9D8N Southern Circle

  • 9 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

On arrival into Christchurch seat in coach passengers will be met and transferred to their accommodation. Self drive clients

will collect their vehicle at the airport and make their own way to their hotel.

  • Standard : Heartland
  • Superior : Rendezvous

Day 2: Christchurch – Southern Alps – Glaciers (405kms)

Today seat in coach passengers will enjoy the Tranz Alpine scenic train journey. Travel from Christchurch across the Southern Alps, where your journey heads south along the rugged West Coast to the Glacier region and overnight in either Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. Instead of travelling by train self drive passengers will drive themselves across the spectacular Southern Alps to the West Coast. In places Arthurs Pass road is an engineering masterpiece and offers outstanding vistas. Self drive passengers also receive entry to the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools.

  • Standard : Heartland
  • Superior : Scenic Hotel - Douglas

Day 3: Glaciers – Wanaka (286kms)

One of New Zealand’s most spectacular touring days. The scenery changes from wild West Coast beaches and abundant rainforest to vast mountain vistas and then onto the Southern Lakes District and Wanaka.

  • Standard : Wanaka Hotel
  • Superior : Edgewater Lake W.

Day 4: Wanaka - Queenstown

A short travel day today to deliver you to the South Islands’ resort playground – Queenstown.

  • Standard : Heartland / 2 nights
  • Superior : Millennium / 2 nights

Day 5: Queenstown at Leisure

A full day to explore the many sights and activities in the Queenstown region. Perhaps a jet boat ride with Shotover Jet or dinner across the lake at historic Walter Peak Sheep Station travelling on the TSS Earnslaw. We have included a ride on the Gondola to the Skyline Centre which will give you wide reaching views across the Wakatipu Basin and beyond.

Day 6: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau (405kms)

A day trip to Milford Sound is a touring highlight while in New Zealand. Milford Sound is regarded as one of our most scenic locations with dramatic high mountain sides plunging into the depths of the Sound. Following the cruise travel back along the Milford Highway to Te Anau.

  • Standard : Kingsgate
  • Superior : Distinction

Day 7: Te Anau – Dunedin (290kms)

A half-day journey will take you to Dunedin. you will arrive in time to partake in an optional Speight’s Brewery Tour. We also recommend a visit to ‘Natures Wonders’ where you will experience a genuine New Zealand Sheep farm which includes penguin sightings and seals (optional).

  • Standard : Victoria
  • Superior : Scenic Hotel

Day 8: Dunedin – Christchurch (361kms)

Return to Christchurch along the eastern coast of the South Island passing through the towns of Oamaru and Timaru.

  • Standard : Heartland
  • Superior : Rendezvous

Day 9: Depart Christchurch

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the Christchurch airport or return your rental car before departing.

What's Included

  • Skyline Gondola
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • 08 Nights Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tranz Alpine Train (Seat-In-Coach)
  • All Transfers Included As Per Itinerary (Seat-In-Coach)
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