Classic Southern Panorama (PP09)

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Cities: Queenstown > Mount Cook> Christchurch

Day 1 Arrive Queenstown

On arrival at Queenstown 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 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 the coach back to Queenstown.

Day 3 Queenstown

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

Day 4 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 5 Christchurch

Today starts with Christchurch sightseeing tour including the International Antarctic Centre. The tour takes you around the city’s highlights and historic sites such as the Botanic Gardens, the Avon River and Canterbury Museum. When leaving the inner city, the tour takes in several parks and gardens including Mona Vale Gardens and Hagley Park before heading to the Port Hills for spectacular views over the city and Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.

Day 6 Depart Christchurch

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

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