8-Nights 'Sweet as' South (Start Christchurch, end Christchurch)
'sweet As' South (Until Sep 2018) (Start Christchurch, End Christchurch)
Experience the best of South! From Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch - it's an adventure you won't want to end. Start off on a scenic flight over Mt. Cook then head to Dunedin! Later, get ready to hit Queenstown, the adventure Capital of the World. Try bungy, 4WD’ing or if it’s winter, you can opt to take a day trip to stunning Milford Sound. In Franz Josef you'll hike a glacier before your tour ends in Christchurch.
Christchurch to Lake Ohau
- Pick up a treat at NZ's famous Cookie Time factory
- See the historic Church of the Good Shephard
- See Mt. Cook across the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau
- Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo & Geraldine
- Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam
- Visit the impressive Moeraki Boulders
- See Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street
- Tour & tasting at the iconic Speight's Brewery
- Stop in Alexandra in Central Otago
- Stop at AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bridge
- Set your pulse racing with a hair-raising ride on the Shotover Jet
- Entry to one of Queenstown's hottest nightspots
- Explore tiny Arrowtown
- Drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls
- See a demonstration of traditional Maori greenstone carving
- Scenic drive across the Southern Alps
- Stop at Arthurs Pass
- 8 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in lodges
- Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
- Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
- 11 meals:
- 8 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- Experienced & Professional Trip Manager & Driver team
- Sightseeing tours of all major cities
8 nights from $1570 per person
Queenstown hosts an outstanding collection of adrenaline inducing activities and spectacular scenery. From jumping from tall bridges or quiet fishing, this is New Zealand's number one adventure destination. Lake and river join towering mountain ranges to make Queenstown as popular in the winter as it is in the summer.
At the heart of the action are cafes, the entire spectrum of accommodation, boutique shopping, restaurants and the visitor services expected in a small town with a big reputation.
Franz Josef Glacier
The South Island's most renowned explorer and geologist, Julius von Haast, named Franz Josef Glacier after the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Franz Josef Glacier is a remnant of a much older, larger glacier which flowed from the alpine snowfields right to the sea. The glacier is over 7.5 miles long extending into the rainforest just 3 miles from the Franz Josef township, making it easy to visit. Walk to viewpoints and the terminal face or, for a close-up view of the spectacular ice formations, take a guided glacier walk, helihike or scenic flight.
One of New Zealand’s loveliest harbors is gracious, dignified Dunedin. The city boasts fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings complete with spires, gables and gargoyles. Its Scottish heritage is present in street names and the appeal of its handsome stone buildings. One of Dunedin’s most famous visitors, Mark Twain, wrote "The…Scots…stopped here on their way to heaven, thinking they had arrived." Dunedin boasts the country’s only kilt maker and whisky distillery as well as a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns in the heart of the city. Dunedin’s surroundings are renowned for their magnificent scenery and wildlife. The nearby beautiful Otago Peninsula provides a breeding habitat for such rare birds as the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguin. The biggest attraction is probably the albatross colony at Taiaroa Head – which can only be visited as part of pre-arranged guided tour. Nowhere else on the globe do these birds breed so close to humans. Other sights to visit include Octagon Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Edwardian Railway Station, and Otago Museum.
Striking views of the Aoraki Mt. Cook, Ben Ohau Range and Glen Mary Glacier can be seen from Lake Ohau and the surrounding steep snow-covered mountains. Wander the lake's shore, visit the Clay Cliffs, bike along Monument Hut or the Huxley Gorge - Lake Ohau and its surrounds are teeming with outdoor activities.
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