15D14N All of the South
VALID UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
DAY 1 : ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
Upon arrival at the Christchurch International Airport passengers collect their rental car and make their own way to their accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
DAY 2 : CHRISTCHURCH – KAIKOURA
This morning travel north through wine growing region of Waipara and the rolling country of North Canterbury. Kaikoura is set amongst spectacular coastal scenery this location is famous for its Whale population which is present all year round.
DAY 3 : KAIKOURA – BLENHEIM
Included this morning is a Whale Watch excursion:- a truly unforgettable experience, before continuing the journey north. Enjoy the rugged coast line, be sure to keep an eye out for seals along the way, before travelling into Marlborough’s renowned wine growing region.
DAY 4 : BLENHEIM – NELSON
Only a short journey from Blenheim to Nelson, there are a varietof things to see and do. Havelock, for example, is the place for a delicious seafood meal – especially being famous for its Green Shell Mussels. Perhaps explore the old gold mining fields at nearby Canvastownbefore reaching Nelson.
DAY 5 : NELSON
With a full day ahead to explore Nelson. Apart from the beach and the bush from here you can organize an eco-adventure, visit WOW – the World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars museum or enjoy the local creative culture. The nearby Abel Tasman National Park is the perfect opportunity to see one of New Zealand’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. Options include a day walk, sea kayaking, visiting a seal colony, or simply lazing on the beach.
DAY 6 : NELSON – GREYMOUTH
Travel past lush farmlands and forest covered ranges to the rugged Buller Gorge – a spectacular scenic drive. Visit Westport and the coast near Cape Foulwind. Continue south to Punakaiki to explore the Pancake Rocks, these rocks are columns of limestone that resemble stacks of pancakes. On departing Punakaiki the journey continue along the West Cost to the city of Greymouth.
DAY 7 : GREYMOUTH – THE GLACIERS
From Greymouth the road to the Glaciers is rural, but with a wild streak. The farmland is trying to turn back into forest, and the beauty of the rivers is raw and primeval. Included today is admission to the Glaciers Hot Pools located in Franz Josef.
DAY 8 : GLACIERS – WANAKA
One of New Zealand’s most spectacular touring days. The scenery changes from wild West Coast beaches and abundant rainforest to vast mountain vistas and then onto the Southern Lakes District. Wanaka activities include scenic flights with U-Fly or perhaps just enjoying the scenery at a café in town.
DAY 9 : WANAKA – QUEENSTOWN
IOnly a short travel day to the South Islands’ resort playground of Queenstown.
DAY 10 : QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
A full to explore the many sights and activities in the Queenstown region included is a ride on the Gondola to the Skyline Centre which will provide wide reaching views across the Wakatipu Basin and beyond.
DAY 11 : QUEENSTOWN – MILFORD SOUND – TE ANAU
A day trip to Milford Sound is a touring highlight while in New Zealand. Following the included cruise travel back along the Milford Highway stopping at the small lakeside town of TeAnau for the evening.
DAY 12 : TE ANAU – DUNEDIN
Enjoy a half day journey to Dunedin, an historic city with beautiful old buildings including the Dunedin Railway Station building. Arrive in time to partake in an optional Speight’s Brewery Tour or an excursion to visit the wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. We suggest you visit ‘Natures Wonders’ to experience a genuine New Zealand Sheep farm which includes penguin sightings and seals. To get to Natures Wonders we recommend pre booking a tour with Awesome Wildlife Eco-tours (optional).
DAY 13 : DUNEDIN
A day at leisure with a multitude of optional activities available. Wildlife Cruise or Natures Wonders Tour featuring penguins, seals and birdlife, the Taieri Gorge Railway, a Citibus Tour, fascinating Larnach Castle, the Cadbury Factory or Speights Brewery tours what decided an enjoyable day awaits.
DAY 14 : DUNEDIN – CHRISTCHURCH
SReturn to Christchurch along the eastern coast of the South Island passing through the towns of Oamaru and Timaru.
DAY 15: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Passengers today will return their rental car to the Christchurch Airport prior to departure.
|Number of Pax||Price per Person (RM)|
|Standard (3* Hotel)||Superior (4* Hotel)|
|Compact Auto (Toyota Corolla or similar)|
|Intermediate Auto (Toyota Camry or similar)|
|8 Seaters (Hyundai iMax or similar)|
- Daily breakfast
- 14 Nights accommodation
- 14 Days car rental hire (Unlimited Kilometres and Standard Insurance)
- Whale Watch Kaikoura
- The Glacier Hot Pools
- Skyline Gondola Queenstown
- Cruise on Milford Sound