The Alpine Adventure Itinerary

 

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When you touch down in New Zealand your detailed documentation pack will be hand-delivered by one of our trusted representatives. You'll find everything you need in one handy place: your personalised itinerary, clear instructions and maps, and reservation details for your accommodation and activities.

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Full 24 Hour Support 50 Page Essential New Zealand Guide  

1

Welcome to Christchurch

‘Haere Mai’ and welcome to New Zealand!

Welcome to Christchurch, New Zealand’s Garden City. You will be transferred from the airport to your Christchurch hotel. After you check-in, you can head out and explore Christchurch, the city is under-going much change since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Accommodation Christchurch - 2 Nights

Accommodation:
This inviting and modern brand new hotel features contemporary rooms, Restaurant & Bar. Nearby to the Cashel Street Re:START mall - this "pop up" shopping precinct is the new vibrant heart of the city, featuring many new designer shops and modern cafes. The Hotel is very close to the famous Cathedral Square, the historic heart of the city providing easy access to local activities, outer lying attractions and the airport.
Ibis Hotel Christchurch.

2

Christchurch Sightseeing

The Christchurch Tram Tour is a unique, elegant and environmentally friendly way to see the city. You will be taken around the 'must-see' central attractions - jump on and off as you please or sit back and relax while the tram circum-navigates the inner city. This quality experience combines the heritage of the trams and historic buildings with the culture of the Garden City. Sights include the Cathedral Square, The Arts Centre, Botanical Gardens, Avon River and Cathedral Junction to name a few. The tram drivers provide a live commentary throughout the journey identifying points of interest, historic architecture, various activities and places to shop and eat, making the tram ride an informative and entertaining experience. Visitors can hop on and off the trams at leisure.


Some suggested activities if you have some free time after the sightseeing tour

Easygoing Cycling Tour   Punting the Avon River   Lyttelton Harbour Wildlife Cruise
Māori Cultural Evening French Akaroa Tour Southern Alps Ballooning
Christchurch Gondola Clearwater Golf Arthur's Pass TranzAlpine Hike


 


3

Christchurch - Mt Cook

Leave the city today westwards through the Canterbury plains, you will find a superb location for some great photos at Lake Tekapo. Tekapo is one of three significant, neighboring lakes that border the Mackenzie Valley in New Zealand's South Island. Golden tussock grass carpets the surrounding hillside and roll away into the distance where the Southern Alps frame the horizon.

The charming 'Church of the Good Shepherd' sits alone on its shores and the views to our highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook are remarkable. Once you arrive in Mount Cook Village the rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. If you like, you can take a scenic flight over this alpine region (own expense).

Accommodation Mount Cook - 1 Night

A stunning destination surrounded by the silent splendor of the Southern Alps and with spectacular views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and the surrounding National Park World Heritage area. There is a selection of properties within the Terrace Road campus from Hotel to Chalet and Mountainview Motels - all budgets and standards can be catered for.

Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook

4

Mt Cook - Queenstown

This morning you will have free time to explore Mount Cook National Park. In the afternoon, head South from Mount Cook, pass through the high country towns of Twizel and Omarama before entering the beautiful Lindis Pass, the pass offers a unique mountain and tussock grassland scenery - Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve was formed in 1976 and was one of the first tussock reserves in New Zealand.

Relax while enjoying the spectacular scenery that changes from rugged ranges and mirror lakes to the winding Kawarau River Gorge before, emerging into the lush green farmland surrounding Queenstown. Your destination for the next two days.

Accommodation Queenstown - 2 Nights

Experience tranquillity all year round. The Copthorne Resort Lakefront in Queenstown sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is within walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping and entertainment area. Exploring panoramic views of the lake and nearby mountains, the Copthorne is the perfect venue to relax! The Copthorne Lakefront blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly service. The hotel Balconies and garden views are a feature of many rooms.
Copthorne Resort Queenstown

5

Queenstown Vineyards Visit

Today you will visit the wine regions of Queenstown. Learn about the history of the wine-making and have tastings at four different wineries. You will visit New Zealand's largest underground wine cave for a wine tasting tour and afterwards enjoy a shared platter lunch and a glass of wine.

 


6

Bon Voyage!

"Haere rā" Goodbye! and Bon Voyage! Today we say farewell. We take care of your transfer to Queenstown Airport where you will board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional New Zealand holiday.

 


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