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Scenic South Island

(10 days, Christchurch - Christchurch, 2016 - 2017)
  • New Zealand specialist Tour Director and Coach Driver
  • 9 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities
  • Rebuild tour of Christchurch
  • View Te Anau’s glowworm caves
  • Cruise the magnificent glacier carved fiords of Milford Sound
  • Cruise aboard the nostalgic TSS Earnslaw steamship and enjoy a sumptuous dinner
  • 15 quality meals including 9 Breakfasts (B), 4 Dinners (D) and 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

“Kia Ora” and welcome to New Zealand! You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions.
Overnight Stay: Christchurch

Day 2: Lake Tekapo - Twizel (B,D)

This morning learn how Christchurch is recovering from the earthquake before travelling to the beautiful glacier fed Lake Tekapo. See the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing to a Mt Cook viewpoint and your chance to see New Zealand’s largest mountain (weather permitting).
Overnight Stay: Twizel

Day 3: Moeraki Boulders - Dunedin (B,D)

Travel today to see the intriguing Moeraki Boulders before arriving into Dunedin. Visit Larnach Castle and take a tour where you will hear its tragic and scandalous history. Tonight experience a special Haggis ceremony.
Two Night Stay: Dunedin

Day 4: Dunedin (B)

Today is free to explore at your own pace.

Discover More: Heritage Walking Tour followed by Speight's Brewery and lunch or take a train trip through Taieri Gorge or embark on a Wildlife Tour (additional cost).

Day 5: Te Anau - Glowworm Caves (B,D)

Make our way to Te Anau where we cruise across Lake Te Anau to witness the Glowworm Caves.
Overnight Stay: Te Anau

Day 6: Milford Sound Cruise - Queenstown (B)

Journey through the majestic forests, waterfalls and mountains of Fiordland National Park. On arrival in Milford Sound enjoy an unforgettable cruise through a unique and pristine environment. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak before making our way to Queenstown in the evening.
Two Night Stay: Queenstown

Discover More: Milford Sound Scenic Flight (additional cost).

Day 7: Queenstown at leisure - TSS Earnslaw (B,D)

Queenstown is an incredibly beautiful place with endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. This evening board the steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Be treated to New Zealand high country cuisine then enjoy a short farm tour before reboarding the TSS Earnslaw for the cruise back to Queenstown.

Discover More: Skippers Canyon tour or take a Jet boat, helicopter and gondola ride or Dart River safari (additional cost).

Day 8: Arrowtown - Wanaka - Franz Josef (B,D)

Take a step back in time and enjoy the traditional street scenes and shops on a visit to the quaint and historic gold mining town of Arrowtown. Make our way to Wanaka, known as one of the most beautiful lakeside towns in New Zealand. Travel over the Haast Pass to Thunder Creek Falls and the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier.
Overnight Stay: Franz Josef

Day 9: TranzAlpine Rail - Christchurch (B,D)

Explore Franz Josef Glacier before embarking on one of the most famous rail journeys in the world. Cross dramatic river gorges, sub-tropical rainforest and lakes on one side of the Southern Alps then dry forests and patchwork farmland on the other. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner as you recall all the wonderful moments with your new found friends.

Discover More: Franz Josef Glacier Scenic Flight (additional cost).

Day 10: Depart Christchurch (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home (flight at own expense, please pre-book). For now it’s “haere ra” (goodbye) to New Zealand. We hope you had a fantastic time and we look forward to welcoming you on another Evergreen tour soon.

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Depart Date Price
Nov 2016
from AUD $3,795
Mar 2017
from AUD $3,795
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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