New Zealand: South Island Discovery

New Zealand’s South Island is home to sweeping landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, world-famous wine and active explorations of awe-inspiring wilderness areas.

Exclusive Offer for Qantas Frequent Flyers – Earn Double Points


Exclusive to Qantas Frequent Flyers, earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible A&K journeys across Australia and in New Zealand. Book before 11 June 2021, for travel on selected dates between 17 May and 31 December 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

Journey Overview

New Zealand’s South Island is home to sweeping landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and world-famous wine. Discover the spectacular Ahuriri Valley, carved out by millions of years of glacial movement, with a stay at The Lindis, where luxury is in harmony with the land. Admire magnificent Milford Sound, and set out on active explorations of rare wilderness. Conclude the experience in Queenstown where adrenalin-pumping extreme adventures contrast with a dynamic dining and arts scene.


From $5,755 per person twin share

Arrival point: Christchurch
Departure point: Queenstown

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the captivating Mount Cook region, home to the glittering Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake
  • Stay in alpine valley luxury at the Lindis, nestled among the wonders of the Ahuriri Valley
  • Be left spellbound on a heli day tour of magnificent Milford Sound
  • Be enchanted by the cosmopolitan charms and adrenalin-pumping adventure pursuits of Queenstown


Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

Arrive into captivating Christchurch, transferring to your luxury home away from home for the evening, The George. Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity. The rest of the day is yours to discover the city.
The George

Day 2: Tekapo

Rise this morning with a sense of adventure. Collect your rental car* and drive to the breathtaking Tekapo region. The town faces out across the famous turquoise lake to a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the splendid Mackenzie Country and Southern Alps views reason enough to linger, with infinitely more to see if you wait till dark. In 2012 the Aoraki Mackenzie area was declared an International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 12 in the world, and Tekapo's Mt John – under light-pollution-free skies – is the ultimate place to experience the region’s glorious night sky. Arrive and settle into your charming B&B, Ranginui. Explore this natural wonderland, savouring local delights and gazing in awe of glittering Lake Tekapo. As the sun goes down it’s the perfect place for spectacular stargazing.
Ranginui B&B Tepako | B

Day 3: Ahuriri Valley

Perhaps explore a little further afield to the majestic Mount Cook on your journey today. New Zealand’s Ahuriri Valley is your final destination. Drive through breathtaking mountain landscapes, admiring gorgeous vistas as you travel. Arrive at your architecturally stunning hotel, nestled amid spectacular valley views, and settle in for a luxurious evening.
The Lindis | BD

Day 4: Ahuriri Valley

Today is yours to explore this spectacular region. Explore more of Ben Avon station & The Ahuriri Valley by jumping on one of the hotel’s available e-bikes and ride through the valley, or perhaps consider an exploration on horseback, to trek across the high country. Keen anglers can opt for a spot of fly fishing in the Ahuriri River, or you can explore the magnificent alpine meadows by 4WD, discovering wetlands, river valleys and beech forests that are teaming with native wildlife (all activities at extra cost).
The Lindis | BLD

Day 5: Queenstown

Rise this morning and drive south to the adventurer’s playground of Queenstown, drinking in natural vistas and breathtaking landscapes as you travel. With Cromwell’s many wineries and spectacular natural gorge, as well as Mount Pisa en route, consider a few stops along the way, immersing yourselfless-visited wonders. Arrive into Queenstown at your leisure, settling in to your luxurious base for the remainder of your adventure at The Rees.
The Rees | B

Days 6-7: Queenstown

The next few days are yours to explore this spectacular city and it’s surrounding landscapes. Be left spellbound on your inclusive day tour of magnificent Milford Sound. Fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial-fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. As you cross over into the Fiordland National Park, you’ll discover an untouched world of peaks and valleys, where mountains reach into the sea – a landscape forged by the rapid retreat of glaciers.

Upon landing in Milford Sound, you’ll have the chance to explore the famous fjord on a cruise, discovering cascading waterfalls, immense rock faces, and unique wildlife.

From alpine heliskiing to zip-lining, there’s an adventure for every discerning thrill seeker (additional cost). Leap, lunge or luge here, but also find time to visit the many renowned wineries and discover the cosmopolitan arts scene, or simply sit at the lakeside and watch the ever-dynamic play of light on the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu, creating one of the most beautiful and dramatic natural scenes in NZ.
The Rees | BL/B

Day 8: Depart Queenstown

Today, your South Island adventure comes to an end, returning your rental car* at the airport in time for your onward flight.


*Rental car not included.


Abercrombie & Kent: Qantas Frequent Flyers will earn 2 Qantas Points per A$1 spent on four (4) eligible Abercrombie & Kent journeys in Australia and New Zealand, with a land itinerary of seven nights or more (excluding taxes and credit card fees) for bookings made from 17 May to 11 June 2021, for travel on selected dates between 17 May and 31 December 2021. For example, members travelling on A&K’s 8 day Connoisseur’s North Island journey, valued from $11,420 per person, will earn a minimum of 22,840 Qantas points per member. Excludes flights. Eligible products include the Scenic Rim Discovery Hike, Traditions of the Top End - An Air Safari, New Zealand: South Island Discovery and Connoisseur’s North Island. Qantas Points shall be awarded to you based upon the final amount spent on Eligible Products. If Eligible Products are purchased in currencies other than AU$, the amount of Qantas Points earned will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day when final payment was made. Qantas Frequent Flyers cannot earn bonus points on any other journeys booked with Abercrombie & Kent that are not listed above or if the trip is cancelled. Qantas Points will only be earned on eligible journeys after adding your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to a purchase and will be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account within 60 days from the point of departure. Conditions apply.

Terms & Conditions

1. Definitions

“Abercrombie & Kent” means Abercrombie & Kent (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 005 422 999);

“Abercrombie & Kent’s Standard Booking Terms and Conditions” means Abercrombie & Kent’s standard booking terms and conditions

“Eligible Booking” means a booking for any Eligible Product made from 17 May, 2021 until 11 June 2021.

“Eligible Product(s) means the four (4x) select Australian or New Zealand Private and Hosted Small Group Journeys with a land itinerary of seven nights or more, created by Abercrombie & Kent Australia. Excludes flights;

1. Scenic Rim Discovery Hike

2. New Zealand South Island Discovery

3. Connoisseurs North Island

4. Traditions of the Top End

“GST” means the Good and Services Tax as defined in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth);

“Member” means a person who is a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program;

“Membership” means membership of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program;

“Membership Account” means the record of a Member’s Membership of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program;

“Qantas” means Qantas Airways Limited (ACN 009 661 901);

“Qantas Frequent Flyer Program” means the frequent flyer program operated by Qantas, as amended from time to time;

“Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions” mean Qantas’ terms and conditions in connection with the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program, located at;

“Qantas Points” mean points earned by Members participating in the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program; and

“Terms” means these Terms and Conditions.

“The Partnership” means the partnership between Abercrombie & Kent and Qantas through which Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn Qantas Points when making an Eligible Booking.

2. Application of Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to Qantas Frequent Flyer members who book (an) Eligible Product(s).

3. Membership

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer Member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. If you are not a Qantas Frequent Flyer Member, as an Abercrombie & Kent customer, you can join for free here, saving you $99.50. A joining fee usually applies. Membership and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions, available at

4. Frequent Flyer Program

Abercrombie & Kent does not operate the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program. Abercrombie & Kent does not have any control over any benefits, offers or changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program or the Qantas Terms and Conditions, and Abercrombie & Kent will not be responsible for the impact of any changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program or the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions.

5. Abercrombie & Kent's Standard Booking Terms and Conditions

Abercrombie & Kent’s Standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply at all times. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms and Abercrombie & Kent’s Standard Booking Terms and Conditions, the latter shall prevail.

6. How to earn Qantas Points

If you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer Member, you can earn 2 Qantas Points for every AU$1 that you spend with Abercrombie & Kent on Eligible Products (including GST). In order to earn Qantas Points, you must provide your Qantas Frequent Flyer Number at the point of booking any Eligible Product. If the number that you enter is not a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer Number, you will not be entitled to earn Qantas Points.

Qantas Frequent Flyers cannot earn bonus points on any other journeys booked with Abercrombie & Kent that are not listed above or if the trip is cancelled. This promotion is not combinable with any other Qantas Frequent Flyer promotion.

Any International and Australian domestic airfares to the start of, and from the end of, an Eligible Product, will not qualify to earn Qantas Points from Abercrombie and Kent. Accordingly, any booking for any flight required to travel to and / or from the starting point and end point of any Eligible Product will not be an Eligible Booking, and all Members will not earn or accrue Qantas points from Abercrombie and Kent in respect of such bookings.

7. When will your Qantas Points be credited?

Qantas Points will be credited to your Membership Account within 60 days of the departure of any Eligible Product that you have purchased.

8. Determination of Qantas Points

Qantas Points shall be awarded to you based upon the final amount spent on any Eligible Booking. Where a refund is applied after you return from your Eligible Booking, the final amount of Qantas Points awarded will be determined by the final amount paid less the refund amount.

9. Assigning, transferring, forfeiting and redeeming Qantas Points

Qantas Points may be assigned, transferred, forfeited or redeemed in accordance with the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions. Any assignment, transferral, forfeiture or redemption of any Qantas Points that does not comply with the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions will be invalid.

10. No financial benefits

Qantas Points do not have any monetary value and they cannot be exchanged for cash or credit by Abercrombie & Kent or Qantas. For further information, please see the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions.

11. Payment of costs

Members must consult their accountant or tax adviser to ensure that they understand possible tax (including fringe benefits tax) implications, if any, related to Membership and Benefits.

12. Privacy

Abercrombie & Kent may collect your personal information. Abercrombie & Kent treats the handling of your personal information very seriously and will only do so in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). To learn more about Abercrombie & Kent’s personal information handling practices, please see its Privacy Policy, located at

13. Your obligations

You must not:

a) make any act or omission that would in breach of these Terms;

b) abuse or misuse The Partnership in any way; or

c) provide any false or misleading information or make any misrepresentations in connection with your participation in the Partnership

14. Liability

Except as these Terms specifically state, these Terms do not provide any other term, condition or warranty in respect of the quality, merchantability, acceptability, fitness for purpose, condition, description, design or performance of The Partnership or any contractual remedy for its failure.

Abercrombie & Kent is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for any direct or indirect loss, financial loss, consequential loss, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity occasioned to you as a result of The Partnership

Nothing in these Terms is to be interpreted as excluding, restricting or modifying the application of any relevant State or Federal legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.

15. Abercrombie & Kent's reservation of rights

Abercrombie & Kent gives no warranty as to the ongoing availability of Qantas Points. Abercrombie & Kent reserves the right to terminate the relationship by providing you with 30 days’ written notice.

Abercrombie & Kent reserves the right at any time and at its sole discretion to:

a) withdraw any Qantas Points credited where fraudulent activity or error is detected;

b) amend these Terms.

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