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Walking Vacation Walking New Zealand: Splendor of the South Island​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 1 – 5 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
9 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Sydney · 3 nights $795*

Post-trip Extension:
Queenstown · 2 nights $445* 
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Alpine Lodge

Alpine Lodge Alpine Lodge is located in St. Arnaud's Nelson Lakes National Park neighborhood, close to northern shore of Lake Rotoiti. The Lodge’s restaurant proudly offers fresh, local cuisine. Alpine-style rooms feature natural woods and large windows to take in the forest views. High-speed, wired Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby for a surcharge. All guestrooms at Alpine Lodge feature coffee/tea makers. The property is family owned and operated by the daughter of the lodge’s founder and her husband. Alexandra and Leighton will take great care of you!

Chateau on the Park

Chateau on the Park A Unique Escape - Nestled in 5 acres of beautiful and tranquil gardens, the 193-room Chateau on the Park seems a world away from city life. Yet, just minutes from this secluded retreat is the sparkling city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The Chateau on the Park is a resort style hotel nestled between Hagley Park and the beautiful historic home and gardens of Mona Vale, just minutes from the center of Christchurch. Set among 5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, the hotel offers tranquility and seclusion that you would normally expect to find miles from a city.

Hotel St. Mortiz

Hotel St. Mortiz Idyllically situated in the heart of Queenstown, and with wonderful views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, Hotel St. Moritz embodies the spirit of its location. Blending understated luxury with warmth and genuine hospitality, Hotel St Moritz offers well-appointed rooms that cleverly blend timeless classics with modern essentials. Hotel St Moritz features the Lombardi Restaurant, the Bar and Library, a gymnasium, and hot tub garden.

Peppers Awaroa Lodge

Peppers Awaroa Lodge Located in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park, this 26-room ecolodge is both intimate and remote: Inaccessible by road, it can be
reached only by air, sea, or on foot. Surrounded by the lush Awaroa wetlands, it’s just minutes away from the spectacularly scenic Abel Tasman Coastal Track, a 75-mile route along the South Island’s northeastern tip. Amenities include a café, a library, and a restaurant serving fresh produce picked daily from the on-site organic garden. Each air-conditioned room features a private deck area, en suite bath with hair dryer, mini-fridge, and tea-and coffee-making facilities.

Raetihi Lodge

Raetihi Lodge Since the 1930s, Raetihi Lodge has built a reputation as a popular destination in the Marlborough Sounds.

The Marlborough Sounds are one of New Zealand’s iconic playgrounds. For more than 100 years, they have attracted local and international visitors who share a passion for activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, sailing, diving, relaxing … and the finer things in life.

Extensively rebuilt, this 4-star accommodation offers luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Marlborough Sounds.

Select Braemar Lodge & Spa

Select Braemar Lodge & Spa Offering the largest Suites in Hanmer Springs and only a ten-minute drive from the village, the lodge boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests. The location is perfect for those wanting to be close to the village, but far enough away for peace and tranquility.

Each one of the 24 open-plan suites has floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to a private balcony. Some suites come with the added indulgence of a private outdoor hot tub.

Spa Braemar offers a full range of spa treatments, from traditional and therapeutic body treatments, to premium beauty therapies. The treatment rooms are spacious and serene.

The Sebel Pier One

The Sebel Pier One Sydney’s first over-water hotel is a 1912 restored heritage finger wharf that extends into Sydney Harbor in the famous Rocks district, the entertainment zone between the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. Its architecture spectacularly blends contemporary design and local tradition. Features include a glass-floored lobby that allows guests to gaze down into the waters of Sydney Harbor, stunning guest rooms with original wooden beams, steel trusses and contemporary lifestyle furnishings. It has received the Australian Hotels Association Award for Excellence as Best Superior Hotel of the Year.

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