Mountains and Lakes South Island Family Tour

7 days / 6 nights
From NZ$5,144 per person 2 Adults, 2 Children (5-14 yrs)
2 Adults, 2 Children (5-14 yrs)

Get the whole family excited with highlights along the way including a close up encounter with the rare yellow eyed penguins in Dunedin. When you reach Queenstown you'll journey up the Skyline Gondola for a bird's eye view of the mountains and lake.  While you're there, try out some fast-action fun on the Skyline Luge! The next day cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station for a kiwi style BBQ lunch and farm tour - meet the farm dogs and get up close with some highland cattle!

Starts in Christchurch

Finishes in Queenstown

Highlights

  • Christchurch, the "garden city"
  • Soak in the hot springs at Tekapo
  • Bright turquoise Lake Pukaki
  • Dunedin's Scottish heritage
  • The unique wildlife of Otago Peninsula
  • Visit a working sheep station at Queenstown 

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Amore Motor Lodge 

Day 2: Journey through the MacKenzie Country to the alpine village of Lake Tekapo 
Accommodation: Mantra Lake Tekapo 

Day 3: Leaving the MacKenzie Country you'll follow the Waitaki River to the coast, where you'll turn south for Dunedin 
Accommodation: Motel on York 

Day 4: Discover the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula 
Accommodation: Motel on York 

Day 5: Pass through historic gold mining towns and bountiful orchards to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown 
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments 

Day 6: Today you'll cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship for a farm tour and BBQ lunch 
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments 

Day 7: Explore more of Queenstown's scenery and activities before departing for your onward journey 

  • Motel accommodation for 6 nights
  • Rental car hire - 1.8L Hatch/Sedan Auto.  Includes unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Tekapo Springs Hot Pools
  • Penguin Place, Dunedin
  • TSS Earnslaw cruise and BBQ lunch at Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Queenstown Skyline Gondola
  • Christchurch Hop on, Hop off Sightseeing Bus

 

Description & Highlights

Get the whole family excited with highlights along the way including a close up encounter with the rare yellow eyed penguins in Dunedin. When you reach Queenstown you'll journey up the Skyline Gondola for a bird's eye view of the mountains and lake.  While you're there, try out some fast-action fun on the Skyline Luge! The next day cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station for a kiwi style BBQ lunch and farm tour - meet the farm dogs and get up close with some highland cattle!

Starts in Christchurch

Finishes in Queenstown

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Amore Motor Lodge 

Day 2: Journey through the MacKenzie Country to the alpine village of Lake Tekapo 
Accommodation: Mantra Lake Tekapo 

Day 3: Leaving the MacKenzie Country you'll follow the Waitaki River to the coast, where you'll turn south for Dunedin 
Accommodation: Motel on York 

Day 4: Discover the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula 
Accommodation: Motel on York 

Day 5: Pass through historic gold mining towns and bountiful orchards to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown 
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments 

Day 6: Today you'll cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship for a farm tour and BBQ lunch 
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments 

Day 7: Explore more of Queenstown's scenery and activities before departing for your onward journey 

Included In Package

  • Motel accommodation for 6 nights
  • Rental car hire - 1.8L Hatch/Sedan Auto.  Includes unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Tekapo Springs Hot Pools
  • Penguin Place, Dunedin
  • TSS Earnslaw cruise and BBQ lunch at Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Queenstown Skyline Gondola
  • Christchurch Hop on, Hop off Sightseeing Bus

 

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