6 Day Best of the South Tour
Let us guide you through the popular South Island tourist destinations of Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park (with Milford Sound cruise) and the Glacier region.
|Christchurch to Christchurch|
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|Christchurch||Queenstown||Milford Sound||Mt Cook||Franz Josef||Greymouth|
- All transport
- 5 nights accommodation
- Milford Sound cruise & picnic lunch
- Guided Glacier Valley Walk
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 - MILFORD SOUND DAY EXCURSION
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.
DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort town. There are dozens of activities available – something for everyone. Please ask at time of booking for additional options.
DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF
Leaving Queenstown, travel to the West Coast passing via the Haast Pass into Westland National Park.
Stay: Franz Josef
DAY 5 - GLACIER VALLEY WALK
Today enjoy a delightful guided Glacier Valley Walk to the glacier terminal face. You will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, gain an understanding of the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere (how the glacier got its name) and enjoy awesome views of the glacier. Please note this walk does not take you onto the ice. Afternoon at your own leisure.
Stay: Franz Josef
DAY 6 - FRANZ JOSEF / GREYMOUTH / CHRISTCHURCH
Travel north through lush rainforest to Greymouth where you will transfer to the TranzAlpine Train. Enjoy a remarkable train journey across the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to the “Garden City” of Christchurch.