An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life.
On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel.
The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Christchurch.
This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
Stay: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch (D) First up this morning you'll board the Tranz Alpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world, to journey through the Southern Alps to Arthur's Pass. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown before continuing to Queenstown for a sightseeing tour.
Later, visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown (2 nights) (B) Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many scenic delights of Queenstown.
Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing), Franz Josef (B/D) Climb over the Haast Pass to view Thunder Creek Falls and travel through dramatic mountain and forest scenery. Perhaps take an optional jet boat ride or try white water rafting.
For the less adventurous there are garden and wine tours.
This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand's oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Highlight Dinner at the Colonel's Homestead.
Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau (B/D) We'll cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin founded by Scottish settlers, for a city tour.
The afternoon is yours to explore Dunedin as you wish – take a wildlife cruise, visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway.
Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, Dunedin (B/D) This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour around Dunedin with the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only authentic castle.