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10 Day Southern Panorama

Coach Tour - New Zealand
Image: Milford Sound
ANZCRO / 10 Day Southern Panorama

10 Day Southern Panorama

$3,095

per person

Discover the spectacular South Island of New Zealand, taking in the southern loop from Christchurch down the central spine of the Southern Alps, and on to the east and west coasts.

The TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch is included in this itinerary; a great way to finish off your 10 Day Southern Panorama holiday experience!

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

9 nights premium accommodation

Full breakfast daily (B) and 7 dinners (D)

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

All sightseeing, excursions, and entrance fees as shown

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

World Heritage-listed Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the south'

Fiordland National Park

Spectacular Southern Lakes region

West Coast Glacier region

Featured Experiences

Some of the featured experiences on this tour:

Milford Sound scenic cruise

Coast-to-coast TranzAlpine train journey

Conditions: Prices are per person, double-share and subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices were correct as at 19 June 17 but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel in Sep 17 and May 18. Surcharges will apply for travel 1 Oct 17 – 30 Apr 18. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

Haere mai! Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.
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Day 2: Aoraki Mount Cook, Omarama (B,D)

Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheep dog memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of Aotearoa's highest snow-capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama.
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Day 3: Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin (B,D)

Travel down the Waitaki Valley to the whitestone township of Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, known as the 'Edinburgh of the south'. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities.
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Day 4: Central Otago, Te Anau (B,D)

Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park.
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Day 5: Spectacular Milford Sound cruise (B,D)

Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world-renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains, and wildlife.
Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available today subject to availability - please ask for details.
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Day 6: Te Anau, Queenstown (B,D)

Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort town of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner.
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Day 7: At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is free to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon, or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse the many shops and galleries.
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Day 8: Haast Pass, Franz Josef (B,D)

Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lake's edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mount Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.
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Day 9: TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B,D)

At Hokitika, stop to visit a pounamu (greenstone) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and seen as a sign of status and power. At Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast-to-coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, through river valleys and gorges.
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Day 10: Depart Christchurch (B)

It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

Tour Route

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