Explore New Zealand by Coach or Self-Drive Car
Southern Discovery Tour 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs Daily # TT321T
3 nights accommodation
Transfers within journey
Milford Sound Cruise including lunch
Skyline Gondola - Queenstown
Mount Cook National Park
All tours are flexible. Pre and post tour accommodation and airport transfer packages available.
Self drive option –from $769 share-twin
A perfect introduction to the spectacular sights and stunning landscapes of the South Island.
Day 1: Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown
Cross the Canterbury Plains, over Burkes Pass to the glacial lakes and into Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy exploring the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Enjoy optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country to the Lindis Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and through the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to Queenstown. Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Day 2: At Queenstown
Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort.
Day 3: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau
An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through the pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Te Anau. Stay 1 night in Te Anau.
Day 4: Te Anau - Christchurch
Travel through stunning Fiordland towards the Waimea Plains and the farming community of Gore. Continue across the rolling hill country of Southland and South Otago to Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the South' for a brief stop. Head north through historic Oamaru, through seaside Timaru and across the Canterbury Plains, arriving in Christchurch early evening. Please note no commentary is provided on this journey.
Accommodation has been chosen to fit our criteria of value for money, central locations, and guest services provided. All properties include TV and telephone in room and breakfast available on site. Our accommodation providers are fully informed of your travel arrangements and are happy to provide support and information during your stay.
There are five levels of accommodation, offering you a choice that fits your budget and holiday requirements.
Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation Qualmark rating 3, 3+ Star
Tourist properties with full facilities on site. Qualmark rating 3+, 4 Star
First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services. Qualmark rating 4, 5 Star