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Southern Escape {APT}

rotorua to wellington Tours Southern Escape

Southern Escape

  • Style: Guided Group Journey
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Starts in: Wellington
  • Cross the magnificent Southern Alps
  • View Franz Josef Glacier
  • The adventure playground of Queenstown
  • Cruise World Heritage listed Milford Sound
  • See the Moraki Boulders
  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo

Day 1 Christchurch    
Be met on arrival into Christchurch airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.    

Day 2 Christchurch to Fox Glacier    
This morning you might choose to board the TranzAlpine train to marvel at the spectacular views (please ask for further details and prices). Alternatively remain on the coach to enjoy the stunning scenery as you journey across the magnificent Southern Alps. Travel down the dramatic west coast to see the famous Fox Glacier.    

Day 3 Fox Glacier to Queenstown
Continue through the snow-capped Southern Alps and over the Haast Pass as you head to exciting Queenstown on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu.    

Day 4 Queenstown    
Enjoy a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views over Queenstown and a delicious buffet lunch. With more time to discover the wonders of Queenstown in the afternoon, you have the freedom to relax or choose from a selection of optional excursions. Perhaps step aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship for a cruise to Walter Peak Station or set off into the Central Otago wine region independently (both at own expense).      

Day 5 Queenstown to Te Anau    
A real highlight today as you travel to Fiordland National Park. Journey along the scenic Milford Road, known as one of the world’s best alpine drives, to Milford Sound. Take a cruise along this beautiful fjord to view cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and towering mountains.

Day 6 Te Anau to Dunedin
Begin the day by travelling through Southland to Dunedin and enjoy a city tour before a visit to Victorian Larnach Castle, the only castle in New Zealand.    

Day 7 Dunedin to Lake Tekapo    
Journey along the east coast stopping at the unusual Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach before a visit to Oamaru, known for its limestone architecture. Admire snowcapped Mount Cook before stopping at Lake Tekapo. Enjoy an evening with your fellow travellers as you join them for a delicious farewell dinner.    

Day 8 Lake Tekapo to Christchurch    
Visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd in its picturesque setting, en route to Christchurch, the Garden City.

Selected departures Oct 2020 - May 2021 & Oct 2021 - May 2022.

Guide Price £1845
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 7 nights 3star accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/10/2020 to 31/05/2022. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.

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