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Travelmarvel

Southern Escape

Christchurch Return

Trip Code: NTCC8
8 Days
12 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 7 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • 12 meals - 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners
  • A special Farewell Dinner
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • NTCC8 - 2020-2021 season runs for 8 days

Travel & Accommodation

Bob's Peak Skyline Gondola Queenstown

Skyline Gondola Lunch

Ride a cable car to the top of Bob's Peak in Queenstown for a meal with a stunning view of lake and mountains.

Queenstown Lake Wakatipu The Remarkables

Lakeview Stay

Indulge yourself with sublime vistas at Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queentown Lakeview.

Beautiful Milford Sound on a Sunny Day

Milford Sound Cruise

Sail the full length of the Sound through New Zealand's most spectacular scenery, in the heart of Fiordland.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • This tour forms part of the New Zealand Getaway (NT15).
  • Prices are land/cruising only. Flights not included
  • Please note the 2020-2021 season NTCC8 runs for 8 days
NTCC8 map 2021
Christchurch Return

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Arrive in Christchurch and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Drive through the Southern Alps to Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers as well as spectacular lakes and rainforests. Travel along the west coast to enjoy views of the picturesque alps. Over thousands of years, these remarkable natural wonders have created immense valleys.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle in for a two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains overseeing Lake Wakatipu.


Travel past the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, through Haast Pass, skirting the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to Queenstown. The city is renowned for its world-class food, so during time at leisure, perhaps enjoy one of the many local restaurants.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Ride the Skyline Gondola 450 metres above the city to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet lunch at the Stratosfare Restaurant. All of Queenstown spreads below you.


After lunch with a spectacular view at Stratosfare Restaurant, the rest of the day is at leisure. Why not try one of our Select Experiences? Join the TSS Earnslaw for a cruise to Walter Peak Station, offering an insight into farming life in New Zealand’s high country, or take an exhilarating Shotover Jet Boat ride (both at own expense). This evening, perhaps tantalise your tastebuds as you discover Queenstown’s thriving foodie scene.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Queenstown at dusk.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with spectacular landscapes surrounding this World Heritage-listed area.


This morning after breakfast, skirt The Remarkables mountain range, tracing the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park and beyond to Milford Sound. Your reward is a cruise along the full length of the sound. Carved by ancient glaciers, Milford Sound is widely regarded as one of the most incredible natural wilderness areas on earth. Later, continue by coach to Te Anau. After time to settle in to your hotel, enjoy dinner.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Leaving the Fiordland region, today you’ll journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Enjoy a tour taking in the city’s most significant landmarks and learn of its rich history. Take some time at leisure to explore the town as you please.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, the highest point in Australasia.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, dine on local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a special Farewell Dinner.


Journey along the east coast to see the Moeraki Boulders. These large spherical stones were formed more than 60 million years ago and can be found along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, en route to Lake Tekapo, journey into Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park to admire the sublime alpine scenery. Arrive at your hotel, Peppers Bluewater Resort, situated near the shores of Lake Tekapo.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your final day in New Zealand begins with a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo. Enjoy the pristine natural beauty. Your journey then concludes on arrival at Christchurch Airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travelmarvel's program runs smoothly from go to whoa, with great guides, perfectly paced excursions.

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