Tour 305.     SOUTH OF THE SOUTH INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND    

 

Day 1. Wednesday.            DUNEDIN ARRIVE. 

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

Day 2. Thursday.                       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. Friday.    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. Saturday.  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. Sunday.    INVERCARGILL - DOUBTFUL SOUND - TE ANAU.   (BL)
We take the scenic back roads via Riverton and Tuatapere 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 for a 3 hour cruise exploring Doubtful Sound to the Tasman Sea. Retrace our steps to Manapouri and overnight in Te Anau. A picnic lunch is included today during your cruise.  

Optional overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound available returning to Manapouri midday Monday - extra cost $150. Option to tour to Milford Sound, cruise, and arrive Queenstown 9pm monday available - total extra cost $250.

Day 7. Monday.   TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN  (BL)

Another  day of 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 then on to Queenstown. A buffet lunch is included during your cruise.  

Day 7. 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 sheep station for a barbecue buffet dinner at the Colonels homestead.. 

Day 8.  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 

   

 

 

 

            

 

Tour 305       SOUTH OF THE SOUTH INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND

8 days/7 nights. Commences Dunedin wednesdays.
2020     October 21,   December 23

2021     February 03.   March 10

"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 

**  7 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       

**   Two nights Te Anau.

**   Full day Doubtful Sound tour including cruise across Lake Manapouri, drive across Wilmot Pass, and cruise on Doubtful Sound. Picnic lunch included.

**   Milford Sound cruise including lunch 

**   2 nights Queenstown extendable.      

 

Tour cost per person 

2  per room                              $3,600 

3 per room                               $3,150

Single room                             $4,300

 

Doubtful Sound overnight cruise - highly recommended 

For a more complete experience of Doubtful Sound we recommend an overnight cruise. Anchor overnight in a quiet bay with the opportunity to kayak or explore in the ships tender.                           

 

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