Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour
Escorted coach tour from Christchurch to Christchurch
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Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour

Join a group of like-minded solo travellers to discover a picturesque landscape of wilderness, wildlife and unique attractions. Journey around the top of the South Island, discovering unique scenery in iconic locations such as Abel Tasman National Park, Kaikoura, Christchurch and the "Wild West Coast". Seven sumptuous dinners and five lunches are included to give you the perfect amount of time to get to know your fellow travellers as your discover New Zealand together.

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Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$5,399 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch

11 days/10 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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Tour Inclusions
International Antarctic Centre
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners, 3 special dinners
Tour at a glance

Day 1: Haere mai! Welcome to Christchurch. Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Explore the Garden City. Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Christchurch to Franz Josef, via the spectacular Arthur's Pass. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Day 4: From the glaciers of Franz Josef to Queenstown and its lakes. Accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort (or similar)

Day 5: A day in the adventure capital of New Zealand. Accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort (or similar)

Day 6: Travel the through the stunning 'Devil's Staircase' and through lush farmland to Te Anau. Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

Day 7: Explore the amazing Milford Sound. Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

Day 8: Te Anau to the east coast city of Dunedin. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (or similar)

Day 9: Journey through Mackenzie Country to Twizel, via the majstic Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel (or similar)

Day 10: Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on your journey back to Christchurch. Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Day 11: Farewell from Christchurch.

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Detailed itinerary: 11 day tour starting in Christchurch

Day 1 - Haere mai! Welcome to Christchurch
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 1
Arrive into Christchurch

On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink.

Your accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

This 4 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square. Ideally positioned, only a few minutes walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Explore the Garden City
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 2
Christchurch

This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further.

Your accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

This 4 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square. Ideally positioned, only a few minutes walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Christchurch to Franz Josef, via the spectacular Arthur's Pass
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Christchurch to Franz Josef, via Athur's Pass

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to the township of Franz Josef to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Located in the heart of Franz Josef Village the hotel offers all the amenities you would expect and is close to the shops, restaurants and activities on offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - From the glaciers of Franz Josef to Queenstown and its lakes
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Franz Josef to Queenstown

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south into picturesque Queenstown. This evening is free to dine at leisure.

Your accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort (or similar)

Mercure Resort Queenstown is located near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only 3 minutes drive from the centre of town. The hotel boasts spectacular views over the lake and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - A day in the adventure capital of New Zealand
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Queenstown Free Day

Today is a free day to explore Queenstown. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak Station to enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along.

Your accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort (or similar)

Mercure Resort Queenstown is located near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only 3 minutes drive from the centre of town. The hotel boasts spectacular views over the lake and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Day 6 - Travel the through the stunning 'Devil's Staircase' and through lush farmland to Te Anau
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Queenstown to Te Anau

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional).

Your accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner, Speciality Dinner

Day 7 - Explore the amazing Milford Sound
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Te Anau to Milford Sound

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You might like to cap off your Fiordland experience by watching the breathtaking film, Ata Whenua - Shadowland, which screens at the Fiordland Cinema (optional).

Your accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Te Anau to the east coast city of Dunedin
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Te Anau to Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin for a city tour then travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by Devonshire Tea.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (or similar)

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation and is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Just a short walk to the Octagon, Railway Station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago University.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Journey through Mackenzie Country to Twizel, via the majstic Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
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Dunedin to Twizel via Aoraki Mount Cook

Travel to Oamaru, see Lake Benmore as you continue to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Travel to Twizel for your overnight stay.

Your accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel (or similar)

Located in the heart of the Mackenzie region the hotel's natural stone architecture complements the mountains and rivers of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on your journey back to Christchurch
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Twizel to Christchurch

Continue to Lake Tekapo, view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving in Christchurch. This evening enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your new friends at the farewell dinner.

Your accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

This 4.5 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square and ideally positioned only a few minutes' walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Day 11 - Farewell from Christchurch
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Depart Christchurch

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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