MoaTrek 9 day Kea Tour

8 nights/ 9 days twin share from $4390

Prepare to be left speechless by the natural wonders of New Zealand. Starting from Queenstown discover the best of the south’s spectacular scenery, five national parks and the wild West Coast’s rainforests and seascapes. Cruise on Milford Sound and cap off the day with an unforgettable flight back over the alps. Travel from Queenstown to Wanaka then head to Lake Matheson, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Experience untouched Paparoa National Park and return over Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch.

ITINERARY

 Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown.

 Transfer to your hotel, a short walk from the centre of town.

 DAY 2: Queenstown – Milford Sound Nature Cruise – Scenic Flight – Queenstown

 After meeting everyone in Queenstown we travel along the shores of the great lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau into the mountains and waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. We cruise on Milford Sound dominated by iconic Mitre Peak and home to seal colonies and dolphins. A magnificent scenic flight back over the Southern Alps to Queenstown ends this fantastic day. Stay at Scenic Suites, Queenstown our home for two nights.

 Day 3: At leisure in Queenstown

 Activities and day tours - Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer. Your Kiwi Guide is right there to help you choose from a jet boat ride on the Dart River in The Lord of the Rings scenery, wine tasting at the vineyards or a day walk on the famous Routeburn Track and many more.

 DAY 4: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Cardrona Valley -Wanaka

 In the leafy village of Arrowtown gold mining history comes alive beside the Arrow River. We drive over the Crown Range and stop for the last views of the Wakatipu basin then call in for refreshments at picture perfect Cardrona Hotel. From Edgewater, our Wanaka lakeside hotel, you can bike the waterfront trail or kayak on the lake.

 DAY 5: Wanaka -Haast Pass -Fox Glacier - Franz Josef

 The pristine Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park has well-maintained short tracks leading to cascading waterfalls and clear blue pools. Discover the beauty of Westland Tai Poutini World Heritage Park’s wild West Coast beaches and lush, primeval rainforest and stop at Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson before we reach Franz Josef to stay at Punga Grove.

 DAY 6: Franz Josef - Hokitika -Punakaiki

 The morning is free to walk to Franz Josef Glacier lookout or take an optional helihike or flight or cruise out on Okarito lagoon in search of the rare Kotuku, White Heron. In Hokitika, the home of Pounamu (greenstone), meet the carvers of this treasured stone. Our home for two nights is beside the beach at Punakaiki Resort.

Inclusions: ​​

  • 9 nights Twin Share accomodation

  • Visit 5 National Parks

  • Meals Included: Breakfast daily

2020/21 DEPARTURES

General season runs from October - April. Please check start date once COVID-19 restrictions lift. 

2020

21 October – 29 October

04 November– 12 November

11  November – 19 November

18 November – 26 November

25 November – 03 December

02 December– 10 December

23 December – 31 December

2021

13 January – 21 January

16 January – 24 February

23 January – 31 January

27 January – 04 February

03 February – 11 February

13 February – 21 February

17 February – 25 February

20 February – 28 February

24 February – 04 February

27 February – 07 March

03 March – 11 March

06 March – 14 March

13 March – 21 March

24 March – 01 April

31 March – 08 April

07 April – 15 April

 Day 7: Punakaiki - Paparoa National Park -Charleston -Cape Foulwind

 Close to our hotel is the leading local attraction, the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, limestone stacks weathered by the sea. Paparoa Park has towering limestone cliffs and karst rock formations with river valleys draped in subtropical forest. Walk to an isolated beach or the seal colony at Cape Foulwind. A favourite option is the glow worm cave at Charleston.

 DAY 8: Punakaiki – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch

 Leaving the West Coast, we head eastwards to Christchurch through the alpine beech forests of Arthur’s ass National Park. We stop to enjoy the mischievous antics of the Keas (alpine parrots) and take short walks in the forest and to the rock formations at Castle Hill. The dramatic landscapes make a fitting finale to your adventure with MoaTrek.

 DAY 9: Depart Christchurch

Take in the sights of Christchurch or head out to the airport for those off home today.

Ka kite ano!

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

 Terms and Conditions: Prices shown in Australian Dollars. A deposit is required 7 days after confirmation. The deposit value is 20% of the tour cost. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Full payment is required 60 days from departure. MoaTrek Tours have customised this tour for the Australian market to include pre and post accommodation. The tours displayed on the MoaTrek website do not display pre and post accommodation. For Full Terms & Conditions visit www.moatrek.com.

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