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Takahe 9 day South Island Tour

Travelling across plains, alpine basins and mountain passes the landscapes are superb and spaces wide open. Enjoy an exclusive lunch in a Canterbury farm homestead. At Mt Somers walk through beech forests to a waterfall and relax in the evening over fine local food. Stay in the heart of the Alps at Aoraki/Mt Cook and catch the resort town buzz in Queenstown. Drive into Milford Sound to cruise by Mitre Peak and fly back over the Alps to Queenstown. Explore Wanaka, Haast Pass and West Coast rain forests, discovering Franz Josef Glacier, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Arthur’s Pass.

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Region
Canterbury
Town / City
Christchurch City
Duration
8 Nights/9 Days
Address / Event
meeting place
Central City
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This event requires a
minimum booking of 2 people.
8 Nights/9 Days: Christchurch - Mt Somers - Aoraki/Mt Cook – Queenstown - Wanaka - Franz Josef Glacier - Punakaiki - Christchurch

experiences included in your tour price
• All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 16 travellers).
• Services of your knowledgeable MoaTrek driver/guide.
• Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”.
• All breakfasts(B).
• One special lunch(L)- Akaunui Farm homestead, Canterbury.
• Three special dinners(D)- High country cuisine at Stronechrubie, Mt Somers, Private Wanaka homestead and celebratory final dinner at Punakaiki Resort.
• Join our hosts for lunch and country hospitality in a private farm homestead.
• Dine at an award winning lamb and beef restaurant beneath the Southern Alps.
• At Lake Tekapo photograph the picturesque church and the sculpture celebrating the high country sheep dog.
• Explore the legendary Aoraki/Mt Cook region and visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre.
• Stroll the Tasman Valley before cruising by boat to the ever changing face of the Tasman Glacier.
• Drive through the stark beauty of the Lindis Pass and Kawarau Gorge.
• Enjoy a scenic flight and 2.5 hour nature and wildlife cruise on Milford Sound.
• Walk in the great outdoors in Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini Westland and Arthur’s Pass National Parks.
• Gold mining history comes alive in Arrowtown and the Arrowtown Museum.
• See the Great Southern Lakes of Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea.
• Dine with the locals in a Wanaka homestead with stunning views.
• Stroll in Haast Pass’ mountain beech forests to waterfalls and blue pools.
• View the breath-taking Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier.
• See the Tasman Sea and blow holes at the Punakaiki Pancake rocks and walk in the rain forests.
• On your last night join our farewell dinner celebration at Punakaiki Resort on the wild West Coast.
• Drive the exciting Otira Gorge highway to Arthur’s Pass, see kea birds and towering mountains.

Experiences not included in your tour price
Enjoy a range of optional activities from jet boat riding to kayaking and scenic flights.

Tour dates
• November 30 - December 8, 2012
• December 14 - December 22, 2012
• January 18 - January 26, 2013
• February 8 - February 16, 2013
• February 2 - March 10, 2013
• March 22 - March 30, 2013
• April 12 - April 20, 2013

Tour Price
$NZD4290 per person twin or double share accommodation


Full itinerary and meeting / departure details will be emailed from the operator.

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