on a wine tour. View the Lord of the Rings film locations and scenery of Queenstown and Glenorchy on a scenic tour or spend time in the spa indulging in a relaxing massage.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Calling all thrill-seekers! Today’s the day to earn your stripes tackling some of Queenstown’s most adventurous activities. This evening, enjoy a memorable dinner at one of Queenstown’s fine restaurants.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience

Skirting the shores of Lake Wakatipu southwards, venture to Te Anau and then deep into the Fiordland National Park Driving through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel, you’ll emerge into a photographer’s paradise where glaciers and peaks give way to the unexpected serenity of Mirror Lake. Stop to explore the wonder of the Chasm Walk before arriving at Milford Sound Lodge, with its exquisite views of the Cleddau Valley.

Hotel: Milford Sound Lodge, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Wake up to the startling beauty of your surrounds. Learn more about Fiordland National Park during an informative talk by a specialist Nature Guide and board the Southern Discoveries vessel for a half-day exploration of magnificent Milford Sound. Cruise out to the Tasman Sea looking for wildlife along the way, and take the opportunity to go sea-kayaking in Harrison Cove.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Embark on a journey from the rainforests of Fiordland to the rolling hills of Central Otago, travelling through Te Anau, known for its beautiful lake. Stop in the country musical town of Gore at lunchtime, before arriving in Dunedin, New Zealand’s southernmost city.

Hotel: Distinction Dunedin Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

This morning, join an exclusive tour of Larnach Castle. Your afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps ride the historic Taireri Gorge Railway or take a wildlife cruise.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Travel up the east coast and through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, before crossing the Canterbury Plains and arriving in Christchurch for an in-depth sightseeing tour on arrival. This evening, join your Journey Director for a memorable Celebration Dinner.

Hotel: Hotel Montreal, Christchurch

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Celebration Dinner

It’s time to say a fond farewell to your fellow travellers this morning as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

A 4-minute walk from the sprawling Hagley Park, this upscale, all-suite hotel with an old-word, European vibe is an 11-minute walk from Cathedral Square in Christchurch centre.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenette
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Plasma television
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • In-room safe
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat seamlessly incorporates measures that greatly reduce its environmental impact. Designed to stand the test of time, Te Waonui’s durable, New Zealand building design blends in with its stunning natural setting. Management and staff at Te Waonui actively support community-based projects to preserve our outstanding natural heritage in Franz Josef Glacier Town.

    Features

  • In-room safe
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Pillow Menu (Choice of pillows)
  • Luxurious bed linen
  • Private balcony or courtyard
  • Electronic security key system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • TV
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Queenstown Hotel is an award-winning hotel overlooking the breathtaking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Conveniently located just minutes from Queenstown town centre, across the road is the popular Steamer Wharf – home to great dining, bars and entertainment.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bathrobe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darran Mountains, Milford Sound Lodge provides a fantastic base to experience the beauty and majesty of Fiordland National Park / Te Wahipounamu. To experience this World Heritage destination in a more authentic, relaxed way, stay a night or two. There are so many inspiring possibilities for outdoor adventure right on our doorstep.

    Features

  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD players
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • Ensuite
  • Heater
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Distinction Hotels Group has transformed the 1937 former Chief Post Office in Dunedin into an elegant 4 1/2 star luxury hotel, located in the rejuvenated and vibrant Warehouse Precinct in the heart of the city. The modern Distinction Dunedin Hotel consists of 121 elegant suites and studio rooms. Offering a variety of premier accommodation to suit everyone from the businesses traveller requiring spacious and modern facilities to those wanting a relaxing weekend away.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

A 4-minute walk from the sprawling Hagley Park, this upscale, all-suite hotel with an old-word, European vibe is an 11-minute walk from Cathedral Square in Christchurch centre.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenette
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Plasma television
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • In-room safe
  • Iron / Ironing Board
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

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

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 11 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 6 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Local Dining Experience
  • 1 Celebration Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1: flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport
  • Day 12: flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport

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