Tour Description :
A five day "Spectacular" tour from Christchurch to Dunedin, rich in early NZ architecture and Scottish history. Travel aboard the Taieri canyon train before continuing by coach to Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.Relax three nights in this special Alpine resort visiting Milford Sound. You also have time to choose an experience from a wide range of optional adventure activities unique to the area (At own cost).
Places of Interest:
Day One - Christchurch to Dunedin
Travel south to Dunedin via the mixed cropping and sheep grazing lands of the CANTERBURY PLAINS. Closer to your destination, this journey travels along the rugged coastline of North Otago.Arrive late afternoon in DUNEDIN a City rich in Scottish heritage which boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in New Zealand. Transfer to your accommodation included on your arrival.
Day Two - Dunedin to Queenstown
Join this informative one hour tour of DUNEDIN HERITAGE by a double-decker bus, see the well known landmarks established by the early Scottish settlers.Enjoy the sights before transferring to the railway station to board the historic TAIERI GORGE train. Steeped in early settler history this journey features spectacular changing scenery with magnificent pioneer stone work and engineering along the railway. A combination of modern carriages with panoramic views and immaculately restored traditional versions make this a truly memorable train ride. At Pukerangi, transfer to your coach and continue to Queenstown through the rugged rock landscape of Central Otago.
Day Three - Milford Sound Day Excursion
Follow the shoreline of the WAKATIPU LAKE’S southern arm before travelling overland to Te Anau. After morning tea (own arrangements) continue towards the grass-covered Eglinton Valley surrounded by forest-clad mountains.Later you travel towards MILFORD this has been described as one of the most spectacular scenic routes in the world. The lush forest growth west of the Homer Tunnel contrasts with the stark barren beauty east of the tunnel.Depart on your 1-1/2 hour MILFORD SOUND cruise past Mitre Peak which rises dramatically from the ocean floor to its snow-capped summit. View spectacular waterfalls, look out for dolphins, seals and penguins. Return to Queenstown by coach, arriving early.Return flight option available subject to weather (at extra cost).
Full day at leisure for you to enjoy this amazing year round holiday resort - QUEENSTOWN. There are many optional activities -- jet-boating, white water rafting, bungy jumping, lake cruise, wine tasting and golf.
Day Five - Queenstown / Mount Cook / Christchurch
Travel the highway across the golden tussock covered slopes of this Alpine LINDIS PASS.Opportunity for lunch at MOUNT COOK village (own arrangements). We recommend a scenic flight with Air Safaris around Mount Cook and the Tasman Glaciers landing at Tekapo, where you rejoin the coach bound for Christchurch.Return to the Garden City – CHRISTCHURCH via Mount Cook and Tekapo, arriving approximately 6:30 pm
NOTE: At times during busy seasons (usually November to March) accommodation may not be available at some overnight destinations on the tour you have chosen. Should this occur at the time of your booking, our reservations staff will suggest reversing your itinerary or date of departure to enable confirmation of the tour you have chosen.
Tour Operates Daily
- Subject to availability.
- From 123 Worcester St, Christchurch.
- Departs: 8:00 am Day One.
- Terminates: Ritchie’s Travel Centre 6:30 pm (approximately) Day Five
- Fare includes: Selected Hotel/Motel pickups, accommodation four nights, Milford Sound Cruise, Taieri Gorge train journey, coach and tax.
SUPER PACKAGE - DUNEDIN, QUEENSTOWN AND MILFORD
Tour TTCDQMC 55T - 5 Day Super Package
Standard Accommodation Price:
Single Room - NZ$ 2022.00 per person
Share Twin - NZ$ 1488.00 per person
Share Triple - NZ$ 1348.00 per person
Exclusive Accommodation Price:
Single Room - NZ$ 2280.00 per person
Share Twin - NZ$ 1606.00 per person
Share Triple - NZ$ 1478.00 per person