From turquoise lakes and lush peninsulas to snow-capped mountains and sparkling glaciers, the South Island's majestic landscapes offer awe and adventure in equal measure.
With just over a million people scattered across 151,215 sq km, you will have no trouble finding your own slice of wilderness on New Zealand's 'mainland'. The only problem will be choosing between the sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords that make this island one of the best outdoor destinations on the planet. Lace up your boots and tackle one of the South Island’s six Great Walks, or choose from countless other options ranging from short nature strolls to multiday, backcountry epics. Hiking (known as 'tramping' here) may be the South Island's quint essential activity, but there are racier ways to immerse yourself in its landscapes. In winter, slice up the slopes around Wanaka, Queenstown or Mt Hutt.
Epicurious travellers will delight in the South Island's smorgasbord of seasonal produce. Roadside kiosks sell everything from farm eggs to grandma's tomato relish, while world-class regional restaurants skim the cream of local crops for innovative tasting menus. South Island is very popular for idiosyncratic wildlife.
Christchurch is approx. 18 hrs flight from Delhi depending on the flights you choose. Come and experience South New Zealand with our “Best of South New Zealand” package.
Welcome to South New Zealand! Arrive Christchurch and meet our friendly representative. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and explore the beautiful city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel in Christchurch.
Meals: No Meals.
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, travel south across the Canterbury Plains through the towns of Timaru and Oamaru to reach the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin, renowned for it’s natural history and Otago University. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dunedin.
Dunedin - Te Anau 291kms (approx. 3 hrs 30 mins)
Enjoy a yummy breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, morning is free for optional activities before departing Dunedin to cross the Southland Plains, through the towns of Balclutha and Gore to arrive in Te Anau. You can also opt for a Glow worm tour tonight at an additional cost. Overnight stay at the hotel in Te Anau.
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath-taking man-made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world-famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return and overnight stay at the hotel in Queenstown.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, day is free to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. You can enjoy these activities at an additional cost.
Today after breakfast, travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook or ‘Aoraki’, the cloud piercer. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.
Today our trip ends. Post breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your flight back to home.
Return airfare with taxes (Delhi –Christchurch – Delhi) calculated on INR 70000/- per passenger.
Return airport transfers on private basis.
2 nights stay in Christchurch.
1 night stay in Dunedin.
1 night stay in Te Anau.
2 nights stay in Queenstown.
Daily breakfast except day 01 and other meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls.
Canterbury Plains, Church of the Good Shepherd, Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki.
Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley and Milford Sound.
All sightseeing and entrances as mentioned in the itinerary.
All tours and transfers are on Seat – In – Coach basis unless specified private.
New Zealand visa charges.
All applicable taxes.
Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.
Any personal expenses.
Any tips, porterage etc.
Anything not mentioned in the package “Inclusions”.
Rates are not valid during peak periods, Christmas, New Year and Festival periods.
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Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis
23 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
Terms & Conditions
Price mentioned is on per person basis for two persons travelling together and sharing same room.
Bookings are subject to availability of rooms with the hotels.
The above package rate is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends. Surcharges applicable.
In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.