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.
|Christchurch to Queenstown|
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|Tekapo||Queenstown||Milford Sound||Te Anau||Doubtful Sound||Mt Cook||Christchurch|
- All transport
- 4 nights accommodation
- Milford Sound Cruise and picnic lunch
- Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
- Doubtful Sound Excursion
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.
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.
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.
DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN / CHRISTCHURCH
Today depart Queenstown travelling north through to the “Garden City” of Christchurch.