New Zealand

Discover the Wonders of New Zealand’s South Island: A 9-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour

A natural playground to some of the world’s most striking mountain ranges, picturesque lakes and breathtaking countryside, New Zealand also boasts fresh seasonal produce and celebrated wine regions. Explore the magnificence of this country on a nine-day, luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers) that’ll take you to historic Christchurch, stunning Queenstown, Mount Cook, Lake Wanaka, Lake Te Anau and the sparkling waters of Milford Sound in New Zealand’s South Island, all the while staying in luxurious city hotels and deluxe rural retreats in prime locations. Includes eight nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, exclusive dining experiences, private transportation with the assistance of expert local guides and exciting insider experiences such as a 4WD glacier drive in Mount Cook and a full-day Milford Sound tour and cruise.

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9 Days
TWIN SHARE - LOW SEASON
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  • Package valid for one person (twin share) - low season dates
  • Eight nights accommodation in luxury city hotels and handpicked rural retreats in prime locations including two nights at the five-star Hotel Montreal Christchurch, a night at the award-winning Edgewater Hotel, two nights at the lakeside Te Anau Hotel & Villas and two nights at the high-end Sofitel Queenstown and Spa
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Spectacular 4WD glacier drive in Mount Cook National Park
  • Full-day Milford Sound tour and cruise with a picnic lunch included
  • Wine and cheese tasting experience at Queenstown’s wine country
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
Earn 4,699 Qantas Points
9 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON
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  • Package valid for one person (twin share) - high season dates
  • Eight nights accommodation in luxury city hotels and handpicked rural retreats in prime locations including two nights at the five-star Hotel Montreal Christchurch, a night at the award-winning Edgewater Hotel, two nights at the lakeside Te Anau Hotel & Villas and two nights at the high-end Sofitel Queenstown and Spa
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Spectacular 4WD glacier drive in Mount Cook National Park
  • Full-day Milford Sound tour and cruise with a picnic lunch included
  • Wine and cheese tasting experience at Queenstown’s wine country
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
Earn 5,569 Qantas Points
9 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON
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  • Package valid for one person - low season dates
  • Eight nights accommodation in luxury city hotels and handpicked rural retreats in prime locations including two nights at the five-star Hotel Montreal Christchurch, a night at the award-winning Edgewater Hotel, two nights at the lakeside Te Anau Hotel & Villas and two nights at the high-end Sofitel Queenstown and Spa
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Spectacular 4WD glacier drive in Mount Cook National Park
  • Full-day Milford Sound tour and cruise with a picnic lunch included
  • Wine and cheese tasting experience at Queenstown’s wine country
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
Earn 6,659 Qantas Points
9 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON
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  • Package valid for one person - high season dates
  • Eight nights accommodation in luxury city hotels and handpicked rural retreats in prime locations including two nights at the five-star Hotel Montreal Christchurch, a night at the award-winning Edgewater Hotel, two nights at the lakeside Te Anau Hotel & Villas and two nights at the high-end Sofitel Queenstown and Spa
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Spectacular 4WD glacier drive in Mount Cook National Park
  • Full-day Milford Sound tour and cruise with a picnic lunch included
  • Wine and cheese tasting experience at Queenstown’s wine country
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking coastline of one of the Pacific Ocean's most extraordinary destinations, New Zealand, and discover the tale of the South Island - boasting spectacular mountain ranges, rambling rainforests, and stretches of unspoilt beaches as blue as the azure sky. Stay in five-star luxury at Hotel Montreal in Christchurch and Sofitel Queenstown and wake up on the edge of spectacular Te Anau at Distinction Hotel Te Anau. Experience some of the country’s most majestic natural sights – including New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mount Cook, which sits at 3,754 metres – discover the blend of historic and modern architecture in Christchurch and wander the mountain-fringed streets of Queenstown.

