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South island tour of new zealand
6 Nights / 7 Days

New Zealand South Island Tour

Christchurch - Dunedin-Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown-Mt Cook - Christchurch

Price INR 73,000 Per Person
Overview

If you love road trips, South Island in New Zealand is a varied and stunning landscape, an ideal choice for a road trip, covering lakes, mountains, lush lands, stunning buildings and more. This well-planned itinerary offers the best of experiences of this region of New Zealand. During the span of 6 nights and 7 days, you visit places like Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau, Milford Sound and Queenstown. Adventure activities and sightseeing is the highlight of this tour.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.

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IHPL Value add-ons: Free Cancellation of your hotel booking 72 hours before check-in.
Cashback offer: Save upto 5% on your next booking
Referral Discount: Refer your friends, get upto INR 2000 Discount


Trip Highlights
  • Explore Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’ of New Zealand
  • Visit the popular attractions of Dunedin
  • Optional Glowworm tour in Te Anau
  • Boat cruise at Milford Sound, a World Heritage Site
  • Feel the high adrenaline rush at Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World
  • Halt at Mt Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrival in Christchurch

Today you arrive in Christchurch, popular as the 'Garden City' of New Zealand. It is also the 'Gateway to South Island'. Meet our tour representative who would help you in assisted transfer to the hotel in a chauffeur-driven car. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. After this, you are now free to spend the day as per your own liking. This lovely place is a delight to visit and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the hills on the other. You can do so much just in few hours. Indulge in activities like mountain biking, bungy jumping, skiing, hiking, golfing, surfing, dolphin and seal viewing, and swimming. Do not forget to shop at the famous parks and, visit the stunning gardens and the wineries. Christchurch is the largest city of South Island.

Stay overnight in Christchurch.

Day 2: Christchurch - Dunedin

After breakfast on day 2 of the tour, you begin moving southwards across the Canterbury Plains passing Timaru and Oamaru towns in order to arrive at Dunedin. The lovely and lush green Canterbury Plains offer a remarkable site of a variety of crops. This road journey is going to be a treat for you. Timaru and Oamaru are popular heritage towns. The destination of the day, Dunedin is a city with Scottish influence, it is quite popular for its natural history and Otago University. On arrival, check-into the hotel. The city houses a number of striking structures of Victorioan architecture. During leisure hours, you can visit the historic public buildings, extravagant houses, decorative hotels and impressive churches.

Stay overnight.

Day 3: Dunedin- Te Anau

Post breakfast, the morning is free for optional activities. You can visit the popular attractions of Dunedin such as Dunedin Railway Station. Votanic Garden, Otago Peninsula, Toitu Otago Settlers museum, Tunnel beach, Chinese Garden and more. Later on, you depart from Dunedin crossing the Southland Plains. Treat your eyes to the lovely views of the surroundings while you are driving past the towns of Gore and Balclutha. Finally you arrive at Te Anau town that is places on the shores of Te Anau Lake. After completing the check-in formalities, your day is at leisure. It is an ideal stopover for those who are visiting Milford Sound. Food and shopping experiences are great here. You can opt for Glowworm tour tonight, which is going to an amazing experience. Take a boat from the Lake and travel across it to arrive at 12000-yr-old limestone caves, etched into twirling shapes because of the force of the river that flows through these caves. Tourists travel through these caves, by boot and on foot. The case has a space where you can spot thousands of shining glow worms, seen only in New Zealand. This is a superb experience for all age-groups. This tour doesn't take more than two and a half hours.

Overnight stay.

Day 4: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

On day 4, after breakfast, get all set to move forward. You cross the Eglinton Valley with a flat floors and steep sides. While you enjoy the scenery, drive past the spectacular man- made Homer Tunnel, an engineering marvel. Finally you arrive at Milford Sound, known for its scenic beauty and colorful hues. Milford Sound, a World Heritage Site, has been described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world'. A must thing-to-do here is a cruise on the very popular fiord, flanked by Mitre Peak and the gushing Bowen Falls. Treat your eyes to the lovely views of cliffs rising from the sea water and the seals, enjoying sunbathing. Do not forget to take pictures. If you are lucky, you might spot dolphins and penguins. Later, continue with your journey. Arrival at Queenstown. Check-in formalities.

Overnight in Queenstown.

Day 5: Queenstown

After a sumptuous breakfast, explore this beautiful place called Queenstown, an alpine resort with breathtaking and exciting scenery. The options are endless. You can partake in horse trekking, bungy jumping, river surfing, jet boating. Gondola rides, boat riding, fishing, hiking, and rafting. The food, wine, golfing experience and spa therapies are extremely luxuries. It is also the Adventure Capital of the World. Placed on the shores of Wakatipu Lake, this place is bounded by mystical mountains and is a must-visit during your tour to South Island of New Zealand. You can partake in adventure activities and can also enjoy sightseeing here. Coronet Park, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Wanaka, Shotover River, Hollyford Track etc. are some of the attractions in Queenstown that can be explored.

Stay overnight in Queenstown.

Day 6: Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch

Today, after breakfast, you begin driving through the Central Otago region towards Lake Pukaki- one of the largest alpine lakes in South Island and Mount Cook, also known as Aoraki, the cloud piercer. It is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Your visit here is going to be a memorable one. Later on, next you visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the banks of Lake Tekapo, this place is not only a place of worship but is popular as a wedding venue due its breathtaking location. Now, you cross the Canterbury Plains to return back to Christchurch.

Day 7: Departure

On the last day of the tour, after breakfast, depart for your home destination.

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Hotels to be Used/ Similar:

Cities 03 Star Properties 04 Star Properties
Christchurch Heartland Hotel Cotswold or similar Chateau on the Park, a Doubletree or similar
Te Anau The Village Inn Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel
Dunedin The Victoria Hotel Dunedin Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Queenstown Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar Kamana Lakehouse or similar

 

Per Person Price Starting:

Category of Hotels Per Person in double sharing basis- SIC BASIS
03 Star INR 92,500/-
04 Star INR 105000/-

THIS PACKAGE CAN ALSO BE TAKEN ON SELF-DRIVE (RECOMMENDED)


SELF-DRIVE INTERMEDIATE - IDAR/HFAR

Category of Hotels Per Person in double sharing basis- SELF DRIVE
03 Star INR 73,000
04 Star INR 86,000

Package Includes:
  • Accommodation with breakfast as per itinerary
  • Sightseeings as per Itinerary
  • All tours and transfers included on Shared basis (SIC)
  • Services of a local representative on tour
Package Excludes:
  • International /Domestic Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature like telephone charges etc.
  • Any other item not included in the above mentioned inclusions.
  • Tipping and portage payable to the driver, bellboy, room service or waiter.
  • GST
  • City tax
  • New Zealand Visa.
Special Note:
  • All taxes, sightseeing’s, airfare etc. are as on date.
  • Any future hike will be charged extra.
  • Please note that the above rates are subject to Availability at the time of Booking.
  • The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings.
  • We shall proceed with your booking once we have receive the payment from you & if we are not able get the original hotels, shall provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.
  • Rates are valid till 31st March 2021, except on block out dates.
  • Rate of exchange calculated @ 01 NZD = 50; However actual rate will be applicable on the day of entire NZD payment is made.
  • Surcharges may apply during New year, Christmas, fairs & festivals.
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Regular disinfection drives take places. Vehicles, hotel rooms, and premises cleaned regularly.

Social Distancing

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