10 Day Solos Southern Magic
10 Day Solos Southern Magic
Many people travel to New Zealand on their own but enjoy the company and security that group tours provide. Should you prefer to travel in the company of just fellow single travellers, we invite you to join our dedicated 10 Day Solos Southern Magic tour.
|Tour Type:||Special Interest Coach Tour|
|From:||Christchurch to Christchurch|
From (NZD) $5630 per person
|Tour Operator:||Kirra Tours|
|9 nights premium sole-use hotels|
|9 fully cooked breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D)|
|Fiordland National Park|
|Spectacular Southern Lakes region|
|World-famous TranzAlpine train journey|
|Milford Sound cruise|
|Visit Moeraki Boulders|
|Speight's Ale House dinner|
|Guided tour of Larnach Castle with high tea|
|Walter Peak Cruise and dinner|
|Skyline Gondola and dinner|
|Dart River Wilderness Jet|
|Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools|
|Travel wallet, comprehensive customised itinerary, bound map book, accommodation and activity vouchers, and local travel guides|
* Single pricing also available with Exclusive Specials. Please enquire for Prices.
Day by Day Tour ItineraryView Tour PDF
Haere mai! Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at Christchurch Airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.
Stay: Chateau on the Park
Travel across the Canterbury Plains into the foothills of the Southern Alps. On arrival into Tekapo Village soak up the sweeping views across the turquoise waters of the lake. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog memorial, the touching tribute to the working dogs which helped develop the Mackenzie high country. An optional scenic flight with Air Safaris to take in the magnificence of mighty Aoraki Mount Cook is highly recommended.
Stay: Peppers Bluewater Resort (B, D)
After stopping to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, continue on to Dunedin, known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities. Tonight enjoy dinner at Speight’s Ale House. This iconic venue, and its unique setting in one of New Zealand’s most historic breweries, is a must-do when visiting Dunedin.
Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin (B, D)
Start the morning with spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Here you will enjoy a high tea in the historic ballroom. Depart Dunedin later this morning and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park.
Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (B, D)
Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world-renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife. Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine town of Queenstown. Dinner tonight is at the spectacular Stratosphere Restaurant with its breathtaking views of Queenstown and The Remarkables mountain range.
Stay: Rydges Queenstown Hotel (2 nights) (B, L,D)
Join the Dart River Wilderness Jet this morning and journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park. This trip offers a rich and diverse landscape with a unique combination of breathtaking scenery, amazing history and exhilarating experiences. On return to Queenstown you have free time to experience an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities; your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. (B, D)
Today head to Wanaka, which translates to “rejuvenation of the soul”; a very apt name for this alpine town in the heart of a spectacular setting. Set on the edge of Lake Wanaka, Edgewater Resort is the perfect place to relax and take in the views of the spectacular mountain backdrop. Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon – take a cruise on the lake, or enjoy a lakeside stroll.
Stay: Edgewater Resort Wanaka (B, D)
View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and Haast Pass en route to Franz Josef. On arrival you will have the opportunity to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over this remarkable region. A visit to the Glacier Hot Pools is on the cards this afternoon. Nestled in lush rainforest, the pools are the perfect way to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxation.
Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (B, D)
Head north along the dramatic West Coast to Greymouth where you will board the famous TranzAlpine train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys of the world, this coast-to-coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges. On arrival in Christchurch your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel for your farewell dinner.
Stay: Sudima Christchurch (B, D)
Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to all your new friends. You will be transferred to the airport to join your flight home. (B)
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