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Southern Odyssey: Stewart Island & The Catlins with MoaTours

7 day / 6 night tour from $4390 per person share twin

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7 day / 6 night tour from
per person share twin

7 Day / 6 Night tour with stays in Invercargill, Stewart Island, the Catlins and Dunedin.

Invercargill has fascinating transport museums and Stewart Island and Ulva Island bird sanctuary are a nature lover's playground. See the natural wonders of the Catlins Coast and discover the Scottish heritage of Dunedin and its mainland albatross colony. 

Deal Includes 

Return flights from Auckland (ask us about flights from other destinations) 
All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
✔ Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours Kiwi guide
 6 nights accommodation as below
✔ All meals
✔ All Activities & Entrance Fees
✔ Sightseeing & Exploring

From $4390 per person share twin
From $4990 per single room

Tour dates: 


Day 1: Auckland - Queenstown - Mandeville - Gore - Invercargill

Your included flight from Auckland arrives in Queenstown before midday. We lunch nearby and continue southwards to the Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust Museum and factory at Mandeville Airfield. Tiger Moth flights are a specialty and you could take a  quick spin at your cost.
In Gore we visit the Eastern Southland Gallery, sample a dram of whisky and catch up on the history of the prohibition days on a guided tour with Jim Geddes at Hokonui Moonshine Museum. 

Accommodation: Invercargill - Ascot Park

Day 2 : Invercargill - Transport World - Indian Scout - Bluff -Stewart Island

It’s all about wheels at Invercargill's two excellent museums -  Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Burt Munro’s Indian Scout is also on display at E. Hayes & Son, a classic old style hardware store in the centre of town. 

We check out the famous signpost at Bluff then In the mid afternoon we take the 20-minute flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island.

We are met on arrival and transferred to the Bay Motel. We dine at the South Sea Hotel.

Accommodation: Stewart Island - Bay Motel

Day 3: Stewart Island Sightseeing

Wake up to the sounds of bird calls - kaka and tui. After a leisurely breakfast enjoying the views of the bay we drive most of Stewart Island's 28km of road -  including Oban and the surrounding beaches and the gateway to Rakiura National Park. Our on board local guide provides insights into Stewart Island’s community.

This afternoon we cruise the sheltered waters of beautiful Paterson Inlet and land at Ulva Island, a world acclaimed open sanctuary, Wide and flat wooden walkways take us into the heart of the island. Returning to Oban that evening.

Accommodation: Stewart Island - Bay Motel

Day 4: Stewart Island - Catlins - Kaka Point

We fly back to Invercargill and visit Waipapa Point, Curio Bay and Porpoise Bay. We take our time in the Catlins - strolling to lakes and waterfalls. This region’s history includes whaling, logging native forest and farming yet seals, penguins and bird life abound.

We lunch at Niagara Cafe and have fun winding "rustic automata" at the Lost Gypsy Gallery in Papatowai.  We dine by the sea at the Point Café and Bar at Kaka Point.

Accommodation: Catlins - Nugget View Motel

Day 5: Kaka Point - Otago Peninsula - Dunedin

We start our day with a visit to the stunning views at Nugget Point Lighthouse before winding our way to Balclutha and along the coast to the Taieri River mouth and onto the Otago Peninsula.

We drive out to Taiaroa Head on the tip of peninsula to visit the Royal Albatross Centre perched on the clifftops. This only mainland albatross colony in the world and there's every chance you will see albatross chicks. Later we drive back down the peninsula and into the city to check into our inner city hotel. We dine in this evening.

Accommodation: Dunedin - Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 6: Dunedin Sightseeing

We take a guided tour of historic Olveston House built in 1904 for a Dunedin merchant. We sightsee in and around Dunedin driving to Signal Hill and stop at the bottom of Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. Take in the views from Signal Hill and lunch at Carey’s Bay historic hotel.

Later we return to the city and visit the Discovery World Tropical Forest at the Otago Museum home to exotic butterflies and a range of tropical plants and fish before returning to our hotel. We dine in the hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Dunedin - Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 7: Dunedin sightseeing - Dunedin Airport

There's time for further sightseeing this morning - visiting Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and the inner city where Dunedin's Scottish ancestry shows and Robbie Burns' statue takes pride of place in the Octagon.  

We lunch nearby in the Warehouse Precinct and in the mid afternoon transfer to Dunedin Airport for our return flight. 

What you’ll love

  • The Croydon Heritage Trust factory and flight museum
  • Sample the whisky at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum
  • Classic cars, motorcycles and "the World's fastest Indian"
  • Take the scenic flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island
  • An on-board local guide provides insights into Stewart Island’s community and seafaring history
  • Cruise the sheltered waters of beautiful Paterson Inlet and land at Ulva Island
  • Take in the beauty and abundant wildlife of the Catlins
  • Visit the Lost Gypsy Gallery in Papatowai
  • Nugget Point Lighthouse
  • The Royal Albatross Centre is the only mainland albatross colony in the world
  • Visit historic Olveston House for a guided tour
  • Visit Otago's Discovery World Tropical Forest
  • Visit Toitu Otago Settlers Museum  
  • Lunch in the Warehouse Precinct

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• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.  
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