Pre Tour - November 4th - 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 - November 5th - This morning our journey will take us 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 for you to find some lunch. It is 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,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
Hokoui 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 to get settled 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 our driver will return us to Te Anau where you will have the evening free.
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 depart Manapouri and make our way back to
Te Anau arriving around noon. You will then have some free time to explore Te Anau and find some lunch. 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! Then we must leave Ta Anue
behind as we make our way 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 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 -
Before leaving the area behind we will visit the Ben Lomond Lavender Farm owned by the Manners Wood
family since 1978. They grow both oil producing lavenders at the farm -
Lavandula Angustifolia and Lavandula
Intermedia
producing exceptional quality organic oils, from which they blend into their own unique product range. Enjoy
walking through rows of Lavender, display gardens and take a piece of their farm home with you as they have quality
products for sale in their gift shop which highlight the amazing benefits of Lavender. Our next stop is
Lazy Dog Vineyard
and Restaurant for a Wine Pairing Lunch Experience
. The vineyard offers relaxed wine tasting set in a
picturesque garden, with a backdrop of breath-taking mountain views. The
Cellar Door showcases wines from their own,
and neighbouring,
Central Otago Vineyards – renowned for their award winning, world class wines of stunning quality.
We then travel along
Lake Hawea on the way to our next accommodation with a stop at the Lake Hawea Lookout for
spectacular views. We will also stop at an area known as
the Neck which is a narrow strip of land between Lake Hawea
and Lake Wanaka
for another stunning view! Then we get checked into our accommodation near Haast before dinner.
Haast is situated in the heart of
Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area. Dinner and Overnight Haast. (B,L,D)

Day 11 -
Put on your hiking boots this morning as today we will take in Fox Glacier and also Franz Joseph 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. We then get checked into our accommodation before dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Franz Joseph
Glacier. (B,D)

Day 12 -
Today we take a  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. For another viewpoint,  
we can walk a further 5 minutes along the curving boardwalks to reach a swing bridge. From here there are excellent
views of the blue-green waters of the
Hokitika River as it makes its way through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge. For
good views further up the gorge, cross the swing bridge and in a few minutes through the bus hfind 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
NZ. There are some lovely old buildings on the town’s historic walk and you will see many galleries specialising in

Pounamu Jewellery and Art Works, Gold Jewellers, Wood Turners and Potters.
The Arahura River, which
enters the sea just north of Hokitika, is a traditional source of pounamu, a local greenstone. You will have plenty of time to
find some lunch and then do some exploring, shopping and sightseeing. We then make our way further inland over
Arthur's Pass and through the Arthur's Pass National Park to Wilderness Lodge Sheep Farm. We will
spend two nights experiencing  life on a
Real Working Sheep Farm. This 4000 Acre High Country Property is
home to
3000 Sheep and 120 Angus Cattle plus pigs, chickens & sheep-dogs! Dinner and Overnight Wilderness
Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 13 -  
This morning you will wake up in your Wilderness Lodge on a Working Sheep Farm,  have breakfast
and then join a
Sheep Farm Tour to learn about sheep farming life from a real farmer guide. This experience give you
the chance to
Handfeed Sheep, See Sheepdogs in Action, Learn About Sheep Shearing and Merino Wool.
Sheep were first raised here in the 1860's and the property now runs a breeding programme growing super fine merino
wool. The sheep and dogs are very friendly and in spring and early summer there are often orphan lambs to bottle fed.
The farmer guides take great pride in sharing their world with guests. We will spend the morning enjoying the
Lodge and
Surrounds
then in the afternoon we will take a Packed Picnic Lunch and explore Arthur's Pass National Park.
Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of the
Southern Alps and  is the highest and most spectacular pass across the
Southern Alps. Its high mountains with large scree slopes, steep gorges and wide braided rivers straddle the main divide,
and are the ‘back bone’ of the South Island. After an afternoon of exploring we will return to Wilderness Lodge to take in
more of its spectacular splendour and get ready for another mouth watering dinner at Wilderness Lodge! The chefs at
Mount Rolleston Restaurant proudly celebrate New Zealand ingredients and specialise in carefully prepared fresh
local food. Their speciality is fresh farm produce including
'Wilderness Lodge Lamb' as an option. Dinner and
Overnight Wilderness Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 14 -
After a final breakfast at Wilderness Lodge, we leave our Arthur's Pass paradise behind and make our to
Greymout
h by way of train. We will drop you at the Arthur's Pass Train Station to take the TranzAlpine Train,
New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey. Along this journey you will see epic vistas traversing the Southern Alps, and see
miles of native beech forest all while enjoying lunch along the way. In just over two hours you will reach Greymouth where
we will be waiting to collect your from the train station. Greymouth is a town with a history of
Jade Hunting, Gold
Mining, Dramatic River Floods and Wild West Coast Stories
. After a bit of exploration we will head further up
the road to
Westport continuing our Tasman Sea Coastal Drive all the way there with the sea on one side and the
Paparoa National Park on the other. We will stop and see 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! This is one of the most fascinating rock formations I have ever seen! The 'pancakes' are a heavily eroded
limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes. Immense water pressure caused them to solidify
into layers of resistant limestone and softer, thin, mud-rich layers and gradually seismic action lifted the limestone above
the seabed where water, wind and salt spray eroded the softer layers leaving a "pancake" like stack of harder limestone.
Dinner and Overnight Westport. (B,D)

