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    Hidden Gold of the South Island
    10 nights
    from $7,480* per person twin share
    Add a stopover and half day tour from just $99* per person
    Journey from the spectacular Otago Peninsula to Fiordland National Park for a breath-taking overnight cruise. Explore charming Arrowtown with its gold rush history, and tranquil Lake Wanaka. Head up to Mt Cook for a Big Sky Experience and a visit to the glacier terminus, before ending our tour with Hector's dolphins and eclectic art in Akaroa.
    Your package includes: Add a stopover for $99

    Your package includes:

    Add a stopover for $99

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Fully inclusive touring with guides and entrance fees
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    • Return international flights and current taxes from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane
    • 10 nights in 3 ½ – 4-star accommodation
    • Group tour of maximum 22 people
    • Physical rating 2 – medium level with walking, some steps and extended time on your feet
    Add a stopover for $99

    Add a stopover for $99

    Stay an extra night in Christchurch or Auckland, with a morning walking tour ‘Discovering the secrets of Auckland or Christchurch’. Both tours start 10am and finish at 12.30 and include a guided walking tour of the places that ‘locals enjoy’. Includes visits to gardens, galleries, historic buildings and includes a coffee and cake at a local café. A private transfer then takes you to the airport for your flight home.

    • $99* per person twin share
    • $199* per person on single occupancy
    Valid for travel
    Valid for departures on 8 Nov, 29 Nov 2021, 21 Feb and 14 Mar 2022. Subject to availability. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for all other travel dates and flights from your city.
    Offer expires
    10 Jun 2021 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Fly to Dunedin

    Fly to Dunedin, on arrival transfer to your hotel where you will have a welcome briefing and dinner.

    Day 2

    Dunedin Otago Peninsula

    This morning walk to the Lan Yuan Chinese Gardens for a guided tour of this culturally unique facility. Afterwards, we head out to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by lunch in the castle’s Ballroom Cafe. Tonight, on the Peninsula at dusk, we will bear witness to the brave little blue penguins coming ashore to find their nests – but not before a casual Dinner along the dramatic waterfront of St Clair Beach.

    Day 3

    Dunedin - Fiordland National Park

    Fiordland National Park, stopping briefly in Gore along the way. Depending on availability, our overnight cruise will either be in Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound. Both just as magnificent as the other! If Doubtful Sound, we will grab our picnic lunches before boarding a smaller boat which crosses the waters of Lake Manapouri. A coach will then take us up and over the Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove where we will board The Navigator. If Milford Sound, we will lunch in the small lakeside village of Te Anau before driving further into the National Park to meet our overnight vessel, the Milford Mariner. This evening after our activities on-board, a buffet dinner will be a served.

    Day 4

    Fiordland National Park - Arrowtown

    After breakfast, enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of either Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound before returning to our respective starting point and driving to our lunch spot at the Five Rivers Café & Art Gallery. Later, we will continue the scenic journey along Lake Wakatipu to our luxurious accommodation for the next two nights. This evening, we will enjoy a dinner and a glass of wine produced from the area.

    Day 5

    Arrowtown - Skippers Canyon & Queenstown

    This morning, take an exciting 4WD safari tour through Skippers Canyon, visiting the famous suspension bridge, the original Skippers Township and a chance to try your luck panning for gold. No doubt this will be a huge highlight! Lunch today will be in Arrowtown at a café set in historic stables on the Village Green. You will also enjoy some free time to relax or explore Arrowtown’s quaint shops and scenic walking trails. This evening, we drive to Queenstown for a stroll along the stunning waterfront and have dinner in our favourite Asian-fusion restaurant.

    Day 6

    Arrowtown - Bannockburn - Wanaka

    After breakfast this morning, re-live the Gold Rush and take a fascinating guided tour of the Lakes District Museum & Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown. We will then drive the scenic country roads, passing many vineyards along the way, to Bannockburn for a platter style lunch and wine tastings at dramatic Mt Difficulty. Later, we will continue driving to Lake Wanaka in time to check-in to our hotel. Enjoy dinner tonight in the Township and consider walking back to the hotel afterward along the serene lakefront.

    Day 7

    Wanaka - Mount Cook

    This morning we will meet our vessel on the Wanaka waterfront and cruise to Mou Waho Island for a challenging and guided nature walk. Here you can see first-hand results of conservation efforts including the rare flightless Buff Weka (extinct on the mainland since 1920) and the Mountain Stone Weta. After lunch back in Wanaka, we will drive to Mount Cook with a brief stop en-route at Omarama. Check-in to the famous Hermitage Hotel, located within the National Park itself, and enjoy dinner in one of their exclusive restaurants tonight.

    Day 8

    Mount Cook - Glacier Tour & Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    After a hearty breakfast, join the Glacier Explorers tour which includes a moderate 40 minute alpine walk through the National Park, plus a boat ride amongst icebergs of all shapes and sizes, to view the Tasman Glacier ice face. Enjoy lunch back at the Hermitage, and afterward use your free time to visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Museum and Digital Dome Planetarium within the hotel’s complex. Dinner tonight will again be at the Hermitage.

    Day 9

    Mount Cook - Lake Tekapo - Christchurch

    After breakfast and a last glimpse of Mt Cook, drive to Lake Tekapo for a stop at the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd, Sheep Dog Memorial and the new suspension bridge over the glacier fed turquoise waters. Lunch will be a bit further down the road in Geraldine. Once arriving in our final destination of the tour, Christchurch, we will have a short city tour of the CBD and its iconic places both pre and post earthquake. Dinner will be on trendy Victoria Street this evening.

    Day 10


    Enjoy an early breakfast before driving along picturesque Banks Peninsula to the French colonial township of Akaroa, stopping briefly at Little River Café & Gallery on the way. In Akaroa, we will embark on a Dolphin & Nature Cruise like no other and hopefully see the world’s smallest (and friendliest) Hector’s dolphins. Lunch is on the waterfront, followed by a walk through the quirky mosaic gardens at The Giant’s House before returning to Christchurch. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Day 11

    Depart Christchurch

    After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch Airport for your flight to Australia.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised offer is correct at time of publication, subject to availability and can change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Prices are per person twin share and include savings. Prices quoted are based on current Economy Class wholesale fare by Qantas Airlines at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel, subject to capacity of tour and desired booking class. Price is based on twin-share with single supplements applying. New bookings only. Flights are from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane based on the airline’s operating services. Due to airline schedules, a domestic connection within Australia to international flights, or extra nights’ accommodation may be required and is at an additional expense. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to release specials which are applicable to new bookings only. A non-refundable deposit of $99 per person is to arrive at Wendy Wu Tours or your travel agent within three days of receiving confirmation that space has been held for you. Final balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Unlimited complimentary date change is permitted up to 75 days before departure. Bookings are not transferrable. In the event your tour departure is deferred due to unforeseen circumstances such as government travel restrictions, the deposit and/or any payment made before 75 days prior to departure will be placed as a future travel credit till 31 December 2022 and Rebooking Fees will be waived. Air tickets being issued will be placed under applicable Airlines’ waiver policies at time of cancelation. Standard policy applies to voluntary changes and/or cancellation. A valid passport copy must be provided at time of booking to ensure passenger names match with passports. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including any ticket reissue fees. Mobile phone number, email address and postcode of residence are mandatory at time of ticketing as required by the Australian Government. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Other TravelManagers conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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