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South Island Vintage
 

South Island Vintage

* Offer valid for selected dates | Subject to Availability | Terms and Conditions Apply

South Island Vintage 12 Days / 11 Nights

Explore glorious New Zealand’s modern regions such as Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Discover the charm of towns like Wanaka, Hokitika and Blenheim. Admire stunning scenery of Kaikoura and a trip to Abel Tasman National Park. Reach the adventure capital, Queenstown for exciting activities, sightseeing and delicious dining. A trip to Milford Sound and Dunedin is also included in the itinerary.

 

Tour Nights

  • Christchurch: 2 nights
  • Blenheim: 2 nights
  • Hokitika: 1 night
  • Wanaka: 1 night
  • Queenstown: 3 nights
  • Dunedin: 2 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy bike tours to the vineyards of Blenheim
  • Visit the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes
  • Travel past Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
  • Be a part of scenic cruise at Milford Sound to admire Mitre Peak and its surroundings
  • Explore the captivating landscape of Wanaka
  • Admire the wine regions of Marlborough
  • Spend a few hours at the Southern Alps
  • Explore the fascinating cultural history of Dunedin
  • Tour code: STNZ06
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Itinerary details

Christchurch

Day 1

Arrive Christchurch

Meet and greet service with rental car pick up at Christchurch Airport. Read More

NEW Blenheim city

Day 2

Christchurch - Blenheim (309 km)

The trip north takes you through Kaikoura where the unique combination of ocean and mountains offers stunning coastal alpine scenery and a host of eco-tourism activities including whale watching, dolphin swimming and seal snorkelling. Travel past surf beaches, vineyards and olive groves to Blenheim, the heart of wine growing Marlborough. Read More

Blenheim

Day 3

Blenheim

Day at leisure. The sunny town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or take a tour. If you are feeling adventurous, a visit to Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park is highly recommended. Abel Tasman National Park is a coastal paradise you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak. Read More

Hokitika

Day 4

Blenheim - Hokitika (362 km)

Travel today to the West Coast. This remote area has a ruggedly beautiful landscape of vast rainforests, gushing waterfalls and snow capped mountains. A recommended stop is at the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes where the surging sea has sculptured amazing shapes out of the rocks. Read More

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Day 5

Hokitika - Wanaka (419 km)

Head south past Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, unique relics of the last ice age, where mighty rivers of ice tumble down rock valleys. Enjoy waterfalls and river scenery as you leave the coast and climb up the river valley to Haast Pass. The road snakes through the Aspiring National Park, and the vegetation becomes more sparse as you travel inland. Lakes Hawea and Wanaka make the last part of the trip beautifully scenic on the way to the scenic lakeside town of Wanaka. Read More

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Day 6

Wanaka - Queenstown (113km)

Journey south over the Clutha and Cardrona Rivers and via Lake Dunstan to Cromwell. Continue through the Kawarau Gorge before arriving at New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. An alternative route today is via the Crown Range Road which is New Zealand’s highest sealed highway. This route is shorter than the one via Cromwell however travel time may take longer due to the winding nature of the road (note this route is not recommended over winter). Read More

Queenstown

Day 7

Queenstown

Full day at leisure for optional sightseeing and activities. Queenstown is quite simply a place of pure inspiration. Whether you have an appetite for adventure or prefer tracking down fine wine and cuisine, the region provides the perfect mix of action and relaxation. Read More

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Day 8

Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown (580 km)

Make your way via Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound where you will enjoy a cruise on this scenic sound. A full day journey into the heart of Milford Sound. Experience the world famous fjord, rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps and past the stunning Mirror Lakes and Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls. At Milford Sound, board your scenic cruise to see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Later today return to Queenstown. Read More

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Day 9

Queenstown - Dunedin (286 km)

Step back in time as you travel through Central Otago, a land of pioneer history, golden orchards and tantalising Pinor Noir. Read More

Dunedin

Day 10

Dunedin

Day at leisure. Dunedin and Coastal Otago is often referred to as the eco-capital of New Zealand. It is a region of natural beauty overlaid with a fascinating cultural history. On Dunedin’s doorstep you will find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguins and the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Read More

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Day 11

Dunedin - Christchurch (363 km)

Travel up the North Otago Coast to Christchurch. Just south of Oamaru, it is worth a photo stop at Moerakei where huge spherical boulders are scattered along the beach. River crossings become a feature of the journey before the straight flat roads set amongst the Canterbury Plains lead you into Christchurch. Read More

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Day 12

Christchurch

Tour concludes with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport depot. Read More

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)

Hotels

  • The Classic Villa
    The Classic Villa
    Christchurch

     

  • The Peppertree
    The Peppertree
    Blenheim

     

  • Rimu Lodge
    Rimu Lodge
    Hokitika

     

  • Wanaka Springs Lodge
    Wanaka Springs Lodge
    Wanaka

     

  • Queenstown Country Lodge
    Queenstown Country Lodge
    Queenstown

     

  • Camp Estate
    Camp Estate
    Dunedin

     

The Classic Villa

Christchurch
  • The Classic Villa

The Classic Villa is located along Worcester Boulevard, a pedestrian-only street, and adjacent to the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ten kilometers from the Wildlife Willow Bank and the Antarctic Centre, the pr

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The Peppertree

Blenheim
  • The Peppertree

Situated in the historical district, this luxury lodge is close to Montana Brancott, Lawson's Dry Hills, and Marlborough Civic Theater. Local attractions also include Marlborough Convention Centre and Millennium Art Gallery.

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Rimu Lodge

Hokitika
  • Rimu Lodge

Rimu Lodge is located on New Zealand's West Coast near Hokitika. Distance from Hokitika town to Rimu Lodge is approximately 9km. Situated near the airport, in Hokitika, this luxury lodge is in the same area as Westcoast Treet

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Wanaka Springs Lodge

Wanaka
  • Wanaka Springs Lodge

Nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden, Wanaka Springs Lodge & Apartment is less than 5 minutes' walk from Wanaka's town centre. Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wanaka lodge is in the city center, near Lake

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Queenstown Country Lodge

Queenstown
  • Queenstown Country Lodge

Situated in Lake Hayes, this lodge is close to Amisfield Winery, Amisfield, and Queenstown Event Centre. Area attractions also include Coronet Peak Ski Area and Millbrook Resort Golf Course. Amisfield Winery is just 2.8 km, L

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Camp Estate

Dunedin
  • Camp Estate

Camp Estate hotel is situated 500 metres from Larnach Castle, the spacious lobby and marble staircase gives this unique venue a luxurious feel. Also nearby are Boulder Beach and NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium.

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What's Included?

  •  Meet and greet service
  •  Rental car including Accident Excess Reduction and Airport/Ferry Collection Fees
  •  11 nights unique/boutique accommodation with breakfast included
  •  Queenstown Skyline Gondola
  •  Milford Sound Cruise

What's not Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK.
  • Travel Insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
* Offer valid for selected dates | Subject to Availability | Terms and Conditions Apply