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Southern Spotlight Escorted Tour

  • Christchurch
  • Omarama
  • Dunedin
  • Te Anau
  • Queenstown
  • Franz Josef
  • 8 nights from
  • £2,505 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1109

Holiday Overview

Southern Spotlight - a great New Zealand Escorted Tour


You will visit incredible places and take in a land steeped in history.


Mount Cook National Park

Waitaki Power Station

Milford Sound

Haast Pass

Tranzalpine train

Escorted Tour Dates:


2024 Prices From
Jul-28 Adult Twin £2635pp /  Single £3495pp
Aug-11 Adult Twin £2635pp /  Single £3495pp
Sep-08, 15, 29 Adult Twin £2635pp /  Single £3495pp
Oct-06, 13, 20, 27 Adult Twin £2635pp /  Single £3495pp
Nov-03, 10, 17 Adult Twin £2635pp /  Single £3495pp
Dec-01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Adult Twin £2635pp /  Single £3495pp


2025 Prices From
Jan-12, 19, 26 Adult Twin £2710pp /  Single £3595pp
Feb-02, 09, 16, 23 Adult Twin £2710pp /  Single £3595pp
Mar-02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Adult Twin £2710pp /  Single £3595pp


Southern Spotlight Escorted Tour includes:

  • All Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 1 Highlight Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Full services of tour guide
  • Sightseeing as detailed

Day 1 - Christchurch

Arrive in Christchurch, meet your director and enjoy an evening welcome reception. Overnight Ibis Hotel Christchurch

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Ibis Christchurch


Day 2 - Christchurch to Omarama

Experience spectacular mountain scenery as you travel into Mount Cook National Park. Overnight Heritage Gateway Hotel Omarama

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Heritage Gateway Hotel Omarama


Day 3 - Omarama to Dunedin

In the morning, visit the Waitaki Hydro Power station on the Waitaki river. Stop off in historic Oamaru, renowned for its limestone buildings. On arrival in Dunedin, take an orientation tour, then spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Scenic Hotel Dunedin

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Scenic Hotel Dunedin


Day 4 - Dunedin to Te Anau

Traverse the green fields of South Otago to the calm waters of Lake Te Anau. In the evening there is an optional tour to the mysterious Glowworm Caves. Overnight Luxmore Hotel Te Anau

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Distinction Luxmore


Day 5 - Te Anau to Queenstown

In the morning take a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Continue onwards via the Devils Staircase and Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown and take an informative orientation tour of the city. Overnight Copthorne Hotel & Resort

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Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown


Day 6 - Queenstown

Spend the day at leisure in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Optional excursions abound. Later take a cruise across the lake to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet BBQ highlight dinner. overnight Copthorne Hotel & Resort

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Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown


Day 7 - Queenstown to Franz Josef

First stop is the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown, sample some of the local fruit in Cromwell. See the impressive Haast Pass and the Thunder Creek Falls before arriving in Franz Joseph, where there is an option to take a scenic flight. Overnight Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier


Day 8 - Franz Josef to Christchurch

Visit Hokitika, renowned for its greenstone, a type of Jade. Continue onwards to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine train for a scenic journey through the Southern Alps. In the evening partake in a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers. Overnight Ibis Hotel Christchurch

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Ibis Christchurch


Day 9 - Christchurch

The tour concludes after breakfast.

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Ibis Christchurch

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