6 Day Southern Highlights
Your journey begins in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island. Spend the afternoon exploring this urban destination, the botanic gardens, shopping district, and historical buildings. The following morning, hop aboard a coach, journeying across the lush Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo, before continuing into the Southern Alps and on to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, home to the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Here, you'll have free time to explore, consider booking a sightseeing flight (at additional expense) to fully experience all that this stunning landscape has to offer. Eventually, you continue on through the Lindis Pass to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, and your home for the night. Awake on day three for your adventure into Milford Sound. A luxury coach transports you along Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, along the Milford Road into Milford Sound where you'll board your vessel and embark on your cruise of the sound. Enjoy the lush rainforest, majestic waterfalls, sky-high mountains and playful wildlife, before disembarking and journeying back to Queenstown for the night. The next morning, climb aboard your luxury coach and embark, travelling past the clear waters of Lake Dunstan, Lake Wanaka, and Lake Hawea, through the Haast Pass before emerging into the ruggedly beautiful and wild West Coast. Arriving in the small village of Franz Josef, you'll have time to explore the area, and the famous Franz Josef Glacier. The morning of day five brings more adventure, as you depart Franz Josef, heading north along the West Coast for Greymouth. Once arriving at the train station, board the TranzAlpine Train for one of the worlds great train journeys across the Southern Alps and Arthurs Pass before arriving in Christchurch, your home for the final night of your trip.