South Island Romance

South Island Romance

Explore the highlights of the South Island of New Zealand on a romantic journey that takes you from the East Coast to the West Coast, down to Queenstown and then back to Christchurch.

South Island Romance

New Zealand > South Island > Christchurch & Canterbury > Glaciers & West Coast > Mt Cook/Mt Aoraki > Queenstown & Wanaka > Te Anau 

15 Days, 12 Nights

Escape to New Zealand and discover a small island nation that offers everything from rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, snow-capped mountain ranges to bubbling geysers. Add world-class cuisine and a charming culture and it’s no surprise those who visit New Zealand are quick to fall in love with it.

Explore the beautiful bays, snowcapped mountains, stunning wildlife, and endless adventure of New Zealand’s South Island by road. Begin with a vacation in Christchurch, one of the world’s most unique destination that combines urban regeneration and innovation with heritage and culture. Explore the city and then tour the Canterbury Plains on a wine tour.

Board one of the world’s great train journeys, the TranzAlpine, and travel from coast to coast, taking in the breathtaking scenery along the way as you travel across the Southern Alps to the West Coast.

Collect your rental car and travel south along the coast, stopping at Fox Glacier before continuing onto Wanaka for a lakeside stay and a guided wine tour. Continue to Queenstown where you will enjoy a romantic evening at the Onsen Pool as well as a scenic flight and cruise to Milford Sound. There is plenty of time to take optional excursions including a Shotover Jet Boat ride, lunch or dinner at Walter Peak Station or go a Funyak ride down the Dart River.

Travel towards Christchurch stopping a Lake Tekapo where you can appreciate the wide-open spaces and skies with a visit to the Dark Sky Project. Return to Christchurch for an overnight stay before your return journey home.


  • Christchurch
  • TranzAlpine Rail
  • West Coast Glaciers
  • Wanaka
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Tekapo


  • Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Christchurch
  • Private arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Christchurch and hotel to rail station
  • 2-nights Christchurch, Sudima Christchurch Victoria Street, Luxe King, including breakfast
    • Christchurch City Tour and Wine Trail including lunch
  • TranzAlpine Rail from Christchurch to Greymouth
  • 11 Days Group D Car Hire including unlimited mileage and GPS
  • 2 nights Fran Josef, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier including breakfast 
    • Flying Fox Helihike
  • 2 nights Wanaka, Oakridge Resort Wanaka, One Bedroom Apartment including breakfast
    • Classic Wine Trail Tour Wanaka
  • 3-nights Queenstown, Millennium Queenstown, Superior Room including breakfast
    • Milford Sound Fly Cruise Fly
  • 2-nights Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo Lodge, including breakfast
    • Dark Sky Project Summit Experience
  • 1-night Christchurch, Sudima Christchurch Victoria Street, Luxe King including breakfast
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee


Based on departures

Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

April 1 - April 30, 2023 6249
May 1 - June 28, 2023 5899
June 29 - July 23, 2023 6499
July 24 - October 15, 2023 6299
October 16 - November 27, 2023 6899
November 28 - January 17, 2024 Call for Pricing
January 18 - February 14, 2024 6999
February 15 - March 15, 2024 6549


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Group Size

Independent Vacation


May 1 - June 28, 2023


From $5899 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Advertised price valid for departures May 1 - June 28, 2023, and is valid for weekday departure (Mon - Thu). Weekend travel incurs a $55 surcharge per Transpacific Flight each direction. Package can be tailored to suit individual requirements. Black-out dates apply. Prices are current at time of posting (1/18/2022) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All pricing is strictly subject to availability at time of booking. Bookings must be made by March 31, 2023, but must be ticketed within 72 hours of booking. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to availability and change without notice. US citizens are require a NZETA visa to enter New Zealand. Please call for our current prices. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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