New Zealand: South Island Adventure

A Dream Journey in Nature’s Wonderland


Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

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Hotels in Kaikoura

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Days 1 to 2 (2 nights)

In Kaikoura, we stay at one of the following properties:

Waves on the Esplanade
The White Morph


Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Hotel

Nelson, New Zealand
Day 3 (1 night)

With a waterside setting on the Waimea Estuary outside Nelson, the Grand Mercure is a new resort laid out like an English village, complete with ...


Awaroa Lodge

Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman Nat'l Park, New Zealand
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)

This lodge’s spectacular location can’t be beat—right on the pristine shores of Abel Tasman National Park and accessible only by ...

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Hotels in the West Coast Region

West Coast, South Island, New Zealand
Day 6 (1 night)

In the West Coast region of South Island, we stay at one of the following properties:

Omau Settlers Lodge
Punakaiki Resort (Feb 3, 2020 departure only)


Beachfront Hotel

Hokitika, New Zealand
Day 7 (1 night)

As the name implies, this comfortable hotel is set right on the beach, close to the heart of Hokitika. We have guest rooms facing the Tasman Sea, so ...

Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Day 8 (1 night)

Set in the heart of Franz Josef village, Rainforest Retreat offers a range of options in a convenient location near the glacier. Guest ...


Edgewater Hotel

Wanaka, New Zealand
Day 9 (1 night)

The Edgewater has a wonderful and peaceful lakefront location just outside the town of Wanaka (it’s about a 20-minute walk to the town ...


Kinross Cottages & Vineyard

Gibbston, New Zealand
Days 10 to 11 (2 nights)

These brand-new chalet-style duplex cottages are set on a 50-acre vineyard in the Gibbston Valley just a 20-minute drive from Queenstown. Here ...


Fiordland Jewel

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Day 12 (1 night)

The Fiordland Jewel is a deluxe 20-passenger vessel that offers an intimate sailing experience in the beauty of Milford Sound, one of the Southern ...

Extension Accommodations

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