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.
|Christchurch to Christchurch|
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|Tekapo||Queenstown||Christchurch||Mt Cook||Milford Sound||Te Anau|
- All transport & transfers
- 2 nights accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- Mt Cook Village & lunch at Hermitage Hotel
- Milford Sound cruise & picnic lunch
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.
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.
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.