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Southern Wonders 12-day Air & Coach Tour

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Pacific Trailways

April 19-30, 2022


An exclusive, small group 12-day South Island adventure by private air charter and coach. See and experience the South’s spectacular ‘must-do’ features in style – from ground level and from above! You’ll fly over the celebrated Southern Alps and view Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Wanaka, the colourful Canterbury Plains, beautiful Southern Lakes, majestic Milford Sound, remote Stewart Island and more – all from above. Go dolphin watching at Akaroa, relax in hot springs at Tekapo and explore the remote Catlins region. Visit Stewart Island and walk on pristine Ulva Island, a significant predator-free bird sanctuary. Visit the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, see Larnach Castle, cruise on Milford Sound and so much more too. With four 2-night stays, this well-paced adventure lets you enjoy each area in depth. See the South without the crowds – you know there will never be a better opportunity than this!

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Fly specially chosen sectors of your tour in modern ‘private charter’ Air Safaris and Air Milford 12 seat Cessna Caravan aircraft – with pilot commentary en route for significant points of interest. This is a unique opportunity to see exceptional scenery and diverse regional landscapes from a rarely offered perspective. You’ll enjoy spacious, individual aircraft seats with large windows for excellent viewing and those breath-taking photo moments. 
Complementing the flight sectors is a stylish, luxury Bayes touring coach for ground level visits and sightseeing. Quality onboard features, panoramic coach windows, comfortable seats and the care of an experienced driver guide mean you can sit back, relax and enjoy all the scenic delights and activities as they unfold. New Zealand by air and by coach – what could be better?

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Highlights and Inclusions

•    Private charter flight-seeing on four tour days (5 remarkable private flights)
•    Dolphin watch cruise, Akaroa
•    Hot Springs at Tekapo
•    Mt Cook night sky experience
•    Tekapo salmon farm
•    Air Safaris Grand Traverse alpine scenic flight
•    Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head
•    Larnach Castle tour and lunch
•    Dunedin sights including Baldwin Street (world’s steepest)
•    OCHO Chocolate Factory
•    Toitu Settlers Museum
•    Catlins scenic route to Invercargill, including renowned Nugget Point
•    Lake Te Anau vintage yacht cruise  
•    Stewart Island & Oban, including predator-free Ulva Island guided tour
•    Milford Sound Nature Cruise and lunch
•    Historic Cardrona Pub 
•    Wanaka activities; Puzzling World, Transport & Toy Museum 
•    Quality ‘4-star plus’ *hotels, including one night at The Hermitage, Mt Cook  
(*Hotels not connected with the Gov’t border quarantine/isolation programme)
•    Four 2-night stopovers (Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau and Wanaka)
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (11), Dinner (11), Lunch (4)
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
•    Modern, well-appointed, luxury coach with driver guide commentary 

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Tour host's website: Pacific Trailways

Why a Bayes Coachlines Tour?

Bayes Coachlines operate a modern and reliable touring coach fleet, with vehicles ranging from 22 - 50 seater coaches. All of our coaches have a 3 to 5 star rating, are Air-Conditioned, with wall to wall carpet and trim, reclining seats, and some with on-board toilets, fridges, TVs, Video/DVD systems and twin door entry.

We have been dealing with both National and International clients from all parts of the world for over 30 years.  We can provide for you exactly what you need from a transport operator - informed and accurate information on New Zealand activities and events, friendly and professional advice and service, and very competitive prices. Whether it is simply providing Coach transport for your set itinerary or doing the complete package - providing itinerary options for you and organising all accommodation, sightseeing, meals, and dealing with any other requests you may have.

Safety & Reliability

DriverAll our vehicles are regularly inspected, maintained and serviced to the highest standards. Vehicles are checked by an independent organisation - Vehicle Testing New Zealand Ltd. Each vehicle is setup to provide the maximum in ride comfort and safety.


Our friendly professional drivers are individually chosen and trained with a high level of New Zealand experience and local knowledge. They are dedicated to helping you in any way possible, and insuring your travel is enjoyable, informative, seamless and hassle free.

International Clients

Bayes Coachlines will provide for your needs in all ways possible. We deal with clients from Australia, Great Britain, North America, Europe, Asia and many other nations from around the world.

Haws CragWe are very experienced in New Zealand touring, and are keen to take care of your touring needs. We deal with Hotel and Motel chains throughout New Zealand and have the contacts to be able to completely organise all parts of your touring package. Our Coaches range from 5 star luxury coaches to 3 star executive coaches, with all the appointments necessary for your comfort.

To view some sample Itineraries click here.

We look forward to hearing from you soon, and helping with the organisation of your New Zealand experience.  Contact us for Free help and Quotes.

New Zealand Clients

Tour BusBayes Coachlines is based on Auckland's North Shore, we operate 46 vehicles ranging from top of the line tour coaches through to school and charter vehicles in both the North and South Islands.  We provide all types of services and would love to discuss any requirements you have for up coming trips.  We deal with Golf Clubs, helping to organise Golfing Tours, and Youth Clubs for any type of Day Trip or camps, our local senior citizens on their Day Trip and Away Tours.  We also provide transport for corporate clients, and special interest groups. 

We have the contacts to completely organise all aspects of any tours from 1 to 20 days or more throughout New Zealand, tailored to your personal requirements.

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“ Kia Ora, Richard.  Just a quick note to say thank you for the excellent service provided by your company.  The tour was a great success made possible by many things but none more than the beautiful coach provided and of course Ben.&... ” read more

Giovanni, A&V Travel Group Tour