This self-drive explores the more secluded
corners of South Island, from the quiet
waters of Doubtful Sound and along scenic
coastal routes to the historic town of
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Stay 2 nights at The Rees Hotel, located on the
edge of Lake Wakatipu. Following day at leisure. (N)
Collect your car hire and drive south along the
first stretch of the Southern Scenic Route to Te
Anau at the edge of Fiordland National Park.
Overnight at Dock Bay Lodge. (N)
Drive to Manapouri and board the Fiordland
Navigator. Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound.
Drive south from Manapouri to Invercargill on the
south coast. Look out for Hector’s dolphins at Te
Waewae Bay and visit Te Hikoi Southern Journey
Heritage Museum in Riverton en route. Spend
one night at Beersheba, a bed and breakfast set
in woodlands outside Invercargill. The port of
Bluff, 28km south of Invercargill, is the terminal
for ferries to Stewart Island. Please speak to
your consultant if you would like to extend your
holiday here. (B)
Drive east along the scenic coastal road through
the Catlins, with podocarp forests, lakes and
waterfalls providing worthwhile stops. Visit the
designated viewing platforms and hides at
Roaring Bay and Curio Bay, where you have a
good chance of spotting yellow-eyed penguins
(hoiho). Stay in a self-contained studio room at
Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation overlooking
the beach at Porpoise Bay. (B)
Drive to Dunedin on the east coast and stay at
the Fletcher Lodge for 1 night. The following day,
drop off your car at the airport and fly home, or
continue your holiday in New Zealand by exploring
the Otago peninsula. (N), (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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Beersheba is a boutique bed and breakfast set just outside Invercargill in four acres of woodland. The property consists of two rooms and a self-contained cottage, all of which have access to outside decking or a patio, and modern amenities. Breakfast is included daily and, although the hotel does not serve lunch or dinner, there are a number of good restaurants in nearby...
Set on the beachfront overlooking Curio Bay, Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation offers rustic self-contained studios. This eco-friendly property has stylish beds that have been created from recycled timbers with no Wi-Fi or television so that the natural beauty of the area can be fully appreciated. From Curio Bay you can go in search of the abundance of local wildlife including dolphins, sea lions and penguins, or go exploring in the ancient petrified forests.
Features: 2 studios, laundry.
Room amenities: Fully equipped kitchen,...
Dock Bay Lodge is located just 5 minutes' drive from Te Anau town centre, in a peaceful setting with wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. Accommodation is provided in spacious suites which are sound proofed and elegantly furnished. Onsite there is a communal lounge area complete with open fire and views out to the lakes and mountains of Fiordland National Park. The property provides an ideal base for taking day trips out to Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park, with hosts on hand to provide warm hospitality and advice.
Features: 5 rooms, parking, gym, sauna, spa, mountain bike hire, lounge, library, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Private balcony, fridge, tea & coffee facilities, television, DVD...
The Fiordland Navigator is a 40-metre motor vessel with spacious deck areas offering stunning views of waterfalls, abundant wildlife, rainforest and mountains. The vessel has been purpose-built to accommodate passengers in 18 private cabins with en suite bathrooms. It has a dining room, fully licensed bar, observation lounge and large open deck areas for viewing the scenery of Doubtful Sound.
Features: 18 cabins, dining room, bar, open decks.
Room amenities: Twin or double bed configuration, linen, towels, private...
Situated just a few minutes walk from the
centre of Dunedin, Fletcher Lodge offers just
6 guestrooms and 2 self-contained apartments
in an atmosphere of restrained elegance. The
property prides itself on providing the charm and
personal service of a bed and breakfast whilst
offering the amenities associated with a...
The Rees Hotel is located on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, just a short drive from the centre of Queenstown. The property offers a range of accommodation, including one-,two-,three- and four-bedroom self-contained apartments, each with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and bathroom. Complimentary transfers to Queenstown town centre are available at set times of day. The Rees emphasises local history and culture, and encompasses a gallery displaying a selection of original paintings and historic prints featuring life in Central Otago, and a library with more than 250 rare books and maps depicting the settlement and development of the region.
Features: 150 rooms, restaurant, wine lounge & extensive wine cellar, Wi-Fi, spa, library;, gym, observatory, private jetty, art gallery.
Room amenities: Lounge, balcony, super-king bed, television, iPod docking station, spacious bathrooms with...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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Dunedin was founded by settlers from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in...
The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited...