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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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New Zealand independent tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,426 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch

6 days/5 nights

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Intercity Coach Travel
- Private transfer Christchurch Airport to your accommodation
- Dunedin Coach Stop to Accommodation Transfer with Iconic
- Private Transfer Queenstown Accommodation to Coach Stop (LSQ)
- Dunedin Accommodation to Coach Stop Transfer with Iconic
- Private transfer Lichfield St stop to your accommodation
- Private transfer accommodation to Christchurch Airport
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Brief itinerary - 6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch, transfer to accommodation. Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 2: Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Day 3: Milford Sound day tour with Real Journeys. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Day 4: Queenstown to Dunedin by Intercity Coach. Accommodation: Motel on York

Day 5: Dunedin to Christchurch. Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 6: Depart Christchurch today.

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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: Bella Vista Christchurch

Bella Vista Motel Christchurch offers a great range of comfortable modern units with excellent facilities. Enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Christchurch CBD, shops, entertainment and other activities.

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Day 2 - Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown

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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: Blue Peaks Lodge

Blue Peaks Lodge offers well equipped self contained rooms with a fantastic location overlooking Queenstown and is just an easy five minutes walk to the Queenstown lakefront.

Meals included: Lunch

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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: Blue Peaks Lodge

Blue Peaks Lodge offers well equipped self contained rooms with a fantastic location overlooking Queenstown and is just an easy five minutes walk to the Queenstown lakefront.

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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 (LSQ)

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: Motel on York

Motel on York is located in the heart of Dunedin city. The property offers superior accommodation only 300 metres away from cafes and restaurants.

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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: Bella Vista Christchurch

Bella Vista Motel Christchurch offers a great range of comfortable modern units with excellent facilities. Enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Christchurch CBD, shops, entertainment and other activities.

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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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