Kea Escorted

from £2427
excluding flights *
8 nights Nov-Apr, Oct

Overview

Travel across plains, alpine basins and mountain passes where the landscapes are mesmerising and the views simply superb on this small group escorted tour that starts and ends in Queenstown allowing you to explore the very best the spectacular South Island has to offer.

Highlights

  • Walk in Mt Aspiring National Park and Arthur's Pass
  • Take a scenic flight over Milford Sound
  • See the great lakes of Wanaka, Lake Wakatipu and Lake Matheson
  • View the breathtaking West Coast glaciers
  • Witness the blow holes at Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • All transport by coach
  • Excursions as per itinerary

Full description

Explore the mighty Franz Josef glacier and the alpine resort town of Queenstown. Experience the magnificent Lake Wanaka before seeing the pristine scenery of the Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park. Explore Lake Wanaka, Haast Pass and the West Coast's pristine rainforests and breathtaking glaciers.

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Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares start from around £825 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Prices from £ per person

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price
24 Oct 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
07 Nov 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
14 Nov 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
21 Nov 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
28 Nov 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
05 Dec 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
26 Dec 2018 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
02 Jan 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
09 Jan 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
19 Jan 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
23 Jan 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
02 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
06 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
09 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
13 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
16 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
20 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
23 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
27 Feb 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
02 Mar 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
09 Mar 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
16 Mar 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
20 Mar 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
27 Mar 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
03 Apr 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076
17 Apr 2019 8 nights £2,427 £3,076

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • All transport by coach
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Services of knowledgeable driver/guide
  • All airport transfers pre and post tour
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group Size:

Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 18

Please note: If you are travelling alone, we will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we cannot match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Queenstown

On arrival in Queenstown you will be met at Queenstown and transferred to your city centre hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore New Zealand's premier alpine resort. Optional activities include cruising on the TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu
Overnight: Scenic Suites, Queenstown

Day 2: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Travel alongside Lake Wakatipu as you head to Te Anau and Milford Sound deep in the heart of the Fiordland National Park. On arrival in Milford head out for an informative nature cruise, exploring the hidden gems of this majestic fiord, lined with waterfalls and native New Zealand bush. Your return to Queenstown is a real highlight - take a scenic flight back over the Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu.
Overnight: Scenic Suites, Queenstown

Day 3: Queenstown

The day is at leisure for you to explore Queenstown. Your guide will be on hand to assist you with a choice of optional experiences. Recommended optional activities include a jet boat ride on the remote Dart River or a thrilling white water rafting adventure down the Shotover River. Alternatively Queenstown has plenty of boutique shops to browse and lakeside walks to wander.
Overnight: Scenic Suites, Queenstown

Day 4: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Wanaka

Head to the small tree-lined town of Arrowtown, an old gold mining town before continuing on to your private lunch at a Wanaka homestead overlooking the beautiful lake. After lunch there is time to explore this town, take a walk or cycle around the perimeter of the lake and town centre.
Overnight: Edgewater Resort, Wanaka.

Day 5: Wanaka - Haast Pass - Franz Josef

From Wanaka, continue on passing the trout filled Lake Wanaka before reaching the pristine scenery of the Haast Pass and Mt Aspiring National Park. Leaving the mountains, travel through the lush rainforest of Westland World Heritage Park and walk through the swampland rainforest to Ship Creek. You will see Fox Glacier for the first time as it descends into the rainforest and stroll around Lake Matheson, a lake that reflects the Southern Alps.
Overnight: Punga Grove, Franz Josef

Day 6: Franz Josef - Hokitika - Punakaiki

We’ve got the whole day to enjoy the beauty of this remote corner of the country. Your choice of a stunning walk to the terminal face of Franz Josef Glacier or get right out on the ice on a heli hike or glacier landing. Discover, the "wild" West Coast as we head north through countryside dotted with little lakes and boulder strewn rivers, all under the watchful eye of the mighty Southern Alps. Coffee time in Hokitika, once a centre of commerce and the setting for the Man Booker Prize colonial epic ’The Luminaries’. Hokitika people are crafty folk and of course, it’s the Pounamu (greenstone) capital of the country. Arrive in Punakaiki this evening.
Overnight: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki

Day 7: Punakaiki

Enjoy a full day to discover amazing limestone cliffs, draped with tropical looking forest, including New Zealand’s only native palm tree, the Nikau. Punakaiki is home to the Pancake rocks, sculpted limestone sea stacks and towering cliffs. Your "Kiwi Guide" will help you with all your options including our favourites, the amazing Nile River glowworm caves. Our home tonight is a stunning spot right on the beach, perfect for a drink to celebrate our last sunset together!
Overnight: Punakaiki Resort

Day 8: Punakaiki - Arthurs Pass - Christchurch

Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach, traverse the stunning Canterbury High Country and cross the plains into the "Garden City" of Christchurch. In most countries this would take days or weeks, in New Zealand it’s easy, we’ve even got plenty of time for short walks and photo stops. Highlights are the Otira Viaduct, a spectacular cantilevered road through towering mountains to Arthur’s Pass National Park. There are dramatic views from the lookout at the top of the Gorge and it's one of the best places to see the hilarious antics of our alpine parrot, the Kea. Stretch your legs in the beech forests at Arthur’s Pass and again at the massive limestone rocks rising out of bare pasture at Castle Hill before we descend Porter’s Pass to the Canterbury Plains reaching Christchurch in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Distinction Hotel, Christchurch

Day 9: Christchurch

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before being collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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About the Touring

Moa Trek offer bespoke, small group tours that go off the beaten track to offer a truly unique experience of New Zealand. Travel in spacious, comfortable coaches for 10-18 people. Enjoy the flexibility and personal touch of experienced and friendly driver/guides. Stay in carefully selected accommodation nestled amongst New Zealand's most breathtaking landscapes. Dine on fresh local food at high quality restaurants and cafes.

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