Day 17: Dunedin to Mount Cook

First, we take a wander through Dunedin, New Zealand’s city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. After leaving Dunedin, we head to the Moeraki Boulders, mysteriously spherical stones scattered across a beach. Each boulder weighs several tonnes and is up to two metres high. On our way to the Mount Cook region, we have another opportunity for a short hike to get our first impression of this impressive area. Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home to the highest mountains and the longest glaciers in New Zealand. It is alpine in the purest sense - with skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields, all set under a star-studded sky. We spend the night in Mount Cook Village, a comfortable haven in one of the most unforgiving parts of New Zealand.

Meals: B