South Island Spectacular

10 Day Guided Tour from Christchurch to Christchurch with Grand Pacific

Read 16 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 10 Day South Island Spectacular. This tour offers unbeatable value and provides an excellent coverage of the spectacular South Island. This tour is part of the 19 Day Grand Tour of New Zealand. It provides an...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Christchurch
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Christchurch
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Grand Pacific
Grand Pacific
155 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
16 Reviews
Trip Code:
GPSI10

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Christchurch
Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel (flight not included). Stay: Distinction Christchurch (D)
2 Christchurch - Arthur's Pass - Franz Josef
This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur's Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone, before continuing to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) (B/D)
3 Franz Josef - Queenstown
See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel via the Haast Pass, south along the West Coast - an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. Stay Two Nights: Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Rooms) (B)
4 Queenstown (Free Day)
Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain is available to assist. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or the helicopter ride of a lifetime. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax, as you are treated to the best of New Zealand's high country cuisine in the Colonel's Homestead. Reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. (B/SD)
5 Queenstown - Te Anau
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Tonight after dinner you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Stay Two Nights: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms) (B/D)
6 Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau
Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You may like to visit the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to screen the locally filmed movie Ata Whenua - Shadowland which will take you on an unforgettable journey (optional). (B/L/D)
7 Te Anau - Dunedin
Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ and enjoy an informative city tour. Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (B/SD)
8 Dunedin - Twizel
Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you continue to marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Travel to Twizel for your overnight stay. Stay: MacKenzie Country Inn (B/D)
9 Twizel - Mt Cook - Christchurch
This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. Stay: Sudima Christchurch (B/SD)
10 Depart Christchurch
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
  • Haggis Ceremony & Gift
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • City sights tour of Dunedin & Christchurch
Trip Inclusions
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 9 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 2 scenic cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Included Meals
  • 9 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown; Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin; Farewell Dinner - Christchurch (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea: Larnach Castle
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (16)

10 Day South Island Spectacular reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“NZ South Island Spectacular”
- VIC, Australia Apr 2019 1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed the tour. Grand Pacific looked after us well, hotels and meals were great and enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. NZ South Island is spectacular.

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“Perfectly organised tour”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2019 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Throughout our 9 day tour, we experienced superb organisation. Tour guide, Alan, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. Riki, our driver was endless entertainment, being knowledgeable about the history and landmarks, along with telling us stories about his Maori heritage. Both were endlessly patient. A stunningly beautiful part of the world presented in a perfect manner for our needs. Thank you.

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“Sensational South Island New Zealand Tour”
- QLD, Australia Feb 2019 View Photo

My husband and I just completed a wonderful trip of the South Island of New Zealand with Grand Pacific. Our driver/tour guide, Malcolm, was terrific giving informative and entertaining commentary as well as having a great sense of humour making the tour a lot of fun. Lorraine our tour director was well organised and kept us well informed. The accommodation/meals were good, so were the TranzAlpine rail journey and Steamship cruise/dinner at Queenstown. Booking this tour through Global Journeys...read more

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“Fantastic tour”
- QLD , Australia Feb 2019 View Photo

Enjoyed this tour immensely. Our coach driver Malcolm made our trip so enjoyable, he was so funny and informative. Accommodation was to a high standard, beds were comfortable and the food was delicious at every place we stayed. The views from our room in Queenstown were spectacular. ...read more

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“Outstanding trip”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2018 1 Helpful Vote

From go to whoa everything went smoothly, not a hitch. Would highly recommend everyone. Wonderful New Zealand a trip not to be missed. Easy planning and booking, and great driver and tour guide with an excellent company.

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