Glamping from Christchurch to Queenstown

This package is self-drive and independent, designed for glampers and hikers and those seeking extraordinary adventures. 2 night stays at two unique glamping sites, a 2 night/2 day Trail adventure at Welcome Rock including an overnight in an historic mountain top hut. From French Akaroa, to stunning Waitaki Valley near Kurow, the Clay Cliffs and Lindis Pass enroute, an alpine scenic flight, to incredible Welcome Rock —1000 hectares under conservation covenant since 1911, to protect and preserve The High Country….a very unique experience

Glorious Great Barrier

Great Barrier Island is unique, with its own special atmosphere. It is an outdoor destination where you can en-joy hiking and meeting locals in pubs. The island is a summer idyll, and features the most beautiful Island scenery – white sand beaches, tidal bays, canyons and rocky hills covered with native bush.

Warbirds over Wanaka 2022

A three day extravaganza of aeronautical marvels, the airshow is ranked in the top four Warbirds Airshows in the world and with certainly the most spectacular scenery! A background of epic mountains and the magnificent Clutha River valley, this event is a must do for everyone – not just the aviation enthusiast!

Luxurious Waiheke

This is a luxury getaway of indulgence. A chance to combine your passion for nature and the outdoors with your love of fine wines and great food!

TranzAlpine, Vines and Whales

5 Nights/6 Days Christchurch return

Discover New Zealand – by rail and road.
This independent itinerary will showcase the iconic TranzAlpine – one of the world’s great scenic train trips from Christchurch to Greymouth, with self-drive independence from Greymouth to Punakaiki along the spectacular West Coast through Marlborough wine country to Blenheim. Help deliver the mail on the Queen Charlotte Sounds, and spot whales in Kaikoura.

Doubtful Sound Long Weekender 4 nights ex Queenstown

Discover the breath-taking, pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound, deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The fiord is long, and you will explore from Deep Cove out to the Nee Islands at the mouth of the Tasman Sea. This two night cruise allows time to explore some of the smaller arms of Doubtful Sound like scenic Hall Arm. Reconnect with nature, beautiful in any weather, and feel the silence of sound.

Add Stewart Island!

Already booked? Add this 3 night Stewart Island itinerary to your South Island Trip, or conversely, start with this and let us build your holiday around it.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
Stewart Island, Ulva Island, Kiwi Spotting, Stewart Island Return Ferry
Three nights accommodation at Bay Motel including Continental Breakfast Daily (B)
Sightseeing includes
• Stewart Island Return Ferry
• Orientation tour
• Ulva Island Guided Tour incl Water Taxi
• Night time Kiwi Spotting

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Calling all Air enthusiasts

Special Event – 1 Set Departure, Small Group Tour – Max 20 Passengers

Come and experience a truly, unique piece of New Zealand’s aviation history as you tour the South Island, aboard a Douglas DC-3. This aircraft flew as part of the National Airways Corporation (NAC) from 1947-1978 when it formed the country’s regional domestic airline. The aircraft has returned to National Airways Corporation (NAC) colours in recognition of its long and extensive history with domestic flights in New Zealand. The DC-3 is a dream way to travel, with wide doors and aisles, large ‘skyliner’ windows, comfortable seating, and great in-flight service options available. We bring to you the ultimate opportunity to join us for a 9 day, very special experience, touring through the South Island aboard this this classic aircraft.

Christmas with Viking

A reminder that if you are looking to cruise with Viking in 2021/2022, you are competing for cabin space with rehomed 2020 bookings! Don’t hesitate if you are planning!

Checkout Viking Explorer Society news – Travel inspiration aplenty (click the link below) with the most beautiful images (the closest thing we can get right now) plus an authentic gingerbread house recipe – tis the season! Christmas sale now on and their RISK FREE GUARANTEE valid til end of this month.

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Chatham’s with Angela

Its right on your NZ doorstep….. a holiday to the Chatham Islands! The Chatham Islands is on many of my clients bucket lists. As some of you know I was brought up on the Chatham Island in the 50’s and 60’s and can share my local knowledge with you. Also known as Rekohu island in the indigenous Moriori language, the Chatham Islands are a short (approx 2 hour) domestic flight away from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with Air Chathams.
Explore the golden sandy beaches or take an afternoon stroll around the bay accompanied by the local wekas. Stop at the Basalt Columns in Ohira Bay and marvel at their geometric pattern, a spectacular feature of the volcanic landscapes of the Chatham Islands.
The natural beauty and charm of the Chatham islands also provides inspiration for  local artists and their paintings, ceramics and jewellery are showcased by appointment. And forget the fabulous Blue Cod and Crayfish.
Contact angela@searletravel.co.nz to learn more about this remarkable place on our doorstep.