7 days/6 nights Christchurch, Queenstown & the Lupins Tour Itinerary
Day 1 | Arrive in Christchurch
On arrival to the largest city in the South Island, you will be transferred to your city hotel for the first night of your tour. Depending on your arrival time you may like to enjoy a walk around the exciting redevelopment of central Christchurch surrounding your city hotel. From stunning new architectural office buildings and shopping centres to the painstaking rebuild of the historic Arts Centre.
This afternoon meet your local tour representative who will provide a tour briefing and confirm tomorrow’s departure details.
Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Day 2 | Christchurch and Waipara Tour | (B,L,D)
This morning depart on an exclusive tour of Christchurch City, where you will learn about the amazing rebuilding efforts taking place in the city following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Leaving Christchurch your tour will take you north to the Waipara region renown for producing rich and spicy Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. You will visit two wineries with tasting and lunch included.
Return to Christchurch where you will visit the New Brighton Pier – the biggest ocean Pier in Australasia.
Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.
Day 3 | Christchurch to Queenstown via Lake Tekapo | (B,D)
On leaving Christchurch this morning you will head across the vast Canterbury Plains and then through the rural service towns of Geraldine and Fairlie before arriving in Tekapo. You will have time to visit the most photographed church in New Zealand – the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of the stunning turquoise Lake Tekapo. The famous Lupins will be blooming from November to January. After leaving the MacKenzie Country you will head over the Lindia Pass with an elevation of 971 metres and down towards the fruit bowl of New Zealand – Central Otago and Cromwell before finally arriving in Queenstown.
Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.
Hotel: The Rees Hotel
Day 4 | Milford Sound Day Tour | (B)
An early start today as you travel from Queenstown alongside Lake Wakatipu and onto the Lakeside town of Te Anau. Then journey along one of the most breathtakingly scenic drives in New Zealand the Milford Sound Road. You will make a number of stops making the most of the scenic opportunities. Theses will include the Eglinton Valley and the Mirror Lakes. The road continues through the Homer Tunnel at 1200 metres long – opening Milford to tourism in 1953. On arrival to Milford board your cruise and survey the fiord. Onboard take in Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls and a range of wildlife. Travel back along the Milford Road heading further inland back to Queenstown.
Day 5 | Queenstown at Leisure | (B)
Queenstown has so many options on offer. Exhilarating jet boat rides, 4WD adventures, Bungy Jumping. The list is endless. Or you may simply choose to soak up the beauty of the surrounding lake and mountain views, relaxing at The Rees Hotel.
Day 6 | Queenstown at Leisure | (B)
Another day in paradise to enjoy as you please, not only is The Rees Hotel a perfect place to relax, but you also have access to the Frankton Track at the foot of your hotel. Walk along the water’s edge of Lake Wakatipu into central Queenstown, or around the south side of Frankton Arm to Kelvin Heights. Beautiful scenic views will accompany you however you choose to spend your time today, whether it be adrenaline fuelled, relaxed, or somewhere in between, the Wakatipu Basin will not disappoint.
Day 7 | Depart Queenstown | (B)
Your tour will conclude today following breakfast and your transfer to the Airport.
- Domestic Air Fares
- Additional/Optional Tour Costs
- Hotel Mini Bar
- Other Sightseeing & Meals not specified in Itinerary
$1940.00 Per Person on a Share Twin Basis
Additional $790.00 per person
Valid for departures between 26 Sep 2020 and 10 Apr 2021
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A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required at the time of booking.
The balance of the tour price is required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 45 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer. We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.
If you cancel between 21 and 45 days 30% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 8 and 20 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 50% of your tour cost. Cancellations within 7 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
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