What You’ll Love…

The Accommodation – From five-star luxury to hand-picked rural retreats all in premium locations

This intimate, small-group tour of New Zealand will have you staying in ultimate accommodation across the country. Spend two lavish nights at Hotel Montreal Christchurch situated a short stroll from Hagley Park. The luxury boutique hotel boasts a 2019 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award and was the winner of the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide’s Luxury Hotel & Restaurant of the Year. You’ll enjoy a lavish urban oasis in the middle of the city’s vibrancy.

Enjoy one magical night at The Hermitage Hotel, surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Mount Cook National Park. Recognised as part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area, this area offers a breathaking environment of glaciers, terminal lakes, turbulent rivers and Australasia's tallest peak the mighty Aoraki Mt Cook soaring above at 3,724 metres. The iconic hotel offers the perfect base to experience the wonders of the Tasman Valley with an unforgettable included 4WD glacier experience.

Spend a night at Wanaka’s only lakefront accommodation at the award-winning Edgewater Hotel. Reconnect with nature, wander the small-town streets and indulge in fresh local produce, then return to unwind by the sparkling lake. Spend two tranquil nights at the chic Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas, only a short walk from the Te Anau town centre. With a luxe outdoor swimming pool, serene Spa and 112 timber-adorned rooms, there’s nothing more peaceful than waking up by the glass-like waters of the country’s second largest lake.

End your spectacular tour with two nights at the high-end Sofitel Queenstown and Spa. Nestled in the heart of striking Queenstown, Sofitel takes French sophistication and adorns it with New Zealand hospitality in one of the adventure capitals of the world – allowing you to enjoy this famous resort town in true, five-star style.

The Nature – Visit New Zealand’s tallest mountain, its remote wilderness and two of its most spectacular lakes

In the midst of Mount Cook National Park - home to Australasia’s tallest mountain – you’ll embark on a two and a half hour 4WD glacier drive that’ll boast impressive views over the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine wall. Follow this with a walk to the top of the glacier for some incredible vistas over the 3,754-metre-high Mount Cook with a local expert guide who’ll provide insight into the interesting history of this striking national park.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking coastline of one of the Pacific Ocean's most sparkling destinations – the South Island – with a full-day tour and cruise of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Milford Sound. Discover one of New Zealand’s most beautiful wilderness areas beginning with a two-hour nature cruise where you’ll encounter marine life – including dolphins, seals and penguins – alongside spectacular scenery. Follow this with a trip to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory where you’ll descend 10 metres below sea level and enter a magical viewing chamber boasting panoramic views of Milford Sound’s underwater world bursting with coral and vibrant marine life.

Before exploring the alpine resort town of Queenstown that sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, you’ll head to the nearby wine region, Gibbston Valley, for a cheese and wine tasting and a visit to local cellar doors nestled in the middle of vibrant rolling vineyards and boasting world-renowned and award-winning wines.

Your Package Includes:

  • Eight nights accommodation in luxury city hotels and handpicked rural retreats in prime locations including two nights at the five-star Hotel Montreal Christchurch, a night at the award-winning Edgewater Hotel, two nights at the lakeside Te Anau Hotel & Villas and two nights at the high-end Sofitel Queenstown and Spa
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Spectacular 4WD glacier drive in Mount Cook National Park
  • Full-day Milford Sound tour and cruise with a picnic lunch included
  • Wine and cheese tasting experience at Queenstown’s wine country
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Christchurch on your chosen tour start date.

Valid for select departure dates:

LOW SEASON:

7 June 2019

5 July 2019

HIGH SEASON:

12 April 2019

3 May 2019

2 August 2019

6 September 2019

4 October 2019

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers – surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

  • Hotel Montreal Christchurch (Junior Suite)
  • The Hermitage Hotel Mt. Cook (Premium Room)
  • Edgewater Lake Wanaka (Standard Room)
  • Distinction Hotel Te Anau (Lake View Room)
  • Sofitel Queenstown (Luxury Room with Spa)

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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