With eight days to show off New Zealand to you, we’ve hand picked a selection of fantastic places to rest your head on our Short South Essential South Island Tour.
Milford Wanderer (Milford Sound)
The Milford Wanderer is a purpose built vessel designed to replicate a traditional trading scow and is perfectly suited to cruising the fiords. This is one of only a couple of options for staying overnight in Milford, so you’re one of a lucky few in the world that will get to wake up in the morning in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Your relaxed overnight cruise will take you to view the fiord’s waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife and you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area with a variety of activities on offer.
You’ll stay in a private cabin with shared bathrooms and be served a 3 course dinner and a cooked breakfast prepared by the onboard chef. A specialist nature guide is on board to provide information and answer questions.
Mt Cook Lodge
One of only two places to stay in the Mount Cook National Park you’ll be treated to incredible views from your doorstep. Settle into your comfortable, warm and modern room to rest your legs after a day in the hills. If you want to explore further you’re close to numerous marked walkways and the local visitor centre too.
La Rochelle Motel Akaroa
A friendly, warm and welcoming motel situated in this historic French village outside Christchurch. Your fresh and spacious unit will have a view of the ocean and all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. The motel is right on the water's edge so perfect for an evening sunset stroll or a walk into the arty village.
Matai Lodge (Te Anau)
This modern lodge is situated close to the Lake in Te Anau and with its dining facilities and communal areas it’s perfect for small groups like ours. The rooms are neat and well presented, perfect for a relaxing night’s sleep. You’re close enough to walk into the quirky town of Te Anau, the gateway to Milford Sound, and down to the lake.
Edgewater Resort Wanaka
A stunning lakeside retreat, with charming apartment style accommodation, offering you the opportunity to relax and unwind in luxury after a busy day in the outdoors. Take advantage of the spa and sauna facilities before or after dinner, or take a walk along the lakefront track for incredible panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.
Please Note, on occasion for operational reasons, we may stay at an alternative but equally attractive and comfortable accommodations.