7CNSNNZ - New Zealand South Island
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- 4 nights in Queenstown and 2 nights in Christchurch
- 6 Nights of accommodations
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 2 lunches (Milford sound and Mt Cook)
- Sightseeing tours in air-conditioned coaches with English-speaking driver-guide
- Private transfers to / from the airport
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Service and local taxes
- Value pricing starts at $2,190.00 per person
- First Class pricing starts at $2,428.00 per person
- All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change until booked
- Single supplement rate available upon request
Day 1 - Arrive Auckland and QueenstownOn arrival you will be met by a representative of ANZ Tours and transferred to the airport domestic terminal.
Fly Auckland to Queenstown.
On arrival in Queenstown, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
Backed by steep mountains, Queenstown lies in the curve of Lake Wakatipu at the head of its own small horseshoe shaped bay. It is the South Island's principal resort, drawing visitors the year round with its lake and mountain scenery, exhilarating climate, changing seasons and varied excursion possibilities.
Day 2 - In QueenstownToday is free and at leisure for optional tours.
Day 3 - Excursion to Milford Sound(COACH/CRUISE/FLY) Depart from Queenstown in the morning and travel around lakes and through farming communities until you reach the stunning mountain scenery of the Fiordland National Park. The road then enters the Hollyford Valley and climbs to the 1200 metre long Homer Tunnel before descending into Milford Sound.
On arrival join the launch for a cruise on Milford Sound. This fiord was created during an ice age and knifes out to sea with native forests and sheer cliffs rising from the waterway to heights of several thousand feet.
Lunch is included during the cruise. After the cruise transfer the short distance to the airfield join your light aircraft for the scenic flight back to Queenstown.
3:40 PM - Depart from Milford Sound. The view from the aircraft is spectacular as you ascend beside the precipitous mountains, which surround the Sound. Passing over a portion of the famed Milford track you will see Lakes Ada and Quill and the highest waterfall in New Zealand - the Sunderland Falls.
4:30 PM - Arrive at Queenstown Airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 4 - At QueenstownFree day to explore more of Queenstown at your leisure.
Day 5 - Queenstown - Mount Cook - ChristchurchThe coach will collect you from your accommodation this morning. Departing from Queenstown the route through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and the fruit growing area of Central Otago, before passing into the tussock covered McKenzie Country.
Follow the western shore of Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook. Renowned for its craggy beauty, Mt Cook is a magnet for mountaineers. Less energetic visitors come here to enjoy the park's alpine scenery and explore its trails.
Lunch is included at the Hermitage Hotel. It is recommended that you take advantage of an optional 40-minute scenic flight over Mt Cook and the Southern Alps by ski-equipped aircraft with the highlight of a ski landing on the Tasman Glacier - a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
Depart from the Mt Cook National Park and travel past Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo. where a stop will be made at the simple stone Church of the Good Shepherd.
From Tekapo a descent is made through Burke's Pass to the rural settlement of Fairlie and Geraldine, before crossing the checker-board farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to reach Ashburton and Christchurch.
Arrive into Christchurch where you will be set down at your hotel at 6.30pm
Day 6 - At ChristchurchThe coach will call for you for your Christchurch Morning Sightseeing Tour which includes Cathedral Square, Avon River, Town Hall, the floral clock, Law Courts, Provincial Chambers, Christ's College, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Arts Centre, and the Bridge of Remembrance.
On leaving the inner city, the tour drives through several parks and gardens including Mona Vale Gardens and Hagley Park. The excursion then travels to the Sign of the Takahe, an historic building providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and to the Southern Alps.
The rest of the day is at leisure.