Departure Date: 13/02/2021
Enjoy spectacular scenery, as you discover the captivating destination of South Island New Zealand. With this itinerary, you will enjoy seventeen incredible days experiencing some of New Zealand’s breath-taking scenery, rich culture, and stunning resorts. Discover the picturesque fiords of Milford Sound, beautiful hidden valleys and waterfalls of Queenstown, the spectacular coastline of Able Tasman National Park along with so much more.
Your seventeen night New Zealand adventure begins in Christchurch, one of the world’s most unique cities with rich heritage, culture, and exhilarating activities. Expect vibrant street art, a bustling hospitality scene and gorgeous green spaces. Spend some time exploring the stunning Botanical Gardens and discover why New Zealand’s flora and fauna is unique. With so much to do and see this is the perfect destination to start your adventure. Greet the Canterbury Plains as your first look into the Kiwi wilderness.
Hop into your very own rental car so you have the freedom to call the shots on stopping for the countless scenes you will encounter on your trip. Your first drive will be to Hanmer Springs where you can spend a night relaxing and unwinding with a natural thermal soak.
Spend three nights in the Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalet where you will have spectacular views of the Abel Tasman National Park. Soak up the incredible sounds of the wilderness while enjoying stretches of white sand beach and the plethora of nature around you. You might even meet little blue penguins, bottlenose dolphins and seals if you’re lucky! Later, explore the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki, while enjoying your scenic stay at the Rocks Resort. Continue your journey by travelling onto the infamous Franz Josef Glacier.
Immerse yourself further into nature as you travel to Wanaka, a stunning resort town on New Zealand’s South Island with captivating views of snow-capped mountains amidst a vast and colourful wilderness of glaciers, beech forests and alpine lakes. This is the perfect place to take time out for a scenic hike.
Travel further south towards Te Anau, also known as the “Gateway to the Fjords”. Here you will spend two nights in Lakefront Lodge situated only a two-minute walk from the town. Enjoy a hint of luxury here with mountain and lakeside views.
Included in this trip is a leisurely two hour Milford Sound Cruise, view the stunning scenery, including waterfalls, rainforest, towering peaks, and wildlife.
From here head to the shore of Lake Wakatipu onto Queenstown, spending 3 nights’ in Peppers Beacon. Queenstown is famous for its beautiful scenery and adventure opportunities, so why not try your hand at water-skiing, lake cruises, fishing, or wine tasting?
Take the plunge and experience this adventure of a lifetime packed with breath-takingly beautiful sceneries and incredible resorts. These memorable experiences will be sure to last a lifetime.
Price includes: Return flights from Dublin to Christchurch NZ, transfer on arrival, car hire, half day city tour of Christchurch, various accommodation throughout South Island for 17 nights based on 2 sharing on room only basis and a Milford Sound Cruise for 2 people. Depart 13 February 2021
From €3575 per person
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