Pre Tour - February 13th - Arrive into Christchurch International Airport and spend the day getting rested up at
our airport accommodation before the tour starts the following morning.

Day 1 - February 14th - Following breakfast our journey will start south of the city. Our first stop will be in Timaru to
visit the
Te Ana Māori Rock Art. A local Ngāi Tahu guide – descendant of the people that created these fantastic
artworks will take us on a journey through the history and culture. They are the
Kaitiaki (gaurdians) of one of the most
significant collections of ancient
Māori Rock Art in the country – Eight Tribal Taonga (treasures) cut from sites over a
hundred years ago, now returned to their home and their people. We then
Stop for Lunch before making our way to
Oamaru
. Oamaru, the largest town of the Waitaki District, has a rich history and proud heritage, enriched by the
passionate and perhaps quirky locals and is  most famous for its
Blue Penguin Colony and Oamaru Limestone
Architecture
of the Victorian Precinct and Steampunk Art. After some time to take in the Victorian Precinct we
get checked into our accommodation before dinner. After dinner we will head to the
Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony for an
evening of discovering the world of the little blue penguin.
Dinner and Overnight Oamaru. (B,L,D)

Day 2 -
This morning we start our journey to Dunedin but not before visiting the Elephant Rocks just outside of
Duntroon. These large Hummocky Rock Formations that look amazingly like Elephants were created after fossil
rich limestone deposited millions of years ago eroded, leaving behind an incredible boulder field which towers above your
head. Our next stop is the
Moeraki Boulders, a group of large spherical “stones” on Koekohe Beach near
Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago Coast. These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through
shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs. Even today, there are still boulders remaining in the mudstone that will, eventually,
fall on to the beach as they come loose due to erosion! Leaving Moeraki we drive out to
Katiki Point, which is at the
southern end of the
Moeraki Peninsula. It is a must visit while in the area so that is just what we will do. Katiki Point
Lighthouse
is the main attraction here, but you will also find endangered Yellow-eyed Penguins, Little Penguins,
Fur Seals
and other wildlife. We will stop in the small seaside village of Karitane ,most well known for its golden beach.
Before reaching Dunedin we will stop at the
Royal Albatross Centre at Harrington Point. It is the only mainland
breeding colony of
Royal Albatross in the world and hopefully we will get a sighting form the viewpoint! Dinner and
Overnight Dunedin. (B,L,D)

Day 3 -
Today we will have a Full Day Guided Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Our tour begins in
Dunedin, once the leading industrial and commercial centre of New Zealand and has retained many of its early buildings. Our
tour begins with a scenic drive into the city to admire the largest collection of
Edwardian and Victorian Structures. We
also visit
Baldwin Street, the “steepest street in the world.” The journey continues out onto the Otago Peninsula,
where the southern rollers pound the coastline and rare wildlife comes ashore regularly throughout the year. Next we visit
Larnach Castle Gardens, where a unique collection of specialised gardens can be explored and
some of the finest views of the
Otago Harbour can be seen. We will Lunch in the Larnach Castle Ballroom Café
before departing. After lunch we follow the winding gravel roads towards
Portobello, the main township on the Otago
Peninsula. We will spend the afternoon viewing the unique and treasured penguins and other native wildlife that call the
coasts of New Zealand home. We will go on an adventurous journey through a series of tunnels and hides to get unrivalled
viewing of the ‘critically endangered’
Yellow-Eyed Penguin. We’ll also see Little Blue Penguins, Sea Lions and
Fur Seals
who come ashore regularly. Our final stop is at Taiaroa Head, where the Northern Royal Albatross can often
be seen gliding around the headland. We then return to Dunedin where you can find dinner on your own.
Overnight Dunedin. (B,L)

Day 4 -
Today we make our way to Invercargill near the southern tip of South Island. Our first stop will be Nugget
Point
, an iconic panoramic platform on the Catlins Coast with one of the Country’s Oldest Lighthouses perched
above the famous rocks named by
Captain Cook because they looked like pieces of gold. A walk out to the Tokata
Lighthouse
will reveal sensational views of the big blue beyond. If you look down onto the rocks below the lighthouse, you'll
see a
Colony of Fur Seals frolicking in the surf. It is also home to some of the world’s Rarest Penguins and one
of the only places you might see
Seals, Sea Lions and Elephant Seals in the same area. Those who know me will
not find it at all strange that our next stop is
Catlins' Teapot Land at Owaka. It's something just a bit different, and
because the teapots come from all over New Zealand and the world, you may recognise pieces. It's a bit of nostalgia as
well as good entertainment! We will stop in
Gore for Lunch before continuing on our way. In Gore we also find the
Hokonui Moonshine Museum where we take a trip to the Illicit and Colourful Past of Gore’s Illicit Whisky
Distilling and Bootlegging
. The adventures of the Scottish Settlers and their exploits to avoid run-ins with the law
are kept alive through dioramas, audio-visuals and artefacts. You can taste
Old Hokonui made to the original recipe at the
end of your visit, or even take a bottle home with you. We then get settled into our accommodation at Invercargill before
dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Invercargill. (B,L,D)

Day 5 -
Leaving Invercargill behind we will take the coastal route west before turning north and traveling alongside the
Fiordland National Park to Te Anau, one of my very favourite spots in New Zealand. On our coastal route we
will stop at
Colac Bay for a walk on its sandy beach which is well know for surfing and beachcombing. Continuing our coastal
journey, we stop at
McCracken's Rest, a lookout and rest area perched on the edge of the cliff with commanding views of
Te Waewae Bay and the tiny Solander Islands, formed by the eroded skeleton of a volcano. According to Maori legend,
the Solanders are the broken tooth and crumbs tossed aside by
Kewa the Whale, when it chewed between Stewart
Island
and the mainland. We will stop for lunch before we drive into the Longwood Forest to Otautau Art and Crafts
Gallery
. The gallery has a wide range of New Zealand Art and Crafts including original paintings from Famous New
Zealand Artists,
prints, photography, cards, woodwork, glass ware, pottery, jewellery, handmade leather handbags, and
much more. We next stop at
Curiosity Cottage Gardens, set in one half acre which has gradually evolved over 4 years
from large lawns to an eclectic wonderland. The garden is on two levels many of the trees and shrubs can be said to be
rebuilt with various objects.
Fuchsias are their speciality followed closely by Polyanthus, Pansies and Lilies. There
is a large berry section and a sizable vegetable garden. We then continue to Te Anau with time for you to explore before we
get settled in before dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Te Anau. (B,L,D)

Day 6 -
Today we will be picked up from our accommodation in Te Anau for a Full Day Milford Sound Excursion.
Milford Sound has been dubbed the
8th Wonder of the World and is easily one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is
the home of the iconic
Mitre Peak which towers more than a kilometre straight out of the water. Towering cliffs and peaks
are decorated with cascading waterfalls, all surrounded by luxuriant rainforest. The journey to Milford Sound is spectacular
in its own right with many extraordinary places to stop for photos or walks in the
Fiordland National Park. We will take
in the spectacular alpine scenery at such places as
Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Eglinton Valley, Pops View, Monkey
Creek, Homer Tunnel and The Chasm
. Once at Milford Sound we will join a Nature Cruise exploring the length of the
fiord and learning about the history of the region with a specialist nature guide. We will experience the cool spray of a
waterfall as we move in close to sheer rock faces  where you can watch for
Dolphins, Seals and, in season, the rare
Fiordland Crested Penguins. We will have a Picnic Lunch to enjoy while cruising the fiord. Then we return to Te
Anau where you will have the evening free. There is a
Wee Pie Shop in town that has World Famous Meat Pies, but
they also have the best tasting chips I have ever had in my life! If you want to get from one end of town to the other, the best
way to do it is to stroll along the fabulous
Lake Front Walkway while gazing at the Largest Body of Freshwater in
Australasia!
With benches all along the way, it is the perfect place to sit with a takeaway coffee, or perhaps one of those
world famous pies!
Overnight Te Anau. (B,L)

