Discover the spectacular landscapes and unspoiled wilderness of the New Zealand’s southern reaches
While New Zealand’s North Island is known for its spectacular coastline, the South Island is gifted with gorgeous coast, rugged mountains, pristine glacier-carved landscapes and renowned wine. We’re not going to pick which one is better, but – you get the idea. Beginning and ending in Queenstown, this ten-day adventure takes you to the charming, gold rush town of Arrowtown, the rugged Catlins coastline, across the Foveaux Strait to unspoiled Stewart Island and to the breathtaking Fiordland National Park. With the perfect balance of organised activities and free time, this comfort style trip is the best way to explore the many treasures of New Zealand’s south.
Trek through the Catlins, a breathtaking land full of waterfalls, titanic caves, illustrious nature walks and remains of a petrified wood forest.
Visit the well-preserved gold rush town of Arrowtown and sample renowned local drops in Gibbston Valley.
A cruise along Lake Manapouri to Doubtful Sound – the second largest fiord in Fiordland National Park – will leave you speechless. Sail past hundred of plunging waterfalls, rugged peaks, lush rainforest and twisting inlets and dolphins and fur seals play.
Head to stunning Lake Wanaka and be treated to the Hongi greeting, Haka performance (traditional Maori war cry and dance) and hear traditional Maori tales.
Enjoy plenty of opportunity to get your adrenaline fix in Queenstown, the 'Adventure Capital of the World'.
10 Days in the beautiful Southern region of NZ, visit places others won't have the opportunity to
Semi-active, a good level of fitness is required for this trip.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 30 June 2019
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This trip starts in Queenstown on Day 1. You can arrive any time and check into your hotel.
Trip finished in Queenstown after breakfast. Onward travel can be booked at any time.