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12-day South Island adventure by private air charter and coach.
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Southern Wonders Air & Coach Tour (12 Days)

DEPARTURE DATES
 

Tuesday 15th February 2022

(Returns Saturday 26 February 2022)
 

Tuesday 19th April 2022

(Returns Saturday 30 April 2022)

Start in Christchurch, end in Queenstown 

INCLUDES CONNECTING AIRFARES from anywhere in NZ!
 

TOUR PRICES

NZD $8,980 per person share twin / double

 

NZD $10,360 for guaranteed single room



TOUR SUMMARY

An exclusive, small group 12-day South Island adventure by private air charter and coach. See and experience the South’s spectacular ‘must-do’ features in style – from ground level and from above! You’ll fly over the celebrated Southern Alps and view Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Wanaka, the colourful Canterbury Plains, beautiful Southern Lakes, majestic Milford Sound, remote Stewart Island and more – all from above. Go dolphin watching at Akaroa, relax in hot springs at Tekapo and explore the remote Catlins region. Visit Stewart Island and walk on pristine Ulva Island, a significant predator-free bird sanctuary. Visit the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, see Larnach Castle, cruise on Milford Sound and so much more too. With four 2-night stays, this well-paced adventure lets you enjoy each area in depth. See the South without the crowds – you know there will never be a better opportunity than this!

 

A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE – TOURING BY PRIVATE PLANE & COACH
 


Fly specially chosen sectors of your tour in modern ‘private charter’ Air Safaris and Air Milford 12 seat Cessna Caravan aircraft – with pilot commentary en route for significant points of interest. This is a unique opportunity to see exceptional scenery and diverse regional landscapes from a rarely offered perspective. You’ll enjoy spacious, individual aircraft seats with large windows for excellent viewing and those breath-taking photo moments. 
Complementing the flight sectors is a stylish, luxury Bayes touring coach for ground level visits and sightseeing. Quality onboard features, panoramic coach windows, comfortable seats and the care of an experienced driver guide mean you can sit back, relax and enjoy all the scenic delights and activities as they unfold. New Zealand by air and by coach – what could be better?
 
 
 
 
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Highlights and Inclusions
•    Private charter flight-seeing on four tour days (5 remarkable private flights)
•    Dolphin watch cruise, Akaroa
•    Hot Springs at Tekapo
•    Mt Cook night sky experience
•    Tekapo salmon farm
•    Air Safaris Grand Traverse alpine scenic flight
•    Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head
•    Larnach Castle tour and lunch
•    Dunedin sights including Baldwin Street (world’s steepest)
•    OCHO Chocolate Factory
•    Toitu Settlers Museum
•    Catlins scenic route to Invercargill, including renowned Nugget Point
•    Lake Te Anau vintage yacht cruise  
•    Stewart Island & Oban, including predator-free Ulva Island guided tour
•    Milford Sound Nature Cruise and lunch
•    Historic Cardrona Pub 
•    Wanaka activities; Puzzling World, Transport & Toy Museum, Wings & Wheels 
•    Quality ‘4-star plus’ *hotels, including one night at The Hermitage, Mt Cook  
(*Hotels not connected with the Gov’t border quarantine/isolation programme)
•    Four 2-night stopovers (Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau and Wanaka)
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (11), Dinner (11), Lunch (4)
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
•    Modern, well-appointed, luxury coach with driver guide commentary 

 
Inclusions

Meals

26 Meals:
11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 11 Dinners
 

Accommodation

11 Nights:
Four 2-night stopovers
4-star plus Hotels

Transport

Cessna Caravan aircraft (or similar)
Luxury Coach 
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Air Safaris ‘Grand Traverse’ alpine flight
Akaroa Dolphin Watch cruise
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Royal Albatross Colony
The Catlins route
Stewart Island & Ulva Island
Lake Te Anau vintage yacht cruise
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
CHRISTCHURCH ARRIVAL
Day 2
Coach CHRISTCHURCH to AKAROA and return
Day 3
Coach CHRISTCHURCH to ASHBURTON. Private flight ALPINE TRAVERSE to TEKAPO. Coach TEKAPO to MT COOK
Day 4
Coach MT COOK to TEKAPO
Day 5
Private flight TEKAPO to DUNEDIN
Day 6
Coach DUNEDIN to OTAGO PENINSULA & TAIAROA HEAD (Albatross Colony)
Day 7
Coach DUNEDIN to THE CATLINS then INVERCARGILL
Day 8
Two private flights INVERCARGILL to STEWART ISLAND, then STEWART ISLAND to TE ANAU
Day 9
TE ANAU - LAKE CRUISE and optional local activities
Day 10
Coach TE ANAU to MILFORD SOUND (& CRUISE). Private flight MILFORD SOUND to WANAKA
Day 11
WANAKA - ACTIVITIES and local area options
Day 12
Coach WANAKA to QUEENSTOWN and DEPART
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