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Price
NZ$5,299 per person
Duration
14 Days - Departing Jan 31st, 2021
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
10+

BEYOND WORDS Experience South Island

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What's included

Destination
New Zealand Discover New Zealand
Departure Location
Christchurch Airport
Return Location
Wellington Airport
Tour Start Date & Time
January 31, 2021 9:00 am
Price includes
  • A guided tour of important places
  • 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
Price does not include
  • Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
  • Excess baggage charge
  • 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
Additional Prices
Twin Share per Person: NZ$3,999 Child: NZ$4,799

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.

Wandering Wild

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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  • Day 15
Day 1

Arrive in to Christchurch

We will pick you up from airport and take to hotel where clients can relax and acclimatise to NZ timezone.

Day 2

Explore Christchurch

Free day to explore Christchurch. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings

Day 3

Lake Tekapo

Travel day to Lake Tekapo via Christchurch

Day 4

A day in Omarama

Free day in Omarama. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings. A major attraction in Omarama is glider flying. You will be able to see 360 degree view of the beauty of the area from a clear canopy at several thousand feet. What better place to experience this in one of the worst best gliding spots.

Day 5

Trip to Dunedin

A short trip to Dunedin. Along the way we will stop in to the Moeraki Boulders. If weather and tide is suitable you will be able to go down to the boulders themselves.

Day 6

A day in Invercargill

Travel over to Invercargill after a visit to Larnach Castle.

Day 7

Heading to Queenstown

Travel day leaving Invercargill via Alexandra to Queenstown

Day 8

Explore Beautiful Milford Sound

Tour will take a trip round to Milford Sound to enjoy a cruise through the Sound before heading back to Queenstown.

Day 9

Explore Magnificent Queenstown

Free day to explore Queenstown. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.

Day 10

Trip to Hokitika

Head for the West Coast to Hokitika, we'll visit a glacier or two if the weather is good.

Day 11

Heading to Westport

The West Coast is another of the 3 major gold rush areas on NZ so on our way to Westport we'll head in to Shanty Town which is a recreated 19th century mining town.

Day 12

Explore Kahurangi, Nelson lakes

Travel between the Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and Victoria Forest Parks to Nelson.

Day 13

Explore Beautiful Nelson

Free day to explore Nelson. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.

Day 14

Whale Watching

Leave Nelson for Kaikoura for a famous Kaikoura whale watch cruise.

Day 15

Back to Wellington

Today enjoy a cruise through the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry to Wellington.Trip ends here for South Island.

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NZ Discovery Tour South Island Northbound

Price
NZ$5,299 per person
Duration
14 Days - Departing Jan 31st, 2021
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
10+

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