Day 1 | Highlights:
Kia Ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two night stay.
Day 2 | Christchurch Highlights:
Go punting on the River Avon, take the Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour or learn about Christchurch’s recovery effort. Alternatively visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is entirely yours.
Day 3 | Christchurch > Franz Josef Highlights:
Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight special stay in Franz Josef.
Day 4 | Franz Josef > Queenstown Highlights:
Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense).
Day 5 | Queenstown Highlights:
Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or, for a more leisurely pace, enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet or take a 4WD Safari of the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of The Rings filming locations. A guided tour through Skippers Canyon is also available for you to enjoy or enjoy a half day walk along the Lakeshore and immerse yourself in native vegetation and bird life.
Day 6 | Queenstown > Te Anau Highlights:
Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Be in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls. Your base for tonight is Te Anau.
Day 7 | Te Anau > Dunedin Highlights:
Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s oldest university city, Dunedin, with its Scottish heritage and the world’s steepest street. Enjoy your overnight stay.
Day 8 | Dunedin > Twizel Highlights:
Take a guided tour of Larnach Castle or a heritage walking tour of Dunedin.
Day 9 | Twizel > Christchurch Highlights:
Perched on the edge of Lake Tekapo is the picturesque Church of the Good Shepherd. Experience this famous vista before arriving back in Christchurch for your overnight special stay. Celebrate your adventures during an iconic Christchurch tram ride and farewell dinner.
Day 10 | Christchurch Highlights:
It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand.