Stewart Island, Catlins and Queenstown(FULL)

$2995.00

Price per person Twin Share. Single room is NZ$765.00 extra. Prices in New Zealand Dollars.

Departs: 

20th January 2018

Booking request

This tour takes in the best of the South. With 2 nights in Queenstown and 2 nights in Stewart Island as well as 3 nights in Invercargill, you will get great taste of these more outlying areas of New Zealand.

 

Travel in luxury: 

  • High quality tour coach
  • Minimum of 9 spare seats on the coach to ensure greater comfort.
  • Tour fully escorted by tour guide.
  • Professional coach driver.
  • Home pickups and return via shuttle.

Included: 

  • 7 Nights hotel/motel accommodation.
  • All meals as indicated
  • Home pickup and airfares to and from Queenstown and Stewart Island
  • TSS Earnslaw trip and BBQ lunch
  • Catlins day trip
  • Stewart Island day tour
  • Fully guided Ulva Island trip
  • Transport World
  • Plus a few surprises!!

Conditions: 

Deposit of NZ$300 per person at time of booking. This is non-refundable. A confirmation of final tour details will be posted prior to departure. Final balance due four weeks prior to departure. No refund is available after this time.

Day 1: Homeport to Queenstown

After a home pick up by shuttle you will fly to Queenstown where you will be transferred to our hotel for the evening, the Hilton. We will have a welcome meal this evening where you will meet your fellow passengers.

Hotel: Hilton Queenstown(Dinner)

Day 2: Queenstown

This morning after a wonderful breakfast we travel downtown to join the lady of the lake TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Steamship, for a cruise to Walter Peak Station for lunch. Returning to Queenstown mid-afternoon you are free to explore the town. This evening you are free to dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants in Queenstown. Water Taxi vouchers will be provided to assist your return to the Hilton at your leisure.

Hotel: Hilton Queenstown(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Queenstown to Invercargill

Following breakfast we will depart Queenstown on a McDermotts coach bound for Invercargill.

We will travel via Gore and visit the visitors centre which also houses the Hokonui Moonshine museum where you will enjoy a shot of the famous local brew if you wish. We will then head to Invercargill and visit the Invercargill museum and Tuatararium before heading to the Ascot Hotel where we will spend the next two nights.

Hotel: Ascot, Invercargill (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Catlins Coast

Following our cooked breakfast, we will be collected from the Hotel by a local coach for a day tour of the Catlins coast. This is a wild and often unvisited part of the South Island. You will be surprised by many of the great beaches and unique features the Catlins has to offer.

After a stop for lunch, we will continue our way along the coast, returning to Invercargill for the evening.

Hotel: Ascot, Invercargill (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Invercargill to Stewart Island

After breakfast, we go to Invercargill airport for the short flight to Stewart Island. We will be collected from the airport and enjoy an informative introductory tour of Stewart Island. Following lunch we will enjoy a local cinema special. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the quaint Stewart Island hospitality or one of the many short walks nearby. You are free to dine at your leisure this evening. Following dinner, you have the optional extra of a kiwi spotting experience. This is an additional cost of $140.00 and you will need to advise if you wish to partake in this at time of booking. Adequate fitness is required for this activity.

Hotel: South Sea Hotel(Motel Units), Stewart Island (Breakfast)

Day 6: Ulva Island and Stewart Island

This morning we will go on a tour of the Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary with the knowledgeable local guides where you will enjoy the flora and fauna of this area. Be sure to pack binoculars if you have some as these will come in handy. We will then enjoy a boat tour of the surrounding areas and becoming more familiar with the unique history of Stewart Island. A “lunchbox” lunch will be provided. We will return to base early afternoon where the rest of the afternoon is yours to relax. We will have dinner together at South Sea Hotel this evening.

Hotel: South Sea Hotel(Motel Units), Stewart Island (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Stewart Island to Invercargill

Following breakfast we will join our morning flights back to Invercargill. Once back in Invercargill, you will have some time to look around the city and enjoy some lunch. After lunch we head to Transport World, Invercargill and see this world leading collection of Trucks, Dresses, artifacts and so forth. Subject to opening by then, you will also have the option of operating your own piece of heavy machinery in their “Dig This” operation.

We will then head back to the Ascot Hotel for the evening and our farewell meal.

Hotel: Ascot, Invercargill (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Invercargill to Queenstown and home

Following breakfast we will head back up to Queenstown via Winton.

We will arrive in Queenstown in time for your flight back to your nearest airport. On arrival, you will be met by shuttle or taxi for your trip home.

We trust you enjoyed your tour.