Southern Escapade

Christchurch (1n) – Dunedin (2n) – Te Anau (1n) – Queenstown (3n) – Christchurch (1n)

  • Day 1:                                  Arrive Christchurch

    Welcome to New Zealand! On arrival at Christchurch International Airport, you will be met and greeted by our local representative, who will transfer you to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the day at leisure. Explore the Garden City on your own. Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a city of contrasts. It is a place where its residents continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty. The city centre is comfortingly compact and most delightful central feature is the gently winding Avon River. On its grassy banks lined with poplars and weeping willows, office workers and visitors join street entertainers, seagulls and ducks for lunch in the sun.

    Overnight is at the hotel       

    Meals: -

  • Day 2:                                  Christchurch - Dunedin

    After breakfast this morning, check out of the hotel and travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and head south through the historic Victorian precinct of Oamaru and the Waitaki Valley before arriving in the Scottish influence city of Dunedin. Check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day exploring Dunedin on your own. Dunedin was born out of gold and reached maturity through industry and educational excellence. The city has always recognized the importance of its heritage and this can be found in the original architecture and prominence of memorials both to our fallen soldiers and to our pioneering forebears, have retained many features of our past, from old tram tracks to Pixie Town. While many of the citys features caused varying degrees of controversy at the time of their inception, they have with patience and constant awareness of changing needs, become much-loved and well recognized city amenities.

    Overnight is at the hotel       

    Meals:         Breakfast

  • Day 3:                                  Dunedin

    After breakfast depart on a full day tour of Otago Peninsula. Visit Royal Albatross Colony, Yellow Eye Penguin Reserve, Later visit the Larnach Castle. Return back to Dunedin.

    Overnight is at the hotel                                                                 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4:                                  Dunedin - Te Anau

    After breakfast depart Dunedin and travel inland to Te Anau for the first glimpse of Fiord land. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Rest of the evening is free. The hub for sightseeing activities in the Fiordland region is the attractive resort of Te Anau, nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau. Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Te Anau is located close to the main southern walking tracks, including the Milford, Hollyford and Kepler Tracks.

    Overnight is at the hotel                                                                 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5:                                  Te Anau - Milford Sound – Queenstown

    After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Milford Sound. The drive today is regarded as one of the most scenic in the world. Followed by a cruise on Milford Sound and then continue to Queenstown The Alpine Resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealands premier four season lake and alpine resort. Whatever you do, whatever your style, Queenstown will feed your imagination, fuel your passions and revitalize your spirit.

    Overnight is at the hotel                                                                 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6:                                  Queenstown

    After breakfast this morning, the day is free at leisure. You have an opportunity today to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola ride, shotover jetboat ride and much more. Optional activities not included in tour price. World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet.

    Overnight is at the hotel                                                                 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7:                                  Queenstown

    After breakfast this morning, enjoy the entire day at leisure. You have an opportunity today to take experience a Skyline Gondola ride with Luge. Skyline Queenstown Luge is a thrilling ride for all ages and abilities. Jump on your specialised Luge cart, select your track, then take control as you zoom down the Luge. Then catch the Luge chairlift back to the start zone and do it all over again - once is never enough! The Scenic Track is a leisurely ride with gentle gradient, easy bends, tunnels and dips. The Advanced Track has a steeper gradient and is a more adventurous ride with the thrill of banked corners, tunnels, dippers and cuttings.. Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight is at the hotel                                                                 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8:                                  Queenstown Christchurch

    After breakfast this morning, check out of the hotel and continue north through lush rainforests and spectacular scenery to Greymouth to board the famous Tranz Alpine train (Optional). Arrive Christchurch and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure.

    Overnight is at the hotel                                                                 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:                                  Depart Christchurch

    After breakfast this morning, check out of the hotel and proceed to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai. Return home with pleasant memories of New Zealand only with Beacon Holidays!

    Meals: Breakfast

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