Coastal Splendour Tour (7 Days / 6 Nights) LT25


(per adult)

A comprehensive independent 7 day tour of the South Island with guaranteed daily departures. The tour includes Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, guided tour of a Penguin reserve, Taieri Gorge Train, Queenstown, Milford Sounds with nature cruise, the West Coast of the South Island including Franz Josef and the TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch. The tour includes six night 4 - 4.5 star accommodation, two nights in Dunedin, three nights in Queenstown and one night in Franz Josef.


  • Dunedin & Otago Peninsula
  • Taieri Gorge Rail Journey
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sounds
  • Haast Pass & Westland
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey

Day One: Christchurch – Dunedin

Today, travel by road to Dunedin, which boasts some of the boosts some of the most beautiful architecture in New Zealand.

Mid afternoon tour the Otago Peninsula with a guided tour of a Penguin Reserve.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Dunedin Hotel or similar

Day Two: Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

This morning enjoy an entertaining and informative Dunedin city sightseeing tour, which includes Botanical Gardens, Historic Buildings, stately homes, and the world’s steepest street.

Then Board the Taieri Gorge train and enjoy the rugged landscape of Otago with the sightseeing stops along the way. Experience the breathtaking views of this historic journey to Pukerangi and return back in Dunedin.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Dunedin Hotel or similar

Day Three: Dunedin – Queenstown

Morning at Leisure then mid afternoon you will travel by road to Queenstown, adventure capital of New Zealand.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Four: Milford Sounds Day Excursion

Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown.

Day Five: Queenstown

A free day at leisure in Queenstown to either simply explore this most beautiful township nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounds by mountains which are snow-capped for much of the year or enjoy one of the many actives that are on offer.

Day Six: Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast to Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier, 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Seven: Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today travel to Greymouth, the centre for thousands of diggers during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. Then journey over the Southern Alps, through Arthurs Pass, and on to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. This journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.

Note: When booking this tour for 3 people, please select the 2 persons option and add the Triple Room supplement before proceeding. Quad room types and pricing are also available on request – email:

Note: Itinerary may change in Dunedin depending on time of year and when we can secure Taieri Train seats.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Maximum number of people: Unlimited
Location: Christchurch / Canterbury, New Zealand – South Island