"Private Tour" of New Zealands South Island

This tour does not run on a pre-set schedule, but as required for Private Groups

Archer Tours specialises in memorable 8 day and 9 night South Island tours. Tours depart from Christchurch and require a mimimum of two people.

Take part in the South Island tours below to discover and experience the most special and significant parts of New Zealand so you have a thousand stories to tell when you get home.

 

Tour Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Blenheim, Nelson & Greymouth in 9 Days & 8 Nights!

Day 1 - Christchurch

We will meet you on arrival at Christchurch airport and will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explre the Garden City. Heartland Cotswold Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Hanmer Springs

You head north this morning passing through the Waipara Valley to your accommodation at Heritage Hanmer Springs Hotel where you can spend the afternoon relaxing in the hot mineral waters of the Spa. Breakfast is included.

Day 3 - Blenheim

It's north again this morning stopping at Kaikoura to go Whale Watching (at own cost and weather permitting).  You will visit a Seal Colony then continue on to your accommodation at Scenic Cirlce Blenheim Country Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 4 - Blenheim

This morning can be spent exploring the Blenheim Shopping Centre and this afternoon you will be taken on a tour of some of Marlborough's many wineries. Scenic Circle Blenheim Country Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 5 - Nelson

Your journey heads East and South this morning, passing through Havelock, Canvass Town and the Rai Valley as you make your way to the Sunshine City, Nelson. Rutherford Hotel Nelson or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 6 - Nelson

Today is a free day for you to explore this historic town at your leisure. Rutherford Hotels Nelson or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 7 - Greymouth

You will pass through Inangahua Junction and continue south to Westport.  You will also visit the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, then it's on to Greymouth, the largest town on the rugged West Colraine Apartments or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 8 - Christchurch

This morning is free to explore Greymouth at your leisure then this afternoon you will board the Alpine Express, one of the top 10 rail journeys in the world, to cross the Southern Alps to Christchurch. You will be met at the Christchurch Railway Station and transferred to your accommodation. (Heartland Cotswold Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 9 - Christchurch

Today you will be transferred to the Christchurch airport for your flight home. Breakfast is included.

This Package Includes

  • All road transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel Accommodation share twin/double
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Entry into the Antarctic Centre
  • Entry into Mineral Pools at Hanmer Springs
  • Marlborough Wine Tour
  • Pancake Rocks
  • Tranz Alpine Express to Christchurch
  • GST (Taxes)

For more information or to book this 9 day South Island package, contact us.  

*Archer Tours reserves the right to alter/replace any part of the tour in the event of any adverse weather or road conditions.

 

Tour Christchurch, Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sounds & Omarama in 8 Days and 7 Nights

Day 1 - Christchurch

You will be met at Christchurch International Airport and transferred to Hearland Cotswold Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Greymouth

Travel on the Tranz Alpine Express accross the Southern Alps, known as one of the top 10 train journeys in the world, to Greymouth on the West Coast. Archer Tours will then transport you back to Kingsgate hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 3 - Franz Josef Glacier

Follow the West Coast and the Southern Alps south, stopping at Hokitika the Jade Capital of New Zealand before continuing on to the Franz Josef Glacier. Archer Tours will then transport you back to Scenic Circle Franz Josef Glacier Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 4 - Queenstown

Cross the Southern Alps again, this time at Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka then onto Queenstown. You can then stay at Scenic Circle Aurum Hotel & Suites or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 5 - Queenstown

Take a tour of the Queenstown area in the morning, including Arrowtown, then have a free afternoon to explore at your leisure. You are welcome to come back to Scenic Circle Aurum Hotel & Suites or similar at any time. Breakfast is included.

Day 6 - Queenstown - Milford Sounds - Queenstown

Travel south to Lake Te Anau, then cross the Southern Alps again, this time through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sounds.  You will enjoy a buffet lunch while taking a 90-minute cruise through the Sounds before returning to Queenstown for the night at Scenic Circle Aurum Hotel & Suites or similar. Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Day 7 - Lake Tekapo

Head north this morning through the Lindis Pass to Omarama, "The Place of Light".  If weather conditions premit you can enjoy a Glider flight in the pristine, clear air (own cost).  We then continue to visit the Mount Cook Visitor centre before heading to your accommodation at the Lake Tekapo Resort Hotel or similar.. Breakfast is included.

Day 8 - Christchurch

Archer Tours will take you north to the impressive Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo. We will the transport you back to Christchurch to Heartland Cotswold or similar. Breakfast is included.

This Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • All road transport
  • Hotel Accommodation share twin/double
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Tranz Alpine Express to Christchurch
  • Pancake Rocks
  • Guided walk to base of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Entry into Puzzling World
  • Milford Sounds Cruise with Lunch
  • GST (Taxes)

For more information or to book this 8 day South Island package, contact us.

*Archer Tours reserves the right to alter/replace any part of the tour in the event of any adverse weather or road conditions.