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AAT Kings 10 Day Southern Spectacular

This 10 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch.


Spend time with a Kiwi couple who will tell you about the joys and challenges of farming in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Watch master carvers as they create works of art from blocks of magnificent New Zealand greenstone. These personal encounters provide a human touch that complements the grandeur of the renowned natural beauty of The Land of the Long White Cloud, with its soaring peaks and waterfalls and its serene lakes and pastureland.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.


This tour also features:

7 dinners

All breakfasts

Airport transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch

TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Real Journeys Milford Sound nature cruise

Greenstone Jade craft experience

Dunedin City Sights tour

Punakaiki Rocks

Morelea Farm and lunch


Itinerary summary for: AAT Kings 10 Day Southern Spectacular

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Christchurch (or similar)

Day 2: Cross the Canterbury Plains and enjoy lunch in Morelea before continuing on to Twizel for the night
Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel, Twizel (or similar)

Day 3: Stop at the Benmore Dam and the coastal town of Oamaru before continuing on to Dunedin
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (or similar)

Day 4: Leaving the rugged hills of Dunedin travel through rolling green farmland to reach Te Anau
Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (or similar)

Day 5: Travel the magical Milford road into the heart of the sound. Cruise this spectacular fiord before traveling to Queenstown
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 6: Experience the delights of this pristine alpine town on your free day
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 7: You'll see Lakes Hawea, Wanaka and the Haast Pass, ending your drive in Franz Josef Glacier
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Day 8: Travel up the wild West Coast to reach your destination, Punakaiki
Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort

Day 9: Travel up the West Coast then cross the spectacular Arthur's Pass via train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Christchurch (or similar)

Day 10: Depart Christchurch today