Tour 305.     SOUTH OF THE SOUTH INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND    

 

Day 1. Tuesday.            DUNEDIN ARRIVE. 

Arrive Dunedin this morning and transfer to your accommodation. Accommodation in Dunedin for 2 nights. 

Day 2. Wednesday.                       DUNEDIN                                 (B) 

Visit historic "Olveston House", Dunedin Chinese Garden, Knox Church, The Octagon, and the world's steepest street. This afternoon tour the Otago Peninsula including Larnachs Castle, Royal Albatross Centre, and see the local wildlife including seals, and Yellow Eyed penguins.

Day 3. Thursday.    DUNEDIN - CATLINS - STEWART ISLAND (B) 

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Catlins. one of New Zealand's most beautiful and unspoiled wilderness areas. See the wildlife, waterfalls,and beautiful coastal scenery and visit Nugget Point lighthouse and the petrified forest (available low tide only). Continue to Bluff, southernmost town in New Zealand and cruise across Foveaux Strait to Stewart island for 1 night accommodation.  

Optional evening Wild Kiwi Encounter with a high chance of seeing our iconic native birds on the beach - extra expense.

Day 4. Friday.  STEWART ISLAND - INVERCARGILL     (B)

Enjoy a guided one hour tour of Oban before cruising Patterson Inlet for a guided walk through the Ulva island wildlife sanctuary.  Cruise back to Bluff and overnight in Invercargill at the Kelvin Hotel or similar.                 

Day 5. Saturday.    INVERCARGILL - MILFORD SOUND  - TE ANAU.   (B)
We take the scenic back roads via Riverton and Tuatapere to Te Anau and enjoy the  magnificent scenery as we drive through the Eglinton and Hollyford Valleys. Visit the Mirror Lakes and Roaring Chasm and drive through the Homer tunnel before  arriving in Milford Sound. Board your cruise to travel the length of Milford Sound under majestic Mitre Peak. See the seal colony and Bowen Falls before retracing our steps to Te Anau for overnight.  

Day 6. Sunday.   TE ANAU - DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE  (BLD) 

Free time this morning to enjoy Te Anau and maybe take an optional cruise to the cave of rushing waters. Late morning drive to Manapouri to join your scenic cruise across bush clad Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Join your coach to drive across Wilmot Pass through the lush rainforest to Doubtful Sound and join your overnight  cruise exploring Doubtful Sound to the Tasman Sea. Anchor overnight in a quiet bay and you have the opportunity to kayak up to the massive cliffs or take a cruise in the ships tender. A picnic lunch is included as you cross Lake Manapouri and dinner on board tonight. 

Day 7. Monday.    DOUBTFUL SOUND - MANAPOURI - QUEENSTOWN       (B)   

Disembark after breakfast and retrace your steps across Wilmot Pass and Lake Manapouri and drive to Queenstown arriving mid afternoon.

Day 8.  Tuesday.                QUEENSTOWN                           (B) 
Free day with many optional activities available. We strongly recommend the exhilirating Shotover jet boat ride and more placid evening cruise across the lake on the historic steamer "Earnslaw" to the Walter peak for a barbecue dinner at the Colonels homestead..(Please note your driver is not available today).

Day 9.  Wednesday           QUEENSTOWN DEPART             (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for departrure. 

You are welcome to stay in Queenstown as long as you like or continue on our MAGNIFICENT SOUTH ISLAND TOUR to Wanaka, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Hokitika and Chirstchurch

   

 

 

 

            

 

Tour 305       SOUTH OF THE SOUTH INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND

9 days/8 nights. Commences Dunedin Tuesdays.
2020    September 29  November 24, 

"Friendly Four" - 4-5 people reserving and travelling together save 10% each. 

"Super Six" - 6-8 people reserving and travelling together save 15% each. 

'Bubble' Tours. Form your own bubble up to 8 people and enjoy an exclusive tour with our driver/guide. 

 

Includes 

**  Arrival and departure transfers

**  All travel from Dunedin to Queenstown 

**  8 nights accommodation and breakfast   

** 2 nights Dunedin including "Olveston House", Chinese Gardens, Knox Church, Octagon, and the world's steepest street. 

** Otago Peninsula tour including Larnachs Castle, Royal Albatross Colony, seals and penguins. 

**  Catlins scenic drive from Dunedin to Invercargill including Nugget Point light house, Cannibal Bay, Owaka, Curio Bay, forests, waterfalls, petrified forest, and beaches.  

**  Cruise to Stewart island and 1 night in Oban. Cruise on Patterson Inlet and guided nature tour of Ulva island.

 **  One night Invercargill       

**   One night Te Anau. 

**   Milford Sound cruise including lunch

**   Overnight Doubtful Sound cruise including cruise across Lake Manapouri, drive across Wilmot Pass, and cruise on Doubtful Sound. Picnic lunch included, dinner, and breakfast included

**   2 nights Queenstown extendable.      

 

Tour cost per person 

2  per room                              $3,800 

3 per room                               $3,350

Single room                             $4,800

 

 

 

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