Day 15 -
This morning we have a long drive north to the Tasman Region and to Marahau, the Main gateway
to the Abel Tasman National Park
. 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 you to find some 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 Kaiteriteri to get settled in before dinner.
Dinner and  Overnight Marahau. (B,D)

Day 16 -
Loved for its turquoise water and golden sand beach, the sunny town of Kaiteriteri is a launching place for
trips 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 17 -
This morning we stop in Nelson on our way to Picton. Nelson is an entertaining city in many ways. From
the city centre it is an easy walk to the
Geographical Centre of New Zealand, where you can enjoy stunning views
of the city, port, Tasman Bay and surrounding mountains. From a cultural point of view, the city is a chance to appreciate
New Zealand Art, both in galleries and in artists’ studios, having attracted creative people who work with glass, metal,
stone, wood, clay, sand, paper, ink, paint and fabric. Visit
Jens Hansen, maker of the ‘One Ring’ from the Lord of the
Rings and Hobbit Trilogies
. After some time to wander and shop, we will settle in for a New Zealand Afternoon
Tea Experience
. We then make our way to Picton at the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, this picturesque port
town is home to great cafés, restaurants, galleries and specialty shops. Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town
has an attractive seafront with a floating maritime museum and an aquarium. The Marlborough Sounds are full of
amazing marine life including
5 Species of Dolphin, Orca, Hump Back Whales, Fur Seals, Blue Penguins, Rare
birds including the endangered
Saddle Back Bird, and other beautiful animals. The Marlborough Sounds are truly
one of the earth’s most beautiful water landscapes. We then get checked into out accommodation before dinner.
Dinner
and Overnight Picton. (B,L,D)

Day 18 -
This morning we start our journey toward one of our favourite destinations, Kaikoura! Our first stop will be the
Gardens at Upton Oaks which have been developed over many years and have been created to harmonise and
compliment the style of the
1911 Victorian Villa. The garden consists of different garden areas, all contained within a
formal framework of hedges and walls, which define and separate the garden rooms. A favourite feature is the large formal
17th Century Style Knot Garden which is divided into different colour sections by buxus. View the Herbaceous
Borders and Pond plus the Productive Garden
which is accessed via a Small Olive Grove, or along the Rose
Walk, to Large Raised Vegetable Beds and Espaliered Fruit Trees on Brick Walls.
We would be very remiss if
when in the
Marlborough Wine Growing Region of New Zealand of we didn't have at least one wine experience, 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 to explore a bit before getting checked into our
accommodation and going out to dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Kaikōura. (B,L,D)

Day 19 -
This morning will be spent around Kaikōura before making our way to Christchurch. 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
Private Whale Flight. Enjoy the wildlife and scenery in Kaikōura with a private
aeroplane flight experiencing the wildlife of Kaikoura on an exclusive trip! Kaikoura is home to incredible wildlife including
the year round population of
Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins, as well as migratory species such as Blue Whales,
Humpback Whales, and Orca
. Whale watching by aeroplane offers a unique perspective and the opportunity to view
whales and dolphins in their natural environment. From the air, passengers can experience the true magnitude of the
world’s largest mammal. 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.
 We then continue on to Christchurch
where we get settled into our accommodation before heading to
Ko Tānea  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 - November 25th -  
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, Ben Lomond Lavender Farm, Lazy Dog Vineyard and
Restaurant Wine Pairing Lunch Experience, Fox Glacier, Franz
Joseph Glacier, Hokitika Gorge, Greymouth, 2 Night Weilderness
Lodge Sheep Farm Experience, Arthur's Pass National Park,
TranzAlpine Train Excursion, Victoria Forest Park, Nelson Lakes
National Park, Richmond Hill Forest Park, Maruia Falls, Marahau,
Abel Tasman National Park, Private Catamaran Cruise along Abel
Tasman, Picton, Marlborough Sounds, Gardens at Upton Oaks, Saint
Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen with Afternoon Tea, Private
Whale Flight from Kaikoura, Kaikoura, Albatross Encounter Tour,
Pegasus Bay Winery, Ko Tānea  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!
A Spring 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.
November 5th - 25th, 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 20 nights of accommodation,
16 dinners, 14 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 si
limited to just 10 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.
$9795 per person. $1495 Single Supplement.
$1000 deposit to book your spot. Please read our terms and conditions.
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