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 city in the South Island. The Avone River meaders through the central city which is 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-chaning city.
day 2 - CHRISTCHURCH - QUEENSTOWN
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo. Continue south to the small town of Twizel before travelling through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)
Christchurch - Queenstown: 484km (approx 6hrs)
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, 50mins) 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
Travel through the Central Otago region and on to Twizel. Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki to ‘Aoraki’ Mt Cook, the
cloud piercer. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. (B)
Queenstown - Aoraki Mt Cook - Christchurch: 572km (approx 7hrs, 10 mins)
day 6 - DEPARTURE DAY
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B)
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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