Southern Highlights

10 Days
Christchurch to Christchurch
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$ 5,695
Dates & Pricing

2022/2023 Christchurch > Christchurch

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10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Christchurch

    Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here. Celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Christchurch


    Go punting on the Avon River, take a Botanic Gardens Tour or a city tour of Christchurch. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Christchurch > Franz Josef

    Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay

     Optional flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape (additional expense, please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Franz Josef > Queenstown

    Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Queenstown


    Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River, or enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet, take a 4WD Safari of the Scenes tour exploring ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations or opt for a guided tour through Skippers Canyon.

    Freechoice Dining

    Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, dine at the Boardwalk Restaurant located in one of Queenstown’s most iconic waterfront sites, or simply relax at the hotel’s restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Queenstown > Te Anau

    In the darkness of the Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glow-worms.


    Experience a special screening of ‘Ata Whenua – Shadowland’. Also known as ‘Fiordland on Film’, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the World Heritage-listed wilderness.

    Your base for your two night stay is Te Anau.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Te Anau

    Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound from your scenic cruise. Stand in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls.

    Sunset Drinks

    Tonight enjoy a drink at your hotel as you watch the sunset.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Te Anau > Mount Cook

    See the fertile, sheep-filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Mount Cook > Christchurch

    Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Christchurch

    It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 13 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 15 meals – 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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