Christchurch, Queenstown and the Lupins


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    This is the perfect tour if you have been wanting to see the Tekapo Lupins, and includes 4 nights in a 5 star Queenstown Hotel.

    Day 1 Saturday Arrive in Christchurch
    On arrival to the largest city in the South Island, you will be transferred to your city hotel for the first night of your tour. Depending on your arrival time you may like to enjoy a walk around the exciting redevelopment of central Christchurch surrounding your city hotel. From stunning new architectural office buildings and shopping centres to the painstaking rebuild of the historic Arts Centre. This afternoon meet your local tour representative who will provide a tour briefing and confirm tomorrow’s departure details.

    Day 2 Sunday Christchurch and Waipara Tour B,L,D
    This morning depart on an exclusive tour of Christchurch City, where you will learn about the amazing rebuilding efforts taking place in the city following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.  Leaving Christchurch your tour will take you north to the Waipara region renown for producing rich and spicy Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. You will visit two wineries with tasting and lunch included. Return to Christchurch where you will visit the New Brighton Pier – the biggest ocean Pier in Australasia. Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.

     Day 3 Monday Christchurch to Queenstown via Lake Tekapo B,D
    On leaving Christchurch this morning you will head across the vast Canterbury Plains and then through the rural service towns of Geraldine and Fairlie before arriving in Tekapo. You will have time to visit the most photographed church in New Zealand – the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of the stunning turquoise Lake Tekapo. The famous Lupins will be blooming from November to January. After leaving the MacKenzie Country head over the Lindis Pass with an elevation of 971 metres and down towards the fruit bowl of New Zealand – Central Otago and Cromwell before finally arriving in Queenstown. Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.

    Day 4 Tuesday Milford Sound Day Tour B
    An early start today as you travel from Queenstown alongside Lake Wakatipu and onto the Lakeside town of Te Anau. Then journey along one of the most breathtakingly scenic drives in New Zealand the Milford Sound Road. There will be a number of stops making the most of the scenic opportunities. These will include the Eglinton Valley and the Mirror Lakes. The road continues through the Homer Tunnel at 1200 metres long – opening Milford to tourism in 1953. On arrival to Milford Sound board your cruise and survey the fiord. Onboard take in Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls and a range of wildlife. Travel back along the Milford Road heading further inland back to Queenstown.

    Day 5 Wednesday Queenstown at Leisure B
    Queenstown has so many options on offer. Exhilarating jet boat rides, 4WD adventures, Bungy Jumping. The list is endless. Or you may simply choose to soak up the beauty of the surrounding lake and mountain views, relaxing at your hotel.

     Day 6 Thursday Queenstown at Leisure B

     Day 7 Friday Depart Queenstown B
    Your tour will conclude today following breakfast and your transfer to the Airport.

    Sightseeing inclusions:

    • Christchurch City Tour
    • Waipara Wine Region Tour
    • Church of the Good Shepherd
    • Milford Sound Day Tour including Cruise

    Tour inclusions:

    • Christchurch Airport to City Hotel Transfer
    • Six nights in excellent centrally located accommodation including Breakfast Daily (B)
    • Meals as stipulated in Itinerary include 2x Dinners, 1x Lunch
    • Modern air conditioned vehicle

    TOUR DATES:
    21 November 2020 *
    09 January 2021 *
    * minimum 6 passengers to guarantee departure

    Contact us for special pricing for rental car options, private driver option or exclusive group travel.

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