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Thrifty Tours4 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.

 New Zealand independent tour
 Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch
 4 days/ 3 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand

At a glance - 4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

Day 1: Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 2: Milford Sound day tour with Real Journeys. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 3: Queenstown to Dunedin by Intercity coach. Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Day 4: Dunedin to Christchurch.

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4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown

4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 1

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: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, the Millennium Hotel is just minutes from Queenstown's central shopping and entertainment district. Outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating are just some of the easily accessible activities nearby in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Meals included: Lunch

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 2: Milford Sound day tour with Real Journeys

4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 2

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: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, the Millennium Hotel is just minutes from Queenstown's central shopping and entertainment district. Outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating are just some of the easily accessible activities nearby in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 3: Queenstown to Dunedin by Intercity coach

4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 3

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: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Distinction Dunedin Hotel occupies the grand Chief Post Office built in the 1930’s. This art deco inspired building has recently been transformed into a 4 star hotel with elegant décor, set in the heart of the city.

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Day 4: Dunedin to Christchurch

4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin - Day 4

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.

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