7 Day / 6 Night Tour departing Auckland, Taupo, Masterton, Feilding & Tongariro National Park with a visit to the Cross Hills Gardens Country Fair.
NZ / Australia / Pacific
New Zealand (or Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud), truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is made up of two major land masses (North Island and South Island) and a number of smaller islands including Stewart Island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The two main islands are divided by a 22km stretch of water called the Cook Strait. New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. Due to its relative remoteness and being water locked, New Zealand was one of the last countries to be found and settled. The country is made up of some of the worlds most spectacular landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture and landscapes.
Explore the beautiful South Island on this tour from Christchurch into the Southern Alps, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Haast Pass, a glacier and the famous West Coast, before returning through the Arthurs Pass by train back to Christchurch.
The Taste of the South Island tour offers the ideal itinerary to see some of the best that the the south has to offer. Starting and finishing in Christchurch experience the scenery of the Mackenzie country, Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford Sound, the adventure capital of Queenstown a
Travel across wide expanses of rugged countryside and native bush, over 47 bridges and through 20 tunnels by Rail Cart before arriving in New Zealand’s only self-proclaimed republic – Whangamomona. After spending the night, continue through the remaining tunnels on the SOL rail l