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Southern Tourer

Christchurch Return
Trip Code: NCC09
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

World Heritage-wonder

Enjoy time to relax at Mount Cook National Park and take in its spectacular views

TranzAlpine Train

Enjoy the views on one of the world's greatest rail journeys as you travel across New Zealand's Southern Alps

Stunning Fiord Cruise

Cruise enchanting Milford Sound, which is set deep in Fiordland National Park

Your Vacation Includes

  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 8 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers & luggage porterage

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NCC09 2018/19

Christchurch Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Welcome to Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers during dinner.

Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures.


Disembark the TranzAlpine Train at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you will see pounamu (jade) being expertly carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef, where you will take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time for a four-course degustation dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose between four restaurants for your dining experience.


Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River on your way to Queenstown.

Stay: Two Nights: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit sites where Lord of the Rings was filmed; enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat; take a Skippers Canyon adventure; join a river safari; set out on a winery tour; choose a 4WD experience; or join a bird walk.


Personalise your experience today with our range of Freedom of Choice activities.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey along Milford Road, then cruise the full length of Milford Sound.


Travel to the lakeside town of Te Anau where you will sample authentic regional cuisine of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner.

Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Alternatively, tour Speight’s Brewery, visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour of the Otago Peninsula.


Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east coast and this afternoon, choose your activity.

Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Discover the wonders of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.


See the spectacular Moeraki Boulders today before entering Mt Cook National Park and select from a range of incredible Freedom of Choice activities here.

Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel, in a room with alpine views

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Head to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to Christchurch airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Iconic Hotels and Resorts

Stay in luxury hotels including the Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and The Hermitage in Mount Cook

Tastes of New Zealand

Delight in a range of tantalising flavours throughout your journey, including a Taste of Fiordland Dinner at Te Anau

Choose Where to Dine

With four restaurants available to choose from in Queenstown, you're guaranteed to be satisfied

The South Island has so much to offer, and our Driver Royal, and Tour Manager Jennifer, were the best.

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