Starting From AU$1,538.83
Starting From AU$1,538.83

Stray NZ: Blue Bird (Mandarin Tour)

Our Mandarin Tours have been specifically designed for the new age Chinese traveller who is seeking more authentic experiences and more choice in their itineraries. Our tours provide a fun style of travel to explore New Zealand and visit truly unique destinations.

Our Mandarin Tours have been specifically designed for the new age Chinese traveller who is seeking more authentic experiences and more choice in their itineraries. Our tours provide a fun style of travel to explore New Zealand and visit truly unique destinations.

Day 1 : Christchurch to Mt Cook
Haere mai (welcome)! Your Stray tour kicks off in the South Island’s largest city, Christchurch. Pickups start in the city centre at 9:30am, followed by pickups from the Christchurch International Airport at 10:00am. We’ll head south across the Canterbury Plains and venture deep into the beautiful Mackenzie region, known for its unbelievably blue lakes and snow-capped mountain landscape. At the iconic township of Lake Tekapo, famous for its turquoise glacial waters, we’ll stop to explore some historic sites including the Church of the Good Sheppard. From Tekapo, we continue past picturesque Lake Pukaki on route to our destination at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You’ll have the option to take a scenic flight and enjoy spectacular alpine scenery when we arrive in Mt Cook. In the summer, when time permits, you can opt to walk the Hooker Valley track - a 4 hour self-guided walk that offers incredible views of Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak’ As one of the few designated ‘International Dark Sky Reserves’ in the world, Mt Cook is one of the very best places in New Zealand to join a stargazing tour and be mesmerized by the night sky above. Accommodation included: Mt Cook Lodge & Motel or equivalent (3-4 star) Activities included: Visit Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo Optional paid activities: Mt Cook scenic flight, Big Sky stargazing tour Optional free activities: Hooker Valley track Meal Included: Breakfast
Meals :Breakfast

Day 2 : Mt Cook to Wanaka
Start your morning early with an invigorating hike through the Tasman Valley surrounded by the native alpine bush and the dramatic Southern Alps mountain range. We’ll then visit a local salmon farm, where you can buy some of the finest freshwater salmon before we leave Mt Cook Village to continue south. We’ll stop in Omarama for lunch and, time permitting, we might catch a sheep shearing demonstration. From here it’s over the Lindis Pass, and into the popular lakeside holiday township of Wanaka. You’ll have the remainder of the afternoon to sign up for one of the many activities on offer, whether it’s nearby walks, mountain biking around the lake, exploring the weird and wonderful Puzzling World, skydiving, or learning to fly your very own stunt plane. Accommodation included: Wanaka Hotel or equivalent (3-4 star) Activities included: Tasman Valley walk, Salmon Farm visit Optional paid activities: Mountain biking, Skydiving, Learn to Fly, Puzzling World Optional free activities: Wanaka Tree walk Meal Included: Breakfast
Meals :Breakfast

Day 3 : Wanaka to Queenstown
We have a big day planned with lots of activities to look forward to as we make our way towards Queenstown. On route, we’ll stop in Cromwell, famous for its fresh fruit produce and you can sample a delicious sweet treat. Next up is a visit to AJ Hackett’s Bungy Bridge, where this sporting phenomenon originally began. If there was ever a time to try a bungy, today is the day! After all that excitement, we’ll continue to the historical township of Arrowtown, where you can experience first-hand a settlement of gold mining huts built by Chinese immigrants during the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s. At the end of the day we will arrive into Queenstown, known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’! Your guide will take you around the city centre, pointing out all the important places you need to know to ensure you make the most of your free day tomorrow. Queenstown has a lively nightlife with plenty of excellent restaurants, pubs and live music to check out. Accommodation Included: Rydges Lakeland Resort or equivalent (3-4 star) Activities included: Visit the world home of the bungy jump, tour of Arrowtown’s historic settlement, Queenstown city tour Optional paid activities: Bungy jump Meal Included: Breakfast, Sweet Treat
Meals :Breakfast

