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Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 5,875 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 213 Per Person
 Trip Length
10 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
10 Day Southern Highlights Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Our Price From 5,875 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 213 Per Person
 Trip Length
10 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
10 Day Southern Highlights Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Max. Group Size
36
Trip Style
Land Journey
Trip Code
SSR-1
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Max. Group Size
36
Trip Style
Land Journey
Trip Code
SSR-1

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 10 Day Southern Highlights. Spend ten magical days discovering why New Zealand’s spectacular South Island is known as one of the most pristine places on earth. From wild sweeping landscapes to fine wine and charming hospitality, this part of the world is a joy to explore. Christchurch will amaze and inspire and Aoraki Mount Cook World Heritage-listed Park is simply breathtaking.

You’ll find that the TranzAlpine is the trip of a lifetime, and there are no words to describe the wonder you’ll feel when you first set eyes upon the mighty...read more Franz Josef Glacier. Experience the spectacular Fiordland National Park where towering cliffs and crystal waterfalls will leave you awestruck, before exploring Queenstown.
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 10 Day Southern Highlights. Spend ten magical days discovering why New Zealand’s spectacular South Island is known as one of the most pristine places on earth. From wild sweeping landscapes to fine wine and charming hospitality, this part of the world is a joy to explore. Christchurch will amaze and inspire and Aoraki Mount Cook World Heritage-listed Park is simply breathtaking.

You’ll find that the TranzAlpine is the trip of a lifetime, and there are no words to describe the wonder you’ll feel when you first set eyes upon the mighty...read more Franz Josef Glacier. Experience the spectacular Fiordland National Park where towering cliffs and crystal waterfalls will leave you awestruck, before exploring Queenstown.

Itinerary

Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here. Celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner. (D)

Freechoice: Go punting on the Avon River, take a Botanic Gardens Tour or a city tour of Christchurch. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours. (B)

Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay Optional flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape (additional expense, please book prior to departure). (B/D)

Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two night stay. (B)

Freechoice: Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River, or enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet, take a 4WD Safari of the Scenes tour exploring ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations or opt for a guided tour through Skippers Canyon. Freechoice Dining: Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, or ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown. Alternatively, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B/D)

In the darkness of the Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glow-worms. Enrich: Experience a special screening of ‘Ata Whenua – Shadowland’. Also known as ‘Fiordland on Film’, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the World Heritage-listed wilderness. Your base for your two night stay is Te Anau. (B/D)

Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Stand in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls. Sundowners Tonight enjoy a drink at your hotel as you watch the sunset. (B/L)

See the fertile, sheep-filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay. (B/D)

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay. (B)

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions. (B)

Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here. Celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner. (D)

Freechoice: Go punting on the Avon River, take a Botanic Gardens Tour or a city tour of Christchurch. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours. (B)

Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay. Optional flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape (additional expense, please book prior to departure). (B/D)

Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two night stay. (B)

Freechoice: Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River, or enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet, take a 4WD Safari of the Scenes tour exploring ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations or opt for a guided tour through Skippers Canyon. Freechoice Dining: Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, or ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown. Alternatively, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B/D)

In the darkness of the Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glow-worms. Enrich: Experience a special screening of ‘Ata Whenua – Shadowland’. Also known as ‘Fiordland on Film’, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the World Heritage-listed wilderness. Your base for your two night stay is Te Anau. (B/D)

Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Stand in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls. Sundowners Tonight enjoy a drink at your hotel as you watch the sunset. (B/L)

See the fertile, sheep-filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay at Mount Cook. (B/D)

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay. (B)

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice

These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Read more

Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich

Unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences from exploring ancient kauri forests to immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Maori people. Read more

The nth Degree
The nth Degree

Scenic have thought about the details so you don't have to, from airport transfers, first-class transport, internal flights and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included. Read more

Special Stays
Special Stays

Stay in a range of iconic hotels, known for their location, character & heritage such as the Te Waonui Forest Retreat, surrounded by native bush and Franz Josef. Read more

Overnight Cruising
Overnight Cruising

On selected interaries take an overnight cruise on Milford Sound and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Read more

Rail
Rail

On selected interaries journey across the spine of the South Island into the heart of pristine wilderness on the TranzAlpine, one of the worlds grandest rail journeys. Read more

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