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New Zealand South Island

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Photo Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $3195 USD per person
  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every first Sunday of the month - From March 2017

  • Starting Location

    Starts in Christchurch and ends in Queenstown.

  • Price Includes

    Accommodation: Hotels, Hostels. Expenses included: 9 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners. All transport during the expedition. Photographic guide. Double room. All entries to parks visited within the itinerary.

  • Notes

    Starts in Christchurch and ends in Queenstown. 06 to 10 people. Our goal is to immerse you into the beauty and history of the site as well as help you further discover your photographic skills.

Highlights

  • Cities of Wanaka, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Te Anau, and Christchurch.
  • Mount Aspiring National Park, Greenstone and Catlins Forest Park.
  • Lakes Wanaka, Wakatipu, Hays, Dustan, Pukaki and Tekapo, Nugget Point Lighthouse, Lindis Pass Desert.
  • Cardrona, Crown Range, Milford Sound, and Hooker valleys.
  • Remarkables Mountain Range, Coronet Peak, Mitre Peak, Aoraki, and Mount Cook.

Trip Info

Itinerary:
DAY 1 – Christchurch
After the overnight flight to New Zealand then Christchurch, the second largest city of the country and transfer to the hotel, the morning will be free for you to recover from the long journey and adapt to the time zone. We will have a welcome dinner and orientation to the expedition. Enjoy the afternoon walking around the main streets of the city center, or just stay resting in the hotel. Overnight: Christchurch (D)
DAY 2 – Mount Cook
We will start the day with a visit to the central botanical gardens. Early in the afternoon our destination will be Aoraki Mount Cook with stops at Lake Pukaki and the famous Good Shepherd church at Lake Tekapo. After dinner we will make some long exposure photos of the stars, with backdrops of Hooker Valley and Aoraki Mount Cook. Photo theme: landscape, nature, architecture and road Overnight: Mount Cook (B)
DAY 3 – Mount Cook
Today we will explore the short walks in the Hooker and Aoraki valleys and Mount Cook with its beautiful lakes and parks, after that we will be traveling to Wanaka. Photo theme: landscape, nature, architecture and road. Overnight: Wanaka (B)
DAY 4 – Wanaka
Our day will start with Lake Wanaka follow by Mount Aspiring National Park, Cardrona and Crown Range Valley. Photo theme: landscape, nature, architecture and road. Overnight: Wanaka (B)
DAY 5 – Catlins / Nugget Point
After a photographic sunrise by the Lake Wanaka, we will travel to the region of Catlins Forest Park and Nugget Point lighthouse, where we will spend some time until the sunset. Photo theme: landscape, nature and road Overnight: Invercargill (B)
DAY 6 – Milford Sound
We leave early to Milford Sound through Te Anau. There will be many photo stops along the way on the most beautiful highway in the country. The sunset will be captured in the photogenic Mitre Peak. Photo theme: landscape, nature and road. Overnight: Milford Sound (B)
DAY 7 – Milford Sound
Free morning for sleeping in and personal activities. A good suggestion is to embark on a cruise that lends itself to stunning images, with a great chance of photographing sea lions and dolphins. Early in the afternoon our next destination is Queenstown, the world’s capital of extreme sports. We will make stops along the way by the breathtaking views of the road. Photo theme: landscape and nature. Overnight: Queenstown (B)
DAY 8 – Queenstown
In the morning we will make a short journey to the city of Glenorchy and the Greenstone. In the afternoon we will explore the region in Queenstown, we will also visit the legendary city of Arrowtown, and the Kawarau Bungee Jump, with extra time for those who have the courage to jump. Photo theme: landscape, nature, city and architecture Overnight: Queenstown (B)
DAY 9 – Queenstown
In the morning we will explore Queenstown, Lake Hays, Wakatipu and the Remarkables. At night we will have our farewell dinner. Photo theme: landscape, nature, city and architecture Overnight: Queenstown (B, D)
DAY 10 – Queenstown
After breakfast, shuttle to the airport and return flight home.

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