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Tour New Zealand's beautiful South Island.

Admire stunning lakes and majestic mountains when you tour New Zealand with Travelmarvel.

from $1,745 USD per person

  • Watch video

Join Travelmarvel for 8 days and discover New Zealand's South Island with its stunning lakes, snow capped mountains and amazing glaciers. Highlights include visiting Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo. View complete itinerary

Trip code: NTCC8
Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Christchurch Return
Meals included: 12

View departure dates & prices

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Christchurch

On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Christchurch, Fox Glacier

Today, ascend into the Main Divide and journey through the towering, captivating Southern Alps. Continue along the coast to Westland National Park and see Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.
Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Fox Glacier, Queenstown

Travel through Haast Pass, past lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown. Special Stay - with the dramatic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown.
Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 4. Queenstown

Queenstown is perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike. Today, enjoy a day at leisure to relax, explore or indulge.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Skirt The Remarkables to Fiordland National Park. Like a Local - cruise the length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading falls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains.
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin

Travel to Dunedin and enjoy a tour of the city’s landmarks, then head to Larnach Castle.
Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo

See the Moeraki Boulders, then continue to the harbour town of Oamaru. Like a Local - admire the mountains of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Special Stay - on the shores of Lake Tekapo. A Taste of New Zealand - dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, located on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Your New Zealand journey concludes on arrival at Christchurch airport for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views
  • Experience the breathtaking views in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

Map

Included Experiences

  • 7 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • A special Farewell Dinner
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • 12 delicious meals - 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners and 1 Feature Dinner

Additional Information

Enhance Your Journey 

In Christchurch Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday to New Zealand with a range of Optional Experiences. Learn more about enhancing your journey here.

Select Experiences must be booked on board your tour/cruise and cannot be pre-booked. Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Prices available in application.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
  • This tour forms part of the NT15 New Zealand Getaway
  • Solo Traveller prices available on request
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking

Tour New Zealand's beautiful South Island.

Admire stunning lakes and majestic mountains when you tour New Zealand with Travelmarvel.

from $1,745 USD per person

  • Watch video

Join Travelmarvel for 8 days and discover New Zealand's South Island with its stunning lakes, snow capped mountains and amazing glaciers. Highlights include visiting Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo. View complete itinerary

Trip code: NTCC8
Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Christchurch Return
Meals included: 12

View departure dates & prices

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Christchurch

Be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Christchurch, Fox Glacier

Ascend into the Main Divide and journey through the Southern Alps. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.
Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Fox Glacier, Queenstown

Today you will travel through Haast Pass, to the alpine resort of Queenstown with the backdrop of Lake Wakatipu.
Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 4. Queenstown

Today, enjoy a day at leisure to relax, explore or indulge.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Skirt The Remarkables to Fiordland National Park. Cruise the length of Milford Sound.
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin

Travel to Dunedin for a tour. Then head to Larnach Castle.
Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo

See the Moeraki Boulders, then continue to Oamaru. Admire Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before being transferred to Christchurch airport.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Bask in idyllic views during your Special Stay at Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Cruise Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views
  • Experience the breathtaking views at Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

Map

Included Experiences

  • 7 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • A special Farewell Dinner
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • A special travel bag and a handy wallet

  • 12 delicious meals - 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners and 1 Feature Dinner

Additional Information

Tranz Alpine Train

  • Perhaps take one of the world's most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine Train – travelling up into Arthur’s Pass.

 

Enhance Your Journey

Discover more of New Zealand with a range of experiences. View Enhance Your Journey options here.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Solo Traveller prices available on request
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time ofbooking
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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