New Zealand is one of the most diverse countries on the planet. Explore beautiful bays, pristine lakes, underground rivers, temperate rainforest, sprawling glaciers and a rugged, sheep-flecked coastline on this nine-day South Island adventure.
9 days/8 nightsNight 1: Chateau Park Hotel
Nestled in five acres of tranquil gardens, the Chateau on the Park seems a world away from the stresses of city life, yet it is just minutes from the vibrant city of Christchurch. Enjoy the Chateau’s cozy bar, award-winning cuisine and complimentary shuttle bus to the city, train station or nearby shopping areas. Nights 2-3: Avalon Manor Motel
The rooms at the Avalon are bright, roomy and well appointed. Perfectly situated to explore Abel Tasman National Park and only a short walk from the town of Motueka.Night 4: Punakaiki Resort
Punakaiki, a modern resort on Punakaiki Beach near the world-famous Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes, is designed to maximize the surrounding environment with beautiful ocean and rainforest views of Paporoa National Park. Night 5: Westhaven Motel
Centrally located in the Fox Glacier Township, the modern and spacious Westhaven Motel was recently recognized with the “Style and Comfort Enviro Silver Award.”
Night 6: Clearbrook Motel & Serviced apartments
Set on the banks of Bullock Creek and conveniently close to Wanaka town center, Clearbrook’s spacious accommodations offer private balconies and courtyards with stunning mountain views. Nights 7-8: Garden Court Hotel
Just a four-minute walk from the center of Queenstown, the Garden Court boasts high-quality, sun-filled rooms and personalized service. Enjoy superb lake and mountain views from private courtyards and gardens.