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TravelmarvelTravelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape

Start for a night in Wellington then hop on board the Interislander and travel South where you will take this loop tour from Christchurch and treat yourself to incredible views and adventure.  You will trip across the country along the rugged west coast, through the adventure capital, Queenstown and onto Milford Sound in the Fiordland National park and further still to Dunedin.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Christchurch
 10 days/ 9 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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At a glance - Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape

Day 1: Arrive in Wellington. Accommodation: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Travel to the South Island, Blenheim. Accommodation: Quality Hotel Marlborough

Day 3: Head to Christchurch via Kaikoura. Accommodation: Quality Elms Hotel Christchurch

Day 4: Travel from Chritchurch to Fox Glacier. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Day 5: Travel from Fox Glacier to Queenstown. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Day 6: A free day in New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Day 7: Travel Queenstown to Te Anau via Milford Sound. Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Day 8: Travel Te Anau to Dunedin. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 9: Travel from Dunedin to Lake Tekapo. Accommodation: Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Day 10: Head to Christchurch to complete your Southen Escape tour.

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Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive in Wellington

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 1

Arrive into Christchurch

Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Wellington. Here, you will be met by a Travelmarvel representative and be transferred to a premium hotel to spend the evening before your coach tour begins in the morning.

Your Accommodation: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Located right in the city centre the Travelodge Wellington offers great value accommodation and facilities all within easy walking of the city attractions.

Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Travel to the South Island, Blenheim

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 2

Wellington to Blenheim

Board the Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds.  Admire coastlines defined by tiny coves and rocky shores on the way to Blenheim.

Your Accommodation: Quality Hotel Marlborough

The Quality Hotel Marlborough is located in sunny Blenheim and is just a five minute stroll to the town centre. This premier hotel features the laid back atmosphere of the Pacific with well appointed rooms and a quiet courtyard.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Quality Hotel Marlborough

Day 3: Head to Christchurch via Kaikoura

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 3

Blenheim to Christchurch via Kaikoura

Head to Kaikoura today and embark on an exciting whale watching cruise. Continue your journey onwards to Christchurch.

Your Accommodation: Quality Elms Hotel Christchurch

The Elms Hotel in Christchurch, is located 5 minutes from the city and is the closest hotel to the largest enclosed Shopping Mall in New Zealand. Renowned for its professional and friendly staff you are guaranteed a pleasant stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Quality Elms Hotel Christchurch

Day 4: Travel from Chritchurch to Fox Glacier

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 4

Christchurch to Fox Glacier

Travel into the Main Divide by coach or opt to take the TranzApline Train West across the island.  This spectacular journey is a great introduction to the diverse and dramatic scenes across New Zealand's South Island.  Tonight you stop at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park the home of the Fox Glacier. 

Your Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is located right in the centre of Fox township putting you in easy reach of the unique experiences available within Westland National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Day 5: Travel from Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 5

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Today travel inland from the rugged West coast to alpine Central Otago. Home to Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital.  Tonight you settle into a relaxing two-night stay overlooking Lake Wakatipu.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is located on Frankton Road, the main arterial route into Queenstown - with the centre of town only a short 10 minute stroll away.

Meals included: Breakfast

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Day 6: A free day in New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 6

A free day in Queenstown

With a day of leisure to fill, choose an activity to suit your desires. Perhaps experience a cruise to Walter Peak Station, take the gondola from town to the top of Bob's peak and some spectacular views or even enjoy the world famous Shotover Jet Boat ride. Whatever you are into Queenstown can deliver, you will be spoilt for choice.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is located on Frankton Road, the main arterial route into Queenstown - with the centre of town only a short 10 minute stroll away.

Meals included: Breakfast

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Day 7: Travel Queenstown to Te Anau via Milford Sound

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 7

Queenstown to Te Anau including a Milford Sound cruise

Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the incredible Fiordland National Park.  Experience the fiords up close as you cruise through Milford Sound.  This world-renowned natural wonder engulfs you with towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and the chance to possibly spot seals, dolphins or even penguins that inhabit these cool waters.

Your Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

The hotel is conveniently located only a short five-minute walk along the shore of beautiful Lake Te Anau to reach the town centre set amongst manicured gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Day 8: Travel Te Anau to Dunedin

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 8

Travel Te Anau to Dunedin including castle tour

Journey away from the mountains today and toward the rolling hills of the East coast. Before arriving into Dunedin you stop off at Larnach castle and tour this lovingly restored home overlooking the Otago peninsula.  

Your Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is close to shops, parks and the best city attractions and services. The hotel provides excellent 4-star accommodation to Dunedin's visitors.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 9: Travel from Dunedin to Lake Tekapo

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 9

Dunedin to Lake Tekapo including a farewell dinner

Leave Dunedin today and visit one of New Zealand's natural phenomena, the Moeraki Boulders.  Continue to Oamaru and observe its 19th-century architecture before venturing to Lake Tekapo.  Lake Tekapo is situated in the Mount Cook National Park with spectacular views across the turquoise lakes of New Zealand's highest mountains.  Tonight is your last night with your touring companions and included is a farewell dinner to enjoy memories of you last 15 days together. 

Your Accommodation: Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Peppers Bluewater sits overlooking Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps and is just a short walk to the small towns facilities. Also close by is the new Alpine Springs Spa, a great place to relax after a day exploring. Facilities include an on site restaurant and bar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Day 10: Head to Christchurch to complete your Southen Escape tour

Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape - Day 10

Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

On the way out of Lake Tekapo, this morning take time to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. A tiny church with incredible views of the immense lake and alpine surrounds. This is the final leg of your journey and you will arrive into Christchurch with many fantastic memories of your last two weeks.

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