Day 7 -
Today we have an Ultimate Doubtful Sound Experience aboard the Fiordland Navigator! Doubtful
Sound
is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. We start in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri.
A coach then takes us across
Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arriving at Deep
Cove
we’ll be met by the crew and the majestic Fiordland Navigator. The Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with
modern comforts that include spacious
Viewing Decks, a Dining Saloon with Fully Licensed Bar and an
Observation Lounge
. As we cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, their knowledgeable nature
guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you
might encounter. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious
Three-Course Buffet Dinner prepared by the on-board chef and
served in the dining saloon. If the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.
Dinner and Overnight Onboard the Fiordland Navigator. (B,L,D)

Day 8 -
We have breakfast aboard the Fiordland Navigator and then return Manapouri at about 11:00am and make a
quick stop back in Te Anau to pick up things for a
Picnic Lunch alongside the Oreti River. Then start our journey to to
Queenstown
. Our drive will take us first east to Lumsden where we stop at Five Fingers Craft Shop. Situated in the
Old Railway Station, the craft shop is filled with a wide variety of locally handmade crafts. Such things as knitted wool
jerseys, scarves, socks, hats, ceramics, jewellery, quilting, art, baby items, soaps, Kiwiana, Christmas and wooden products.
After doing a bit of shopping we continue north driving the road from the
Remarkables Mountain Range to Lake
Wakatipu
. We will stop at the Devil's Staircase Lookout for some spectacular views up and down the Kingston Arm
of the lake. We will also stop in
Lower Shotover where the shallow waters of the Shotover River feed into the Kawarau
River
, which draws water from the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu. From the bridge you can enjoy panoramic views
of the Shotover River and the
Remarkables Double Cone Peak, Cecil Peak, Coronet Peak and Brow Peak. We then
make our way into Queenstown and to our accommodation to get settled in before dinner.
Dinner and Overnight
Queenstown. (B,D)

Day 9 -
Today will be a down day for everyone in delightful Queenstown. Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on
the shores of crystal clear
Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect
backdrop for a day full of adventure, discovery and rejuvenation. Queenstown is also known for its
Hobbits as much of the
Lord of the Rings Trilogy was filmed in the area. You might want to take in the Skyline Gondola for breathtaking
views and also
Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets or incredibly tranquil Queenstown Gardens right at
the heart of town. You can also visit the
Marine Parade that is comprised of the idyllic Queenstown Beach, the iconic
Bathhouse Café, and the solemn Queenstown Fallen Soldiers Memorial
. There is a pathway connecting it to the
Queenstown Gardens. Enjoy the day at your leisure and get rested up for the second half of the tour!
Overnight
Queenstown. (B)

Day 10 -
We have a long drive ahead of us as we make our way to the West Coast of New Zealand. Today will be mostly
about breathtaking vistas along the coast as we make our way to
Franz Josep Village. As we start out, we make our way
through the
Mount Aspiring National Park to Fantail Falls. This is a beautiful and easily accessible waterfall which
drops into the crystal clear
Haast River. We then stop at the Gates of Haast, a series of rapids on the Haast River
reminiscent of the Falls of Dochart in Scotland. We will
Stop for Lunch in Haast situated in the heart of Te
Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area.
After lunch we stop at Ship Creek for a Spectacular Walk through the
Dunes
for a real taste of the Wild West Coast and the Tasman Sea! We will also stop at Knights Point Lookout for
more stunning views. We will continue our west coastal drive all the way to Franz Josep Village where we get checked into
our accommodation before dinner. The small but lively Franz Josef village is surrounded by lush rainforest with the high
snow-capped Alps above.
Dinner and Overnight Franz Josep Glacier. (B,L,D)

