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9D7N Southern Alpine Wonders

9D7N Southern Alpine Wonders
  • 9 days
  • Group Tour
  • Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
  • SGD 3988
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TripZilla 9D7N Southern Alpine Wonders

35 New Bridge Road #06-01 Dynasty Travel Hub Singapore 059395

9D7N Southern Alpine Wonders

Day 1 : Singapore – Christchurch
  • Welcome to a unique experience!
  • Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your pleasant flight to New Zealand – Christchurch
Day 2 : Christchurch – Lake Tekapo
  • Welcome to Christchurch – the “Garden City of New Zealand”
  • Christchurch City Sightseeing: Hagley Park & Antigua Boatshed, Bridge of Remembrance, Cashel St – Restart Mall shopping container mall, Christchurch Cathedral, New Cardboard Cathedral and the Art Deco New Regent St
  • Journey down to Lake Tekapo - Located in the heart of the Mackenzie District in Canterbury. The lake is a spectacular turquoise colour due to finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters
  • Dynasty Unique Experience: Prepare for the amazing Earth & Sky Cowan’s Observatory Star Gazing Tour @ Lake Tekapo* – View some of the best skies in the world from within Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. The highly enthusiastic guides will tour you through the southern night skies sharing from their vast well of knowledge on subjects from the basics of astronomy to some of the more mind boggling science of outer space
  • *This tour is weather dependable, in the event of cloudy or raining night, the tour will be cancel and an alternative tour will be offered
  • * As the tour is conducted after dark, please make sure that you dress up warmly especially during winter months
Day 3 : Lake Tekapo – Lake Pukaki (Mt Cook Region) – Omarama – Dunedin
  • Lake Tekapo - The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo gets its intense milky-turquoise colour from the fine rock-flour (ground by glaciers) which is suspended in the water. Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing
  • Visit The Church of the Good Shepherd – which is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains.
  • Bronze Sheepdog - Close to the Church of the Good Shepherd is a well-known bronze statue of a NZ Collie sheepdog. The statue was commissioned by Mackenzie Country residents in recognition of the indispensable role of the sheepdog in their livelihoods
  • Lake Pukaki – Is the largest lake in the Mackenzie District, from here you will be able to see New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki/ Mount Cook
  • Time will also be available for those passengers that wish to join optional Helicopter flight for a closer view of Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks.
  • Enroute, stop at one of South Island Salmon Farm, hand feed the salmon fish, chance to taste fresh salmon sashimi too (own expenses)
  • Make a stop at the mysterious spherical Moeraki Boulders, according to Maori legend, the boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked upon landfall in NZ some 1000 years ago
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Day 4 : Dunedin – Pukerangi – Cromwell – Queenstown
  • Dunedin City Sightseeing: Includes the world’s steepest street – Baldwin Street, the oldest university of New Zealand, The Octagon and the iconic Dunedin Railway Station
  • Dynasty Unique Experience: Taieri Gorge Dunedin Railway - Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the Taieri Gorge Railway begins its scenic journey into some of New Zealand’s most ever-changing, spectacular and iconic scenery. The train travels through the Southern parts of Dunedin city until it arrives at Wingatui junction where it turns off onto the Taieri branch. From here the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River. The train will stop or slow down at various scenic points along the way for photos where you can disembark and stretch your legs and enjoy the best of beauty, peace and quiet that nature has to offer
  • Alight at Pukerangi where our coach will be waiting for you to continue our journey to Queenstown
  • Arrival into Queenstown – The Adventure Capital of the World which is surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu
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Day 5 : Queenstown
  • Enjoy the day at leisure.
  • Suggested activities/optional tours: Full day excursion to Milford Sound located at the Fiordland National Park World Heritage Area / TSS Earnslaw Cruise + Walter Peak Farm Tour / Jet Boat ride and many more
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Day 6 : Queenstown
  • Visit the Historic Arrowtown, a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River
  • Brief photo stop at Lake Hayes
  • Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre – This is the 'World Home of Bungy! Birthplace of the adventurous spirit that has shaped Queenstown’s character. This will be the opportunity to experience bungy jump*, you can choose to bob above the water, touch it or be fully dunked. For those not jumping, there is the purpose built viewing decks that provide a safe and enjoyable area to witness the beautiful scenery and people doing the bungy jump.
  • *Bungy jump will be at passengers own expense
  • Skyline Queenstown – Marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes, you will enjoy a spectacular breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown.
  • Next, The Skyline Luge* is a thrilling ride for all ages and abilities and one of the top things to do in Queenstown. Jump on your specialised Luge cart, select your track, then zoom down the Luge tracks - you're in control.
  • *Children under 110cm will need to ride in tandem with an adult
  • Enjoy an sumptuous buffet lunch @ Skyline’s Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, whilst you dine, there will be the panoramic view of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu from your window that will captivate you day or night
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Day 7 : Queenstown – Lake Wanaka – Haast – Franz Josef
  • Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard – New Zealand’s fruits paradise, sample and buy great variety of fresh or dried fruits, nuts and honey. If time permits, wander through their beautiful English style rose gardens too
  • Dynasty Unique Experience: Wanaka Lavender Farm – Where you can experience 10 acres of beautiful lavender fields, farm animals, honey tasting, lavender products and display gardens. Enjoy a walk through the flowers, play a garden game or just simply take in the beautiful surrounding views. You can also relax over a cup of herbal tea or indulge in their lavender and honey ice cream (own expenses)
  • *The Lavender Farm is only open from Oct 2017 – April 2018. This sight will NOT be available during the winter months, which is from 01May – 30Sep 2018. Garden will also be closed on Christmas Day!
  • Lake Wanaka photo stop
  • Visit to Thunder Creek Falls which is located in Mt Aspiring National Park. One of the must see waterfalls in New Zealand
  • Continue journey to Glacier Country World Heritage Area
  • Dynasty Unique Experience: Lake Matheson (Jetty viewpoint) – Lake Matheson was formed about 14,000 years ago, when the Fox Glacier retreated from its last major advance towards the sea and left a depression which later filled with water. Lake Matheson is nestled in ancient forest and is famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. It's excellent mirror-like reflecting properties are due to the dark brown colour of the water - the result of organic matter leached from the humus of the forest floor
  • *Walking distance from car park to Jetty viewpoint is approximately 1km and will take around 40mins return
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Day 8 : Franz Josef – Hokitika – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch
  • View the famous Franz Josef Glacier, these rivers of ice plunging down through rainforest to almost sea level are true wonders of nature. The Franz Josef Glacier offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier (weather permits)
  • Greenstone Factory* & Glass Blowing Studio* @ Hokitika
  • *Greenstone factory will be closed during Sat/Sun & PH, but the gallery section will still be open
  • *Glass Blowing Studio will be closed during Sat/Sun, PH and lunch time
  • Make a brief stop at Arthur’s Pass – a spectacular piece of extreme civil engineering involving viaducts, bridges, rock shelters and waterfalls redirected into chutes
  • Arrival back to Christchurch
  • Hokitika Greenstone Factory
Breakfast / Dinner
Day 9 : Christchurch – Singapore
  • Transfer to Christchurch Airport for flight back home
  • We hope you had an enjoyable vacation with Dynasty Travel and look forward to bring you to your next holiday destination
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