Southern Glories NZ – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages

Southern Glories NZ

One of the world’s most majestic backdrops is ready and waiting to inspire our journey of community together as we ‘taste & see’ the glories of New Zealand’s stunning South Island.

Highlights

Christchurch (1) • Tranz Alpine Rail Trip • Arthur’s Pass • Greymouth • Franz Josef Glacier (1) • Haast Pass • Wanaka • Lake Wakatipu • Queenstown (2) • Arrowtown – Mary Mackillop Cottage • Te Anau (2) – Glow Worms Cave • Milford Sound • Dunedin (1) • High Tea at Larnach Castle • Little Blue Penguins Tour • Oamaru • Twizel •  Mt. Cook (2) – New Zealand’s highest peak • Lake Tekapo • Church of the Good Shepherd • Christchurch (1)

  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Departs: 17-27 March 2022
  • Also Departs: 03-13 November 2022
  • Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Daily Mass

Itinerary

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

Day 1Begin Christchurch

Theme: New Beginnings

  • Begin in Christchurch. You will be welcomed on arrival at your centrally located group hotel by our Tour Leader.
  • Get to know your fellow travelers as we come together to share our first group dinner this evening.

Christchurch Overnight (D)

Day 2Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Railway to Franz Josef Glacier

Theme: God’s Provision
Proposed Mass: St Patrick’s Church Greymouth

  • This morning we board the Tranz Alpine Railway, (renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world). Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend through Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps.
  • Mass at St Patrick’s Church Greymouth

Franz Josef Overnight (BD) – Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 3Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

Theme: Food for the Journey
Proposed Mass: Our Lady of the Alps, Franz Josef

  • Mass at Our Lady Of The Alps – Catholic Church, Franz Josef
  • Travel south following the Southern Alps via scenic Haast Pass & the resort town of Wanaka
  • Arrive into Queenstown , NZ’s home of adventure, for a 2 night stay.

Queenstown Overnight (BD)

Day 4Queenstown Exploration 

Theme: Identity & Purpose
Proposed Mass: St Joseph’s Church, Queenstown

  • Tour the sites of Queenstown this morning
  • Afternoon free to explore Queenstown
  • Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Queenstown
  • Board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station
  • Enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead.

Queenstown Overnight (BD)

Day 5Queenstown via Arrowtown to Te Anau 

Theme: Spirit of the Pioneers
Proposed Mass: St Patrick’s Church, Arrowtown

  • Visit Mary MacKillop Cottage in the old gold mining village of Arrowtown. Located on the St Patrick’s Catholic Church grounds, the Mary MacKillop Cottage is a small yellow cottage originally built as a miner’s house around 1870 where in 1897 Sister Mary MacKillop converted the cottage into a convent for the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
  • Mass at St Patrick’s Church, Arrowtown
  • Visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Te Anau Overnight (BD)

Day 6Cruise on the Milford Sound

Theme: Wonder of Creation
Proposed Mass: St Bernard’s Church, Te Anau

  • Enjoy a fascinating scenic drive to Milford Sound
  • Cruise on this magnificent fjord. See Bowen Falls and the towering Mitre Peak. Enjoy a picnic lunch during the cruise.
  • Mass at St Bernard’s Catholic Church, Te Anau

Te Anau overnight (BLD)

Day 7Te Anau to Dunedin 

Theme: Abundance of Blessing
Proposed Mass: St Joseph’s Cathedral, Dunedin

  • Depart Te Anau this morning and travel east to Dunedin, known as the “Edinburgh of the South”
  • City tour of Dunedin
  • Visit Larnach Castle and Gardens – High Tea
  • Mass at St Joseph Cathedral Dunedin
  • The Little Blue Penguin viewing tour at dusk

Dunedin Overnight (BLD)

Day 8Dunedin to Lake Tekapo

Theme: Awe & Gratitude
Proposed Mass: Church of All Saints, Twizel

  • Via Oamaru, famous for its white limestone
  • Lunch and Mass at Twizel (Church of All Saints Catholic Church)
  • View Mt. Cook – New Zealand’s highest peak

Mt. Cook Overnight (BLD)

Day 9Lake Tekapo Retreat Day

Theme: Abundant Springs
Proposed Mass: Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue
  • Mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Restful afternoon off by the turquoise waters.

Mt. Cook Overnight (BD)

Day 10Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

Theme: Hope & Inspiration  
Proposed Mass: Christchurch Pro-Cathedral 

  • Depart Lake Tekapo and journey across the scenic Canterbury Plains to Christchurch
  • Visit the Carmelite Monastery
  • Mass at the Christchurch Pro-Cathedral
  • Farewell dinner

Christchurch Overnight (BD)

Day 11Finish Christchurch

Theme: Gratitude & Peace
(BD)

* All tour inclusions and order of daily arrangements remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of the tour leadership.

Dates & Prices

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
17-27 March 2022
TBA
AUD $4990
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SG2201
17-27 March 2022
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Dates

17-27 March 2022

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4990

Tour Code

SG2201

Single Room

AUD $1690 Supplement

Air & Tour

-

Start/Finish

Christchurch/Christchurch

Prepaid Tips

n/a

03-13 Nov 2022
TBA
AUD $5190
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SG2202
03-13 Nov 2022
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Dates

03-13 Nov 2022

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $5190

Tour Code

SG2202

Single Room

AUD $1760 Supplement

Air & Tour

-

Start/Finish

Christchurch/Christchurch

Prepaid Tips

n/a

* Prices are indicative and remain subject to possible changes in the unlikely event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare increases or minimum group size contingencies.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at superior standard 3 – 4 star hotels with breakfast and dinner daily
  • Lunches as per the itinerary
  • Deluxe Air-Conditioned Touring Coach • Professional Driver / Guide throughout the program
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer (as applicable)
  • Accompanied by a Harvest Tour Director
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed
  • Quality Harvest pilgrim pack including Harvest backpack, Pilgrim Journal and Travel Wallet.

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Other meals not listed
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance - ask Harvest about its preferred Travel Insurance

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  • This trip has intensified our spiritual connection with Mary and the time provided gave us time for personal reflections.

    Jocelyn and Jinny

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