DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch
On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
2: Christchurch -
Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef (B,D)
board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the
world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and
spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the
centre of the Southern Alps.
Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its
Greenstone before arriving at Franz Josef where time is
available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather
permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
3: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)
See the snow
capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south via the
Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into
picturesque Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the
shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at
one of the many fine restaurants.
Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Room. 2 nights)
4: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)
Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and
your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist. This
evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise
across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Enjoy the best of
New Zealand’s high country cuisine.
DAY 5: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to
Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te
Anau, the gateway to Fiordland.
Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights)
DAY 6: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D)
Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where
you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord.
See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you
enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau
where some free time is available.
DAY 7: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,SD)
Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin for an informative city
tour followed by some free time at leisure. Tonight a Scottish
evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food,
special Haggis Ceremony and gift.
Mercure Leisure Lodge
DAY 8: Dunedin - Twizel (B,D)
Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided
tour. Visit Glenfalloch Restaurant for a delightful morning tea.
Travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Continue to Twizel
for your overnight stay.
MacKenzie Country Hotel
DAY 9: Twizel - Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD)
This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The
opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional,
weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake
Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the
Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into
Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
10: Depart Christchurch
Time to say goodbye. You will be
transferred to the airport for your flight home after a
memorable New Zealand