NEXT TOUR DEPARTS January 2022 ex DUNEDIN
(limited to 6 people, book now to avoid missing out)
*Tours available February, March and April 2022
Explore Stewart Island, Rakiura "the Land of Glowing Skies"
Experience what New Zealand was like before people arrived, a lush sub-tropical paradise full of unique birdlife & marine mammals. Stewart Island, known as Rakiura "the land of glowing skies" offers us a glimpse of this prehistoric world. Join us for a fully guided 7 Day all inclusive tour with Kim Hayward - 10 years experience guiding small group tours to Stewart Island
6 nights accommodation luxury hotel/lodge (Dunedin, Catlins & Stewart Island)
all transport on tour including Stewart Island return flights (or ferry if preferred)
some meals; breakfast, lunch each day with exclusive dinner on last night included
at least one special activity/attraction each day included
fully escourted with Kim, Iconic Tours owner for the duration of the tour
private airport transfers Dunedin Airport to Dunedin City (return)
Attractions included in price...
Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary guided tour (with Ulva's Guided Walks)
Pelagic bird watching cruise (with Rakiura Charters)
Kiwi Spotting Guided Tour (with Beaks & Feathers)
Catlins forest walks, wildlife & bird watching with Kim
Freshwater River or Wildlife Cruise
Dunedin Citysights, Royal Albatross and Larnach Castle tour
Meet at Dunedin Airport for your complimentary private transfer to the Distinction Hotel. Short city tour before check in. Refresh, then depart for the Otago Peninsula for some increadible landscapes and a visit to the Royal Albatross Colony.
After a buffet breakfast, depart for the Catlins Coast. Full day of exhilarating nature walks & wildlife, enjoy picnic lunch at a secluded spot, arrive at Curio Bay mid-afternoon and check into our beach-front accommodation. Dinner at Niagara Falls Restaurant.
Enjoy a full cooked breakfast with Kim, depart Curio Bay for Invercargill, couple of sighseeing stops along the way. Lunch at the Auction House Cafe. Fly Invercargill Airport to Oban Stewart Island mid-afternoon (15 minute scenic flight). Short tour of Oban and check in to the luxury lodge. Free time until dinner at South Sea Hotel Restaurant.
Full cooked breakfast, morning pelagic wildlife cruise, picnic lunch, afternoon guided walk on Ulva Island. Gormet dinner at the lodge. Evening Kiwi Spotting guided tour.
Gourmet breakfast, morning water taxi to Port William, walk the Rakiura Track to Lee Bay, taxi back to Oban. Or alternative (for non-walkers) private 2 hour sightseeing tour by Aurora Taxis. Or alternative e-bike half-day hire. Evening Freshwater River Cruise.
Full breakfast, morning free time in Stewart Island... visit the new Rakiura Museum, browse the shops and galleries, or enjoy some of the beautiful short walks in the area. Fly Oban to Invercargill mid-day. Lunch at Auction House Cafe before heading to Dunedin. Check-in Larnach Castle Lodge. Special heritage dinner in the Castle for our last night together.
Check out Larnach Castle Lodge, scenic drive to Dunedin City. Private transfer to Dunedin Airport when required.
"after 10 years of taking tours to Stewart Island, I have come to love and respect the place, its nature and its people. I've built strong relationships with the local operators and have a good idea of how things tick on Rakiura, what works and what doesn't. I've enjoyed the most amazing weather, specatular skies, jaw dropping wildlife, and yet I'm still blown away by the place everytime I visit" Kim Hayward, Iconic Tours Dunedin
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