6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin
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6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

Travel Christchurch to Mt Cook to Queenstown, then visit Milford Sound before heading to Dunedin, finish your tour in Christchurch

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Independent tour (bus & coach)

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,388 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch

6 days/5 nights

Hotel 3 star

 Customisable? YES

 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days

All coach tour transport as specified in this tour package

All breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Tour at a glance

At a glance - 6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch, transfer to accommodation. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Day 2: Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Day 3: Milford Sound day tour with Real Journeys. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Day 4: Queenstown to Dunedin by Intercity coach. Accommodation: Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge

Day 5: Dunedin to Christchurch. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Day 6: Depart Christchurch today.

Tour full itinerary

Detailed itinerary: 6 day tour starting in Christchurch

Day 1 - Welcome to Christchurch, transfer to accommodation

6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 1
Private transfer Christchurch Airport to your accommodation

On arrival, you will be met by a private driver and transferred to your Christchurch accommodation.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Christchurch Hop On Hop Off City Tour - 24 Hour Pass

Discover the true magic of city sightseeing on-board this city tour bus. With a mix of open and closed top buses, you will ride in comfort and style, enjoying spectacular views. Join friendly local guides as they take you on a journey of discovery through Christchurch. Listen to "live" entertaining and informative commentary and learn about the fascinating history, from pioneering days to modern times.

Your accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

The Heartland Hotel Cotswold is just a few minutes walk to boutique shopping at Merivale and Hagley Park. The distinctive architecture of the Heartland Hotel Cotswold reflects Christchurch's image as the most English of cities outside of England.

Day 2 - Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown

6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 2
Christchurch to Queenstown with GreatSights (includes lunch)

Leaving Christchurch early, you will travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps. Then continue to the location of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook, situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site. Rising to 3,754 metres high, Aoraki certainly lives up to its name, which in Māori can be translated as 'cloud piercer'.
At Mt Cook Village you'll enjoy lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel. After lunch you'll have time to explore the village and soak up the view. The tour continues south, past Lake Pukaki and through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country. En route, enjoy a stop in the quaint village of Omarama. Your tour concludes in the evening upon reaching Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Your accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

The Heartland Hotel Queenstown is the ideal place to stay if you want to be close to all the action of Queenstown's main centre, yet be elevated enough to take advantage of the spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu to the mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Milford Sound day tour with Real Journeys

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Milford Sound Cruise and coach tour from Queenstown

Return luxury coach transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound, with a 1 hour 40 minute Cruise along the full length of the fiord. On boarding a Real Journeys luxury glass-roofed coach in Queenstown or Te Anau, you will enjoy a relaxing trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. After a morning tea break in Te Anau, where you have the option of purchasing refreshments, the coach continues along the spectacular Milford Road. There is time for photo stops and short walks along the way. On reaching Milford Sound, you board the modern, spacious vessel for a leisurely cruise in the fiord. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to enjoy waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and the wildlife. During the cruise your friendly crew provide commentaries in several languages and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier.

Your accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

The Heartland Hotel Queenstown is the ideal place to stay if you want to be close to all the action of Queenstown's main centre, yet be elevated enough to take advantage of the spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu to the mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Queenstown to Dunedin by Intercity coach

6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 4
Private transfer Queenstown Accommodation to Coach Stop

You will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to the coach stop.

Queenstown to Dunedin by InterCity Coach

Enjoy this scenic coach trip across the magnificent Central Otago countryside to the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin. Pass through Cromwell, Clyde, Alexandra,, Raes Junction and many more of the historic towns of the gold mining region.

Dunedin Coach Stop to Accommodation Transfer with Iconic

On arrival into Dunedin you will be met from your coach and transferred to your accommodation.

Your accommodation: Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge

Nestled in landscaped gardens, the Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge is located within two acres of beautifully kept garden, and just a short drive to the city centre.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Dunedin to Christchurch

6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 5
Dunedin Accommodation to Coach Stop Transfer with Iconic

You will be collected from your accommodation and transferred to the coach stop in time for your departure.

Dunedin to Christchurch by InterCity Coach

The drive follows the Otago Coastline as you head north from Dunedin. Pass through the unique town of Oamaru, famous for its buildings constructed with the unique locally quarried white stone. The port town of Timaru is next and then the vast Canterbury Plains. Crossing New Zealand's longest bridge at Rakaia you can view some great examples of the South Island's famous braided rivers.

Private transfer Lichfield St stop to your accommodation

A private transfer will collect you from the coach stop and transfer you to your accommodation.

Your accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

The Heartland Hotel Cotswold is just a few minutes walk to boutique shopping at Merivale and Hagley Park. The distinctive architecture of the Heartland Hotel Cotswold reflects Christchurch's image as the most English of cities outside of England.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Depart Christchurch today

6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 6
Private transfer accommodation to Christchurch Airport

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and transfer you to Christchurch Airport in time for your departing flight.

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