Southern Highlights Tour
Beginning your journey in the largest city in the South Island, Christchurch, after arriving you'll have the remainder of the day to explore the city (talk to our specialists about additional experiences you could book!) The second day, you'll depart Christchurch, travelling through the Canterbury Plains, through Lake Tekapo, continuing on through the Southern Alps to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain. Here, you'll have free time to explore; consider booking a scenic flight (at additional cost) to better experience the stunning alpine and glacier scenery. After, continue on to Queenstown via the Lindis Pass. Queenstown will be your home for the night, and day 3 will be free for you to enjoy all that the adventure capital of the world has to offer. Consider partaking in adrenaline activities, or something a bit more leisurely, Queenstown has got it all. The morning of day 4 sees you departing Queenstown aboard a luxury coach, travelling along Lake Wakatipu, through Te Anau, and along the famous Milford Road to Milford Sound. Here, you'll embark on a cruise through the sound, full of gushing waterfalls, sky-high peaks, lush rainforest, and playful wildlife, before eventually travelling back to Queenstown for the evening. The next morning, disembark from Queenstown again, and travel by luxury coach through the stunning scenery of the South Island, includes Lakes Dunstan, Wanaka, and Hawea, Makarora, the Haast Pass, before eventually emerging on the wild, ruggedly beautiful West Coast. Arriving in the small village of Franz Josef, you'll have the afternoon to explore the world famous Franz Josef Glacier. The following morning, you'll travel by coach north along the West Coast to Greymouth, from which you will board the TranzAlpine Train for an unforgettable experience, considered one of the world's great train journeys. View the stunning landscape and scenery of the Southern Alps, including Arthurs Pass, before arriving in Christchurch for the final evening of your trip. On the next morning, a transfer from your accommodation to the airport finishes your journey!