Spring in Central Otago Tour
Enjoy nature’s spring beauty and tapestry in Central Otago. Soak up the olde world charm of Oamaru’s historic precinct, Totara Estate and Cromwell’s old town, visit Arrowtown and Queenstown, Lakes Dunstan, Pukaki, Tekapo, enjoy meals in picturesque locations.
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A small group tour to enjoy nature’s spring beauty and tapestry in Central Otago. Soak up the olde world charm of Oamaru’s historic precinct, Totara Estate and Cromwell’s old town, visit Arrowtown and Queenstown, Lakes Dunstan, Pukaki, Tekapo, enjoy meals in picturesque locations.
Day 1: Christchurch to Oamaru
Pickups from Christchurch between 8.30am and 9am, we travel through the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as the backdrop. We stop for a Canterbury garden visit with morning. Our next stop will be at the Temuka Pottery café where you can enjoy browsing at pottery and get a bite to eat. Your sensors will come alive during a visit to country store, and then explore the historical part of Oamaru. Enjoy a meal before joining the Little Blue Penguin tour for your evening entertainment. MT, D.
Day 2: Oamaru to Cromwell
This morning you will have free time in Oamaru before enjoying a heritage experience morning tea. Discover the seaside town of Moeraki before travelling through north Otago towns, on our way to Cromwell, our base for the next three nights. Dinner in Cromwell tonight B,MT, D.
Day 3: Cromwell to Alexandra to Cromwell
Explore the historic precinct of Cromwell with its array of shops. Stop for a fruit ice cream at a fruit stall, a must do if you like ice cream then, we visit a historic gold mining town, wine tasting and lunch overlooking the stone fruit orchards, we will spend the evening in Alexandra with dinner out waiting to enjoy the Alexandra Mardi Gras and fireworks display B L D
Day 4: Cromwell to Queenstown to Cromwell
After breakfast today we travel to see the colours of spring in the charming township of Arrowtown, time to stroll around the old-world main street. We will visit Queenstown for a spot of lunch before returning to Cromwell and a visit to Highlands Motor Sport vehicle collection and dinner overlooking Lake Dunstan. B D
Day 5: Cromwell to Omarama
Stop Enjoy visiting some Central Otago gardens on a garden trail celebrating the newness of spring, before driving to Omarama for a night. Omarama means the place of light and glider pilots love the air above the small township in the Mackenzie Basin, dinner out tonight. B D
Day 6: Omarama to Christchurch
After breakfast, we start the journey north with stops at a salmon farm, Lake Pukaki, Tekapo township, Barkers family owned berry fruit shop in Geraldine arriving back in Christchurch for the night and lovely farewell dinner out tonight. BD.
Day 7: Christchurch.
After breakfast, your tour ends.
Date September 23-29 2020
Accommodation: 6 nights
Meals: (B) Breakfast 6 : (L) Lunch 1 : (D) Dinner 6
Pick up from Christchurch, tour finishes in Christchurch