6-Day Small-Group Tour Taste of the South from Dunedin

6-Day Small-Group Tour Taste of the South from Dunedin

This is the perfect small group tour for you. We explore the best of the South Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Eight guests on each tour plus one or two hosts. Comfortable vehicle, you will be well looked after and great company along the way.
See Dunedin, Catlins Forest Park, Inverargill, the majestic Doubtful Sound and more.
Departs on October 13, November 4 and December 7 and 13


Day 1: Dunedin

Stop At: Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island
Arrive in to Dunedin and make your way to the hotel.
We will have a meet and greet to introduce fellow travellers and your host(s)
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: First drink and all nibbles at our meet and greet function at Parcel's Restaurant

Accommodation included: Two night's accommodation at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Breakfast included both mornings

Day 2: Dunedin Day

Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand
Today we explore the Otago Peninsula.
We visit Larnach Castle and its beautiful gardens, take a fun argo farm tour to see an abatross colony before an afternoon cruise along the coastline of the Otago Peninsula.
We will also have a tour of Dunedin City and visit the world's steepest street.
There will be time for you to relax and enjoy Dunedin's sights in the evening.
Larnach Castle entry and a cup of tea / coffee, Albatross tour and boat cruise are all included in the package. Lunch additional.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens, 145 Camp Rd Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand
Entry to castle and gardens included as well as a cup of tea or coffee in the cafe.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Daily breakfast included

Day 3: Dunedin - Stewart Island

Stop At: The Catlins, The Catlins, South Island
We will travel south from Dunedin this morning for a look around the Catlins Forest Park region before continuing south to Stewart Island to catch the afternoon ferry.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Stewart Island, Stewart Island, Southland Region, South Island
1 night stay on Stewart Island
Return ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island included
Duration: 1 day

Stop At: Curio Bay, Curio Bay, Southland Region, South Island
We will visit the prehistoric petrified forest at Curio Bay
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: A packed lunch is included. We will bring these with us from Dunedin
• Dinner: Group dinner at South Sea Hotel, Oban
Accommodation included: South Sea Hotel, Stewart Island
Breakfast not included but available in the bar.

Day 4: Stewart Island - Invercargill

Stop At: Ulva Island, Stewart Island New Zealand
Cruise to Ulva Island and nature walk
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stewart Island, Stewart Island, Southland Region, South Island
Village and Bays guided land tour of Oban
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: Group dinner in Invercargill
Accommodation included: The Chalets at Transport World, Invercargill

Day 5: Invercargill - Te Anau

Stop At: Bill Richardson Transport World, 491 Tay St Hawthorndale, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
Entry included
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre, 172 Palmerston Street, Riverton 9822 New Zealand
Locally guided tour of the museum at Riverton / Aparima
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tui Base Camp, 4 McFeely Street, Tuatapere 9620 New Zealand
Sausage making demonstration at the home of New Zealand's best sausages
You can even get stuck in to lend a hand in the kitchen
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Two nights' at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

Day 6: Doubtful Sound

Stop At: Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Day tour to Doubtful Sound. This is a day you will never forget.
We take 2 cruises and a coach ride over New Zealand's most isolated and expensive road, Wilmot Pass.
This tour departs at 1000 and returns by 1715
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:

• Lunch: Picnic lunch to take with you
Accommodation included: Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

Day 7: Te Anau - Queenstown

Stop At: Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island
We will enjoy a local guided tour of Te Anau this morning. There is also the possibility of visiting a deer farm nearby.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
For our last night we will take a cruise onboard the TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown and enjoy a superb BBQ dinner at Walter Peak Station
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:

• Dinner: BBQ Dinner at Walter Peak Station
Accommodation included: One night at Heritage Queenstown Hotel

Day 8: Queenstown - End of Tour

Pass By: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
This is the end of the tour. We can take you to Queenstown or Dunedin Airports to return home or you may wish to extend your stay in the Queenstown area.

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Hora de Inicio: 12:00 PM
Duración: 6 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Distinction Dunedin Hotel, 6 Liverpool Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • 6x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Local tour in Te Anau
  • Wine Tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Otago Peninsula
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Ulva Island
  • Entry/Admission - Bill Richardson Transport World
  • Entry/Admission - Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Tui Base Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Doubtful Sound

No Incluye

  • Flights to Dunedin and from Queenstown


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