Canterbury Springtime Gardens

Departs 27 October from $3890 share twin or $4490 single

7 Day / 6 Night Tour with stays in Hanmer Springs, the Canterbury Countryside and Akaroa with a visit to the Hanmer Springs Fete

On this springtime New Zealand garden tour the blooms are at their very best. You’ll enjoy private farmhouse lunches with country hospitality from the Hurunui to Mt Somers and Banks Peninsula too. Among the numerous highlights are lunches at Flaxmere Farm, Akaunui Farmhouse and Fisherman’s Bay and the  gardens at Giant’s House and Ohinetahi. 

Taranaki Rhododendron Gardens with Moa Tours

From $2990 pp share twin

Dates 13-18 October or 16-21 October 2021

6 Day / 5 Night tour visiting the best Rhododendron Gardens in the central North Island with stays in New Plymouth, Whanganui and Tongariro National Park

This New Zealand garden tour makes the most of New Plymouth during full rhododendron bloom. Meet private gardeners and wander magnificent Pukeiti and Tupare. Other highlights include Whanganui, Cross Hills garden in the Manawatu and the Chateau Tongariro. This small group tour focuses on showcasing the most beautiful gardens of the North Island.

Enquire with jody@searletravel.co.nz

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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