11 Day Sensational South Guided Tour

A plethora of natural wonders and iconic landscapes await when you embark on a journey through New Zealand’s South Island.

The stunning Remarkable mountain range, Queenstown

 

11 Day Sensational South Guided Tour

Join a local expert as they share with you the wonder of Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier, before embarking on a scenic journey through the forests, flats and meadows of Fiordland National Park and out to the unmissable Milford Sound.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Wellington to Queenstown

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

11 Days

Tour Code:

ZWCQ

 

Regions Visited

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Wellington Christchurch Blenheim Te Anau Queenstown Mt Cook

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive prior to 4pm on day 1, flights can depart anytime on day 11)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (10)
  • Dinner with wine (4)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Farewell Dinner (1)
  • Be my guest lunch (1)
  • Visit and enjoy dinner at a Marlborough winery - this region is well known for their wines
  • "Your choice of sightseeing" in Blenheim and Queenstown
  • Get on the water with had picked cruises of the Tasman Glacier and the Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Connect with hosts Angie and Stan Taylor for an insight into farming in the Mackenzie Country at thier property in Tekapo

Prices for the period 01 April 2020 - 31 March 2022

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

9 January 2021

19 January 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​

No Enquire

23 January 2021

2 February 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​

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6 February 2021

16 February 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​

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20 February 2021

2 March 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​

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6 March 2021

16 March 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​

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23 October 2021

2 November 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

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6 November 2021

16 November 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

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11 December 2021

21 December 2021

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

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8 January 2022

18 January 2022

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

No Enquire

22 January 2022

1 February 2022

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

No Enquire

5 February 2022

15 February 2022

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​

No Enquire

19 February 2022

1 March 2022

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

No Enquire

5 March 2022

15 March 2022

$6,895 NZD

$5,325 NZD​​​

No Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO WELLINGTON

After settling into your hotel, you'll have time to explore Wellington independently. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Accommodation: Novotel Hotel

DAY 2 - WELLINGTON

This morning, join a local guide for a walking tour to discover Wellington’s vibrant culture and food scene. The afternoon is free for you to spend as you please.

Accommodation: Novotel Hotel

DAY 3 - WELLINGTON / BLENHEIM

Board the Interislander for a cruise across the Cook Strait, to the seaside village of Picton. Later it’s on to Blenheim for an orientation tour before heading to your accommodation. Later, visit one of the Marlborough region’s famous wineries, Hans Herzog Estate, for a tasting and 3-course Highlight Dinner.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Marlborough

DAY 4 - BLENHEIM

Choose from either land or sea sightseeing experiences: indulge in a half-day winery tour, or take the Greenshell Mussel Cruise into magnificent Marlborough Sounds, where you will learn about local history of the area and visit a mussel farm.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Marlborough 

DAY 5 - BLENHEIM / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore. Travel along the Pacific Ocean coast and across the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. See how Christchurch is rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and pop into the incredible Transitional Cathedral in Latimer Square, the world’s only cathedral made substantially of cardboard.

Accommodation: Novotel Christchurch

DAY 6 - CHRISTCHURCH / MT COOK

Enjoy some warm Kiwi hospitality at Morelea, the home of Angie and Stan Taylor, indulge in a Be My Guest barbecue lunch and hear about a lifetime spent farming in New Zealand. You’ll also get to witness Angie preparing her famous dessert pavlova. From here it’s on towards the spectacular Southern Alps and then alongside majestic Lake Pukaki, before arriving in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park to see Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in Australasia. Tonight, enjoy dinner with a breathtaking mountain view.

Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

DAY 7 - MT COOK

First up, you’ll experience the melting ice face and icebergs of eerie, magical Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's largest, on a gently paced one-hour cruise guided by a local expert, against an awesome backdrop of New Zealand's highest and most spectacular mountains. Later, you will have time to enjoy your surroundings back at the Hermitage. A stargazing optional experience is available after dinner.

Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

DAY 8 - MT COOK / TE ANAU

Today is another scenic day, travelling over the Lindis Pass through Central Otago. Visit Cromwell, next to pristine Lake Dunstan, and taste delicious stone fruit at a local orchard, then stop at the perfectly restored gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. The town’s beautiful tree-lined avenues and 19thcentury wooden buildings feel like a movie set. Afterwards, make your way to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to try jet boating down the majestic Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri, stepping into ancient beech forests and learning all about this unique location.

Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

DAY 9 - TE ANAU / QUEENSTOWN

Leaving Te Anau, you will take the scenic journey through the forests, flats and meadows of Fiordland National Park and out to Milford Sound. You will stop at Mirror Lakes where the stunning mountain scenery is perfectly reflected in the waters, then on to rough-hewn Homer Tunnel, and after, to one of the world’s most dramatic alpine drives, down through the Cleddau Valley and its impressive Chasm. Then it’s on to cruise the waters of the unmissable Milford Sound. Your cruise will take in the Bowen and Stirling Falls plummeting from glacial hanging valleys sharply into the sea, and sheer Mitre Peak, rising from the fiord’s depths. Finally, you will travel on to the adventure capital, Queenstown. An orientation tour around Lake Wakatipu takes you into the city before arriving at your hotel.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 10 - QUEENSTOWN

Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience today: venture out on a scenic tour visiting the many filming locations of the Lord of the Rings, or cruise Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm, for a gourmet Barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railway Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakeside setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables is the perfect for your exclusive Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 11 - FAREWELL FROM QUEENSTOWN

Farewell your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight.