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

DEPARTURE DATE
Tuesday 2nd March 2021

(Returns Saturday 13 March 2021)
Start in Christchurch, end in Queenstown (pre & post tour flights additional)

 

TOUR PRICES

NZD $7,950 per person share twin / double

 

NZD $9,400 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 whale watching at Kaikoura, relax in hot springs at Hanmer and Tekapo, and explore the Catlins, Riverton coastline and Colac Bay. 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, try wine, beer and whisky tasting in Otago, 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 12-14 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 five tour days (6 flights)
•    Whale Watch cruise, Kaikoura
•    Hot Springs at Hanmer and Tekapo
•    Tekapo salmon farm and night sky experiences
•    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 route to Invercargill
•    Bill Richardson Transport World
•    Stewart Island & Oban, including predator-free Ulva Island guided tour
•    Riverton, Colac Bay and Tuatapere  
•    Milford Sound Nature Cruise and lunch
•    Historic Cardrona Pub plus wine, beer and whisky tasting
•    Wanaka activities; Puzzling World, Toy Museum, Wings & Wheels 
•    Quality 4-star *hotels (*Hotels not connected with the Gov’t border quarantine/isolation programme)
•    Four 2-night stopovers (Tekapo, Dunedin, Invercargill & Wanaka)
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (11), Dinner (11), Lunch (3)
•    Luxury tour coach sightseeing and transfers
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
•    Modern, well-appointed, luxury coach with driver guide commentary 
 
Inclusions

Meals

25 Meals:
11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 11 Dinners
 

Accommodation

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

Transport

Cessna Caravan aircraft (or similar)
Luxury Coach 
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Air Safaris ‘Grand Traverse’ alpine flight
Whale Watch cruise
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Royal Albatross Colony
The Catlins route
Stewart Island & Ulva Island
Wine, beer & whisky tasting
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
CHRISTCHURCH ARRIVAL
Day 2
Coach CHRISTCHURCH to KAIKOURA (WHALE WATCH CRUISE) then HANMER SPRINGS
Day 3
Coach HANMER to CHRISTCHURCH. Private flight CHRISTCHURCH to TEKAPO (2 nights)
Day 4
TEKAPO LOCAL ACTIVITIES. Private flight AIR SAFARIS GRAND TRAVERSE
Day 5
Private flight TEKAPO TO DUNEDIN (2 nights)
Day 6
Coach DUNEDIN to OTAGO PENINSULA & TAIAROA HEAD (Albatross Colony)
Day 7
Coach DUNEDIN to THE CATLINS then INVERCARGILL (2 nights)
Day 8
Private flights (x 2) INVERCARGILL to STEWART ISLAND (and return)
Day 9
Coach INVERCARGILL to RIVERTON, TUATAPERE and TE ANAU
Day 10
Coach TE ANAU to MILFORD SOUND (& cruise). Private flight MILFORD SOUND to WANAKA (2 nights)
Day 11
WANAKA LOCAL ACTIVITIES
Day 12
Coach WANAKA to QUEENSTOWN and DEPART
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