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South Island Explorer

Trip Code: NZCCN12
  • 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

Stunning Fiord Cruise

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

TranzAlpine Train

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • A maximum of 40 guests on tour
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 11 breakfasts and 8 dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus arrival and departure transfers

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NZCCN12 2018/19

Christchurch Return

Reverse Trip

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™ - Sightseeing

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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

On arrival in Christchurch, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and admire Mt Cook.


Discover beloved Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a tantalising welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

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

Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre or embark on a guided nature walk.


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

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

Perhaps tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House; or visit Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and journey along the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature lovers can embark on an off-road tour of the beautiful Otago Peninsula.


Travel to Dunedin and choose your sightseeing activity today.

Stay: Distinction Dunedin

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel through mountain scenery to Te Anau.

Stay: Two Nights, Distinction Te Anau

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

Perhaps explore the beauty of Doubtful Sound on a wilderness cruise, learn about the history of the area during a jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River, or take in a magical underground experience into caverns lit by thousands of glowworms.


This morning, choose your activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of the pristine Milford Sound.


Journey along the Milford Road into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your camera ready as you wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, before making your way to Queenstown.

Stay: Three Nights, Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

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

Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the Dart River.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

In Queenstown, choose where to dine this evening. Sample the freshest South Island produce at Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy the day at leisure today in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel alongside the breathtaking scenery of Haast River Valley to Franz Josef Glacier.

Stay: Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure.


Experience the TranzAlpine train today.

Stay: Rydges Latimer, Christchurch

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Choose Where to Dine

Savour a range of dining options in Queenstown, with something to suit every palate

Stylish Hotels and Resorts

Stay in luxury hotels including The Hermitage Hotel at Mount Cook and Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Sumptuous Dining

Enjoy a four-course degustation dinner at Franz Josef and a Welcome Dinner at The Hermitage Hotel

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home

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