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Simply South

10 Day Itinerary

Enjoy the best of both islands with the supreme 8 day tour of New Zealand.

Indulge in the thermal mud pools at Rotorua before flying into Queenstown to enjoy the peace and tranquillity at Milford Sound, amongst many other sights.

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Day One:
On arrival at Christchurch Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day Two:
This morning takes you to the train station. All aboard the Tranz Alpine Express train through the rugged Southern Alps to Greymouth, a journey revealing the most breathtaking views. (Includes self-drive passengers). Visit the historic Shantytown and try panning for gold. (On arrival in Greymouth, self-drive passengers will collect their rental car for exclusive use until the end of the tour).

Day Three:
A full day Rotorua sightseeing tour including the following attractions and activities. A guided walk through Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve to see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools, Paradise Valley Springs where you will see New Zealand’s native bird and animal wildlife. The Agrodome Leisure Park, famous for its entertaining sheep show, a gondola cable car ride to the Skyline Skyride complex and the Polynesian Spa, which is New Zealand’s leading thermal bathing complex. (Self drive passengers have the flexibility to explore these and many other activities in and around Rotorua – a map and entrance vouchers for included sights are provided).

Day Four:
Transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Queenstown, where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free at leisure for optional activities. (Self-drive passengers will return their car at Rotorua Airport and collect their South Island car on arrival at Queenstown Airport).

 

Day Five:
An early start as you follow Lake Wakatipu via Kingston, arriving in Te Anau for a morning tea break. Follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering the Eglington Valley. Pass the mirror lakes and travel through the avenue of the disappearing mountain. Our spectacular drive continues through the mountains, valleys and forests of the Fjordland National Park, with a dramatic descent into Milford Sound. A fascinating launch cruise to Bowen Falls and Mitre peak is included. Later today return by coach to Queenstown.

Day Six:
A full day free to explore the many exciting optional excursions available in Queenstown. Take a scenic flight, gondola ride or perhaps cruise the lake on the vintage Earnslaw. Try a thrilling jetboat ride or the Dart River excursion, white water rafting or the world famous bungy jump. (For self-drive passengers we suggest a visit to the nearby historical Arrowtown).

Day Seven:
This morning travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mount Cook around lunchtime. Take a scenic flight (own expense, weather permitting) for an overview of Mount Cook’s icefalls, snowfields and glaciers. Continue your journey through Lake Tekapo and across the Canterbury Plains to reach Christchurch.

Day Eight:
A transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight (Self-drive passengers must return their car directly at the airport).

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