Southern Highlight (PP06)

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Cities: Christchurch > Dunedin > Queenstown > Mount Cook > Christchurch

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Self-drive passengers collect your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of the tour package).

Day 2 - Christchurch—Dunedin

Travel across the Canterbury Plains through Timaru and Oamaru to reach Dunedin early afternoon. The rest of the day is free for optional activities. (Self-drive passengers may wish to explore other parts of the city in the afternoon).

Day 3 - Dunedin

This is a free day for you to pursue your own activities, such as visiting Larnach Castle or the Royal Albatross Colony.

Day 4 - Dunedin – Queenstown

After breakfast, take an InterCity coach for your transfer to Queenstown. (Self-drive passengers are free to participate in more optional activities before driving to Queenstown).

Day 5 Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

An early start following the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and through Te Anau where you will be enthralled by the immense landscape. Travel through beech forest, passing majestic mountains, on through the Homer Tunnel in time to board your catamaran for the Milford Sound cruise. Cruise past Mitre Peak, the highest mountain in the world to rise vertically from the sea, and admire the Stirling and Bowen Waterfalls as you cruise out to sea. Return to the pier for your coach back to Queenstown.

Day 6 Queenstown

This is a free day for you to pursue your own activities.

Day 7 Queenstown - Mount Cook - Christchurch

This morning travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook around lunch time. There is a rare opportunity to take an optional scenic flight to view Mt Cook’s snow fields and glaciers. We continue through to Christchurch.

Day 8 Depart Christchurch

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (Self-drive passengers return your car directly at the airport).

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