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Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour

11 days 10 nights
Christchurch to Christchurch
from NZD$5,399pp
was NZD$5,599pp
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Join a group of like-minded solo travellers to discover a picturesque landscape of wilderness, wildlife and unique attractions. Journey around the top of the South Island, discovering unique scenery in iconic locations such as Abel Tasman National Park, Kaikoura, Christchurch and the "Wild West Coast". Seven sumptuous dinners and five lunches are included to give you the perfect amount of time to get to know your fellow travellers as your discover New Zealand together.

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This Tour Also Features

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch City Tour
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Homestead
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Larnach Castle
  • Dunedin City Tour
  • Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners, 3 special dinners
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Itinerary
Day One - Haere mai! Welcome to Christchurch
Tour day 1
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 1
Arrive into Christchurch

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

Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Dinner
This 4 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square. Ideally positioned, only a few minutes walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

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Day Two - Explore the Garden City
Tour day 2
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - 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.

Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
This 4 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square. Ideally positioned, only a few minutes walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

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Day Three - Christchurch to Franz Josef, via the spectacular Arthur's Pass
Tour day 3
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 3
Christchurch to Franz Josef, via Athur's Pass

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.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Located in the heart of Franz Josef Village the hotel offers all the amenities you would expect and is close to the shops, restaurants and activities on offer.

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Day Four - From the glaciers of Franz Josef to Queenstown and its lakes
Tour day 4
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 4
Franz Josef to 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.

Accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
Mercure Resort Queenstown is located near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only 3 minutes drive from the centre of town. The hotel boasts spectacular views over the lake and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

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Day Five - A day in the adventure capital of New Zealand
Tour day 5
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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.

Accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
Mercure Resort Queenstown is located near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only 3 minutes drive from the centre of town. The hotel boasts spectacular views over the lake and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

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Day Six - Travel the through the stunning 'Devil's Staircase' and through lush farmland to Te Anau
Tour day 6
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Queenstown to 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).

Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Lake Te Anau (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner, Speciality Dinner
The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

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Day Seven - Explore the amazing Milford Sound
Tour day 7
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 7
Te Anau to Milford Sound

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).

Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Lake Te Anau (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

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Day Eight - Te Anau to the east coast city of Dunedin
Tour day 8
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 8
Te Anau to 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.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation and is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Just a short walk to the Octagon, Railway Station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago University.

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Day Nine - Journey through Mackenzie Country to Twizel, via the majestic Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Tour day 9
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - Day 9
Dunedin to Twizel via Aoraki Mount Cook

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.

Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Located in the heart of the Mackenzie region the hotel's natural stone architecture complements the mountains and rivers of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

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Day Ten - Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on your journey back to Christchurch
Tour day 10
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Twizel to 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.

Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
This 4.5 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square and ideally positioned only a few minutes' walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

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Day Eleven - Farewell from Christchurch
Tour day 11
Grand Pacific 11 Day Signature South Island SOLO Travellers Tour - 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.

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