7 DAYS LUXURY SOUTH ISLAND MOUNTAINS & LAKES

Christchurch - Mt Cook - Wanaka - Queenstown

Traverse across magnificent mountains and lakes, enjoying enormous and mystical snow-capped peaks, viewing nature in its purest, all while enjoying the comfort and service of our top secluded lodges. Lakestone Lodge in Mount Cook which has some of the most spectacular views on the mountain, then Mahu Whenua in Wanaka, a ranch-style isolated property that has some amazing conservation projects and hiking trails, followed by Azur in Queenstown with its perfect lake views and far enough to avoid the crowds in the main township.

Highlights:

* Horse trek through high country scenery (or change to an e-bike adventure if you prefer)
* Fly over the Southern Alps!
* Cruise the Milford Sound
* Explore Queenstown
* Stunning aqua lakes: Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki
* Drive and hike around the Mount Cook Aoraki area
* Star gazing, night sky experience, see the Milky Way!
* Top class accommodation with breathtaking views

Inclusions:

* 6 nights in premium accommodation
* Rental car ex Christchurch airport, drop off Queenstown
* Milford Sound scenic flight and cruise
* Horse trekking on a high country station
* 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Christchurch to Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook

Pick up your car hire from Christchurch airport, before departing to Mount Cook. Along the way you will pass through stunning scenery, including Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. This evening dinner is included and cooked by the inhouse chef. After dinner head out for a guided night sky viewing and gaze up at the stunning star filled sky.

Day 2 - Mount Cook Aoraki

Today after breakfast you will get a different point of view of Mount Cook by heading on a scenic flight and taking in the beautiful stunning landscapes. You have the rest of the day at leisure, to drive around and hike the many different tracks in the area, Mount Cook is just an endless array of beauty.

Day 3 - Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook to Mahu Whenua, Wanaka

Today you will drive to Wanaka via Lindis pass which is one of the most beautiful drives in New Zealand. On arrival at your ranch-style lodge, we recommend you enjoy the stunning scenery by walking around the property.

Day 4 - Mahu Whenua, Wanaka

Today you will take a half-day horse trek, starting at the exclusive on-site stables, you will trek through the purpose-built trails, cross rivers, explore beech forest and head up the valleys of this special landscape, stopping halfway for morning or afternoon tea. The Horse Riding adventures are a fantastic opportunity to see more of the property and learn about the conservation efforts that take place whilst remaining in touch with nature. Alternatively, if horse riding is not for you, we can arrange a guided e-bike tour to Arrowtown which is a world-class 42km biking trail available exclusively to our guests.

Day 5 - Wanaka to Queenstown

Today you will leave Wanaka and head over to Queenstown, your lodge is located just outside the main town, so you can enjoy perfect views of the lake directly in front of your hotel.

Day 6 - Milford Sound flight & cruise - Queenstown

Today you will experience the Milford Sound by air and water. You will fly over the beautiful alpine scenery of the Southern Alps, landing in Milford to enjoy a boat cruise and get up close to the waterfalls. Upon return to Milford, you'll board your helicopter again and head back to Queenstown stopping for a glacier landing on the way.

Day 7 - Queenstown to Queenstown airport

Today you will drive to Queenstown airport to drop off your car hire and depart.

Departures:

Daily departures

Price:
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$5,712 NZD Per person, sharing

7 DAYS LUXURY SOUTH ISLAND MOUNTAINS & LAKES
7 DAYS LUXURY SOUTH ISLAND MOUNTAINS & LAKES
7 DAYS LUXURY SOUTH ISLAND MOUNTAINS & LAKES