Day 4 : Free day in Queenstown
You have a full free day to explore everything Queenstown has to offer. No matter what your past-time of choice is there is an activity for you! Options include: bungy jumping, zipline tours, canyoning, Shotover River jet boating, skydiving, a walk up Ben Lomond mountain for unbeatable views, stroll the city gardens or simple soak up the stunning scenery and quality eateries in town. Accommodation Included: Rydges Lakeland Resort or equivalent (3-4 star) Optional paid activities: Shotover Jet, Nevis Bungy, Skyline Gondola, Zipline, Skydiving, TSS Earnslaw Meal Included: Breakfast
Meals :Breakfast

Day 5 : Queenstown via Milford Sound to Te Anau
It’s another early start as we depart for the natural wonder of Fiordland National Park. Sit back and take in one of the most spectacular drives on the South Island as we travel around the edge of Lake Wakatipu and watch the landscape morph from rolling farmland to mountains and dramatic fiords. Our destination is New Zealand’s most famous attraction, Milford Sound, sometimes called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. This afternoon we will board a scenic boat cruise and navigate through the deep green waters, surrounded by sheer mountains, dewy rainforest and tumbling waterfalls. Keep your eyes open for the fur seals, dolphins and penguins that are often spotted in the fiord. After our Milford cruise, we will return to our accommodation situated right on Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. Accommodation included: Distinction hotel or equivalent (3-4 star) Activities included: Milford Sound cruise Meal Included: Breakfast
Meals :Breakfast

Day 6 : Te Anau to Dunedin
We depart Te Anau this morning to make our way back to the east coast. Today’s destination is Dunedin, a prominent university city known for its Scottish heritage, Victorian architecture, breweries and white sand beaches that are home to fur seals, sea lions, penguins and the only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross in the world. We will arrive in time to join an afternoon Peninsula Wildlife Tour, for those that want. Alternatively, you have free time to explore the city on foot, marvel at the classical architecture, stroll through the Botanic Garden, take a guided tour of the Speight’s Brewery or visit the historic Larnach Castle. Accommodation included: Kingsgate Hotel or equivalent (3-4 star) Activities included: Dunedin City Tour Optional paid activities: Wildlife tour, Speight’s Brewery Tour, Larnach Castle Meal Included: Breakfast
Meals :Breakfast

Day 7 : Dunedin to Christchurch
On our way out of town this morning we’ll stop to visit Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. From here, we drive north up the coast to the Moeraki Boulders, one of the South Island’s most fascinating attractions. These naturally occurring giant spherical stones are embedded on a sandy beach. Each weigh several tonnes and range up to 3m in diameter in size. Next stop along the coast is the old-world town of Oamaru. You’ll be guided through the Victorian precinct with the option to check out Steampunk HQ, an intriguing museum dedicated to retro-futuristic sci-fi art. After lunch in Oamaru, we express back to Christchurch, arriving early evening at approximately 6pm. You will be dropped off at either the Christchurch International Airport or in the city centre. Sadly, this is where your Stray journey comes to an end, but we hope you had a blast! Activities included: Baldwin Street, Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru city tour Optional paid activities: Steampunk HQ Sci-Fi Museum Meal Included: Breakfast
Meals :Breakfast

Start: Christchurch

Finish: Christchurch

DEPARTURE DATES 出团日期︓
2019 Departures: January 5th 12th 19th & 26th, February 2nd 9th 16th & 23rd
March 8th & 22nd, April 5th & 19th, May 3rd

 

2019 年(周日)︓7 月7 日、10 月1 日(周二出发)、10 月27 日、11 月10 日、11 月24 日、12 月1 日、12 月8 日、12 月15 日、12
月22 日

 

2020 年(周日)︓1 月5 日、1 月12 日、1 月19 日、1 月26 日、2 月2 日、2 月9 日、2 月16 日、2 月23 日、3 月8 日、3 月22 日、
4 月5 日、4 月19 日、5 月3 日

Optional Paid Activities:

 

+ Mt Cook: Alpine Scenic Flight, Big Sky Stargazing tour

+ Wanaka: Mountain biking, skydive, Learn to Fly, Puzzling World

+ Queenstown: Shotover Jet, Nevis Bungy, Skyline Gondola, Zipline, Skydiving, TSS Earnslaw

+ Dunedin: Wildlife tour, Speight’s Brewery Tour, Larnach Castle High Tea

+ Oamaru: Steampunk HQ Sci-Fi Museum