Majestic New Zealand
6 Days/5 Nights
Explore by Coach or Self-Drive Car. Flexible Daily Departures
Milford Sound lies at the heart of the Fiordland National Park – a World Heritage area. Cruising the clear, still waters of the Fiord you’ll encounter magnificent sights such as the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, and waterfalls thundering down sheer cliffs of the Fiord. Wet or fine, the magic of Milford Sound will enthral you.
Welcome to Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’. Perhaps visit the International Antarctic Centre– the ‘must see’ attraction in Christchurch – a unique experience located right next to the International Airport.
From Christchurch, travel South across the Canterbury Plains, through farming communities before climbing up to high plains of the McKenzie Country, pausing at the Church of the Good Shepherd to view Lake Tekapo. Continue to Mount Cook village nestled under New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook. The mountain overlooks a network of glaciers that feed Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. There are a number of activities including walks, tramps and scenic flights that will enable views of Mt Cook and the glaciers (own expense).
A free morning to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. This afternoon travel from Mount Cook return along the length of Lake Pukaki then head south through Twizel and Omarama to the scenic Lindis Pass. Once over the pass follow the Clutha Valley to its junction with the Kawarau Gorge at Cromwell. Queenstown is reached by following the “gold trail” alongside the winding Kawarau River. Queenstown nestles up to the northern shore of Lake Wakatipu from where it commands an expansive view of the peaks that surround the lake.
Travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Red Boat Cruise and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown.
Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits. The local staff at “The Station” can assist with information and reservations for the huge selections of things to see and do.
Your tour arrangements conclude this morning. Coach (or air) options to Christchurch or further afield are available on request – additional charge.