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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

Arrive in Christchurch where you will be met by your APT Tour Director and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Ride the TranzAlpine train towards Franz Josef Glacier taking in the awe-inspiring natural surrounds.


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

Perhaps you’ll choose to take a cruise on a vintage steamer and dinner at the Great Kiwi Carvery, or cruise a vintage steamer and dine at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Otherwise, you may choose the array of seafood at the waterfront Finz.


Travel south along Haast River. This evening in Queenstown, choose from a selection of restaurants.

Stay: Two Nights, Novotel Queenstown

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

Perhaps you’ll choose to enjoy a Dart River Safari adventure, a chance to see where scenes from The Lord of the Rings was filmed, a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, or a bird walk.


Explore Queenstown today with a diverse range of sightseeing inclusions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, watching as towering mountains climb from the sea.


Travel from Queenstown to Te Anau where this evening, enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner.

Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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

You might discover the history of Larnach Castle and Olveston House, journey through countryside on the Taieri Gorge Railway, visit Speight’s Brewery, or travel to the Otago Peninsula.


Travel via Lumsden and Gore to Dunedin. Here, choose your sightseeing option.

Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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

Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and enjoy a stargazing session with an astronomer, or immerse yourself in the region’s incredible native flora and fauna on a guided nature walk. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.


Discover the snowy mountains of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy the remainder of the day with a sightseeing activity.

Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel

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

Your New Zealand journey comes to a close after breakfast. 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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