Day 11 -
Put on your hiking boots this morning as today we will take in Fox Glacier and also Franz Josep Glacier at the
Aoroki/Mount Cook National Park
. Glacier Country is located amongst the untamed natural wilderness of the West
Coast of the South Island. From the
Highest Mountains, Largest Glaciers, Rainforests, Dramatic Beaches and
everything in between,
Glacier Country is spectacular! We will drive to the parking area for a hike into see Fox Glacier.
We will follow the south bank of the
Fox River through ancient podocarp rainforest. The track heads gently up the valley
crossing ancient glacial moraine surfaces, with the forest reflecting the various ages of the glacier moraines which it has
colonised. The first viewpoint of the glacier is reached after approximately 40 minutes walk. Then the track winds gently
downhill through the rainforest for approximately 10 minutes to a view point of
Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe. We
then stop in
Fox Glacier Village for you to find some lunch. The village is tucked discreetly into the rainforest-clad
foothills of the
Southern Alps, it has a stunning outlook across surrounding farms and offers breathtaking views of New
Zealand’s two highest peaks,
Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. After lunch we visit Franz Joseph Glacier which is an
easy hike along a wide river stone track. The hike finishes with a short climb to the viewing area, where you can see the icy
wonderlands.
Dinner and Overnight Franz Joseph Glacier. (B,D)

Day 12
- Today we take we continue our beautiful coastal drive north along the Tasman Sea and then head inland to the
Hokitika Gorge where we walk along a track through dense hardwood forest before emerging onto a viewing platform.
From here you can look down to the stunning
Hokitika Gorge and out to the lush farmland of Kowhitirangi. We will walk
along curving boardwalks to reach a swing bridge where there are excellent views of the blue-green waters of the
Hokitika
River
as it makes its way through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge. We then cross the swing bridge and in a few minutes
through the bush we find another viewing platform looking out to the gorge upstream of the bridge. We then make our way
into
Hokitika, one of New Zealand's Hidden Gems, nestled on the edge of the Tasman Sea. It has more galleries and
studios per capita than anywhere in New Zealand. There are some lovely old buildings on the town’s historic walk and you
will see many galleries specializing in
Pounamu Jewellery and Art Works, Gold Jewellers, Wood Turners and
Potters.
We then make our way to Greymouth where we will have lunch. Greymouth is a town with history of Jade
Hunting, Gold Mining and Dramatic River Floods
. After lunch make our way further along the  Tasman Sea
Coastal Drive
to the Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes at Dolomite Point near Punakaiki, one of the most visited
natural attraction on the West Coast with good reason, they really do look like pancakes! The 'pancakes' are a heavily eroded
limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes.
Dinner and Overnight Westport. (B,L,D)

Day 13 -
This morning we make start our journey to Marahau on the Northwest Coast. Our drive will take us through
the
Victoria Forest Park, the Nelson Lakes National Park and the Richmond Hill Forest Park with a few stops
along the way. We first stop at the
Buller Gorge Swingbridge spanning over 300 feet across the Buller Gorge and
suspended 60 feet above the mighty
Buller River providing some awesome view up the river! We next stop at the
captivating
Maruia Falls, formed as a result of the 1929 Murchison Earthquake forcing the Maruia River to cut a new
channel over an old river bank. Able to be heard before they are seen, the sound of water plummeting into the deep pools
below provide forewarning of the majestic waterfall that awaits at the base of the track. The rocky open riverbed provides
an unobstructed view of one of
New Zealand’s Must See Waterfalls. We will stop in Murchison for Lunch before we
stop at the
Kawatiri Historic Railway Walk which follows a short section of the former railway line that ran from Nelson
towards Murchison. The track crosses an
Old Rail Bridge before passing through a train tunnel built in 1923. We then
make our way to Marahau to get settled in before dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Marahau. (B,L,D)

