11 Day Southern Discovery

Kirra Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Wellington

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 11 Day Southern Discovery. Experience the South Island of New Zealand on this 11 Day coach tour. Just a few of your holiday highlights include a spectacular wilderness cruise on the Doubtful Sound, a visit to the World Heritage listed Aoraki (Mt Cook) National Park and...read more
Overview
Operator: Kirra
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic Collection
Max Group Size: 35
Duration: 11 Days
From: Christchurch to Wellington
Tour Code: SGX
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: New Zealand
Our Price From:
$ 4,559
Per Person ($NZ)
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Day By Day
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1
Arrive Christchurch
Welcome to New Zealand! A representative of Kirra Tours will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel where you will enjoy a welcome drinks reception. Stay: Distinction Hotel
2
Christchurch - Omarama

After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd before visiting Mt Cook National Park with its 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel (B/D)

3
Omarama - Te Anau

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. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (B/D)

4
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience

After breakfast, travel to Manapouri and enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. Travel over the Wilmot Pass and pause to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below.

Board 'Patea Explorer' for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its vastness will take your breath away. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand's premier holiday destination and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival. Stay Two Nights: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (B/D)

5
At leisure in Queenstown

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob's Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed. (B/D)

6
Queenstown - Arrowtown - Franz Josef

This morning, we visit Arrowtown. Set beneath the rugged Crown Range, this historic village was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860's and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (B/D)

7
Franz Josef - Punakaiki

At Hokitika, we stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory. Marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks & Blowhole before checking into our eco resort located in the Paparoa National Park and only a stone's throw from the beach. Stay: Punakaiki Resort (B/D)

8
Punakaiki - Nelson

Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison, then travel north to Nelson, a charming city that boasts the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. Visit the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum on our arrival. Stay Two Nights: Heritage Rutherford Hotel (B/D)

9
Abel Tasman National Park

Enjoy a scenic cruise of the famous Abel Tasman Park, calling in to picturesque beaches and coves. Pause to view Split Apple Rock and the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony. An optional coastal walk may be available for those wishing to spend time ashore, see your Coach Captain for details. (B)

10
Nelson - Picton - Wellington

At the picturesque village of Picton, we board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand's capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay (B/D)

11
Depart Wellington
Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Wellington airport to connect with your onward flight. (B)
Kirra Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • 10 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 10 fully cooked breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D)
  • Travel by 5 star luxury coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers by private vehicle
Journey Highlights
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Kirra
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Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 48 & 24
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: New Zealand
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As a solo traveller we give you the option of a guaranteed single room when you purchase the single supplement. Alternatively, we can match you with another traveller (of the same gender) on a Twin Share basis. There may be instances where there are no other solo travellers on tour, and in these cases we will provide you with a single room at no extra cost. Whilst we do try our best to match individuals together we remind you that in selecting the share option, compatibility cannot be guaranteed and this offer is conditional on acceptance of this factor.
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28 Oct 2018
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07 Nov 2018

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25 Nov 2018
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13 Jan 2019
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03 Feb 2019
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13 Feb 2019

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24 Feb 2019
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10 Mar 2019
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20 Mar 2019

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24 Mar 2019
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03 Apr 2019

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07 Apr 2019
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17 Apr 2019

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Sunday
28 Oct 2018
Wednesday
07 Nov 2018

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Sunday
25 Nov 2018
Wednesday
05 Dec 2018

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Sunday
13 Jan 2019
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23 Jan 2019

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Sunday
03 Feb 2019
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13 Feb 2019

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Sunday
24 Feb 2019
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06 Mar 2019

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Sunday
10 Mar 2019
Wednesday
20 Mar 2019

6,479

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324

solo traveller

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Sunday
24 Mar 2019
Wednesday
03 Apr 2019

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324

solo traveller

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Sunday
07 Apr 2019
Wednesday
17 Apr 2019

6,479

per person

324

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