General

Day 1 – Welcome to Christchurch

Start your spectacular adventure with arrival at Christchurch Airport. Get transferred to your pre-booked hotel by a private car. As for the evening, meet with your fellow travelers and tour directors with a welcome reception.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Day 2 – Christchurch – Twizel

Morelea Farm would invite you for a delicious barbecue lunch. The place is reputed for being a working sheep farm. Next would be your generous hosts Angie and Stan Taylor welcoming you to their amazing 240 hectaregarden. As for the next, take a stopover at the Church of the Good Shepherd for getting soaked up with the attractive alpine scenery of Mt. Cook National Park.

Hotel: MacKenzie Country Hotel
Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, ‘you’re invited’ lunch and dinner with wine

Day 3 – Twizel – Dunedin

For day three take an en route to Dunedin for a tour of the city. Have glances of Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam and then travel through Oamaru, famous for its white limestone buildings.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4 – Dunedin – Te Anau

There is a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences ready, on day four. Enjoy options like touring at Larnach Castle, riding in the Taieri Gorge Railway or the amazing Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Penguins and the Royal Albatross while you are here. You will also enjoy the essence of Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. After that, the rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau awaits to mesmerize you.

Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 5 – Te Anau – Queenstown

Get ready for an awe-struck view of World Heritage Fiordland National Park at day five. Explore the magnetisms of rainforest, mountain ranges, ancient glaciers, hand-made Homer Tunnel, etc. Proceed with an adventurous travel across Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, Pop’s Lookout and the Chasm. Meet your wanderlust with an amazing cruise on mystical Milford Sound that takes you to Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Devil’s Staircase, shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, etc., are some of the other provinces that you would love to explore. Call an end to your adventurous day with an orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital.

Day 6 – Queenstown Included Choice

Another day filled with selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences for you. Ride the Shotover Jet, play a round of golf, join a wine tour or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for a sumptuous dinner. Embrace your adventure with 4WD minibus that takes you through Skippers Canyon. Adopt the relaxing effects with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort. Try out the globally popular horse riding or you can also explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening, plunge into the opportunity to cruise across Lake Wakatipu – New Zealand’s oldest steamship. Some of the other options are the TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak Station and others. Don’t forget to get indulged into a gourmet barbecue ‘highlight dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. Moreover, an after-dinner farm show for a glimpse into high-country farm life is ready for you, too.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 5: Full buffet breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast of choice and highlight dinner

Day 7 – Queenstown – Franz Josef

The itinerary is prepared to give you a wonderful view of the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on day seven. Plunge into the deliciousness of the most popular stone fruit at Cromwell, also reputed as the stone fruit capital. Followed by it is the opportunity to explore the serene magnetism of trio of lakes – Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. For viewing the exceptionally charismatic Thunder Creek Falls you will be travelling over the Haast Pass, as for the next. This day’s itinerary ends with your visit at Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)
Included Meals: Breakfast of choice and dinner with wine

Day 8 – Franz Josef – Punakaiki

What about adventuring across the rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walk? On day eight we would provide you with a spectacular and exhilarating adventure among such temperate rainforest. Now comes the time to depart for Hokitika – home of the native greenstone (jade). A factory visit and jewellery demonstration is there on the list ready for you, too. Move further to Punakaiki for uncovering the charm of  Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort
Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 9 – Punakaiki – Christchurch

On day nine you will board the TranzAlpine train at Arthur’s Pass for travelling through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. At the end, join your Tour Director for a relishing Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch
Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 10 – Farewell from Christchurch

Get a comfortable transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Guaranteed Departures:
  • 17 September 17
  • $3398.00pp – Twin Share
  • 15, 22, 29 October 17
  • 05, 12, 26 November 17
  • 10, 24 December 17
  • 14, 28 January 18
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 February 18
  • 11, 18, 25 March 18
  • $3990.00pp – Twin Share
  • 01, 29 April 18
  • $3798.00pp – Twin Share
  • 10 June 18
  • 16 September 18
  • $3598.00pp – Twin Share

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Travel across the spectacular South Island on a 10 day First Choice Guided Holiday.Tour offered by AAT Kings - Tour Code ZCQR
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