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13 Day Southern Sensations

Escorted Tour - New Zealand
Image: Milford Sound Cruise
ANZCRO / 13 Day Southern Sensations

13 Day Southern Sensations

£4,339

per person

Discover extraordinary treasures and dramatic extremes on this comprehensive and relaxing small-group tour.

The 13 Day Southern Sensations itinerary reveals the hidden gems of New Zealand’s South Island. There is also the option to upgrade to an overnight cruise on the Milford or Doubtful Sound, which is an experience not to be missed.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

12 nights luxury accommodation

Full breakfast daily, 2 lunches, and 7 dinners

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

All sightseeing, excursions, and entrance fees as shown

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

2-night stopovers in Marlborough Sounds and Aoraki Mount Cook

3-night stay in majestic Queenstown

World Heritage-listed Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Beautiful Southern Lakes region

Twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef

Stunning Kenepuru Sound

Spectacular Kaikoura

Featured Experiences

Some of the featured experiences on this tour:

Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries

Scenic mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge

Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

Spectacular Milford Sound nature cruise

World-famous TranzAlpine train

Conditions: Prices are per person, double-share and subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices were correct as at October 18 but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel from Nov 18 to Nov 20. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1 : Arrive Wellington

‘Haere Mai’ …. Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel.
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Day 2: Picton, Marlborough Sounds (B,D)

This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic cruise to our remote resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. For those who wish, an optional helicopter transfer & scenic flight to the lodge is available from Picton.
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Day 3: Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B,D)

A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks & mountains bikes are provided at the lodge and there is a number of bush walks to enjoy. Or you can simply relax with a book & soak in the spectacular scenery.
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Day 4: Blenheim, Kaikoura (B)

Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins, or join local Maori for a unique, award-winning cultural experience.
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Day 5: Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook (B,D)

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery.
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Day 6: Tasman Glacier expedition (B,D)

Today we experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & taste 400-year old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. Later today, there is time to enjoy one of the many bush walks and optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.
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Day 7: Cromwell, Te Anau (B,D)

Begin the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell, then continue on to the historic village of Clyde, nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge. Stop for lunch at Alexandra, located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, then travel across the farmlands of Central Otago to the township of Gore before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park.
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Day 8: Milford Sound, Queenstown (B,L)

The highlight today is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins & albatross when in season. Continue your journey on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.
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Day 9: Queenstown at leisure (B)

Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your guide will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available.
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Day 10: Arrowtown, Akarua Winery (B,L)

Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village before enjoying a relaxing lunch at Walnut Cottage, the show piece of Akarua Wines & Kitchen back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range.
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Day 11: Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier (B,D)

There is time to wander around the resort of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as we travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions).
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Day 12: TranzAlpine train, Christchurch (B,D)

Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner.
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Day 13: Depart Christchurch (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight home.

Tour Route

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