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Solo Traveller Tour of New Zealand's South Island

Exclusive $150 discount + FREE touring jacket

This tour has been designed especially with solo travellers in mind. Explore New Zealand's stunning South Island over 11 days. This fully escorted tour is great value for money, travel on the Signature Mid-Size Group Touring Coach with a maximum of 32 travellers - including airfares, taxes, 4-star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions and best of all, you're guaranteed a single room every night!

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DURATION
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10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
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About this holiday

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Your tour starts and ends in Christchurch

With like-minded travellers, experience the best of the South Island

Travel at 60 Exclusive

  • SAVE $150 PER PERSON**
  • + FREE GPT Touring Jacket

Prepaid Attractions

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Cruise and Lunch
  • Larnach Castle and Devonshire Tea
  • City sights tour of Christchurch and Dunedin

Inclusions

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Your tour includes:

Experience

  • Return airfares from Brisbane
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Tour Leader
  • 10 nights 4 star accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • 2 cruises
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Extensive Optional Tours Programme
  • Classic Documentation Pack

Coach Features

  • 32 Premium Economy Comfort seats on a full-size coach
  • 2 door access; seat back tray table; cup holder
  • Restroom; daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance

Meals

  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner including pre-dinner drink, Christchurch
  • 1 picnic lunch: Milford Sound Cruise
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea: Larnach Castle
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)

Day 1: Dinner not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

Accommodation

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10 nights accommodation in 4 star properties, full details listed below in the itinerary.

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Inclusive Tour Price 23 February - 05 March 2023 - Fully escorted tour including airfares from Brisbane, taxes, Premium Economy Comfort coach travel, 4 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.

  • Single Traveller from $6,894 per person Guaranteed Single Room

Call our friendly Aussie travel team on 1300 414 198 to get up to date pricing for flights from alternative capital cities or travel dates.

*Air Taxes are subject to change.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

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

  • Stay: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Dinner

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.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef

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.

  • Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Franz Josef - 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.

  • Stay: Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lake View Room. 2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: 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.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Speciality Dinner

Day 6: Queenstown - 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).

  • Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau

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).

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Te Anau - 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.

  • Stay: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Dunedin - Mt Cook - Twizel

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.

  • Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Twizel - 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.

  • Stay: Distinction Christchurch Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Speciality Dinner

Day 11: Depart Christchurch

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

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Questions

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PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
All visitors require a passport to enter New Zealand. Your passport must be valid for at least three months past the date that you intend to leave New Zealand. For Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport, you do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to travelling to New Zealand. For visitors from non-visa waiver countries, it is recommended you visit customs.govt.nz for full entry requirements.

LUGGAGE LIMITS - Each traveller is entitled to travel with ONE suitcase on tour measuring (length + width + depth) no more than 150cm (59”). The maximum suitcase weight allowed is 23kg (50lbs).

ROLE OF YOUR COACH CAPTAIN- Your Coach Captain is responsible for driving and maintaining the coach and for providing commentary throughout the tour. They are responsible for your wellbeing and for co-ordinating all the accommodation and activities. It is important whilst travelling on tour that you follow all Crew instructions.

COACH SEAT ROTATION - For the enjoyment of all travellers a daily seat rotation operates which all travellers must participate in as a condition of booking. The coach seat plan is displayed on the coach for your reference.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Properties used in the tour is subject to change without notice.

*Conditions apply. Price valid ex BNE and includes prepaid taxes (subject to change). Contact us to obtain prices from other ports. **Save $150 per person off the brochure price, maximum savings are reflected in the advertised price. Jacket is one per person. Special Offer is valid on new bookings only for travel to 31 May 2023. Not to be used in conjunction with any other special offer; not applicable on group departures; can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Refer to the COVID-19 Disclaimer in our Booking Conditions regarding post COVID-19 travel at www.gptnz.com.