7D6N Splendid South

Christchurch – Tekapo – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown – Christchurch

From NZD 2,010 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Captivating bright blues lakes surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains under starry night skies on a New Zealand South Island Vacation Package.
One of our most popular tours through the vast and scenic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 August 2024
INCLUDE Exclusive Meet & Greet Arrival Transfer
6 nights accommodation
Christchurch to Tekapo & Mt Cook Tour
Mt Cook to Queenstown Tour
Milford Sound Tour with Cruise & Lunch
Queenstown to Christchurch Tour
Departure Transfer
Private Touring can be arranged upon request

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

On arrival, you will be met on arrival and privately transferred to your accommodation.

Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps.  This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River.  Overnight: Christchurch


Day 2 - Christchurch - Tekapo - Mt Cook

Departing Christchurch, your passionate driver guide will bring your journey to life, sharing stories and rich background knowledge. Travel through the impressive Canterbury plains farmland to the quaint township of Geraldine. Continue through some impressive alpine passes to the famous blue lakes of Lake Tekapo, stopping at the very popular Church of the Good Shepherd, before heading on to a vast landscape of ice and rock that surround Aoraki Mt Cook.  Duration: approx. 6 hours.   Overnight: Mt Cook Region


Day 3 - Mt Cook - Queenstown

Depart Mt Cook Village framed by the dramatic backdrop of Aoraki Mt Cook and the Southern Alps travelling alongside Lake Pukaki, one of the bluest lakes you will ever see. Your small group guided transfer includes a stop at a local salmon farm and fresh fruit stall (seasonal) passing through the stunning Kawarau Gorge before arriving in Queenstown.  Duration:  approx. 4 hours.  Overnight: Queenstown


Day 4 - Queenstown

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.  Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown


Day 5 - Queenstown - Milford - Queenstown

Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses.  Today’s stunning journey past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to downtown Queenstown. Duration:  approx. 12 hours. Overnight: Queenstown


Day 6 - Queenstown - Milford - Queenstown

Departing Queenstown, your passionate tour guide will bring your journey to life, sharing stories and rich background knowledge. Pass through the stunning Kawarau Gorge, fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell, following beautiful Lake Dunstan and through the dramatic Lindis Pass. Travel the vast plains of the Mackenzie district alongside magnificent turquoise blue lake framed by Aoraki Mt Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps.  Make a short stop at Mt Cook Village before returning to Christchurch. Duration: approx. 13 hours.  Overnight:  Christchurch

You may choose to add a Queenstown-Christchurch domestic flight sector to your international flights rather returning on the same route to Christchurch.

Day 7 - Depart Christchurch

Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to Christchurch Airport.

Thank you! And don’t forget to book your next travel arrangement with CIT!

Standard Superior First Class
Christchurch BreakFree on Cashel
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Ibis Christchurch Hotel
Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel
Sudima Christchurch City Hotel
Towers on the Park
Lake Tekapo & Aoraki Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel
MacKenzie Country Hotel
The Godley Hotel
Hermitage Hotel
Peppers Bluewater Resort Hotel
Hermitage Hotel
Mt Cook Lodge and Motels
Nugget Point Hotel LQ Queenstown
Sudima Queenstown Five Mile
Crowne Plaza Queenstown Hotel
Garden Court Suites & Apartments
Heritage Queenstown Hotel
Hilton Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
Scenic Suites Queenstown

Independent Coach Tour

All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

from NZD
First Class
Single 2,946 3,272 3,794
Double 2,010 2,173 2,424
Triple 1,832 1,921 2,102
*Breakfast 192


1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024

from NZD
First Class
Single 3,020 3,597 3,912
Double 2,049 2,337 2,515
Triple 1,830 1,980 2,048
*Breakfast 192 204 216

*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour

  • Sales period: up to 30 August 2024
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in NZD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single supplements apply.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • In the event hotel is unavailable, hotel of similar class will be booked.
  • International or domestic airfares are not included in any tour costs. The cost of gratuities, insurance, optional sightseeing, excess baggage charges, laundry, drinks, airport taxes, meals (except where indicated) and items of a personal nature are also not included.
  • For delf-drive tours, self-drive rental vehicle touring is calculated on a 24 hour ‘per day’ hire period.  Early flight arrival and/or late departure times may necessitate an additional hire day.
  • Other terms & conditions apply. Visit www.cit.travel/terms or more terms & conditions.