12 Day South Island Icons from $3099pp*

11 nights hotel, city tour, Milford Sound, hot pools, jet boat ride, transfers and more

Enjoy the wonderful icons of the South Islands beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, Queenstown's excitement and adventure before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. Finally cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch. 

Package Includes

  • 2 nights Christchurch; Chateau on the Park - A doubletree by Hilton
  • Discover Christchurch city tour. The tour commence by covering the central city highlights including the botanical gardens, Museum and Art Centre, the Avon river, Bridge of Remembrance, the cities new pop up container mall and many other CBD highlights. The tour of the central city includes an informative commentary relating to Christchurch Earthquake in February 2011 and the prominent sights relating to both the earthquake and the cities rebuild. The highlights will include the cities transitional cardboard cathedral and the severely damaged Anglican and Catholic Cathedrals as well as the cities pop up container shopping mall. On leaving the inner city, the tour travels to Mona Vale as historic homestead and gardens. Up to the Sign of the Takahe, an historic building providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps, then over the Port Hills to the Port of Lyttleton, through the harbor tunnel to the seaside suburb of Summer and cave rock before returning to the central city where the tour will conclude.
  • 2 nights Dunedin; Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
  • Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?... Well, it’s definitely not a plane, but you will definitely see Albatross and many different kinds of wildlife on Monarch Wildlife Cruises! Be spellbound by the spectacle of a feeding frenzy involving sea birds & marine mammals, be lucky enough to see pods of dolphins playing around the boat. 
  • 1 night Dunedin; Larnach Castle
  • 3 nights Queenstown; Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
  • Milford Sound Day Tour Coach-Cruise-Coach. Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound. You'll experience the world famous fiord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls.  
  • Shotover Jet Boat Ride. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed in mere centimetres of water along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It's an amazing white water ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your 'Big Red' Jet Boat through its paces and skillfully whips it past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders, and speeds through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision and the water sprays into myriads of white water crystals with every turn as you speed in your state of the art 'Big Red' JetBoat at up to 85kph over crystal clear water as shallow as 10cm deep.
  • 2 nights Franz Josef; Glenfern Villas
  • Twin Glacier flight including snow landing. The rugged West Coast is hemmed between the Tasman Sea and the imposing Southern Alps, making for spectacular contrasts in the surrounding scenery. Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and marvelat the mantle of pure white snow as you land at the head of the Franz Josef Glacier. This landing site is the perfect place   view the incredible natural phenomenon of the glaciers as theywind slowly down the carved valleys from their origin in the   mountains high above you.
  • Glacier Hot Pools/Private Pool. The fresh glacier water for the Private Pools is re-filtered after every use. Private Pools are 45 minutes in duration. 
  • TranzAlpine Greymouth to Christchurch. Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other.
  • 8 day Avis car rental with unlimited miles and insurance
  • 1 night Christchurch; Chateau on the Park - A doubletree by Hilton
  • Transfers in Christchurch
  • Islands In The Sun Emergency Travel Assistance (available 24 hours)


Pricing Details

Price per person from $3099*

Travel Dates

4/1/2018 - 9/30/2018

Other travel dates apply, please call for details.

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*Terms & Conditions (USD): Prices are land only, 'from' per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel between 1 April and 30 September 2018; otherwise supplements will apply. Book by 15 September 2018. Airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Car insurance, security deposit, one way fees and deductible are additional; please ask for details. Prices are in US dollars and current at time of posting (21 February 2017) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Strictly subject to availability. Not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Upgrades are available. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour Code: SN18003. CST# 2001136-50

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