5 Day Fiordland Explorer Tour

For those wanting to experience the raw, impressive, remoteness of Fiordland, this tour is for you. With sheer cliffs reaching almost vertically for the skies and dense rainforest right to the waters edge, this is Utopia! Get ready to say “oooh” around every corner - this is beautiful busting out everywhere.

 

5 Day Fiordland Explorer Tour

The perfect South Island tour allowing you to get the most out of the remote Fiordland region. You get to not only experience the world famous Milford Sound – a must for any traveller, but also the remote and untouched Doubtful Sound. Enjoy a tour across Lake Te Anau to view the Glowworm Caves, before returning to Queenstown where you get to enjoy the local activities and sights on offer in this wonderful alpine resort.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

5 Days

Tour Code:

5E

 

Regions Visited

Click on the region name to view more information about the region

Tekapo Queenstown Milford Sound Te Anau Doubtful Sound Mt Cook Christchurch

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Milford Sound Cruise and picnic lunch
  • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
  • Doubtful Sound Excursion

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

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $1,980 NZD $2,405 NZD Enquire
Triple $1,860 NZD $2,155 NZD Enquire
Single $2,585 NZD $3,440 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 to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Free time in Mount Cook before continuing on to Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 2 - QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / TE ANAU

A full day tour to the World Heritage listed, Fiordland National Park. Enjoy cruising Milford Sound and viewing the spectacular waterfalls and towering Mitre Peak. This evening travel by boat across Lake Te Anau and join your nature guide for your Te Anau Glowworm Caves experience both above and below ground.

Stay: Te Anau

DAY 3 - TE ANAU / DOUBTFUL SOUND / QUEENSTOWN

Travel to Manapouri where you cruise across the lake to West Arm. Here you travel over Wilmot Pass and down into Deep Cove. Begin your 3 hour catamaran cruise of beautiful Doubtful Sound. On board there is excellent viewing of waterfalls, rainforest and mountains as you twist and turn your way through the stunning waterways. You then retrace your journey back to Te Anau and on to Queenstown.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of activities available. Something for everyone.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN / CHRISTCHURCH

Today depart Queenstown travelling north through to the “Garden City” of Christchurch.