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Custom Designed multi-day luxury tours of New Zealand’s South Island


Planning a New Zealand Multi-Day Luxury Tour? What can you see and do in 3 – 5 or 7 days in the South Island? We may look like a small country, but don’t be deceived! The map can trick you into believing the distances between major destinations such as Christchurch to Mt Cook, or Queenstown to Milford Sound or Franz Josef to Queenstown can be achieved in a matter of hours. From a pure drive perspective, that may be the case – but the roads are winding and narrow and there are mountains to cross! And don’t you want to stop to enjoy these epic drives?

We customise all our tours to suit your interests – so the following is simply a taste of what is on offer. You can also combine a private drive and self-drive itinerary to meet your budget – getting the best of both worlds!

Below is a sample of what can be achieved – ensuring you truly experience the journey, not just drive it!

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Custom Tour Examples:

Christchurch – Tekapo – Queenstown

From $3,300NZD incl taxes per person (twin share) 4 star accommodation

Why fly from Christchurch to Queenstown when some of the best sights to see are èn route through this central golden highway! Don’t miss Lake Tekapo, Aoraki/Mt Cook, the turquoise glacial lakes or the best of New Zealand‘s high country – just to save time. You haven’t seen the South until you have driven this magic highway!

Includes
  • 3 nights accommodation – Christchurch/Tekapo/Queenstown (including breakfast)
  • Private driver and personal guide – includes all transfers
  • A 50 minute Air Safaris Grande Traverse adventure (Tekapo)
  • An evening stargazing experience (Tekapo)

Highlights

Cross the Canterbury Plains, see braided rivers, the Southern Alps, glacial lakes, waterfalls and more. Visit Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good Shepherd and drive to the summit of Mt John for spectacular views. As we pass Lake Pukaki, stop and marvel at New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook standing proud at the western end of the lake. Cross the dramatic landscape of Lindis Pass before entering Central Otago where they grow amazing stone fruit and where some of New Zealand’s best wines are grown! There‘s Cromwell, Bannockburn, Kawarau Gorge and the Gibbston Valley before we reach Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown.

Accommodation:

Stay in comfortable 4-5 star accommodation, drive in luxury in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle with an experienced driver and guide and delight in the best the South has to offer.

An extended itinerary of a minimum of three days will enable you to explore Queenstown and surrounds. Enjoy wine tasting or take a Middle Earth tour to filming sites of the Lord of the Rings. Ride a jet boat or take a bungy jump or just relax on the steamship ‘The TSS Earnslaw’ on Lake Wakatipu. You may also wish to consider a heli-cruise to Milford Sound. We can tailor your experience to suit – but nothing less than 3 days in New Zealand’s Adventure Capital is recommended! Please contact us for more details.

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Christchurch – Tekapo – Queenstown (Including Milford Sound Air/Cruise experience)

From $6,500NZD incl taxes per person (twin share) 4 star accommodation

Sit back and enjoy a five-day bells and whistles experience that ensures you see the cream of the south! This luxury five-day fly/drive experience covers the highlights of the central and lower South Island for those with limited time – but with a desire to experience the best.

Includes
  • Fully escorted experience with private driver and guide
  • 5 night’s 4-5 star accommodation – breakfast included
  • 1 hour private heli tour of Christchurch and Canterbury
  • ½ day 4-wheel drive backcountry experience
  • Stargazing
  • Scenic Grand Traverse Flight (Southern Lakes, Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook)
  • Heli and boat excursion to Fiordland and Milford Sound
Highlights

Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as the backdrop. Drive through typical rural towns and wind your way through Geraldine, Fairlie and into Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd then drive to the summit of Mt John for spectacular views. Marvel at the Southern night sky. Drive past Lake Pukaki where Aoraki/Mt Cook stands proud on the Western shores. See glaciers, icefalls and the West Coast on your spectacular scenic flight. Walk in the rugged back country when you visit a private high-country station. See for yourself the vivid turquoise glacial lakes, the changing colours of the dramatic Lindis Pass and enjoy the uniqueness of Arrowtown, Queenstown and Fiordland including Milford Sound. Your Southern adventure will be remembered for a very long time!

Stay in comfortable 4-5 star accommodation, drive in luxury in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle with an experienced driver and guide and delight in the best the South has to offer.

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  • Shotover Jet
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Christchurch – Franz Josef – Wanaka

From $4,000NZD incl taxes per person (twin share) 4 star accommodation

New Zealand’s West Coast borders the Tasman sea and extends two-thirds the length of the South Island where the rugged rain forested landscape meets the raw coastline. The West Coast is historically significant as a gold rush region. Sparsley populated, ‘The Coast’ is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes we have. Much of it is within the Westland National Park and falls under the protection of our Department of Conservation. This ensures this beautiful natural habitat will be there for many generations to come.

