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Southern Escape

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

Trip Highlights

Stunning Fiord Cruise

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

Discover Queenstown

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

Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage & tipping
  • NTCC8 - 2020/21 season runs for 8 days

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map NTCC8 2020/21
Christchurch Return

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

Be met on arrival into Christchurch airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

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 shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to Queenstown. Renowned for its world-class culinary scene, delicious food is always on the menu. During time at leisure, perhaps enjoy one of the many local restaurants.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views over Queenstown and a delicious buffet lunch.


With more time to discover the wonders of Queenstown today, you have the freedom to relax or choose from one of our select experiences. Perhaps step aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship for a cruise to Walter Peak Station or set off into the Central Otago wine region independently (both at own expense). This evening, perhaps tantalise your tastebuds as you discover Queenstown’s thriving dining scene.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with spectacular landscapes surrounding this World Heritage-listed area.


This morning after breakfast, skirt The Remarkables mountain range, tracing the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park and beyond to Milford Sound. 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. Afterwards, continue by coach to 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 fascinating history to discover a rich Scottish heritage. Free time has been set aside for you to explore the town as you please with dinner tonight at your own leisure.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

View Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook).

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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 Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and admire the sublime alpine scenery. Arrive at your hotel, Peppers Bluewater Resort, situated near the shores of Lake Tekapo.

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 snow-capped mountains. Your journey then concludes on arrival at Christchurch Airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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.

Dinner at Lake Tekapo

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

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family

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