7 – 10 days tour package
The itinerary of the seven to ten day tour option will commence in Queenstown and covers Queenstown – Wanaka, – St Bathans – Moeraki, – Dunedin – The Catlins, – Te Anau – Milford, – and then back to Queenstown. All the famous and interesting sites in the loop will be covered. Tour package starts from $3800 for two people.
It is important to note that the tour packages won’t include accommodation, food or any special activities. Help in booking accommodation for you is available as well as propose the best routes to follow, besides making special arrangements for your specific needs, in terms of particular locations that you wish to visit. Above all each of the multi day tours is flexible according to the preferences for you in terms of days and itinerary. What matters is that you get the ultimate memorable experience of the South Island.
What to Expect In the 7-10 Day Tour Package
In this tour, you will travel through the major attractions of Queenstown – Wanaka, – St Bathans – Moeraki, – Dunedin – The Catlins, – Te Anau – Milford, – and then back to Queenstown. Commencing the tour from the beautiful town of Queenstown will give you the chance to appreciate some of the most beautiful sceneries around Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, since the town lies at the foot of the mountain range and just beside the lake. Queenstown being South Island’s most popular resort, it serves as a perfect base for photography and adventure excursions into the nearby fiords, such as Milford Sound, and the surrounding mountains. You will have a chance to stop at several photogenic spots for great photography as we move from Queenstown into Wanaka.
Wanaka is another small town surrounded by imposing mountains, and lies by the shores of Lake Wanaka – a picturesque glacial formed lake. The town can be described as a more relaxed and quieter version of the busier Queenstown. With the splendid Mount Aspiring rising beyond Lake Wanaka, there are plenty of awe-inspiring spots to explore and take great shots in the area as well as camp. The tour also takes us through the following places.
St Bathans – Originally known as Dunstan Creek, the town is rich in history dating back millions of years. The best place to pull over and have numerous and incredible photo opportunities is opposite the famous Vulcan Hotel. You can also have a memorably breath-taking view and take great shots from the top of the splendid blue lake.
Moeraki – This is one of the most famous photography spots in the entire South Island. The main attraction here is the extraordinary Moreaki Boulders and you will be able to take great shots of the renowned natural wonders. These are remarkably huge and spherical boulders found along a stretch of breath-taking Keokohe Beach right on the famous wave-cut coast of Otago.
Dunedin – This is the first and only New Zealand city to be declared a UNESCO Creative City of Literature. It is believed to have been built with the proceeds of the gold rush. Here you will have an opportunity to encounter unique historic architecture, experience excellent museums, as well as take part in thrilling eco-adventures in photogenic spots, while you watch penguins surfing to the beach. The large swathes of native forest and the glorious views of the beautiful harbour make for great photography opportunities.
The Catlins – An incredibly charming area in southern coast of the South Island region, which offers beautiful photogenic scenery along the coastline, that is awash with natural wonders as well as rare wildlife to view and photograph. Some of the favourite photogenic places and wildlife to photograph in The Catlins include: the Nugget Point Lighthouse, the Cannibal Bay Sea Lions, the McClean Falls as well as the Yellow-Eyed Penguin sighting.
Te Anau – Nestled on the edge of a lake, this picturesque town is the true gateway to Milford Sound as well as Fiordland. It acts as the camping or accommodation base when experiencing the awe-inspiring glacier-carved wilderness of the renowned Fiordland National park as well as the scenic Milford Sound.