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SOUTH ISLAND MULTI-DAY TOURS inclusions

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Dunedin Airport Transfers 

On your arrival or departure to/from Dunedin we will arrange transport to/from the airport

 

Travel:

Our 12-seater mini-vans are spacious and comfortable. We pride ourselves on providing high quality tours and comfort. To that end we have capped our tour size to 8-guests maximum. Spread out and enjoy the space and daily refreshments.  

Travel Dates :

Note that the dates listed in our website are actually 1 day longer in duration than the advertised tour length. (Our 6-day tour is 6 nights, with guests departing on the 7th day). Likewise, for our 11-day tour, this has 11-nights accommodation included (with guests departing on the 12th day). 

 

Accommodation: 

We have chosen accommodation (4-star minimum) based on high ratings around quality, cleanliness and comfort. With at least two nights at each location, you will truly get to know the areas where we stay without having to re-pack each morning! Two night stays also give us the flexibility to modify timing of activities planned from one day to the next, particularly if the weather forecast is unfavourable. 

Meals:

All breakfasts, some lunches and some dinners are provided as per the respective 6-and 11-day itineraries. Where meals are not provided there are a variety of dining options.

Where we have included meals, we will inform restaurants/hotel/tour operator of any dietary requests. Please inform Horizon Tours of dietary needs before departure (There is a question about dietary requirements as part of your booking details when you book). We will endeavor to find alternatives but please note these can not always be guaranteed.
Included Meals in the itinerary are exclusive of alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased but remain the guests cost.

Your guide:

All tours are led by Lyndon Perriman, a former wildlife ranger with a broad background in conservation. His vast knowledge comes from decades of hands-on conservation work in this southern region. Lyndon's enthusiasm, knowledge and wit is delivered in a way that will enthrall and enhance your enjoyment of these nature based tours. 

Led and designed by a biologist, check out some of the reviews for Lyndon's Dunedin based tours at: Horizon Tours (Dunedin) - 2021 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Activities:

We pride ourselves on offering high quality activities throughout our multi-day tours. We also know that having free time for guests to explore an area is also important and we try to find a balance between these. If in exceptional circumstances an activity is not available we will do our very best to find a similar replacement activity at no additional cost. Your safety is paramount, all components of our tours are audited yearly. 

Why choose us ?

When we started planning for our multi-day tours, we used the same decision making around what makes our Dunedin based tours successful (Currently, Horizon Tours is ranked number 1 of 67 on Tripadvisor for outdoor activities in Dunedin). Continuing this theme of offering high quality and authentic experiences, we have planned routes that take in almost all of the highlights of southern South Island. We purposely built in flexibility into the itinerary to make the most of weather forecasts or guest interests, and have chosen, high quality places to stay and dine.

Our vehicles are modern and with guaranteed empty seats and plenty of stops on route, enjoy the space inside and easy access to your tour leader's extensive knowledge of these southern lands. We operate what is truly, a small group tour with our aim to make outstanding-memorable experiences. 

See the activities and attractions in our two multi-day tours below:

Southern Landscape and Wildlife Tour activities:

Southern Expedition Activities:

Dunedin

  • City sights

  • Larnach Castle

  • Otago Peninsula landscapes and wildlife

  • Wildlife cruise

  • Penguin tour

  • Beach & forest walks 

Catlins

  • Nugget Point (scenery & wildlife)

  • Curio bay (petrified forest)

  • Owaka Lagoon (wildlife)

  • Jacks bay (wildlife)

  • Lakes, marshes & Forest walks (scenery & wildlife)

Te Anau

  • Full-day Milford Sound experience (Short walks and cruise on Milford Sound)

  • Full-day Doubtful Sound experience​ (Cruise Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound).

All the activities from the Southern Landscapes & Wildlife tour, plus:

Dunedin to  Twizel (Mackenzie Basin)

  • Trotters Gorge

  • Moeraki Boulders

  • Oamaru Historical precinct

  • Elephant Rocks & Māori rock art

  • Hydro-electric dams

  • Wildlife viewing

  • Clay cliffs

Aoraki/Mt Cook

  • Sight-seeing & Tasman Valley walk

Tākapo/Tekapo

  • Church of the Good Shepard

Lindis Pass

Wanaka

Queenstown 

  • Visit to Glenorchy

  • TSS Earnslaw cruise

  • BBQ Lunch Walter Peak 

  • Visit to historic Arrowtown

Central Otago

  • Historic towns and (more) stunning scenery

SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE & WIILDLIFE TOUR Meals: 

All breakfasts (6), some lunches (4) and some dinners (4) are provided as per the itinerary. Where these are not provided there are a variety of dining options.

Price:

Twin pp $3,995

Single pp $4,500

Minimum numbers required: 2 persons (share twin)

SOUTHERN EXPEDITION TOUR Meals: 

All breakfasts (11), some lunches (5) and some dinners (6) are provided as per the itinerary. Where these are not provided there are a variety of dining options.

Price:

Twin pp $5,700

Single pp $6,700

Minimum numbers required: 2 persons (share twin)