Day 14 -
Marahau with its lovely beach  is the main gateway into the Abel Tasman National Park. Abel Tasman
National Park is
New Zealand's Smallest National Park, but it is an easily-accessible coastal paradise. Crystal clear
streams tumble down mossy valleys to join the ocean. Granite and marble formations fringe the headlands, which are
cloaked in regenerating native forest. At
Te Puketea Bay, a perfect crescent of golden sand, a walking track leads up Pitt
Head to an Ancient Maori Pa
fort site. We will have our own Private Catamaran Cruise with a full day charter in the
Abel Tasman National Park where we could expect to see many secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine waters and
native wildlife. We will have time to explore the many tidal lagoons, stop and enjoy one of the many secluded beaches, or
stretch our legs with a small walk in the national park. We may want to stop at the iconic
Split Apple Rock, visit a Fur
Seal Colony
and go ashore at Anchorage Beach, a great spot for our Picnic Lunch. The day is entirely up to us and we
will be provided with a picnic lunch to enjoy in the national park. The end of the day finds us returning to Marahau for you to
do some exploring on your own and find some dinner.
Overnight Marahau. (B,L)

Day 15 -
This morning we make our way along Tasman Bay to Nelson with many coastal stops along the way. We will
stop
Kaiteriteri loved for its turquoise water and golden sand beach, so a walk along the beach is in order! We will also stop
in
Motueka to walk along the beach and see the Wreck of the Janie Seddon. The Janie Seddon vessel was built in 1901
and some say it fired the first shots of WW2. After the war, it was sold as a fishing trawler in 1947 to
Talley’s Fisheries,
but it had a short life in fishing so it was sold to a Christchurch company for scrap, but the steel was too hard to cut up and
utilized, and the vessel was towed and beached in Motueka and it remains there in the water forever. At low tide, you can
hop close to the shipwreck on the rocks put into the wet sand to have a better view to it. After another lovely beach along
Moutere Inlet we stop at Seifried Family Winemakers for Lunch and Wine Tasting. From the beautiful
Waimea Plains come the inspired and innovative wines of the South Island's Oldest Family Winery with Hermann
and Agnes
at the helm along with their 3 children. And home to the fabulous Sweet Agnes Riesling - New Zealand's most
awarded dessert wine! Just on the outskirts of Nelson we find the
Broadgreen Historic House, a charming cottage
beautifully furnished and restored to show family life in the
Victorian and Edwardian eras. The house was built in 1855
for
Mr and Mrs Edmund Buxton and their six daughters and is an excellent example of early colonial cob construction
and how people live 150 years ago.
Dinner and Overnight Nelson. (B,L,D)

Day 16 -
Nelson, a port city is located on an inlet at the head of Tasman Bay, at the mouth of the Matai River. A local
guide will take us on a
City Walking Tour with  highlights including a visit to Lord of the Rings Ringmaker Jens
Hansen, Nelson Cathedral, the Centre of New Zealand View
, along with the stunning beauty of The Queens
Gardens, the Maitai River Walk, Nelson Provincial Museum and The Suter Art Gallery
. Along the walk we will
see fabulous examples of art deco, colonial and modern architecture, and sculptures that are discovered as we meander
through this extraordinary city. After some free time to explore further we will meet up for a
Cruise Nelson Harbour
Lunch Cruise
taking in the sights of the very unique naturally made Boulder Bank, Historic Lighthouse, the
Region's Fishing Boats
, and viewing the prestigious houses lining the Port Hills. While cruising we will enjoy the best of
fresh local cuisine while cruising on the water with a fully serviced meal while we relax onboard. Then the rest of the
afternoon and evening is free for you to enjoy all the delights that Nelson has on offer.
Overnight Nelson. (B,L)

