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NZ$7549 per adult
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10 Day Luxury South Island Holiday Package

Tour Highlights

NZ$7549 per adult
• 10 Nights in 5 Star Accommodation with Breakfast included
• Car Hire: Premium Toyota RAV4 with Full Insurance
• Exclusive Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour
• Grand Traverse Scenic Flight
• TSS Earnslaw Cruise, Farm Tour and Dinner
• Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Scenic Coach Tour and Scenic Flight
• Private Central Otago Boutique Wine Tour
• Franz Josef Flight with Snow Landing
• TranzAlpine Train Journey Greymouth to Christchurch
** Complimentary New Zealand Gift Basket on Arrival worth $150 **

Discover the best of the South Island with this 10 day New Zealand luxury tour. From 5-star hotels to superb activities, this New Zealand luxury tour package includes everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.

All-inclusive and fully customisable, the 10 Day Luxury South Island Holiday Package is perfect for couples, families, and groups.

Read on for the full details of this New Zealand luxury tour.

10 Day Luxury South Island Holiday Package | New Zealand Luxury Tour

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

Arrive in Christchurch – New Zealand’s Garden City. Collect your rental car from the airport, discover the city or relax in your luxury Christchurch accommodation.

In the evening experience the luxury of a 36 seater colonial style dining tram. Enjoy fabulous dining at your private table with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage.

Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

Day 2 Lake Tekapo

Driving time Christchurch to Lake Tekapo 227 km / 141 miles, 3.5 hours

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Grand Traverse Scenic Flight

Depart Christchurch and travel south to Lake Tekapo. This far-reaching road adventure takes you from sea level to the mountains. You will begin with the flat green tranquillity of the Canterbury Plains, but it won’t be long before you climb through the tussocky wilds towards the Southern Alps. An amazing smoky turquoise lake announces that you have arrived in Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo presents many world-class attractions such as the famous Church of the Good Shepherd, the luxurious spa complex Tekapo Springs and of course the world-famous Mt John Observatory.

In the afternoon enjoy the flight of a lifetime, the Grand Traverse this one hour spectacular scenic flight explores Mount Cook and Westland National Parks. A window seat for everyone means you will not miss out on the beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussocks, braided rivers, snow topped mountains and glacial ice fields.

Stay 1 night in Lake Tekapo.

Day 3 Queenstown

Driving time Lake Tekapo to Queenstown 256 km / 159 miles, 3.5 hours

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TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise

Venture past Lake Pukaki a picturesque turquoise glacial lake, before you travel through the dramatic Lindis Pass which links the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago. Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital and scenic resort town.

Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise on the TSS Earnslaw. Cruise on the historic steamship across to Walter Peak Station for a Gourmet BBQ Dinner and followed by a farm tour. Cruise back to Queenstown as the sun sets over the mountains and lake.

Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

Day 4 Queenstown > Milford Sound

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Enjoy a scenic coach journey through heartland New Zealand to reach Milford Sound. The Milford Road (between Te Anau and Milford) is one of the finest alpine drives in the world. The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforest, and towering mountains through to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. The schedule includes plenty of time for short nature walks and photo opportunities along the way.

Upon reaching Milford Sound you will enjoy a 2.5 hour Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Stare in amazement as Milford Sound will impress! Sheer cliffs, towering snow capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, sub-tropical rain forests, marine life… words just don’t do it justice, you have to see it for yourself! After your cruise relax while you fly back over the stunning scenery delivering you back to your Queenstown accommodation.

Day 5 Queenstown

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Queenstown Wine Tour

Relax and explore Queenstown for the morning or take the short drive to the historic gold mining township of Arrowtown.

Enjoy a Private Boutique Wine Tour in the afternoon, this tour takes you through the stunning scenery of the Wakatipu Basin, Gibbston Valley, Cromwell and Bannockburn. Taste wines from 4 boutique wineries in the area. Complimented by a delightful platter lunch at Carrick Winery Restaurant with a premium glass of wine. Visit Old Cromwell Town, Kawarau Gorge and the historic Kawarua Bridge and bungy, before returning to Queenstown.

Day 6 Wanaka

Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70 km / 43 miles, 1 hour

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Lake Wanaka

Drive over the beautiful Crown Range, one of New Zealand’s highest alpine roads, and admire the vistas from fantastic viewing points. Be sure to stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a refreshment before your arrival into Wanaka, boasting panoramic views, a relaxing atmosphere and a myriad of walking tracks. In the afternoon you have many options, you may want to visit Puzzling World, Wanaka’s iconic illusional attraction as well as the famous toy and transport museum. You may also want to take a look around Wanaka’s shops, stroll around the lake’s edge, or indulge in one of the many activities on offer.

Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.

Day 7 Wanaka

Explore Wanaka at your leisure today. If you enjoy walking, you might like to embark on one of the various lake or riverside tracks. Or you could visit the Lavender Farm. Wander through 10 acres of beautiful lavender fields, meet their friendly farm animals, play garden games and enjoy a hot or cold drink at the café; Wanaka Lavender farm is a great place to unwind!

For a more adrenalin filled day add on a skydive.

Day 8 Franz Josef

Driving time Wanaka to Franz Josef 286 km / 177 miles, 4 hours

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Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight

Discover the Haast Pass Highway where there are many short walks and natural attractions to view along the way. Continue north, through dense rain forest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards New Zealand’s glaciers.

In the afternoon discover Franz Josef from the air with a scenic helicopter flight that sweeps above the Westland National Park before landing in the snow to enjoy exceptional views of the Southern Alps.

Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.

Day 9 Hokitika

Driving time Franz Josef to Hokitika 138 km / 86 miles, 2 hours

Enjoy your journey along the West Coast, before arriving in Hokitika, famous for its arts and crafts. Watch a masterpiece being crafted from gold, molten glass, paua or bone, or carve your own creation from wood or jade “pounamu”. Take in Hokitika’s natural beauty, enjoy its expansive beach or one of the many walking and mountain bike tracks.

Stay 1 night in Hokitika.

Day 10 Greymouth > Christchurch

Driving time Hokitika to Greymouth 40 km / 25 miles, 45 minutes
Train travel Greymouth to Christchurch 223 km / 138 miles, 4.5 hours

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TranzAlpine Train

Drive north to reach Greymouth where you will drop off your rental car and board your TranzAlpine Train which journeys from the West to East Coast. Your train travels through the spectacular Southern Alps, gorges and river valleys before reaching the fields of the Canterbury Plains.

Arrive in the garden city of Christchurch and make your way to your accommodation.

Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

Day 11 Depart Christchurch

Make your way to Christchurch Airport and depart Christchurch.

Plan a New Zealand Luxury Tour

We offer a range of luxury tours of New Zealand–you may wish to explore our full range of luxury travel experiences as you begin planning. 

In addition, we offer the next level of indulgence with our New Zealand Luxury Escapes brand. Stay at exclusive luxury lodges, experience bespoke tours, and sample the very best of New Zealand. 

Our New Zealand luxury tour packages are fully customisable. As you begin planning your visit, your personal travel consultant will work with you to ensure your itinerary matches your exact requirements. From special interests to celebrations, we specialise in bespoke luxury travel. 

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to begin planning your unforgettable luxury New Zealand holiday.

Tour Prices

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Double/Twin: NZ$7549 or AU$6899 PP
Single: NZ$11,799 or AU$10,899
Child: NZ$3649 or AU$3299 PP

* Child rate applies (5-14 years) when accompanied by two adults, under 5 years FOC
* NZ$196 charge applies to children aged 3-4 years, NZ$140 charge applies to children aged 0-2 years who wish to do the Scenic Helicopter Flight Over Franz Josef Glacier
* AUD conversions may vary
* A peak season surcharge may apply

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