Southern Highlights

Southern Highlights

Journey from Christchurch in a loop around the South Island, visiting all the must see destinations and enjoying a selection of exciting activities along the way. Cruise around Doubtful Sound, visit the spectacular Mt. Cook National Park, explore the West Coast glacier region, and travel through the Southern Alps on the stunning TranzAlpine scenic train route.

Southern Highlights

New Zealand > South Island > Christchurch & Canterbury > Glaciers & West Coast > Queenstown & Wanaka > Te Anau 

12 Days, 9 Nights

This 9 day scenic route will give you a wonderful introduction to the natural wonders of the South Island. Visit Christchurch, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park and Doubtful Sound. Then Queenstown’s excitement and adventure before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. Finally, cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch. A fitting end to your Southern Highlights vacation.


  • Christchurch
  • Akaroa
  • Tekapo
  • Queenstown
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Glacier Country


  •  Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Christchurch
  •  2 Nights Christchurch, Sudima Christchurch City or similar
    •  Akaroa Day Tour and Nature Cruise
  •  1 Night Christchurch to Queenstown via Tekapo tour, including accommodation and stargazing
  •  3 Nights Queenstown, Millennium Hotel Queenstown Gourmet Food and Wine Tour
    •  Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
  •  3 Days Group F Car Rental with unlimited mileage & GPS
  •  2 Nights Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat including breakfast & dinner 
    •  Grand Traverse Flight
  •  TranzAlpine Rail from Greymouth to Christchurch
  •  1 night Christchurch, Sudima Christchurch City 
  •  Round-trip Christchurch Private Airport/Hotel Transfer
  •  US/foreign taxes & fees including September 11 Security Fee


Based on departures

Price Per Person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

April 1- April 30, 2023 5329
May 1- June 28, 2023 5169
June 29 - July 23, 2023 5739
July 24 - September 17, 2023 5459
September 18 - October 15, 2023 5939
October 16 - December 5, 2023 5579
December 6 - February 14, 2024 Call for Pricing
February 15 - March 31, 2024 5599


*Prices are not valid over special events.

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Group Size

Independent Vacation


May 1 - June 28, 2023


From $5169 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, 2023 - June 28, 2023, and is valid for weekday departure (Mon - Thu). Weekend travel incurs a $100 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 (2/1/2023) 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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