Solos Southern Magic

10 Days / 9 Nights
From $5,685 per person Per Person Single Traveller
Per Person Single Traveller

Travel by luxury coach and enjoy the company and security that a group tour provides.  

Starts and finishes in Christchurch.

Highlights

  • Magnificent Lake Tekapo
  • Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes region
  • West Coast Glacier region

Departure Dates

7 Oct 2017 & 6 Oct 2018

Day 1:  Arrive Christchurch
You will be met at the airport and transported to your downtown city hotel.

Day 2:  Christchurch - Lake Tekapo
Travel across the Canterbury Plains and into Tekapo Village to view the turquoise waters of the lake. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial.

Day 3:  Lake Tekapo - Dunedin
View the mystical Moeraki Boulders enroute before arriving into Dunedin.  An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities.  Dinner at Speight's Ale House is included this evening.

Day 4:  Dunedin - Te Anau
Visit Larnach Castle this morning before heading inland to the Southern Lakes region where you will stay at Lake Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.

Day 5:  Milford Sound Cruise - Queenstown
Today you experience spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak.  Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region's history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife.  From Milford you will skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine town of Queenstown.  Dinner tonight is at the spectacular Skyline Restaurant with its breathtaking views of Queenstown and The Remarkables mountain range.

Day 6:  Dart River Wilderness Safari
Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.  On return to Queenstown you have free time to experience an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities. Dinner in the evening is across the lake at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Day 7:  Queenstown - Wanaka
Today head to Wanaka which translates to 'rejuvenation of the south'.  Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon - maybe take a cruise on the lake or enjoy a lakeside stroll.

Day 8:  Wanaka - Franz Josef
View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lake of the Westland National Park and Haast Pass enroute to Franz Josef.  Unwind at the Glacier Hot Pools, set in a lush rainforest.

Day 9:  West Coast Glaciers - Christchurch
Head north to Greymouth where you will board the famous TranzAlpine Train which will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.  On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel for a farewell dinner.

Day 10:  Depart Christchurch
It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today.  You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

  • 9 nights premium sole use accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 8 dinners
  • Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea
  • Speights Alehouse Dinner
  • Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner
  • Skyline Gondola & Dinner
  • Dart River Safari
  • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools
  • Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey

 

 

  • Scenic flight over Mt Cook from Lake Tekapo
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Description & Highlights

Travel by luxury coach and enjoy the company and security that a group tour provides.  

Starts and finishes in Christchurch.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive Christchurch
You will be met at the airport and transported to your downtown city hotel.

Day 2:  Christchurch - Lake Tekapo
Travel across the Canterbury Plains and into Tekapo Village to view the turquoise waters of the lake. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial.

Day 3:  Lake Tekapo - Dunedin
View the mystical Moeraki Boulders enroute before arriving into Dunedin.  An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities.  Dinner at Speight's Ale House is included this evening.

Day 4:  Dunedin - Te Anau
Visit Larnach Castle this morning before heading inland to the Southern Lakes region where you will stay at Lake Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.

Day 5:  Milford Sound Cruise - Queenstown
Today you experience spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak.  Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region's history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife.  From Milford you will skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine town of Queenstown.  Dinner tonight is at the spectacular Skyline Restaurant with its breathtaking views of Queenstown and The Remarkables mountain range.

Day 6:  Dart River Wilderness Safari
Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.  On return to Queenstown you have free time to experience an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities. Dinner in the evening is across the lake at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Day 7:  Queenstown - Wanaka
Today head to Wanaka which translates to 'rejuvenation of the south'.  Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon - maybe take a cruise on the lake or enjoy a lakeside stroll.

Day 8:  Wanaka - Franz Josef
View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lake of the Westland National Park and Haast Pass enroute to Franz Josef.  Unwind at the Glacier Hot Pools, set in a lush rainforest.

Day 9:  West Coast Glaciers - Christchurch
Head north to Greymouth where you will board the famous TranzAlpine Train which will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.  On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel for a farewell dinner.

Day 10:  Depart Christchurch
It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today.  You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

Included In Package

  • 9 nights premium sole use accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 8 dinners
  • Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea
  • Speights Alehouse Dinner
  • Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner
  • Skyline Gondola & Dinner
  • Dart River Safari
  • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools
  • Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey

 

 

Optional Extras

  • Scenic flight over Mt Cook from Lake Tekapo
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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