9 Day Southern Spotlight

12/06/2019 through 12/28/2020
11/03/2019 through 12/27/2020

9 Day Southern Spotlight

Discover the highlights of New Zealand’s magnificent South Island on this comprehensive journey. Cross the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine train, and cruise the serene waters of mystical Milford Sound and peaceful Lake Wakatipu. A series of unforgettable experiences awaits you in this proud Pacific nation.

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • Travel2 After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance

Tour Highlights

  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Visit a greenstone factory and watch the jade artists at work
  • Discover fascinating Franz Josef Glacier
  • Travel through the magnificent Haast Pass
  • Taste Central Otago’s famous stone fruit in Cromwell
  • Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown
  • Indulge in a unique dinner experience in Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak
  • Sail on Lake Wakatipu aboard steamship TSS Earnslaw
  • Let loose in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’, Queenstown
  • Cruise on mystical Milford Sound
  • Travel past ancient glaciers, spectacular mountains and magical rainforest en route to Milford Sound
  • View the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo
  • Journey past crystal clear lakes and towering mountains in Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park

Flight Information

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4pm into Christchurch
  • Day 9 – flights to depart anytime from Christchurch

Departure Dates


DEC: 8, 15, 22, 29


JAN: 5, 12, 19, 26
FEB: 2, 9, 16, 23
MAR: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
APR: 5, 26
MAY: 3
JUN: 7
JUL: 5
AUG: 2, 16, 30
SEP: 13, 20
OCT: 4, 11, 18, 25
NOV: 1, 8, 15, 22
DEC: 6, 13, 20, 27

Itinerary also operates in reverse (Code: LRQC) from Christchurch. Please ask for departure dates & details.


Day 1 Christchurch
Day 2 Omarama
Day 3 Dunedin
Day 4 Te Anau
Day 5 Queenstown
Day 6 Queenstown
Day 7 Franz Josef Glacier
Day 8 Christchurch
Day 9 Christchurch

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