Southern Odyssey and Stewart Island

8 Days / 7 Nights
From NZ$4,390 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

Invercargill has fascinating transport museums and Stewart Island and Ulva Island bird sanctuary are a nature lover's playground. See the natural wonders of the Catlins Coast, enjoy the buzz of the resort town of Queenstown and discover the Scottish heritage of Dunedin and its mainland albatross colony. Ride the Taieri Gorge train and cruise out to lunch at Walter Peak Station on the vintage steamer TSS "Earnslaw" on Lake Wakatipu.

Imagine waking up in the morning at Stewart Island to the sounds of bird calls and getting the rare Kaka bird landing on your balcony while enjoying your breakfast.

 

Highlights

  • Gold Mining Arrowtown
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Croydon Aviation Heritage Factory & Museum
  • Hokonui Moonshine Museum
  • Scenic flight to Stewart Island
  • Cruise on the Paterson Inlet
  • Southland Museum & Art Gallery
  • At Kaka Point see the Yellow Eyed Penguins
  • Glenfalloch Gardens
  • Royal Albatross Centre
  • Olveston House Tour
  • Otagos Discovery World Tropical Forest
  • Taieri Gorge Train Ride
  • Cruise on TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu
  • Lunch at the Steamer Wharf

Departure Dates

1 Mar & 9 Mar 2019

Day 1:  Auckland - Queenstown - Invercargill
Your included flight departs Auckland mid-morning. From Queenstown we drive to the Croydon Heritage Trust factory and museum at Mandeville. In Gore enjoy a dram of whisky at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and visit the Eastern Southland Gallery. Stay at Ascot Hotel, Invercargill.

Day 2:  Invercargill - Transport World - Indian Scout - Stewart Island
It’s all about wheels at Bill Richard’s Transport World, Classic Motorcycles and Burt Munro’s Indian Scout on display at E. Hayes & Son. From Invercargill we take the 20-minute flight to Stewart Island. We are met on arrival and transferred to the Bay Motel. We dine at the South Seas Hotel.

Day 3:  Stewart Island Sightseeing
Wake up to the sounds of bird calls - kaka and tui. After a leisurely breakfast enjoying the views of the bay we drive most of Stewart Island's 28km of road -  including Oban and the surrounding beaches and the gateway to Rakiura National Park. Our on board local guide provides insights into Stewart Island’s community.

  • All Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust
  • Return flight to Stewart Island
  • Sightseeing in Stewart Island
  • Cruise on the Paterson Inlet
  • Southland Museum & Art Gallery
  • Royal Albatross Centre
  • Olverston House Tour
  • Otago Museum
  • Taieri Train Ride
  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw

Description & Highlights

Invercargill has fascinating transport museums and Stewart Island and Ulva Island bird sanctuary are a nature lover's playground. See the natural wonders of the Catlins Coast, enjoy the buzz of the resort town of Queenstown and discover the Scottish heritage of Dunedin and its mainland albatross colony. Ride the Taieri Gorge train and cruise out to lunch at Walter Peak Station on the vintage steamer TSS "Earnslaw" on Lake Wakatipu.

Imagine waking up in the morning at Stewart Island to the sounds of bird calls and getting the rare Kaka bird landing on your balcony while enjoying your breakfast.

 

Itinerary

Day 1:  Auckland - Queenstown - Invercargill
Your included flight departs Auckland mid-morning. From Queenstown we drive to the Croydon Heritage Trust factory and museum at Mandeville. In Gore enjoy a dram of whisky at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and visit the Eastern Southland Gallery. Stay at Ascot Hotel, Invercargill.

Day 2:  Invercargill - Transport World - Indian Scout - Stewart Island
It’s all about wheels at Bill Richard’s Transport World, Classic Motorcycles and Burt Munro’s Indian Scout on display at E. Hayes & Son. From Invercargill we take the 20-minute flight to Stewart Island. We are met on arrival and transferred to the Bay Motel. We dine at the South Seas Hotel.

Day 3:  Stewart Island Sightseeing
Wake up to the sounds of bird calls - kaka and tui. After a leisurely breakfast enjoying the views of the bay we drive most of Stewart Island's 28km of road -  including Oban and the surrounding beaches and the gateway to Rakiura National Park. Our on board local guide provides insights into Stewart Island’s community.

Included In Package

  • All Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust
  • Return flight to Stewart Island
  • Sightseeing in Stewart Island
  • Cruise on the Paterson Inlet
  • Southland Museum & Art Gallery
  • Royal Albatross Centre
  • Olverston House Tour
  • Otago Museum
  • Taieri Train Ride
  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw

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