New Zealand Southern Tour

New Zealand Southern Tour

New Zealand Southern Tour
9 days – 8 nights
Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo
Nature, Ecology, Culture, Discovery
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary

Day 1: Christchurch
Welcome to Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travelers during dinner. [D]

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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
    • Christchurch – 2 nights
    • Franz Josef Glacier – 1 night
    • Queenstown Lakeside – 2 nights
    • Te Anau – 1 night
    • Dunedin – 1 night
    • Mt Cook – 1 night
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • 7 dinners
  • Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train
  • Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of Milford Sound
  • Discover Australasia’s highest peak at Mt Cook National Park
  • Dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
  • Additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined
  • Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
  • After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance
Not included in tour
  • International or Domestic airfares
  • Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature


Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Christchurch Rydges Latimer 4.5
Franz Josef Glacier Ribbonwood Retreat Bed and Breakfast 5
Queenstown Lakeview Novotel Queenstown Lakeside 4
Te Anau Arran Motel 4.5
Dunedin Scenic Hotel 4
Mt Cook The Hermitage Hotel 4
Christchurch The Establishment Boutique 5
Franz Josef Glacier Te Waonui Forest Retreat 4.5
Queenstown Lakeview Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa 4.5
Te Anau Te Waka Lodge 4.5
Dunedin The Birches Bed & Breakfast 5
Mt Cook The Hermitage Hotel 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


These programs can be customized for individuals and groups.

Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

  • Airfare

We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

  • Program

You may add or remove;

    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

  • Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

Tour Code: NZ05CHC20TE

  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.