Stewart Island and Catlins Tour- MSI

Number of Days: 8
Destination: New Zealand
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  • 2 tour dates commencing Auckland 25 Nov 2019, 02 March 2020.

    Visit Invercargill’s transport museums then fly to Stewart Island for two nights. Cruise across to Ulva Island bird sanctuary, a nature lover’s playground. See the stunning Catlins coastline and Nugget Point Lighthouse. Visit the mainland albatross colony near Dunedin and ride the Taieri Gorge train.

  • Day 1: Fly to Queenstown – Mandeville – Gore – Invercargill
    From Queenstown we drive to the Croydon Heritage Trust factory and museum at Mandeville. In Gore visit the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and the Eastern Southland Gallery. Stay at Ascot Hotel, Invercargill.

    Day 2: Invercargill – Transport World – Indian Scout – Fly to Stewart Island
    It’s all about wheels at Bill Richardson’s Transport World, Classic Motorcycles and Burt Munro’s Indian Scout on display at E. Hayes & Son. We fly across Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island where we stay two nights at Bay Motel and dine at the South Seas Hotel. D

    Day 3: Stewart Island sightseeing – Rakiura National Park – Ulva Island
    We tour Oban and the surrounding bays including the gateway to Rakiura National Park. We cruise the sheltered waters of beautiful Paterson Inlet and land at Ulva Island, a world acclaimed sanctuary teeming with birdlife before returning to Oban.

    Day 4: Stewart Island – Invercargill – Catlins – Kaka Point
    We fly back to Invercargill and drive the Catlins to Waipapa Point, Curio Bay’s petrified forest and Porpoise Bay. We lunch at Niagara Café and have fun winding “rustic automata” at The Lost Gypsy Gallery in Papatowai. Overnight at Nugget View Motel and nearby B&Bs.

    Day 5: Kaka Point – Royal Albatross colony, Otago Peninsula – Dunedin
    Enjoy the spectacular views from Nugget Point Lighthouse. We drive out along the Otago Peninsula to the Royal Albatross Centre, the only mainland albatross colony in the world. We dine in and stay two nights at The Southern Cross Hotel.

    Day 6: Dunedin sightseeing – Olveston House – Signal Hill – Carey’s Bay
    We visit Olveston House with its time capsule of treasures and drive the trail of street art in The Warehouse Precinct. The Octagon, steep Baldwin Street, Signal Hill, Carey’s Bay historic hotel and the Tropical Forest butterfly house are all on the itinerary.

    Day 7: Dunedin – Taieri Rail – Pukerangi – Dunedin – Fly to Auckland
    From Dunedin’s Edwardian railway station we travel by train along the wild Taieri River Gorge through 10 tunnels and across numerous bridges including the unique Wingatui Viaduct to Pukerangi. After lunch we continue to Dunedin Airport.

  • Includes:

    Your tour is inclusive of meals while on tour, Auckland/Auckland domestic air or land or air travel as per itinerary, accommodation, activities and entrance fees plus the care of your guide. If you live outside Auckland we can book flights from your nearest airport

    • Visit the Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust Museum 
    • See the East Southland Gallery, Gore • Tour the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, Gore 
    • Visit Bill Richardson Transport World, Classic Motorcycles & Burt Munro’s Indian Scout
    • Return flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island • Cruise the sheltered waters of beautiful Paterson Inlet
    • Land at Ulva Island, teeming with birdlife 
    • Visit dramatic Nugget Point lighthouse in the Catlins 
    • Have fun at The Lost Gypsy Gallery 
    • Visit the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head 
    • Guided tour of historic Olveston House built in 1904 
    • Catch the Taieri Gorge train from Dunedin to Pukerangi

    No compulsory single supplement charge for single travellers.
    Bring a friend BONUS: book a friend to share your twin room and save $250 each.

  • Available Dates

    • $4,990 per person twin share. No compulsory single supplement charge for single travellers.

    Ref: MSI19

    02-Mar-2020 08-Mar-2020

    No compulsory single supplement charge for single travellers.

    $4,990.00 Book Now

    Ref: MSI19

    25-Nov-2019 01-Dec-2019

    No compulsory single supplement charge for single travellers.

    $4,990.00 Book Now

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