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The Catlins Forest Park is for the enthusiastic photographer. If you haven’t had enough of New Zealand’s natural beauty, this place is perfect to explore all of it. From dense forests to sandy beaches to a rocky landscapes. A great place to spend the day trekking. Situated on the south-east end of the South Island, start your journey at the Kaka point and move towards the Purakaunui Falls. After refreshing move towards Papatowai,where the forests meet the sea. This place is of archaeological importance as old fossils are found here. later, take a walk along the sandy beaches and through estuaries filled with rich wildlife.
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DAY 3: TRAVEL TO WANAKA After spending a night at an apartment around Mt. cook in the Mackenzie region and enjoying breakfast with a view of the sugar powdered glaciers we drove out to Wanaka. A charming little town with a beautiful lake that made for a jaw dropping view from our rooms.You can join a glacier lake tour if you are staying around longer.
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Today take the drive to what can only be described as a spectacular look-out point. At 1000m above sea level one really does have a feeling of being at the top of the world here. Also en route will be a stop at the historic Church of the Good Shepherd, featured on all New Zealand postcards. You will arrive in Christchurch sometime in the late afternoon where you can take a city tour. Spots that will be marked on your map include: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, Christchurch Gondola, Re-Start Mall and New Regent Street. We will also recommend some great dining in the central city. Overnight Christchurch.
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DAY 6: MILFORD SOUND CRUISE/ FIRODLAND HIKE This day we headed to tour the spectacular Milford sound on a small cruise. We were lucky to have experienced wild dolphins, seals lazing on rocks and a stunning water fall. The cruise tour was an awe-inspiring visual treat.If you want, you can take up popular guided hike along the Firodland as well to witness their wildlife in the forests and more scenic beauty.