6 Day Best of the South Tour

This wonderful six day tour of the bottom of the South Island lets you take in all the beautiful scenery of Mt Cook, Milford Sound and the glacier region while still allowing you enough free time to enjoy Queenstown and Franz Josef at your own pace.

 

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.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

6 Days

Tour Code:

6S

 

Regions Visited

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

Christchurch Queenstown Milford Sound Mt Cook Franz Josef Greymouth

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Milford Sound cruise & picnic lunch
  • Guided Glacier Valley Walk

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

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $2,015 NZD $2,695 NZD Enquire
Triple $1,880 NZD $2,365 NZD Enquire
Single $2,730 NZD $4,085 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 - 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.

Stay: Queenstown

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.

Stay: Queenstown

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.