Classic South Island

12 Days

Get ready to see the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer, on this 12 day exploration of the South Island. Begin in Christchurch, a city reinventing itself after the earthquakes 10 years ago and travel from the coast to coast on one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The lush green rainforests of the West Coast are in complete contrast to the flat dry plains of Canterbury. Visit Franz Joseph glacier and take a heli-hike to enjoy they the beautiful view from above and immerse yourself in the landscape with a landing and hike on the ice. Spend time in the alpine towns of Wanaka and Queenstown and drive over the infamous Crown Range road, New Zealand’s highest road, to Lake Te Anau, your base to visit beautiful Milford Sound. As you make your way back up the South Island, stop at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain at 3700 metres and enjoy a special Dark Sky stargazing experience, before driving back to Christchurch to end your journey.

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