An eleven day tour covering most of the scenic attractions of the South Island. Features include: six national parks, Mt Cook - NZ's highest mountain, Queenstown - NZ's premier resort, Skyline gondola ride, Royal Albatross and penguin tour, Fiordland World Heritage Park, cruise Milford Sound, guided walk onto a glacier, Punakaiki pancake rocks & blowholes, Abel Tasman National Park, Kaikoura Whalewatch cruise and the Coastal Pacific scenic railway.
A bobby-dazzler! Let us show you New Zealand’s natural splendour on this unhurried 14 day tour. From stunning Mt Cook, rippled blue glacier ice, a splash of lens friendly wildlife and fairytale forests and fiords in the south to the north where a massive Beehive, barren volcanic plains, roaring geysers and thousands of tiny glow worms await. As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life and this tour has it all.
From the impressive display of the glaciers of the West Coast, to the sensational alpine landscape of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, right up to the extraordinary geysers of Rotorua and the dramatic underground caverns of the Waitomo Caves, there is an abundance of spectacular natural sights to take your breath away.
Take a wander through the city of Christchurch and stop for a photo at the world’s only Cathedral built entirely of cardboard. Enjoy dinner with a spectacular view in Queenstown. Stay in the pretty seaside village of Picton then travel across the Cook Strait to the cosmopolitan capital city of Wellington.
Create your perfect New Zealand memory from a range of essential elements. It may be the spirit and energy of a Maori cultural performance – twirling poi and heart-pounding haka. Or it may be the scenic mountains and fiords of Milford Sound – breath-taking and untouched. So many faultless moments, so many special memories.
Indulge in a little star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin for your overnight stay on Milford Sound. Journey out to Abel Tasman National Park and take a stroll along seemingly untouched golden beaches. Hear how the coastal city of Napier rebuilt in Art Deco style after the devastating earthquake of 1931.
Regarded as one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, your holiday includes the world-famous TranzAlpine Train journey from the East to the West Coast of the South Island. Train lovers will also love the inclusion of the popular, narrow gauge rail journey on the Coromandel Peninsula that takes you to a fascinating artist’s colony.