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Discover the middle of the South Island on this 9 day scenic journey through the mainland, with each day bringing something new. 


Enjoy picturesque Lake Tekapo with its remarkable turquoise coloured lake, to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps by day and with it being part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, there is no better place to see the dazzling night sky, than in this perfect stargazing spot.


Those seeking incredible scenery, hidden gems and some of the best kept secrets the South Island has to offer, this is the journey for you. From the tallest mountain in New Zealand, we travel deep south into the heart of Central Otago to Cromwell with rugged mountains, the meeting of two rivers and the pristine waters of Lake Dunstan – the natural beauty of the area is astounding.


Enjoy a back country 4WD safari as we discover Wanaka Station, before sampling the local artisan delights at Cardrona Distillery. Our adventure continues with a visit to the famed Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, before we head to majestic and serene Doubtful Sound.


No “down the middle” experience would be complete without Queenstown, our home for two nights, as we embark on a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw and enjoy a scrumptious BBQ lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm.


Experience all this and more on this fabulous South Island tour.

Departs 18 April 2023

from $5,605 per person twin share (single supplement available)


  • Dark Sky Experience (Unesco Dark Sky Reserve) 

  • Mountain Top Star Gazing Experience at The University of Canterbury Observatory at Mount John 

  • Travel through Mackenzie Country & Burkes Pass 

  • Mount Cook Village & National Park 

  • Stay at the Hermitage Mount Cook 

  • Scenic flight over Mount Cook National Park (Optional Extra) 

  • Jackson Orchards Guided Tour 

  • Visit Old Cromwell Town 

  • Visit #Thatwanakatree 

  • 4wd guided adventure af West Wanaka Station 

  • Visit Cardrona Distillery 

  • Dine at the Stoaker Room Bistro 

  • Cromwell Gorge & view Clyde Dam 

  • Visit Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre 
    Lake Manapouri 

  • Full day excursion & cruise on Doubtful

  • Mount Aspiring National Park 

  • TSS Earnslaw

  • Visit to Walter Peak High Country Farm with Lunch 

  • Scenic aerial gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, Queenstown 

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • Quality accommodation 

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on our itinerary

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