3 Day Southern Highlights Tour

A short but comprehensive tour which includes coach travel to Queenstown, with a scenic stop made at Mt Cook village – giving you the chance to view NZ’s highest mountain with your own eyes! A must for every visitor is the coach trip to Milford Sound. With ample scenic photo stops and extensive commentary from your driver, you'll learn about this unique and beautiful part of the country.

 

3 Day Southern Highlights Tour

Travel from Christchurch to New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt Cook - enjoying a delicious lunch at Hermitage Hotel, then onto Queenstown. Day two is a full day excursion to the world famous Fiordland National Park and cruise of Milford Sound.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

3 Days

Tour Code:

3S

 

Regions Visited

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Tekapo          Queenstown Christchurch Mt Cook Milford Sound Te Anau

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport & transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Superior accommodation includes breakfast
  • Mt Cook Village & lunch at Hermitage Hotel
  • Milford Sound cruise & picnic lunch

Prices for the period 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $989 NZD $1,238 NZD Enquire
Triple $953 NZD $1,147 NZD Enquire
Single $1,187 NZD $1,648 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR

Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH / MT COOK / QUEENSTOWN

Travel south following the foothills of the Southern Alps via lakes Tekapo and Pukaiki to Mount Cook village where there is time to enjoy a delicious lunch at Hermitage Hotel. You may also like to take one of the many short walks available or visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Continue onto Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 2 - FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

A full day tour to the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park – a truly spectacular region of snow capped mountains, glacier lakes, fiords, waterfalls and dense forest. From Te Anau, travel to the forested Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel and Chasm before arriving into Milford Sound. Enjoy a stunning cruise of Milford Sound viewing the spectacular waterfalls and Mitre Peak.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN / CHRISTCHURCH

Today depart Queenstown and travel via the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell, the town of Omarama, famous for its gliding, Tekapo and the rural towns of Fairlie, Geraldine and Methven through to the “Garden City” of Christchurch.