Day 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)
Our tour guide will pick you up from Christchurch Airport between 3pm to 5pm, followed by a transfer to the city.
Accommodation: IBIS Hotel or similar
Day 2: Christchurch – Lake Tekapo – Mt Cook National Park – Omarama (B/L/D)
You will be picked up from the Hotel. Start your day with a visit to the beautiful Lake Tekapo. You will make a stop at the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd, nestled near the shores of Lake Tekapo – a popular place to stop. An optional scenic flight over the Southern Alps or a helicopter flight onto a glacier can be booked (subject to weather conditions). We’ll finish our day with a drive to Omarama.
Accommodation: Country Time Hotel or similar
Day 3: Omarama – Cromwell – Queenstown (B/L/D)
Drive to Cromwell, a fruit producing area. Then drive to Bungy jump, where you can have a rest. Upon arriving into Queenstown, we will take Skyline* to the top of the hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the scenic town. Then take a cruise around Lake Tekapo.
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel or similar
Day 4: Queenstown – Milford Sound – Te Anau (B/L/D)
You start your day by heading through beech forests and alpine valleys to the Homer Tunnel and down into Milford Sound. We board our launch for a cruise* on Milford Sound, with breathtaking views of Mitre Peak, Bowen and Starling Falls cascading into the Sound. We then head to Te Anau. An optional tour to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves is available in the evening.
Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel or similar
Day 5: Te Anau – Dunedin – Oamaru (B/L/D)
We head north via coastal town Dunedin to Oamaru. Our city sightseeing tours includes a trip to Otago University, the world’s steepest residential street Baldwin Street, old Railway Station, Boys’ School and other Scotland style architecture. After lunch, we drive on to Oamaru to see the Blue Penguin colony*
Accommodation: Brydone Hotel or similar
Day 6 Oamaru – Christchurch / Departure (B/L)
After breakfast, we will head for Christchurch. Along the way, we will visit Ashburton to watch a new generation of livestock, sheep and alpacas, enjoying the great planins of Canterbury. We then drive on to Christchurch Airport for your flight home.