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Southern Splendour – 06 Days / 05 Nights

6 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the following places of interest in the South Island of New Zealand including Christchurch, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Dunedin, and Mount Cook. Daily departures and choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes Meet and Greet on arrival at Christchurch Airport and private vehicle for arrival transfer and SIC for departure airport transfer; seat in coach transport for all touring and sightseeing, a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees, and daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.


Southern Splendour – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 03: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 04: QUEENSTOWN / DUNEDIN: view detail >
DAY 05: DUNEDIN / MOUNT COOK / CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 06: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >

Southern Splendour – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH:

Meet & greet on arrival at Christchurch International Airport.
Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in the “Garden City”.


DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / QUEENSTOWN:

Transfer by SIC on scheduled coach service to Queenstown today. Depart Christchurch and travel across the flat Canterbury Plains to Geraldine and over rolling hill country to Fairlie before climbing up the Burkes Pass and into the MacKenzie High Country. Stop at the “Church of the Good Shepherd”on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Continue on past Lake Pukaki and Twizel and through the small settlement of Omarama before climbing over the Lindis Pass and into the province of Central Otago.Cross Lake Dunstan and pass through the fruit growing region around Cromwell. Drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and arrive at Queenstown set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax.


DAY 03: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN:

Full day SIC excursion to Milford Sound. Travel alongside the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath the towering Remarkables mountain range and across the flat Southland Plains to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Park. Pass through Beech forests, glaciated valleys, the Homer Tunnel with its 1:10 gradient, and stunning scenery to reach the majestic Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord which is dominated by Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown afterwards.


DAY 04: QUEENSTOWN / DUNEDIN:

Travel by SIC through the Kawarau Gorge to the fruitgrowing region of Cromwell once more and through Central Otago following the Clutha River to Alexandra and Roxburgh, and on through Lawrence, where the discovery of gold at nearby Gabriels Gully started the Otago Gold Rush in the nineteenth century and created the wealth that built the City of Dunedin. This afternoon enjoy ½ day SIC sightseeing tour along the Otago Peninsula with visits to the Royal Albatross Colony Visitors Centre, Natures Wonders with the Yellow Eyed Penguins, and the grounds of Larnach Castle, built by William Larnach in the nineteenth century and the only castle in N.Z.


DAY 05: DUNEDIN / MOUNT COOK / CHRISTCHURCH:

Transfer by SIC to Christchurch via Mount Cook. Depart Dunedin and travel north to Oamaru and then inland following the Waitaki River into the MacKenzie High Country and on to New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mount Cook. Time for an Optional scenic flight subject to the weather on the day. (Not included in the tour costs.) Depart Mount Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki and on to Lake Tekapo and the “Church of the Good Shepherd” before descending Burkes Pass and across the flat Canterbury Plains to arrive at the “Garden City” of Christchurch in the late afternoon. Relax at leisure.


DAY 06: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH:

Your arrangements conclude with a departure transfer by SIC to Christchurch Airport. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


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