South Island: Traverse

Spectacular snow-capped Alps combined with glacial lakes and waterfalls makes this the ultimate New Zealand journey.

Journey Overview

Traverse the South Island from coast to coast unlocking a hidden world of sweeping landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and world famous wine. Marvel at Milford Sound from the skies. Witness wild fur seal colonies. Linger in cellars of world-class wineries. Visit magnificent castles in Dunedin and get up close to the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

Journey Highlights

  • Witness majestic Milford Sound from above on a private helicopter tour
  • Land amongst the ancient ice floes of the Fiordland glaciers
  • Savour world-class wines in Gibbston Valley
  • Soak up the quirky city vibe in historic Dunedin and admire its Edwardian architecture
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Queenstown

Welcome to beautiful Queenstown and transfer to Azur Lodge with its magnificent view over the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Evening at leisure.
Azur Lodge

Day 2: Milford Sound

Journey into the heart of Fiordland to Milford Sound for a two-hour private helicopter flight along the Southern Alps into the Sound. Sweep the full length of the fiord to a remote west coast beach to see the wild fur seal colonies. Land on top of the world amongst the ancient ice floes.
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Day 3: Queenstown

Enjoy a full day tour of Queenstown including a visit to Gibbston Valley Winery. Tour the remarkable Wine Cave, enjoy tastings and lunch. Spend time with a renowned local artist inside their studio before settling back into your private villa.
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Day 4: Dunedin

Today drive through to Dunedin, known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, surrounded by rolling hills. Spend the afternoon acquainting yourself with the picturesque harbour and Edwardian buildings.
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Day 5: Dunedin

Explore magical Dunedin with a visit to two of the city’s most iconic buildings: Jacobean styled Olveston House, set on an acre of inner-city land and reflecting the life of a wealthy early 20th century merchant family, and lovingly restored Larnach Castle with its extensive grounds. Enjoy a private tour of the gardens.
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Day 6: Dunedin

Enjoy a full day touring the beautiful Otago Peninsula and get up close to the yellow-eyed penguin, Hooker’s sea lion, fur seals and the royal albatross. Cruise aboard the ‘Monarch’ to an albatross colony and spot other seabirds.
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Day 7: Depart Dunedin

Bid farewell to Dunedin and transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

South Island: Traverse

Azur is a contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, and consists of nine private villas, ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey

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