Coastal Explorer – 8-Day Package
Explore New Zealand by InterCity Coach or Self-Drive Car. Flexible Daily Departures.
New Zealand’s coastline is remarkably diverse and reaches a scenic climax in the South Islands Fiordland. Mitre Peak in Milford Sound is one exceptional feature of New Zealand’s coastline, it rises a staggering height of nearly one mile from the ocean. The West Coast of the South Island is rugged and the only place where you’ll see a glacier almost meet the sea.
Welcome to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South” New Zealand’s oldest city. Shuttle transfer to your hotel.
Dunedin, boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in New Zealand. This morning we suggest you visit historic Olveston House and the Victorian & Edwardian buildings in this University town. This afternoon you take a tour on to the Otago Peninsula to view Larnach Castle, enjoy a Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head and the Penguin Place to view colonies of rare Yellow-Eyed Penguins.
(176 miles) Board the Taieri Gorge train (Seat-in-Coach only) and enjoy rugged, unspoilt landscape and the opportunity for sightseeing stops. Experience breath-taking views of this historic journey to Pukerangi where you will then continue your journey to Queenstown.
Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to theFiordland National Park. Join your Milford Sound Red Boat Cruise for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord. Return to Queenstown.
Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits. We can assist with information and reservations for the huge selection of things to see and do.
(251 miles) Travel north today via Lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Enjoy the rugged West Coast scenery through the Haast Pass and continue on to Franz Josef. We suggest an optional scenic glacier flight to enjoy the stunning scenery.
(249 miles) Travel to Greymouth and board the scenic TranzAlpine train for a journey famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. Traverse the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch for final night.
Tour package includes: 7-nights accommodation, Seat-in-Coach transfers, sightseeing tours in Dunedin and Queenstown a day trip to Milford Sound and Scenic Tranz Alpine train journey across the Southern Alps.
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