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Southern Escape

Christchurch Return
Trip Code: NTCC8
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Mt Cook National Park

Journey to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, and choose from a wide range of activities

Stunning Fiord Cruise

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

Discover Queenstown

Choose to either unwind or explore the stunning scenery of Queenstown, surrounded by majestic mountains and natural beauty

Your Vacation Includes

  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 7 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage & tipping

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NTCC8 2018/19

Christchurch Return

Designed exclusively for our guests
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

On arrival into Christchurch airport you will be met by a Travelmarvel Representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms

Daily :
  • Dinner

Enjoy the picturesque drive through the Southern Alps to Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers as well as spectacular lakes and rainforests. Travel along the west coast to enjoy spectacular alps. Over thousands of years, these remarkable natural wonders have created immense valleys. Tonight, you will stay close to Fox Glacier.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle in for a two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains overseeing Lake Wakatipu.


Travel past the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, through Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort town of Queenstown. Delicious food is always on the menu here in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class culinary scene. During time at leisure, perhaps enjoy one of the many local restaurants in town.

Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Queenstown is perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike with almost endless activities on offer in and around the town. Today, during time at leisure, you have the freedom to choose one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences. You may wish to join the TSS Earnslaw for a cruise to Walter Peak Station, offering an insight into farming life in New Zealand’s high country. Or alternatively, perhaps take a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for the most expansive panoramic views over Queenstown (both at own expense). This evening, you will have the opportunity to tantalise your taste buds at your leisure as you discover Queenstown’s thriving dining scene.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains of this World Heritage-listed area. Carved by ancient glaciers during the ice ages, today Milford Sound is widely regarded as one of the most incredible natural wilderness areas on Earth.


This morning after breakfast, skirt The Remarkables mountain range, tracing the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park and beyond to Milford Sound. Afterwards, continue by coach to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. After time to settle in to your hotel, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Leaving the Fiordland region, today you’ll journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Enjoy a tour taking in the city’s most significant landmarks and learn of its rich history. Later, head to the nearby hills to take an intriguing tour of Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, filled with magnificent antiques and offering breathtaking views, Larnach Castle provides a memorable holiday highlight. Take some time at leisure to explore the town as you please, before dining with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the sublime alpine scenery.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Arrive at your wonderful hotel, Peppers Bluewater Resort, situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner.


Journey along the east coast to see the Moeraki Boulders. These large spherical stones were formed more than 60 million years ago and can be found along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, en route to Lake Tekapo, journey into Mt Cook National Park.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your final day in New Zealand begins with a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo. Enjoy the pristine natural beauty and the azure waters of the lake, with the backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Your journey then concludes on arrival at Christchurch Airport

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Dinner at Lake Tekapo

Enjoy a wholesome homemade dinner, cooked with fresh local produce, as the amazing views compliment your experience

The Shores Of Lake Tekapo

Prepare yourself for spectacular mountain views as you reside just off the shores of the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo

Stay Amid The Mountains

Enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables from your room at Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible

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