The Southern Drift - Summer 2020

11/21/2019 through 03/12/2021
11/21/2019 through 03/15/2021
Luxury Gold

The Southern Drift – Summer 2020
No stone is left unturned as you venture into parts of the South Island less travelled. Travel to Milford Sound, where you will fall asleep under a blanket of mist and shadows on the still waters of the fiord. Enjoy travelling with no more than 20 like-minded guests.


Exceptional Dining

  • Queenstown: Experience a first-class dining experience in one of Queenstown’s most popular and exclusive restaurants.
  • Dunedin: Set in an old post office, this dinner is in at Parcels Restaurant.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 7 Dinners with Wine (DW).

Journey Highlights

  • Christchurch: Stare in awe as you see Lake Tekapo, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes.
  • Christchurch: Visit the coastal town of Hokitika and find out about its local history.
  • Franz Josef Glacier: Experience the impressiveness of this mighty natural wonder and meet a local jade carver.
  • Haast River: Enjoy a fully enclosed jet boat ride down the Haast River.
  • Makarora: Take part in an orientation in Makarora and hear about the beauty of this town.
  • Queenstown: Take a walk in the Fiordland National Park to view the Chasm.
  • Milford Sound: Sea kayaking is by far the best way to discover Milford Sound. Look out for the New Zealand fur seals, Fiordland crested penguins, famous blue penguins and even bottlenose dolphins.
  • Tasman Sea: Board a cruise vessel and set sail out to the Tasman Sea.
  • Dunedin: Take part in an exclusive tour of Larnach Castle.
  • Christchurch: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the vibrant city of Christchurch.

Luxury Hotels

  • Franz Josef: Surrounded by natural rainforest on New Zealand’s West Coast, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a short drive from Franz Josef Glacier. This five-star retreat offers luxuriously appointed rooms which include organic cotton bed sheets, pillow menu and large private bathrooms.


Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to safari jeep and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Christchurch.
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Day 2 Christchurch to Franz Josef.
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Day 3 The Mighty Franz Josef Glacier.
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Day 4 Romantic Arrowtown and on to Queenstown.
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Day 5 Queenstown Your Way.
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Day 6 Queenstown at leisure.
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Day 7 Queenstown to Milford Sound.
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Day 8 Milford Sound Cruise and Kayaking.
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Day 9 Milford Sound to Dunedin.
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Day 10 Larnach Castle and Dunedin at Leisure.
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Day 11 Dunedin to Christchurch.
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Day 12 Farewell from Christchurch.
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