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10 Day Southern Spectacular Guided Tour

Indulge in a delicious home-cooked barbecue lunch when you visit Morelea Farm and meet the Kiwi farming family of Angie and Stan Taylor. Just one of the yummy dining experiences during this tour.

10 Day Southern Spectacular Guided Tour

Make sure you have your camera battery charged to capture magnificent sights as you journey down into Milford Sound and watch as master carvers create works of art out of the blocks of Pounamu on the West Coast.

Tour Type: Group Tours
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Departs: Selected dates
Duration: 10 days
Tour Code: ZCQR

Regions Visited

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Christchurch, Lake Pukaki & Twizel, Dunedin, Te Anau, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Punakaiki, Arthurs Pass

Tour Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive prior to 4pm on day 1, flights can depart anytime on day 10)
  • Breakfast of choice (2)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (7)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Dinners with wine (5)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Farewell dinner (1)
  • Visit a working sheep farm
  • Experience warm Kiwi hospitality at Morelea Farm for Be My Guest a BBQ lunch
  • Visit Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo
  • Take your pick of a selection of included local highlight experiences at Dunedin
  • Journey through spectacular Fiordland National Park with its magnificent scenery
  • Cruise on truly inspiring Milford Sound
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • See Franz Josef Glacier
  • Visit a green stone factory
  • Walk around Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. Meet your Travel Director this evening for a welcome reception.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel

DAY 2: CHRISTCHURCH / TWIZEL

Visit Morelea Farm, a working sheep farm, the home of Angie and Stan Taylor. See sheep shearing and farm demonstrations before enjoying a Be My Guest BBQ lunch, and wait until you try Angie’s famous pavlova! See Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel.

Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel

DAY 3: TWIZEL / DUNEDIN

Visit spectacular Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Then visit the stately historic town of Oamaru. This afternoon travel to Dunedin, where the rest of your day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

DAY 4: DUNEDIN / TE ANAU

Choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise or experience an interactive of tour Speight’s Brewery.

Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

DAY 5: TE ANAU / QUEENSTOWN

Be awestruck by the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. See ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on Milford Sound takes you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Then, travel the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, for an orientation tour.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 6: QUEENSTOWN

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak for thrilling luge rides, or visit the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Or take a 4WD minibus tour through spectacular Skippers Canyon. Perhaps visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or journey deep into the mountains to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm for lunch. This evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Then enjoy an entertaining farm show.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 7: QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF

Visit the gold mining village of Arrowtown, then enjoy stone fruit at Cromwell. See lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

DAY 8: FRANZ JOSEF / PUNAKAIKI

This morning, walk among rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Explore Franz Josef Glacier – take a scenic flight or a glacier hike (both own expense). Then depart for Hokitika, for a greenstone (jade) factory tour. Later, at Punakaiki see the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort

DAY 9: PUNAKAIKI / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine. This spectacular train journey is rated as one of the world’s greatest. Join your Travel Director this evening for a farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel

DAY 10: FAREWELL FROM CHRISTCHURCH

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred by private car to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

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