5 Day Dunedin, Queenstown and Milford Tour
Tour Type
Independent Tour
5 Days

First stop is spectacular Queenstown & Milford Sound. Then journey on to Dunedin with their much celebrated train station, regarded as the most photographed in the country. Wildlife is in abundance should you choose to visit the Otago Peninsula where you can see Yellow Eyed Penguins, Fur Seals & the magnificent Albatross birds.

Prices per person in NZD* Single Double or Twin Triple
Tourist (Motel) NZ$1,885 per person NZ$1,340 per person NZ$1,245 per person
Quality (Hotel) NZ$2,510 per person NZ$1,650 per person NZ$1,450 per person

*Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

Extra days and activities can be added at time of booking.


HIGHLIGHTS - included in the fare
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound cruise & picnic lunch
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Mount Cook
  • Glacial Lakes of Tekapo & Pukaki

Day 1: Christchurch - Mount Cook - Queenstown
Depart and travel south following the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mt Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. At Mt Cook Village you have time for lunch or to take one of the many short alpine walks in the area. Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge. 
Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel, Scenic Suites or similar.
Day 2: Free Day in Queenstown
A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort style town. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour that you can use at a time the suits you. There are dozens of optional activities as well - thrilling jetboating on the rivers, white water rafting, helicopters through the chasms, sky diving, A J Hackett's world famous bungy jumping, cruises on the lake on the vintage 'TSS Earnslaw', high country sheep stations, gold panning and spectacular walking trails. The list is endless with something for everyone. Please ask at time of booking of you would like us to book any additional sightseeing activities.
Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel, Scenic Suites or similar.
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 mountains, 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 one and a half hour cruise of Milford Sound viewing the spectacular waterfalls and Mitre Peak before returning to Te Anau.
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel or similar
Day 4: Te Anau - Dunedin
High country tussock soon gives way to the lush pastures of Southland and Otago as you travel through Gore and Balclutha arriving in Dunedin early afternoon. 
Afternoon at your own leisure in Dunedin.

Option: Take a tour out onto Otago Peninsula to see penguins, seals and other wildlife (additional cost). Please ask at time of booking for additional options and tours.
Accommodation: Alexis Motor Lodge, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross or similar
Day 5: Dunedin- Christchurch
Morning at leisure in Dunedin to take in some of the sights or do a little shopping. In the afternoon travel north through the undulating hill country of Otago and through the cities of Oamaru and Timaru. Leaving Timaru we enter the patchwork of the Canterbury Plains, the largest plain in New Zealand arriving in the "Garden City" of Christchurch.

*Prices are per person and include: pick up from centrally located pre tour accommodation, transfers to / from accommodation throughout the tour and activities as specified in the itinerary. 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.
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.

This tour departs daily

As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

What is an 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.
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