NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE, SEAT IN COACH & GUIDED TOUR PACKAGES

15 Day Ultimate South Island Coach Tour South Island Tours, New Zealand

 

15 Day Ultimate South Island Independent Coach Tour have been pre-planned and for ease and peace of mind we have pre-booked all your accommodation and sightseeing needs to allow a truly memorable experience.

  •    TOUR DURATION:
    15 days
  •    TOUR STARTS/ENDS:
    Christchurch to Christchurch
  •    TOUR CATEGORY:
    Independent Coach Tour
  •    TRANSPORTATION:
    Coach
  •    TOUR DEPARTURES:
    Daily
  •    AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
    Included
  •    MEALS:
    14 x Breakfast 
  •    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    First Class Hotels, Superior Hotels, Standard Hotels
  •    PASSENGERS:
    no minimum number of passengers
  •    TOUR CODE:
    GTNZ25
  •    PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION:
    “Available“
  •    CITIES/REGIONS VISITED:

    CHRISTCHURCH – DUNEDIN – TE ANAU – MILFORD SOUND – QUEENSTOWN – WANAKA – GLACIER REGION – GREYMOUTH – PUNAKAIKI – NELSON – BLENHEIM – KAIKOURA

ITINERARY

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Depart from ,

DAY 1 : ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 : CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)

DAY 3 : DUNEDIN - TE ANAU

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)

DAY 4 : TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN

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)

DAY 5 : QUEENSTOWN

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)

DAY 6 : QUEENSTOWN - WANAKA

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)

DAY 7 : WANAKA - GLACIER REGION

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)

DAY 8 : GLACIER REGION

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)

DAY 9 : GLACIER REGION - GREYMOUTH - PUNAKAIKI

Follow the rugged West Coast north through Greymouth to reach Punakaiki, home to the famous pancake rocks. (B)

DAY 10 : PUNAKAIKI - NELSON

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)

DAY 11 : NELSON

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)

DAY 12 : NELSON - BLENHEIM

Travel from Nelson to Blenheim this morning. This afternoon enjoy a half day winery tour with tastings included. (B)

DAY 13 : BLENHEIM - KAIKOURA

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)

DAY 14 : KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH

This morning enjoy a whale watch cruise before continuing to Christchurch this afternoon. (B)

DAY 15 : DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B)

Arrive to ,

Inclusions & Highlights

Our Package Touring offers the following:

 Daily departures
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’)

ACCOMMODATION

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.