Includes
  • 4 nights accommodation – Christchurch/Franz Josef x 2/Wanaka (including breakfast)
  • Private driver and personal guide – includes all transfers
  • A 3.5 hour Glacier heli-hike experience
  • Entry into the Glacier hot pools
  • Entry into the West Coast Wildlife Centre – Kiwi breeding venue
Highlights

Cross the Canterbury Plains and see the monolithic limestone features at Castle Hill before you cross the Great Divide of the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass.

Be absorbed in natural rainforests as you drive through historic gold mining towns and tiny settlements that house the 39,000 ‘Coasters‘ who inhabit this special place. See wildlife in its natural habitat and experience the ice under your feet on your heli-hike adventure of the Franz Josef Glacier. Walk to Lake Matheson where this mirror lake reflects the form of Aoraki/Mt Cook on its still waters. Visit a Kiwi breeding centre, soak up the minerals of the glacial hot pools and drive through the famous Haast Pass – the most southern road link between West and East. See Lakes Wanaka and Hawea as you drive towards Wanaka township – one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations.

You could spend a second night in Wanaka to enjoy this incredible region – take a lake cruise, or choose to do one of the many stunning walks in the Mt Aspiring National Park. Then drive over the Crown Range to the Adventure Capital of NZ – Queenstown. We recommend a minimum of three to four more days to enjoy Wanaka and Queenstown. Let us help you design a great holiday!

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Christchurch – Hokitika – Franz Josef – Arrowtown – Milford Sound – Queenstown

From $9,000NZD incl taxes per person (twin share) 4 star accommodation

The West Coast of New Zealand is an untamed natural wilderness. With scenery so stunning it takes your breath away and sunsets so impressive even Instagram told us to tone it down! The ruggedness of the West Coast epitomises the true nature of her inhabitants, just 39,000 in total, who cling fiercely to their heritage and are renowned for their friendliness. The Coast is a special part of the South Island – and not to be missed.

Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation – Christchurch/Hokitika/Franz Josef x 2/Arrowtown x 2nights/Queenstown (includes breakfast)
  • Private driver and personal guide – includes all transfers
  • 20 minute scenic heli tour of Christchurch and surrounds
  • Tranz Alpine rail experience – Christchurch – Greymouth
  • 3 hour Glacier heli-hike – Franz Josef
  • Backstage Pass to the Kiwi breeding programme – Franz Josef
  • Entry into the Glacial Hot Pools – Franz Josef
  • ½ day heli-cruise to Milford Sound
  • Personal spa pamper package
Highlights

Aerial views of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains, and Lyttelton Harbour. Cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the Great Divide on your epic train journey from the East coast to the West coast. See rainforests to your left and the Tasman Sea to your right.

Visit Franz Josef, the Haast Pass, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Milford Sound and Queenstown. Walk on and explore a glacier. It takes a while to get around the largest region in New Zealand, but the journey is the best bit. From the highest of mountains and stunning coastal scenery to copious rainforests and absolutely everything in between – you’re just spoilt for choice all of the way.

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  • Fox Glacier - Luxury Touring - New Zealand
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  • The Hills - Golf Course
  • Shotover Jet
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Christchurch – Kaikoura – Blenheim – Nelson

From $3,750NZD incl taxes per person (twin share) 4 star accommodation

The hidden gems of the upper South Island make this journey extra special! Focussing on the coastline of the East Coast and the central coast of the South Island you will be introduced to the magnificent Kaikoura coastline where the mountains meet the sea, the intricate Queen Charlotte Sounds and the Abel Tasman National Park. And if wine is your preferred tipple, then this region will simply be heaven to you! Kick back and let us take you to ‘our’ favourite holiday destinations around Marlborough and Nelson.

Includes
  • 4 nights accommodation – Christchurch/Blenheim x 2 nights/Nelson (including breakfast)
  • Private driver and guide
  • Wine tasting and winery lunch
  • 3 hour Ship Cove cruise – exploring the Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Entry into the WOW (World of Wearable Art Museum) Nelson
Highlights

Travel north from Christchurch on the East Coast, crossing the Hunderlee Range before descending into Kaikoura – a marine mecca where the mountains meet the sea. Observe colonies of seals just off the roadside and marvel at the changing green and blue of the Pacific Ocean. Be absorbed in vineyards as we cross one of New Zealand’s most famous wine growing areas – Marlborough. Visit local artists, enjoy wine tasting and wander around private gardens of locals who are proud to show them off. From Picton, cruise around the Queen Charlotte sounds, then drive the coastal route to Anakiwa before turning inland to Havelock and onto Nelson. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Nelson and its surrounding beaches – gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.

An extended itinerary of three days will enable you to explore the Abel Tasman National Park and take a trip across “the Hill“ to Golden Bay. This excursion would include a visit to Takaka, the Te Waikoropupū Springs and Wharariki Beach at Farewell Spit, the most northern tip of the South Island. Please contact us for more details.

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