12 Day South Island Explorer

Explore the South Island over 12 days. Begin in the city of Christchurch before making your way to Mt Cook, Milford Sound and Queenstown.

Day 1. Arrive Christchurch
Be met upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Day 2. Christchurch, Mt Cook
Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo. Later, view Aoraki (Mt Cook). This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
APT HIGHLIGHT! Two Nights: Mt Cook, The Hermitage B, FD

Day 3. Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice
Enjoy your chosen activity today.  BD

Day 4. Mt Cook, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice
Set out to Koekohe Beach to view the Moeraki Boulders. Continue to Dunedin, and this afternoon, enjoy your selected activity.
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin BD

Day 5. Dunedin, Te Anau
Absorb the breathtaking scenery on your way to Te Anau.
Two Nights: Distinction Te Anau Hotels and Villas BD

Day 6. Te Anau, Freedom of Choice
This morning, choose from an exciting range of included activities in Te Anau. The rest of the day is then free for you to soak up the peaceful atmosphere. B

Day 7. Te Anau, Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown
Journey along the Milford Road as it winds its way down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, towards Milford Sound. Cruise the full length of this pristine waterway, then continue to Queenstown.
Three Nights: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queenstown BD

Day 8. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice
Personalise your holiday experience today with a range of activities on offer. This evening, select from an array of dining options. Seafood lovers will be tempted by Finz, whilst the panoramic views from the Skyline restaurant are hard to beat. Cruise to Walter Peak High Country Farm, or dine at your hotel restaurant. B, FD

Day 9. Queenstown
Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown as you enjoy a full day to spend at leisure in this exciting city.   B

Day 10. Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier
Skirt around the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea, and cross spectacular Haast Pass into Westland National Park, home to Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a four-course degustation dinner tonight.
APT HIGHLIGHT! Franz Josef Glacier,  Te Waonui Forest Retreat B, FD

Day 11. Franz Josef Glacier, TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch
Join the TranzAlpine train and experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Travel across the magnificent Southern Alps within Arthur's Pass National Park and into Christchurch.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch BD

Day 12. Depart Christchurch
This morning, your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Includes 19 Meals – 11 Breakfasts, (B) 5 Dinners (D) and 3 Feature Dinners (FD)


Find out more here: http://www.aptouring.com.au/trips/newzealand/nzccn12?utm_source=tourismnz&utm_medium=sto%20link&utm_content=11032015_tourism_nz_nzccn12_listing&utm_campaign=tourism_nz_nzccn12

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