STUNNING SCENERY!

Spotlight on Southern New Zealand

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8 Nights
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* Escorted vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Includes air & airport taxes, transportation, hotels, tours, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers.

Mountains and glaciers and lakes, oh my!

Discover the unrivaled beauty of New Zealand's Southern Island on this 8-night adventure from Christchurch to Fiordland National Park! Enjoy stays in Omarama, Dunedin, Te Anau, Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier, and Christchurch! With a knowledgeable driver there to guide you throughout your journey, you'll spend less time finding your way, and more time seizing each day.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Christchurch (CHC)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed or similar:
    • 1 night in Christchurch at the Ibis Hotel Christchurch
    • 1 night in Omarama at the Heritage Gateway Hotel
    • 1 night in Dunedin at the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
    • 1 night in Te Anau at the Distinction Luxmore Hotel
    • 2 nights in Queenstown at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown
    • 1 night in Franz Josef at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
    • 1 night in Christchurch at the Ibis Hotel Christchurch
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Christchurch city tour
    • View the Church of the Good Shepherd and Mount Cook National Park
    • Visit to Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme
    • Milford Sound cruise
    • Lake Wakatipu cruise
    • TranzAlpine train from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch
    • Dinner & show at Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Feast your eyes on Mount Cook National Park!
  • Enjoy cruises through Milford Sound and Lake Wakatipu.
  • Take a scenic train ride through the Southern Alps, from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch!
  • Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown.
  • With an experienced travel director, included tours, and unique dinners, this vacation is no work and all play.
Package Overview

Embark on the trip of a lifetime! Grab your camera and get ready to see snow-capped mountains, vast glaciers, lush rainforests, and bright blue lakes. You'll also experience vibrant cities and old-world villages along the journey. With an experienced guide leading the way, all you'll have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure! 

Your vacation begins in Christchurch, known for its English heritage and flower-filled gardens. Enjoy a city sightseeing tour, then venture to the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. Feast your eyes on beautiful Mount Cook National Park, then journey along the Waitaki River! Explore the city of Dunedin, also known as the "Edinburgh of the South," with its Scottish heritage and Victorian/Edwardian architecture.

Next, venture to the breathtaking landscapes of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound! Enjoy stops at Mirror Lakes, the Chasm, Bowen Falls, and Stirling Falls, and drive through Homer Tunnel to the Cleddau Valley! 

Take advantage of some free time to explore Queenstown, then embark on an evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand's oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw! You'll also indulge in a gourmet BBQ Dinner at Walter Peaks' Colonel's Homestead, where you'll learn all about high-country farm life. 

Before returning to Christchurch, you'll spend a night in Franz Josef Glacier, home to jaw-dropping glacial scenery and tiny villages. Experience the picturesque beaches of Hokitika, then visit a local factory and watch master carvers create jewelry and art from locally sourced greenstone and jade! Enjoy the thrill of a stunning train ride through the Southern Alps, from Arthur's Pass back to Christchurch, where you'll spend your final night.

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