day 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
On arrival in Christchurch, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to their accommodation.
Christchurch is New Zealand's largest South Island city. The Avon River meanders through its centre, set on the expansive Canterbury Plains between the Pacific Ocean mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. With a strong English heritage and known as the Garden City, Christchurch is emerging as a vibrant, ever-changing city.
day 2 - CHRISTCHURCH - QUEENSTOWN
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)
Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown: 595km (approx. 7hrs,30mins)
day 3 - MILFORD SOUND
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B,L)
Queenstown - Milford: 287km (approx. 3hrs 50 mins) each way
day 4 - QUEENSTOWN
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)
day 5 - QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK - CHRISTCHURCH
Return north, through picturesque sheep farming country to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. This rugged land of ice and rock showcases 19 giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. Make a stop at the world famous Church of the Good Shepherd located on the edge of stunning Lake Tekapo before travelling back to Christchurch.
Queenstown - Aoraki Mt Cook - Christchurch: 572km (approx 7hrs, 10 mins)
day 6 - CHRISTCHURCH
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or rental car return.
Kiwiway Package Tours offer the following:
• Daily departures
• No minimum number of passengers
• Breakfasts daily
• All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
• A choice of four accommodation options
• A choice of four transport options
Kiwiway Packages are flexible:
• Packages can be taken in the reverse direction
• Packages can be extended with extra nights and additional locations
• Packages can be personalised with specific optional tours and activities
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