Day 17 -
This morning we start our journey to Kaikoura, one of our favourite destinations. We will stop to take in the
Cullen Point Track, a short scenic walk leading to a Cullen Point Lookout, giving views of Mahau Sound, as well as
Kaituna and Pelorus Estuaries. Our next stop is Picton, a picturesque port town  in the heart of the Marlborough
Sounds
. Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants,
speciality shops and various types of galleries. There’s also a floating maritime museum and an aquarium. We will take some
time for a wee wander before then make our way through the
Mount Richmond Forest Park toward Blenheim where
we find the
Marlborough Wine Growing Region of New Zealand. We must have at least one wine experience in the
Marlborough Region, so we will visit the
Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen. We will have Afternoon Tea
on the Sunny Courtyard
amongst the vines before stepping up to the tasting counter to discover the diversity of Saint
Clair with a large selection of award winning wines. From here we make our way to Kaikoura along the coastline to get
checked into our accommodation before dinner.
Dinner Overnight Kaikōura. (B,L,D)

Day 18 -
Today will be spent in and around Kaikōura. The Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range provides a dramatic
backdrop to the town centre located on the east side of a small peninsula extending out into the
South Pacific Ocean. This
stunning view alone captivates those who visit Kaikoura. First thing this morning we take a
Kaikoura Whale Watch
Cruise
where Giant Sperm Whales are present all year. We may also encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of
Dusky Dolphins the Wandering Albatross. Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern
Right Whales
are also visible depending upon the season. The world’s largest dolphin, the Orca or Killer Whale (yes
this is actually a dolphin!) can be spotted, as well as the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin – the Hector. We then return to
Kaikoura where you can find some lunch and have a wee wander. After lunch we take an
Albatross Encounter Tour
where you'll meet one of the greatest varieties of seabirds and pelagic birdlife you'll find anywhere in the world. It's just a 15-
minute ride out, during which you'll be treated to spectacular views of the stunning Kaikoura Coast. On the tour you will
encounter many species of
Albatross from the Great Albatross to the Wanderings and Royals, the Smaller
Albatross known locally as the Mollymawk, the Salvin's, White-Capped, Black-Browed and the Buller.
Dinner and Overnight Kaikoura. (B,D)

Day 19 -
This morning we make our way to Christchurch with a side trip to Hamner Springs, New Zealands Alpine
Spa Village
. Make sure you have your bathing suit as we make our way to the Aqua Therapy Pools! Each of the three
pools uses different fundamentals of Aqua Therapy. One features tumbling waterfalls and water spouts, the second has a
series of massaging water jets, and the third has powerful water and air jets. After a relaxing dip we will take some time to
wande this delightful village before meeting up for
Afternoon Tea at Isobel's. We will also stop at Breedenbroek
Gardens
featuring Four Broad Herbaceous Borders sheltered by High Hornbeam Hedges and Formal Box-
Hedged Rose Beds linked by Arches
. Bay hedges enclose a potager garden and beyond, a small orchard is planted with
various fruit trees.  A natural creek meanders through the garden flowing into a large informal pond; the bank is planted
with
Gunnera, Iris, Arum Lilies and the red stemmed Cornus Siberica. A board walk leads you around the pond and
through a native area. The we are off to Christchurch where we get settled into our accommodation before heading to
Ko
Tāne  for a Māori Cultural Experience with a Hāngī Dinner
, set in native bush surroundings. Dinner and
Overnight Christchurch. (B,L,D)

Day 20 -
We absolutely fell in love with Christchurch and the resiliency of its inhabitants! It is hard to imagine how
a city so ravaged by earthquakes can still retain such beauty and instill such a feeling of peace! Christchurch is one of the
world’s most unique destinations with the central city filled with cutting-edge architecture alongside some of the oldest
buildings in New Zealand. The
Avon River intersects the city, bringing a natural landscape to the urban environment.
We will take a
Tram City Tour to familiarize ourselves with the city. The journey takes you to the appropriate stops for
Punting on the Avon, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour and the Gondola Shuttle bus. Some of the sights
to see on the 17 stop route are
Cathedral Junction, the Avon River, Gothic-style Arts Centre, the Canterbury
Museum and New Regent Street
. You will have a day long ticket to get off and on at your leisure throughout the day.
You will have tickets to a must do
Christchurch Adventure, the Gondola for a sightseeing experience that you’ll never
forget! Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the
Christchurch cityscape, over the
Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks
Peninsula.
For something special this evening we are dining on the only Tramway Restaurant in New Zealand
offering a unique way to view the inner city of Christchurch while enjoying a delicious evening dinner. This luxury  air-
conditioned,
Colonial Style Dining Tram will treat us to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to
offer!
Dinner and Overnight Christchurch. (B,D)

