Southern Spirit

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US $ 3,904
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New Zealand South Island


  • Journey past crystal clear lakes and towering mountains.
  • See the awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Cruise on the magical waters of Milford Sound.
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown.
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Resort
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start in Christchurch and end in Wellington! With the discovery tour Southern Spirit, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Wellington and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Spirit includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
  • William Paterson's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Good balance to tour and guides/ drivers were excellent.

  • Hiep Do's review about another AAT Kings tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic! We love the country, view much more , it amazing

  • Denyse Demers's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    We would prefer hanging name tag instead of pinning.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch – Omarama
  3. Day 3: Omarama – Dunedin
  4. Day 4: Dunedin – Milford Sound
  5. Day 5: Milford Sound – Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown - Free Time
  7. Day 7: Queenstown - Free Time
  8. Day 8: Queenstown – Franz Josef
  9. Day 9: Franz Josef – Punakaiki
  10. Day 10: Punakaiki – Nelson
  11. Day 11: Nelson - Free Time
  12. Day 12: Nelson – Wellington
  13. Day 13: Wellington - Free Time
  14. Day 14: Farewell from Wellington

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance


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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is tipping my Travel Director or Driver Guide compulsory?

      Tipping is not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand however if you are happy with the service you received from your Travel Director or Driver Guide you can feel free to leave them a tip at your own discretion.

    • How can I pay for the Optional Experiences?

      All your Optional Experiences can be organised directly with your Travel Director whilst on the tour and you can choose to either pay in either local cash or by credit card.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

    Ask a question logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Michael7th March 2019
      The prices were very competitive and what I really liked was that it was in my local currency. When I booked the confirmation came back in good time. Since then I have received more correspondence regarding the trip, which is good to see and very informative.



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    About the countries

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    Christchurch is the starting point and Wellington is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this AAT Kings booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 August 2019 the full payment of $3,904 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3904 for Southern Spirit, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,414 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 239 km
    • Omarama (New Zealand)
    • 160 km
    • Dunedin (New Zealand)
    • 242 km
    • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
    • 71 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 222 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 168 km
    • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
    • 187 km
    • Nelson (New Zealand)
    • 125 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)

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