Departure Dates

01 Jul 2023 – 31 March 2024

Twin Share Package
(1 Oct 2023 – 31 March 2024)
From $1799 Per Person

Twin Share Package
(1 Jul 2023 – 30 Sep 2024)
From $1865 Per Person


✔ 9 nights accommodation including car parking
✔ 2-hour Summit Experience including expert astronomy guides
✔ Return transport between Dark Sky Base and Mount John Observatory
✔ Full-day Milford Sound Cruise including return coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound and 2-hour Milford Sound Cruise
✔ 10 days AVIS car hire in a Toyota Corolla or similar


✖Travel Insurance
✖Any personal expenses such as drinks, laundry and etc
✖International Air Ticket to New Zealand

Witness the natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island on this 10-Day Southern Alps and Lake Discovery package. Explore the ever-evolving, transitional city of Christchurch that offers something new around every corner. Retreat to Peppers Bluewater Resort which overlooks beautiful Lake Tekapo. Explore the scenic wonders of Queenstown and cruise among towering peaks and surging waterfalls on a Milford Sound cruise. Relax in the foothills of the Southern Alps at Wanaka before venturing to the picturesque Fran Joseph Glacier Village, best known for its natural hot springs and beautiful landscapes.


Arrival in Christchurch

Upon arrival in Christchurch, you will check in at your hotel. You have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace, visiting attractions like the Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum. After a day of exploration, you will spend the night in Christchurch before continuing your journey.

Accommodation: Ramada Suites Christchurch or similar

Christchurch Exploration 

Spend the day exploring Christchurch at your own pace. You can visit the city’s various attractions, such as the Botanic Gardens or the Canterbury Museum. Enjoy a restful night at the hotel.

Accommodation: Ramada Suites Christchurch or similar

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

Check out from your hotel in Christchurch and embark on a scenic drive to Lake Tekapo. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of the stunning Southern Alps and the beautiful countryside of New Zealand’s South Island. Upon reaching Lake Tekapo, check in at the hotel.

In the evening, embark on a 2-hour Summit Experience at Mount John Observatory in Lake Tekapo. Witness the beauty of the night sky from one of New Zealand’s premier observatories.

After a fulfilling day of exploration, return to your accommodation and unwind for a restful night.

Accommodation: Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo, or similar

Lake Tekapo to Queenstown

After enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Tekapo, it’s time to depart and continue your journey to Queenstown. The drive from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown is approximately 3 hours and offers stunning scenic views along the way. Upon arrival in Queenstown, check in to the hotel and have yourself freshen up for a little.

In the evening, you can explore Queenstown’s vibrant town center. The town center is known for its lively atmosphere, bustling streets, and a wide array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Take a walk along the waterfront, visit local boutiques, and enjoy the lively ambiance of this popular tourist destination. If you’re seeking some excitement, you can consider options such as bungee jumping, jet boating, or taking a gondola ride for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Wakatipu.

After a day of exploration, you will spend the night in Queenstown, where you can relax and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

Accommodation: La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park or Similar

Full-Day Milford Sound Cruise

Embark on a  full-day excursion to Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most iconic and breathtaking natural wonders. Start your day with a scenic coach journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound. The journey will pass through stunning landscapes, including towering mountains, lush rainforests, and crystal-clear lakes. Along the way, the guide will provide interesting commentary about the area’s history, geology, and wildlife.

Upon reaching Milford Sound, you’ll board a 2-hour scenic cruise. Milford Sound is renowned for its majestic fiords, dramatic waterfalls, and towering cliffs. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as dolphins, seals, and penguins that inhabit this stunning natural environment.

After the cruise, you’ll return to your hotel in Queenstown for the night.

Accommodation: La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park or Similar


Queenstown Exploration

Enjoy a day filled with freedom and adventure as you explore Queenstown at your own pace. For adrenaline seekers, Consider taking the plunge with a bungee jump from the iconic Kawarau Bridge or the Nevis Bungy, both offering exhilarating experiences amidst breathtaking scenery. If you prefer speed and water, hop on a thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers, where you’ll experience heart-pumping twists, turns, and high speeds.

If you’re seeking a more relaxed day, you can explore the surrounding area and immerse yourself in Queenstown’s natural beauty. The town itself offers a vibrant atmosphere with its charming streets lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can indulge in some retail therapy, sample local cuisine, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.

You’ll spend another night in Queenstown.

Accommodation: La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park or Similar


Queenstown to Wanaka

Check out from La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park Queenstown and embark on a scenic drive to Wanaka. The drive from Queenstown to Wanaka takes approximately one hour and treats you to stunning views of the Southern Alps and the picturesque Lake Wanaka. Upon arrival in Wanaka, check in at the hotel. With the rest of the day at your disposal, start by visiting Lake Wanaka, a serene alpine lake surrounded by majestic mountains.

You can walk along the lakefront, or simply bask in the tranquility of the surroundings. For outdoor enthusiasts, Wanaka offers numerous hiking trails and adventure activities. Consider embarking on a scenic hike to Roys Peak or exploring the nearby Mount Aspiring National Park, known for its pristine wilderness and breathtaking landscapes. You can also indulge in water sports such as kayaking, and paddle boarding, or even take a leisurely cruise on the lake.

You’ll spend the night in Wanaka for the night.

Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel Wanaka or Similar

Wanaka to Franz Josef Glacier Village

Check out from the hotel and begin your journey to Franz Josef Glacier Village. The drive from Wanaka to Franz Josef Glacier Village takes approximately three hours and offers scenic views of the Southern Alps and the rugged New Zealand landscape. Upon reaching Franz Josef Glacier Village, check in at the hotel, and once settled, take the opportunity to explore the village and its surroundings. Franz Josef Glacier is one of New Zealand’s most remarkable natural wonders, and the village is nestled in the heart of this stunning glacier region.

Consider a guided glacier walk or helicopter tour to witness the glacier up close. These experiences offer the chance to explore the icy terrain, marvel at its unique formations, and learn about the fascinating glacial environment. After your glacier adventure, unwind and relax in the natural hot pools. Franz Josef Glacier Village is famous for its rejuvenating hot pools, where you can soak in the warm mineral-rich waters surrounded by beautiful rainforest scenery. This is the perfect way to unwind and rejuvenate after a day of exploration.

In the evening, take a stroll through the village and discover the local shops, restaurants, and cafes. You can sample delicious local cuisine, browse for souvenirs, or simply enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this charming alpine village. As the day comes to a close, you’ll spend the night at Franz Josef Glacier Village Hotel.

Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef or Similar


Franz Josef Glacier Exploration

Spend the day exploring Franz Josef Glacier with a guided hike or a scenic helicopter tour at your own preference. The guided hike will take you through the glacier’s icy terrain, showcasing its unique features and stunning sights.

Alternatively, the helicopter tour provides a bird’s-eye view of the glacier and its surrounding landscapes. Afterward, return to Franz Josef Glacier Village for the night and have a restful night.

Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef or similar


Franz Josef Glacier Village to Christchurch

Check out of the hotel and begin your journey back to Christchurch. The drive from Franz Josef to Christchurch takes approximately 5-6 hours, but the duration may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions. Enjoy the scenic route as you make your way through the beautiful landscapes of the South Island. You’ll pass through charming towns, and rolling hills, and perhaps even catch glimpses of the stunning Southern Alps along the way.

Once arriving in Christchurch, return the rental car to the designated location. Finally, bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality of New Zealand and return to home.


Important Info


Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours. Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate, or immigration department of the destination you’re entering.

Please note:
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities, and charity organizations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

Child Policy

• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children traveling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
✻Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Passport Validity

Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or at least 6 months’ validity for use on arrival to the foreign country. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.


All the packages are inclusive of 20kg Check-in luggage / Hand luggage 7 kg. You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of the luggage from the coach.

Cancellation Policy

Non Refundable.

Terms and Condition

Please makes sure you read the Terms and Condition Before you place the Booking.
All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and all Australian Domestic Travel Products included GST

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