The South Island of New Zealand is characterized by grand open landscapes and a sense of space and freedom. Divided by a backbone of mountain aptly called the Southern Alps, the South Island has spectacular snow-topped mountains and deep, clean fiords, extensive southern beech forests, broad plains and golden sand beaches. Generally cooler and drier in climate than the North Island but don't forget sun block and T-shirts - temperatures routinely top 30°C (86°F) in summer. The sea moderates winter temperatures so they rarely drop much below freezing except in mountainous regions.
Day 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Arrive at Auckland International airport and shuttle bus transfer to your hotel. The rest of today is free on your own.
Day 02: CHRISTCHURCH - MT. COOk - QUEENSTOWN
Travel over the Canterbury Plains through Ashburton to depart from Christchurch. Journey across the Tussock Plains of Mackenzie Country to Lake Tekapo as we view the magnificent Church of Good Shepherd. When arrive Mount Cook National Park, we suggest a scenic flight (own expense) over some of New Zealand's finest alpine scenery. After departing from Mount Cook National Park, travel through the rocky Kawarau Gorge then past Cromwell to climb up and over the Lindis Pass to Omarama. Travel to the picturesque holiday resort of Queenstown and view beautiful Lake Wakatipu.
Day 03: QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN
Depart for a spectacular journey to Milford Sound. View the Mirror Lakes and continue through the Eglinton Valley to the Homer Tunnel and on into the Cleddau Valley. Hop on to the cruise as we give you unforgettable experience while exploring the wonder of this majestic fiord. Return back to Queenstown.
Day 04: QUEENSTOWN
Today is your free day! Choose one of the many optional activities available to you. For example going for the exciting jet boating, bungee jumping, relaxing garden tours, lake cruises, or helicopter rides over the surrounding mountains.
Day 05: QUEENSTOWN - FOX GLACIER
Leave Queenstown and travel onwards to the township of Fox Glacier. Fox Glacier – a 14 km long tongue of ice that descends to 250 meters above sea level, making a striking contrast with the surrounding thick bush, will captivate you.
Day 06: FOX GLACIER - GREYMOUTH - TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN - CHRISTCHURCH
Proceed to Greymouth while visiting to the town of Hokitika to view some of the local specialty high-quality arts and crafts which includes greenstones products. Journey from Greymouth on the spectacular scenic Tranz Alpine train ride that travels through the mountainous and spectacular Arthur’s Pass. Arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred by shuttle bus to your Christchurch hotel.
Day 07: CHRISTCHURCH / OVERSEAS
Transfer to Christchurch International Airport for your flight bound for home, taking with you unforgettable and pleasant memories of a wonderful of New Zealand.
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- Airport Tax
- Personal Expense
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