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- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- Beautifully illustrated souvenir map
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Porterage for a maximum of two bags per person
- Professionally guided tour
- Unlimited bottled water
- Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- Excess baggage charge
- First class or best available hotels in the area
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
- Visa arrangements
From turquoise lakes and lush peninsulas to snowcapped mountains and sparkling glaciers, the South Island’s majestic landscapes offer awe and adventure in equal measure.
Tantalise Your Tastebuds
Epicurious travellers will delight in the South Island’s smorgasbord of seasonal produce, from luscious berries, stone fruit, asparagus and root vegetables, to local seafood, lamb, beef and a plethora of artisanal dairy delights. Roadside kiosks sell everything from farm eggs to grandma’s tomato relish, while world-class regional restaurants skim the cream of local crops for innovative tasting menus. Add some of the world’s best cool-climate wines, from Central Otago’s superb pinot noir to Marlborough’s renowned sauvignon blanc, as well as some of the most exciting craft breweries in the country, and you have a recipe for a foodies’ paradise.
With just over a million people scattered across 151,215 sq km, you’ll have no trouble finding your own slice of wilderness on New Zealand’s ‘mainland’. The only problem will be choosing between the sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords that make this island one of the best outdoor destinations on the planet. Lace up your boots and tackle one of the South Island’s six Great Walks, or choose from countless other options ranging from short nature strolls to multiday, backcountry epics. The Department of Conservation’s track and hut network makes it easy to find a way in.
Landscape and Climate
You might think that the North Island and South Island are identical in terms of landscape and climate, but things aren’t quite that simple. While both islands have a significant amount of coastline, farmland, and high terrain, the North and South Island are not identical. However, both islands are breathtaking – which if you know anything about New Zealand, shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In terms of landscape, the North Island is known for its gorgeous coastline and geothermal hotspots. You’ll find incredible beaches in Northland, the Bay of Islands, and around the Coromandel Peninsula, while the central region of the island around Rotorua is known for the hot springs and bubbling mud pools that come with intense geothermal activity. In the island’s south, you’ll find volcanoes around Tongariro National Park. While both islands have beaches, the North Island has more of the traditional white-sand beaches that are perfect for swimming.
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Arrive in to Christchurch
We will pick you up from airport and take to hotel where clients can relax and acclimatise to NZ timezone.
Explore Stunning Christchurch
Free day to explore Christchurch. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Heading to Fabulous Queenstown
Travel Queenstown via beautiful lake Tekapo and continue Omarama where you can do an optional flight in a glider. You will be able to see 360 degree view of the beauty of the area from a clear canopy at several thousand feet. The group will then continue on to Queenstown.
Explore Beautiful Milford
Tour will take a trip round to Milford Sound to enjoy a cruise through the Sound before heading back to Queenstown.
Explore Stunning Queenstown
Free day to explore Queenstown. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Heading West Coast
Travel through the Haast Pass up the West Coast to Hokitika stopping in at one of the glaciers along the way.
Tour will head off to the East Coast to Kaikoura.
Watch out Whales
Tour will get to enjoy some time with some whales on the Kaikoura Whale Watch before heading to Picton to cross the Cook Strait on the ferry in to Wellington.
Free day to explore Wellington. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Tour will leave Wellington and head to Napier via Palmerston North.
Visit National Aquarium of NZ
Visit the National aquarium of nz before heading to Rotorua via Taupo with a visit to the Huka Falls if the weather is good.
Free day to explore Rotorua. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Experience Magical Glow Worm caves
Tour will head out of Rotorua going first to see the Waitomo Glow worm caves then off to Matamata to take a tour of Hobbiton before continuing on to Auckland.
Explore Beautiful Auckland
Free day to explore Auckland. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Back to Home - Tour ends
Group will be taken to the Christchurch Airport to say farewell.