5 Day Southern Escape Tour
Starting and ending in Queenstown, this is the perfect tour for those short on time but wanting to see and do much of what Queenstown and the surrounding South Island area has to offer.
|Queenstown to Queenstown|
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|Te Anau||Queenstown||Milford Sound|
- All transport & transfers
- 4 nights accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- 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 - WELCOME TO QUEENSTOWN
Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand - the adventure capital of the south. Your accommodation tonight is included so settle in and unwind.
DAY 2 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort town. There are dozens of activities available, something for everyone - from jet boating, bungy jumping, sightseeing or a relaxing wine tour. We are happy to include additional activities into your itinerary. You may like to head up the Skyline Gondola, 450 metres above Queenstown to the top of Bob’s Peak where you’ll enjoy the best views unfolding before your eyes. Then, perhaps take a luge ride? Be thrilled as you travel down the luge course on purpose built luge carts. You have control as you take on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again!
DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / TE ANAU
A full day tour to the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park – a truly spectacular region of snow capped mountain, glacier lakes, fiords, waterfalls and dense forest. From Te Anau, travel to the forested Eglington Valley, Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel and Chasm before arriving into Milford Sound. Enjoy a wonderful cruise of Milford Sound viewing the spectacular waterfalls and Mitre Peak. A picnic lunch is included. After your cruise, board your coach to Te Anau.
Stay: Te Anau
DAY 4 - TE ANAU / QUEENSTOWN
This morning is free at leisure for you to enjoy the tranquil township of Te Anau. You may like a visit to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves? Travel by boat across Lake Te Anau to Cavern House on the Western Shores. On arrival, join a nature guide for your Glowowrm experience both above and below ground. After your eyes adjust, marvel at the sight of these soft bodied beetles light up the darkness like stars. Please ask if you are interested in this option. Later today, join your coach for you journey back to Queenstown.
DAY 5 - FAREWELL FROM QUEENSTOWN
Your tour arrangements end this morning after checking out of your accommodation. You may like to add on a West Coast tour and continue your South Island experience or alternatively coach connection to Christchurch can be arranged.