SOUTH ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Enjoy small group travel in a comfortable Mercedes Minibus. Your South Island highlights tour includes a combination of activities and some free time to do your own thing:
Tour price includes comfortable 3 and 4-star motels with cooking facilities. Receive a NZD $150 person prepaid travel card for your choice casual dining at local bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Day 1 – CHRISTCHURCH: On arrival at Christchurch you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. That evening meet with your fellow travellers’ and you tour driver/guide leader for a tour orientation, before a welcome group dinner. Stay 2-nights Bella Vista Motel (D)
Day 2 – CHRISTCHURCH: Start the day with a visit to the Antarctic Centre, ride on the amazing all-terrain amphibious vehicle before returning to the city for local sightseeing. Visit the Cardboard Cathedral and enjoy a ride on the vintage tram with stops at many city attractions. (B)
Day 3 – HOKITIKA: Experience some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer as you travel over spectacular mountain passes through to our overnight stop at Hokitika, where you will get close-up and personal with New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi. Your guide will then take the group to Hokitika Gorge for superb views of the Southern Alps. Stay 1-night Bella Vista Hokitika. (B)
Day 4 – FRANZ JOSEF: We start the day with an exhilarating treetop adventure and followed by a boat trip through the Mahinapua Wetlands with a rich and diverse bird population. The group then travels through to the Glacier region offering a range of walking trails including Lake Matheson which is famous for reflective Aoraki/Mount Cook views. Stay 1-night Bella Vista Frans Josef. (B)
Day 5 – QUEENSTOWN: Today we travel towards the Southwest World Heritage area before heading to Wanaka & Queenstown up the turquoise green Haast River via the Haast Pass on SH6. On arrival in Queenstown, we check-in to our motel before taking a trip on the Skyline Gondola for some great views of the lakes district. Stay 2-nights Bella Vista Queenstown (B)
Day 6- QUEENSTOWN: Today is your chance to discover Queenstown with several optional activities available including a jetboat ride or horse trek or just enjoy some relaxing free time. Early evening, the group will take an evening cruise on the historic TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak for a BBQ dinner. (B & D)
Day 7 – QUEENSTOWN: This morning your guide will take you on a short local tour before taking you to Queenstown airport for return flights.
Small group tour. Comfortable Mercedes Minibus with Driver/Guide.
Motel Accommodation, breakfasts and some other meals included.
Day tours and entry fees included – See itinerary for details
NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS $2,950 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS $2,655
Per Person – Twin Share ex Christchurch
For pricing with flights see pricing table.
Christchurch – Queenstown:
14 March – 20 March 2023
19 September – 25 September 2023
2024 & 2025 Dates to be advised
PAYMENT OPTIONS :
- Pay full cost witin 7-day – SAVE $100 person
- Pay deposit and balance on or before 90-days prior to departure
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