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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
$4945
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
9 days from only
$3595
Pre-trip Extension:
Sydney · 3 nights $795*

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

2 nights for only $445*

  • Two nights at the Hotel St. Moritz
  • Full breakfast
  • City Information
  • Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown and home from Queenstown
  • Airport transfers 
Post-Trip Extension QueenstownSpend a few extra days in New Zealand to experience the self-proclaimed “Adventure Capital of the World”. Watch or try optional daredevil activities including bungee jumping, parasailing, hiking, rafting, jet boating and more— available at your own expense. You’ll also have time to take an optional excursion to the breathtaking Milford Sounds (Note: Coach excursions require the entire day (7:00 am to 7:00 pm) and flying options require 4-6 hours.) It is even possible to make a rewarding one-day walk along the spectacular Routeburn or Milford Track. Or you may decide to shop, walk through stunning gardens around Lake Wakitipu, or take an optional steamship cruise in the lake itself.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. 
 
Single Supplement: $145

*Please note: For those traveling in 2015, the Post-trip Queenstown is $395, single supplement is $145.

Day 1 - Begin your optional Trip Extension in Queenstown

After breakfast, transfer to the Christchurch airport, arriving at approximately 10:30 am. This transfer is included in your package. You will then fly to Queenstown, arriving in the early afternoon. At the Queenstown airport you will be transferred by Super Shuttle to the Hotel St. Moritz. This transfer is included in your package.

VBT guests joining the VBT New Zealand bicycling vacation: After breakfast, leave the lodge by VBT van for the two-hour trip to Christchurch and Chateau on the Park, arriving at the hotel at approximately 11:00 am. This transfer is included in your package. You will join the first land-package day of our New Zealand bike tour, staying tonight at Chateau on the Park.

Upon arrival in Queenstown, the remainder of the day is yours to make your own discoveries. Perhaps you’ll join an excursion to breathtaking Milford Sound; climb aboard a jet-boat for a thrilling ride through the Shotover River Canyons; cruise Lake Wakatipu aboard the historic T.S.S. Earnslaw steamer for a behind-the-scenes look at a working sheep station; or embark on a scenic gondola ride. 

After a full day of exploration, relax at the hotel this evening. Dinner is on your own tonight. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes information and recommendations about what to see and do in Queenstown during your stay.

Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

Day 2 - Independent exploration of Queenstown

Continue discovering Queenstown and its many thrilling activities. 

Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 3 - Queenstown Extension concludes / Depart for U.S.

Your New Zealand vacation ends; transfer by Super Shuttle from the hotel to the Queenstown airport approximately 2.5 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time. This transfer is included in your package.

Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

 
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