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10 Day Classic Southern Panorama

Christchurch

Dunedin

Franz Josef

Queenstown

Te Anau

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
  • Highlights: On arrival in Christchurch, a Kirra Holidays representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel.

    Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel
Day 2: Mt. Cook National Park - Omarama
  • Highlights: Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama.

    Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel (B, D)
Day 3: Moeraki Boulders - Dunedin
  • Highlights: Travel down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy some of the many optional activities available. Prior to dinner this evening you will be treated to a traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony complete with piper, address to the Haggis and gift.

    Hotel: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel (B, D)
Day 4: Central Otago - Te Anau
  • Highlights: Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park.

    Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (B, D)
Day 5: Milford Sound Cruise
  • Highlights: Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on board commentary that gives you detailed information on the regions history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife.

    *** Overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available today subject to availability – ask us for details ***

    Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (B, D)
Day 6: Te Anau - Queenstown
  • Highlights: Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonels Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner.

    Hotel: Millennium Hotel (B, D)
Day 7: Queenstown
  • Highlights: Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bobs Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

    Hotel: Millennium Hotel (B)
Day 8: Haast Pass - Franz Josef
  • Highlights: Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at Lake Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on to the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

    Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (B, D)
Day 9: TranzAlpine- Christchurch
  • Highlights: At Hokitika, stop to visit a Pounamu, (also known as Greenstone or Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you though the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.

    Hotel: Sudima Christchurch (B, D)
Day 10: Christchurch - Home
  • Highlights: Sadly, its time to say goodbye to all your new friends. You will be transferred to the airport to join your flight home. (B)
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Fares and Pricing
Guaranteed Departure Dates
Tour code: AL Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price
Start: Christchurch Finish: Christchurch Share Twin (NZD) Single (NZD)
20 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 $3599 $180 $3419 $4650 $180 $4470 Enquire
18 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
29 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
19 Dec 2017 28 Dec 2017 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
17 Jan 2018 26 Jan 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
07 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
28 Feb 2018 09 Mar 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
07 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
21 Mar 2018 30 Mar 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
28 Mar 2018 06 Apr 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
18 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018 $3735 $185 $3550 $5049 $185 $4864 Enquire
16 May 2018 25 May 2018 $3599 $180 $3419 $4650 $180 $4470 Enquire
Prices valid from 01 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2018 and are priced per person
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Includes:
  • 9 nights premium accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers
  • World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park
  • Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes reion
  • West Coast Glacier Region
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • World famous TranzAlpine train journey
  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Walter Peak Cruise and Dinner

    Exclusive discount NZ$185 per person on departures Oct through April. Ask us for details.
Includes:
  • 9 nights premium accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers
  • World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park
  • Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes reion
  • West Coast Glacier Region
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • World famous TranzAlpine train journey
  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Walter Peak Cruise and Dinner

    Exclusive discount NZ$185 per person on departures Oct through April. Ask us for details.