Embark on an awe-inspiring 15 day journey – coach itinerary/tour through New Zealand’s most remarkable destinations and breathtaking landscapes of the South Island, New Zealand. Our 15 Day Itinerary South Island, New Zealand – independent coach tour have been pre-planned and for ease and peace of mind we have pre-booked all your accommodation.
CHRISTCHURCH – DUNEDIN – TE ANAU – MILFORD SOUND – QUEENSTOWN – WANAKA – GLACIER REGION – GREYMOUTH – PUNAKAIKI – NELSON – BLENHEIM – KAIKOURA
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner
On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)
This morning is free for optional activities before departing Dunedin to cross the Southland Plains through the towns of Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau. This evening enjoy a guided glowworm caves tour. (B)
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 to Queenstown. (B)
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)
Depart from Queenstown this morning to enjoy the free afternoon in the smaller lakeside town of Wanaka. You might like to visit Puzzling World or The Big Picture for a wine tasting experience like no other! Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)
Travel through Hawea to the Haast Pass, continuing up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges and native forests to arrive in the Glacier Region. (B)
A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)
Follow the rugged West Coast north through Greymouth to reach Punakaiki, home to the famous pancake rocks. (B)
Time at leisure to explore the West Coast before travelling through the rugged Buller Gorge and popular Nelson lakes district to arrive in Nelson. (B)
Today is free at leisure to relax and enjoy Nelson. You might like to visit the Abel Tasman National Park or take a local guided walking tour. Nelson is also famous for its art and artists, so here is your chance to explore their studios at your leisure optional activities not included. (B)
Travel from Nelson to Blenheim this morning. This afternoon enjoy a half day winery tour with tastings included. (B)
Continue south to Kaikoura this morning. The afternoon is at leisure – optional activities include scenic flights, walking tours and swimming with the dolphins optional activities not included. (B)
This morning enjoy a whale watch cruise before continuing to Christchurch this afternoon. (B)
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B)
Our Package Touring offers the following:
No minimum number of passengers
Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
A choice of accommodation options
All tours can be added to
All packages can be taken in reverse (except ‘Stunning New Zealand’)
Standard Accommodation Options
Standard is equivalent to a good 3-star tourist hotel.These hotels represent excellent value for money and usually have a licensed restaurant and bar on the premises.
Superior Accommodation Options
Superior describes hotels in the 3 1/2 to 4-star category. More often than not, these will be centrally located and offering a wide range of services and facilities.
First Class Accommodation Options
First Class are central city or resort location hotels at the top end of the scale rating 4 to 4 1/2 stars. All hotels at this level have excellent facilities, bars and restaurants etc, full services, and many feature swimming pool, spa baths, and fully equipped gymnasium for the enjoyment of guests.
Prices starts from NZD 2,977 per person, twin share, Daily Departures
The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences. If you require modifications to the 15 Day South Island Itinerary as well as travel arrangements, please also advise.
Marlborough Wine Tours offers a variety of tours, ranging from a short 3 hour tour to full day tours. Throughout the day you will taste some superb Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot N....
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on our leisurely Nature Cruise. As you cruise the length of the fiord, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your spec....
An evening tour to explore a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. An ....
Whale Watch is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale at all times of the year. Whale Watch scheduled tours ....