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SOUTHERN SPECTACULAR 
INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND, DOUBTFUL SOUND, MILFORD SOUND & ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK

20 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

Discover the Spectacular South Island on this epic scenic journey covering all of the “must-dos”, through the mainland on to Stewart Island.  Each day brings something new – from the rugged Kaikoura Ranges and Whale Watching, to the White Stone City in Oamaru and Blue Penguin Colony.

Continuing south through the historic city of Dunedin then in to the beauty of The Catlins Forest Park, before making our way to Stewart Island for two nights.   Our time on Stewart Island includes the renowned wildlife sanctuary of Ulva Island, before travelling back to the mainland to discover the double beauty of both Milford and Doubtful Sounds and in the heart of Fiordland National Park. 

Of course no South Island tour would be complete without Queenstown, our home for two nights, as we journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life as we experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and exhilaration, during our “not to be missed” Dart River jetboat ride, later topped off with magnificent views over Lake Wakatipu from Walters Peak. 

Travelling north we take the passage through the Southern Alps and up the West Coast to Franz Josef Glacier, where we delight in everything this wonderful region has to offer.  Heading north again we overnight in the cool little town of Hokitika, walk the excellent West Coast Tree Tops Walk and visit the whimsical Punakaiki “Pancake Rocks”, all before sitting back and relaxing on our Tranz Alpine Train journey from Arthurs Pass National Park back through the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

Our final journey north sees us traverse the picturesque Beech clad Lewis Pass, as we head towards home, via the sunny the Nelson region and beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.

Departs 24 February 2022

from $9,985 per person twin share (single supplement available)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Whale Watching in Kaikoura 

  • Travel through Mackenzie Country & Burkes Pass

  • Church of The Good Shepherd & Lake Tekapo

  • Oamaru “The Whitestone City”

  • Steampunk HQ, Oamaru

  • The Blue Penguin Colony, Oamaru

  • Moeraki Boulders – Subject to tides

  • Baldwin Street and The Octagon, Dunedin

  • Scenic journey through the Catlins Forest Park

  • Visit to E Hayes Motorworks Collection 

  • Queens Park, Invercargill

  • Visit to Bill Richardson Transport World

  • Two nights & tour on Stewart Island 

  • Cruise to Ulva Island, through Paterson Inlet

  • Travel the Southern Scenic Route to Te Anau

  • Fiordland National Park

  • Full day excursion & Cruise on Milford Sound  

  • Full day excursion & Cruise on Doubtful Sound 

  • Visit picturesque Arrowtown

  • Lunch at Gibbston Valley Vineyard

  • Journey on the scenic Dart River Jet, Glenorchy

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

  • Dine at the Lake Front Public Kitchen Restaurant, Queenstown  

  • Helicopter flight to Franz Josef Glacier

  • Breakfast and walk at Lake Matheson  

  • Scenic Cruise on Lake Mapourika, Franz Josef

  • West Coast Treetop Walk 

  • Visit to the cool little town of Hokitika 

  • Stunning Hokitika Gorge & Lake Kaniere

  • Visit Punakaiki ‘Pancake Rocks’ 

  • Arthurs Pass National Park

  • Scenic Journey on Tranz Alpine Train 

  • Dine at the Curators House Restaurant, Christchurch Botanic Gardens 

  • Visit to Hanmer Springs (with time for Hot Pools)

  • View the birthplace of Lord Rutherford at Brightwater

  • Abel Tasman Scenic Cruise, including a light lunch 

  • Dine at Harbour Lights Bistro, Nelson

  • 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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