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South Island Vintage
 

South Island Vintage

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South Island Vintage 12 Days / 11 Nights

Explore glorious New Zealand’s modern regions such as Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Discover the charm of towns like Wanaka, Hokitika and Blenheim. Admire stunning scenery of Kaikoura and a trip to Abel Tasman National Park. Reach the adventure capital, Queenstown for exciting activities, sightseeing and delicious dining. A trip to Milford Sound and Dunedin is also included in the itinerary.

 

Tour Nights

  • Christchurch: 2 nights
  • Blenheim: 2 nights
  • Hokitika: 1 nights
  • Wanaka: 1 nights
  • Queenstown: 3 nights
  • Dunedin: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWNZ06
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy bike tours to the vineyards of Blenheim
  • Visit the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes
  • Travel past Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
  • Be a part of scenic cruise at Milford Sound to admire Mitre Peak and its surroundings
  • Explore the captivating landscape of Wanaka
  • Admire the wine regions of Marlborough
  • Spend a few hours at the Southern Alps
  • Explore the fascinating cultural history of Dunedin

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrive Christchurch
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    Arrive Christchurch

    Meet and greet service with rental car pick up at Christchurch Airport.

  • Day 2 Christchurch - Blenheim (309 km)
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    Christchurch - Blenheim (309 km)

    The trip north takes you through Kaikoura where the unique combination of ocean and mountains offers stunning coastal alpine scenery and a host of eco-tourism activities including whale watching, dolphin swimming and seal snorkelling. Travel past surf beaches, vineyards and olive groves to Blenheim, the heart of wine growing Marlborough.

  • Day 3 Blenheim
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    Blenheim

    Day at leisure. The sunny town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or take a tour. If you are feeling adventurous, a visit to Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park is highly recommended. Abel Tasman National Park is a coastal paradise you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak.

  • Day 4 Blenheim - Hokitika (362 km)
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    Blenheim - Hokitika (362 km)

    Travel today to the West Coast. This remote area has a ruggedly beautiful landscape of vast rainforests, gushing waterfalls and snow capped mountains. A recommended stop is at the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes where the surging sea has sculptured amazing shapes out of the rocks.

  • Day 5 Hokitika - Wanaka (419 km)
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    Hokitika - Wanaka (419 km)

    Head south past Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, unique relics of the last ice age, where mighty rivers of ice tumble down rock valleys. Enjoy waterfalls and river scenery as you leave the coast and climb up the river valley to Haast Pass. The road snakes through the Aspiring National Park, and the vegetation becomes more sparse as you travel inland. Lakes Hawea and Wanaka make the last part of the trip beautifully scenic on the way to the scenic lakeside town of Wanaka.

  • Day 6 Wanaka - Queenstown (113km)
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    Wanaka - Queenstown (113km)

    Journey south over the Clutha and Cardrona Rivers and via Lake Dunstan to Cromwell. Continue through the Kawarau Gorge before arriving at New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. An alternative route today is via the Crown Range Road which is New Zealand’s highest sealed highway. This route is shorter than the one via Cromwell however travel time may take longer due to the winding nature of the road (note this route is not recommended over winter).

  • Day 7 Queenstown
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    Queenstown

    Full day at leisure for optional sightseeing and activities. Queenstown is quite simply a place of pure inspiration. Whether you have an appetite for adventure or prefer tracking down fine wine and cuisine, the region provides the perfect mix of action and relaxation.

  • Day 8 Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown (580 km)
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    Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown (580 km)

    Make your way via Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound where you will enjoy a cruise on this scenic sound. A full day journey into the heart of Milford Sound. Experience the world famous fjord, rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps and past the stunning Mirror Lakes and Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls. At Milford Sound, board your scenic cruise to see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and c rash into the sea far below. Later today return to Queenstown. Read More

  • Day 9 Queenstown - Dunedin (286 km)
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    Queenstown - Dunedin (286 km)

    Step back in time as you travel through Central Otago, a land of pioneer history, golden orchards and tantalising Pinor Noir.

  • Day 10 Dunedin
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    Dunedin

    Day at leisure. Dunedin and Coastal Otago is often referred to as the eco-capital of New Zealand. It is a region of natural beauty overlaid with a fascinating cultural history. On Dunedin’s doorstep you will find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguins and the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross.

  • Day 11 Dunedin - Christchurch (363 km)
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    Dunedin - Christchurch (363 km)

    Travel up the North Otago Coast to Christchurch. Just south of Oamaru, it is worth a photo stop at Moerakei where huge spherical boulders are scattered along the beach. River crossings become a feature of the journey before the straight flat roads set amongst the Canterbury Plains lead you into Christchurch.

  • Day 12 Christchurch
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    Christchurch

    Tour concludes with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport depot.

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)

Hotels

  • The Classic Villa
    The Classic Villa
    Christchurch
  • The Peppertree
    The Peppertree
    Blenheim
  • Rimu Lodge
    Rimu Lodge
    Hokitika
  • Camp Estate
    Camp Estate
    Dunedin
  • Maple Lodge
    Maple Lodge
    Wanaka
  •  Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
    Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
    Queenstown

The Classic Villa

Christchurch
  • The Classic Villa

The Classic Villa is located along Worcester Boulevard, a pedestrian-only street, and adjacent to the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ten kilometers from the Wildlife Willow Bank and the Antarctic Centre, the pr

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The Peppertree

Blenheim
  • The Peppertree

Situated in the historical district, this luxury lodge is close to Montana Brancott, Lawson's Dry Hills, and Marlborough Civic Theater. Local attractions also include Marlborough Convention Centre and Millennium Art Gallery.

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Rimu Lodge

Hokitika
  • Rimu Lodge

Rimu Lodge is located on New Zealand's West Coast near Hokitika. Distance from Hokitika town to Rimu Lodge is approximately 9km. Situated near the airport, in Hokitika, this luxury lodge is in the same area as Westcoast Treet

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Camp Estate

Dunedin
  • Camp Estate

Camp Estate hotel is situated 500 metres from Larnach Castle, the spacious lobby and marble staircase gives this unique venue a luxurious feel. Also nearby are Boulder Beach and NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium.

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Maple Lodge

Wanaka
  • Maple Lodge

Located in the beautiful alpine resort of Lake Wanaka, Maple Lodge boutique is a 3 Star service Lodge just 4km from the town centre.

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Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Queenstown
  •  Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Located in Central Queenstown and Two minutes walk across the park to town and Lake Wakatipu.

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What's Included?

  • Meet and Greet services.
  • Co-Pilot will be handed over by the Meet & Greet Representative on arrival in New Zealand.
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals on Breakafast basis. 
  • Unlimited kms, Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance, Excess Reduction to a NIL Excess, Airport/Whaf Fees, GPS Unit, GST @ 15%.

What's not Included?

  • Return economy class International flights from UK.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc.
  • Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips to drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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