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7 Day South Island Gourmet Wine Experience

Christchurch

Queenstown

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
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Motel
  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car on arrival before getting to enjoy your time in New Zealand's 'garden city'. Explore the quaint and charming gardens and parks, or visit the new modish shipping container shopping precinct for a selection of shopping and cafe options by day, and choose from a range of vibrant local restaurants.
Day 2: Christchurch - Wanaka
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Motel
  • Highlights: Through farmland, hill country and alpine plateau to stunning Wanaka with its stunning lakes set upon an alpine backdrop. Not to mention the region’s wines earn consistent international plaudits too, with a growing boutique brewery scene.
    Christchurch to Wanaka driving time: approx. 5 hours, 50 mins

    Suggestions:
    ~ Visit the Berry Barn Bakers and Barkers Shop at Geraldine for oven-fresh baked treats and tastings of local jams and chutneys en route
    ~ Call in to the salmon farm on the roadside at Lake Ruataniwha
Day 3: Wanaka Half Day Wine Tour
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Motel
  • Highlights: Depart morning or late afternoon, experience Wanaka "from a local perspective and visit areas often missed by tourists", with local wine and cuisine tasting, whilst being surrounded by superb views.

    Suggestions:
    ~ A scenic flight over the Southern Alps in an open cck pit 1941 Tigermoth or 1930s WACO
    ~ Select from a number of walks with picturesque views along the waterfront.
Day 4: Wanaka - Queenstown
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Motel
  • Highlights: Vines cling to the rocky slopes of the Kawarau Gorge, graceful Lake Hayes. Queenstown on the lake.
    Wanaka to Queenstown driving time: approx. 1 hour, 15 mins

    Suggestions:
    ~ Lunch at historic Arrowtown
    ~ Hunt out Joe’s Garage cafe to meet the locals and explore the lanes and cafes
    ~ Amisfield Winery Bistro for spectacular views of Lake Hayes
Day 5: Queenstown Afternoon Wine Tour
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  • Highlights: Morning at leisure. Fun and informative, guided afternoon wine tour. tastings at 4 wineries, underground wine cave tour. Rugged Central Otago landscape, rivers, hills, mountains.

    Suggestions:
    ~ Morning of retail therapy in Queenstown Village, local art galleries, jewellery and fashion
    ~ Spectacular lake and mountain views from the Skyline Restaurant (access by aerial cablecar)
    ~ Spectacular helicopter flight (perhaps to Milford Sound), with glacier landing
Day 6: Queenstown
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Motel
  • Highlights: Choose how to spend your free day in Queenstown
  • New Zealand's adventure capital doesn't lack activities to do, from bungy jumping and jet boating. Otherwise visit the top of the Skyline
  • by foot or gondola, take a stroll around the lake and gardens or relax in one of the many vibrant cafes or restaurants.

    Suggestions:
    ~ Skyline gondola & luge
    ~ Jet Boat along Queenstown's lakes and rivers
    ~ For the thrill seekers
  • try AJ Hackett's Kawarau bungy or maybe a scenic skydive.
Day 7: Depart Queenstown
  • Highlights: Tick off any last minute to dos as you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown how you please before returning your rental car at Queenstown airport upon departure.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: GW06
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$1235
$1330
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$1265
$1360
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$1295
$1395
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 6 nights accommodation at quality 3.5 to 4 star hotels/motels, room only
  • 7 days' rental car as selected with unlimited kms and standard insurance, with excess
  • Wanaka half day wine tour
  • Afternoon guided winery tour, Queenstown
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps
Includes:
  • 6 nights accommodation at quality 3.5 to 4 star hotels/motels, room only
  • 7 days' rental car as selected with unlimited kms and standard insurance, with excess
  • Wanaka half day wine tour
  • Afternoon guided winery tour, Queenstown
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps