Southern Splendour - SD
Captivating bright blues lakes surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains under starry night skies on a New Zealand South Island Vacation Package.
One of our most popular tours through the vast and scenic landscape of New Zealand's South Island.
Southern Splendour - SD Itinerary
Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self drive to your accommodation.
Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River.
Enjoy admission to the International Antarctic Centre today or tomorrow for an icy insight into this astounding continent. Overnight: Christchurch
Christchurch - Tekapo/Mt Cook Region
Depart a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. At Lake Tekapo the solitary ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, the Dark Sky Experience is an experience which will forever change the way you see the night sky. Lap up the fresh air and sparling skies in this International Dark Sky Reserve. Overnight: Tekapo or Mt Cook Region.
Tekapo/Mt Cook Region - Queenstown
Embrace the dramatic vast landscape of a rugged land of ice and rock that showcases multiple giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. Then hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki before travelling through the historic Central Otago region to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown
Tekapo/Mt Cook Region - Queenstown: 255/265km (approx 3hrs, 15mins)
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.
Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown
Queenstown - Christchurch
Return north through the powerful landscape of the Central Otago region and the dramatic scenery of the Mackenzie region to Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch
Arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport.
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All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars
*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour
The guides and driver were very professional and accommodating. Many thanks for all the service!
Mr Regino, Manila
The trip was very well organized & we enjoyed the trip so much. Thanks!
Jui Hui Yap, Singapore
We have completed our trip in the North Island of NZ and returned to Singapore last weekend. It was an enjoyable and fun itinerary planned by you .....
Joie Toh, Singapore
We are back in India after a truly mesmerizing and wonderful two weeks tour of New Zealand. New Zealand is a very beautiful country with natural beauty...
Lokesh Narayan, India
Just a quick note to let you know that all went extremely well with our New Zealand Tour. Our accommodations were excellent – breakfasts were superb!...
Kashif Mohamed, India
General Travel New Zealand, is extraordinary. Highly recommended. Good hotels, good itinerary. Every thing is conducted clockwork!
Asha Singh, India
My uncle and aunty are very happy with all the tour arrangements so far and they would like to send their regards to you for making it such for them.