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Southern Spectacular: New Zealand's South Island
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Journey through New Zealand's captivating South Island on a Trafalgar group tour. From the rejuvenating city of Christchurch, venture into stunning landscapes, discover Victorian-era streets in Dunedin, cruise the serene Milford Sound, and savour local flavours in Queenstown. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty, enjoy unique Be My Guest experiences, and ride the iconic TranzAlpine train. Call us to secure your spot today - A remarkable exploration of South Island's contrasts and charm awaits.
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Your Example Itinerary
Fly from the UK to Christchurch
Arrive in Christchurch, the 'Garden City', and check in at the Distinction Christchurch Hotel near Cathedral Square. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Explore the Avon River, Botanic Gardens, and more in your free evening.
4* Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Through Scenic Wonderland to Twizel
Discover Christchurch's attractions before heading to Geraldine. Enjoy cheese sampling at Talbots Forest Cheese and a Be My Guest experience at Lake Tekapo, where you'll learn about farming and indulge in Pavlova-making. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and overnight in Twizel.
3* Mackenzie Country Inn
Dunedin, City of Scottish Heritage
Travel along the Waitaki River to Oamaru and explore its Victorian-era streets. Reach Dunedin, known for its Scottish heritage and vibrant university life. Enjoy free time or optional visits to Speight's Brewery or Larnach Castle. Dinner options abound in the city.
4* Scenic Southern Cross
Te Anau, Gateway to Fiordland
Drive through Gore and into the Fiordland National Park, arriving in Te Anau. Experience a jet boat ride on the Waiau River, supporting conservation efforts. Optional glowworm cave visit before dinner at the Distinction Te Anau Hotel.
4* Distinction Te Anau Hotel
Milford Sound With Queenstown
Journey through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, cruise the tranquil waters, and marvel at waterfalls and Mitre Peak. Arrive in adventure capital Queenstown.
4* Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Explore Queenstown's adventure offerings with optional experiences. Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a farm show and gourmet barbecue dinner. After a fun-filled evening at the homestead, board the Earnslaw and head back to Queenstown.
Spectacular Franz Josef
Travel through Central Otago to the West Coast, stopping at Arrowtown and Cromwell. Visit fruit stalls, cross Haast Pass, and arrive in Franz Josef Glacier.
4* Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Punakaiki, Coastal Forest
Explore Franz Josef, then head to Hokitika for shopping and lunch. Reach Punakaiki to view Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Overnight at the Ocean View Retreat and enjoy a seafood dinner by the ocean.
4* The Ocean View Retreat
Christchurch, City of Contrasts
Visit Monteith's Brewery for a beer tasting and lunch, then take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. Marvel at the South Island's beauty during this scenic journey. Farewell Dinner at the Distinction Christchurch Hotel.
4* Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Depart Christchurch and return to the UK.
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