Day 21 - March 6th -
Return to Christchurch International Airport for the journey home.
21 Days taking in some of our very favourite towns, villages, cities,
natural formations, nature spots, coastlines, mountain scapes, scenery
and sightseeing including: Te Ana Māori Rock Art, Oamaru Blue
Penguin Colony, Moeraki Boulders, Katiki Point Lighthouse, Full Day
Guided Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle
Gardens, Nugget Point, Tokata Lighthouse, Hokoui Moonshine
Museum, Colac Bay, Fiordland National Park, Glowworm Caves
Adventure, Te Anau, Full Day Milford Sound Excursion, Overnight
Ultimate Doubtful Sound Experience aboard the Fiordland Navigator,
Queenstown, Fantail Falls, Gates of Haast, Ship Creek Walk, Knights
Point Lookout , Fox Glacier, Franz Joseph Glacier, Pancake Rocks and
Blow Holes at Dolomite Point, Buller Gorge Swing Bridge Nelson Lakes
National Park, Richmond Hill Forest Park, Maruia Falls, Marahau,
Abel Tasman National Park, Private Catamaran Cruise along Abel
Tasman, Broadgreen Historic House, Nelson on Tasman Bay, Walking
Tour of Nelson, Seifried Family Winemakers for Lunch and Wine
Tasting, Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen with Afternoon
Tea, Kaikoura Whale Watch Cruise, Kaikoura, Albatross Encounter
Tour, Ko Tāne  for a Māori Cultural Experience with a Hāngī Dinner,
Christchurch, Tram City Tour, Colonial Style Dining Tram the Only
Tramway Restaurant in New Zealand and more!
An Autumn South Island New Zealand Adventure
Covering area within the Otaga Peninsula, Catlins Forest Park, Longwood Forest
Conservation Area, Fiordland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park,
Aoroki/Mt Cook National Park, Paparoa National Park, Victoria Forest Park, Nelson
Lakes National Park, Richmond Hill Forest Park, Abel Tasman National Park,
Marlborough Wine Country, Central Otago Wine Country and Canterbury.
February 14th - March 6th, 2022
This is a beautiful tour covering some of our very favourite stops on South Island New Zealand. Relax in comfortable
accommodations and take in all the breathtaking beauty of this Island paradise. Price includes 21 nights of accommodation,
15 dinners, 15 lunches and breakfast each morning, all activities, sightseeing and entrance fees as listed in itinerary, all taxes,
fees and service charges. Guided minibus travel with airport pick up and drop off and luggage handling. This tour is limited to
just 12-14 people for a more comfortable experience.
Accommodation in New Zealand is very interesting in that many small hotels are now only self catering accommodation.
There are some lovely ones, but alternative arrangements must be made for breakfast. Not all hotels offer a breakfast option
in the morning, but we will make sure you are fed before the day starts. There are many wonderful bed and breakfast
options, but we are numbers are too many to take advantage of them. Accommodation is also quite sparse in some areas and
just like our Islands tours of Scotland, we will choose the best option in the area. They will be warm, clean and comfortable
accommodations, but generally not boutique! Just like in Scotland, in some places we are spoilt for choice and these options
will be more like what we would choose for our regular tours.
$9995 per person. $1495 Single Supplement. Sold out!
$1000 deposit to book your spot. Please read our terms and conditions.
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