• Pricing From AUD$7,995**
  • Single Supplement AUD$595**
  • From Queenstown
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Departs 2 Mar 2024
  • Returns 8 Mar 2024

Spend seven days exploring the stunning lakes and fiords of the South Island of New Zealand by road, air and boat. This beautiful luxury short break visits Wanaka, Te Anau and Queenstown, which are considered some of the most picturesque areas of the South Island. Be sure to have your cameras at the ready!

Discover the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site Milford Sound from many aspects. We take in a private scenic flight^ over this dramatic landscape marvelling at the many rainforests, waterfalls and the towering Mitre Peak below. Cruise this spectacular sound and visit the fascinating Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Board the historic sailing ship ‘Faith’ cruising through the Fiordland National Park in Te Anau. In Wanaka, enjoy a 4WD highlights tour and in breathtaking Queenstown, we cruise on spectacular Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship. Stay in excellent accommodation including the luxurious Rees Hotel and the award-winning Millbrook Resort. Enjoy exclusively designed touring and, of course, superb food and wine of the region. Divine!

Highlights

  • A spectacular journey through some of the South Island’s most picturesque areas including the UNESCO listed Fiordland National Park
  • Cruise on breathtaking Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship, enjoying spectacular views, a sheepherding show at Walter Peak and a gourmet lunch
  • Experience UNESCO World Heritage Site Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural wonder by private aircraft^ and boat
  • Explore picturesque Wanaka including a 4WD safari
  • Indulge in superb New Zealand wines and cuisine from the Central Otago region
  • Cruise Lake Te Anau on board the elegant and historic sailing ship ‘Faith’
  • Stay in excellent accommodation, including the luxurious Rees Hotel, Queenstown and the award- winning Millbrook Resort, named New Zealand’s best hotel three years running
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code LF2400EB**
Departs 2 Mar 2024
Returns 8 Mar 2024
Price From AUD$7,995**
Single Supplement AUD$595
Tour Code LF2400SS*
Departs 2 Mar 2024
Returns 8 Mar 2024
Price From AUD$8,295
Single Supplement FREE*
Tour Code LF2400BP
Departs 2 Mar 2024
Returns 8 Mar 2024
Price From AUD$8,295
Single Supplement AUD$595

Hotels

Bill Peach Journeys understands the importance of selecting the right accommodation to complement each journey. In this case, the selection of properties have been chosen to showcase the incredible destinations visited throughout this journey.

       Queenstown - Millbrook Resort, Deluxe Studio - Luxury solo tours      Queenstown - Millbrook Resort, Golf Course with Coronet Peak in the background - Luxury short breaks South Island

  • The Rees Hotel

    The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand. Your accommodation showcases spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of the Remarkable Mountain range.
  • Millbrook Resort

    Framed by the aptly named Remarkables Mountain Range, award-winning Millbrook Resort is set on 650 acres of rolling hills and gentle streams. A pioneer in the luxury resort industry of New Zealand, named New Zealand’s best hotel three years running.
Day 1: Arrive Queenstown

Queenstown - aerial view over the city at night - Luxury short breaks New ZealandArrive into Queenstown and transfer to your luxury accommodation, The Rees Hotel, a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Tonight’s welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director at the stunning Rees Hotel.

Overnight: The Rees Hotel or similar

Day 2: Wanaka

Lake Wanaka - New Zealand's fourth largest lake - Luxury short breaks South IslandTransfer to Wanaka for our 4WD adventure which showcases spectacular lakeside scenery plus a fascinating journey through a genuine High Country farm. Viewing jaw-dropping mountain-top scenery, we will get a unique insight into Wanaka’s rich history, heritage and scenery. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon visiting some of Central Otago’s best vineyards, where we will sample some of the best food and wine the region has to offer.

Overnight: The Rees Hotel or similar

Day 3: Queenstown - Te Anau

Milford Sound - jewel of the Fiordland National Park - Luxury short breaks New ZealandToday will be a highlight for all! We board a charter aircraft for a scenic flight over Milford Sound^, New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction. Landing in Te Anau the adventure continues, as we board the elegant and historic sailing ship ‘Faith’. Exploring Lake Te Anau and Fiordland National Park, we will take in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful sights.

Overnight: Distinction Luxmore or simila

Day 4: Milford Sound

An unforgettable visit to Milford Sound today as we marvel at the beauty of this pristine scenic destination. Located within Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we will be awed by towering Mitre Peak, lush rainforests and sparkling waterfalls. 

Overnight: Distinction Luxmore or similar

Day 5: Te Anau - Queenstown

Te Anau - glowworm cave boat tour - Luxury solo toursWe go underground this morning to experience the mysterious world of the luminous and astonishingly beautiful glowworms. Cruise into a silent grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms, unique to New Zealand. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive to Queenstown and check-in to the award-winning luxury of Millbrook Resort, a remarkable property set on 650 spectacular acres. Nestled within the Southern Alps, Millbrook is framed by The Remarkables mountain range, set among rolling hills and gentle streams, an iconic property in every sense.

Overnight: Millbrook Resort or similar

Day 6: Queenstown

Queenstown - pink and purple sunset over the ski fields - Luxury solo toursVisit Arrowtown today, a historic gold mining town. In Queenstown, relax and enjoy a breathtaking cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Renowned for its scenic beauty, Lake Wakatipu is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains where The Remarkables lie along its south-eastern edge.

Take in this spectacular alpine scenery during a cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic century-old coal-fired steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, which has been lovingly maintained since 1912, an iconic piece of Queenstown’s history.

Take time to explore the vessel, view the engine room, and study the historic displays of the steamship’s former life in the onboard mini museum. Cruise across the lake, past the Remarkables mountain range and Cecil Peak, to Walter Peak High Country Farm. We will enjoy a delicious lunch lakeside at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant, its colonial architecture and sweeping grounds evoking the elegance of a bygone era. Following lunch, see the farm dogs at work with a sheep-herding demonstration.

Cruise back across the lake to enjoy time to explore the beautiful town of Queenstown. Tonight we gather for our farewell dinner at Millbrook Resort.

Overnight: Millbrook Resort or similar

Day 7: Depart Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu - view of the Remarkables across the lake - Luxury solo toursAfter a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport. Say farewell to new friends and take away memories of an incredible Bill Peach Journeys New Zealand discovery.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Queenstown are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to / from Queenstown, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation.

Level of Fitness Required – Moderate

This journey is more challenging and designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, travel by four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads and walk up steps unassisted.  It is a requirement that all children are able to swim confidently.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

** Conditions apply: The AUD$7,995* Early Bird Price for the Mar 2024 Departure is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This price applies to twin share bookings only provided the booking is paid in full by 5 January, 2024.

* Conditions apply: The Single Supplement Free* Early Bird Offer for the Mar 2024 Departure is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This price applies provided the booking is paid in full by 5 January, 2024.

^Weather permitting. An alternative route will be provided should weather prevent the original route.

When the journey is as important as the destination.