Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
On arrival at Christchurch airport self drive passengers will make their own way to Hertz depot for collecting their rental car whereas Seat in Coach Passengers will be met & greeted by driver and transferred to their accommodation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Christchurch – Mt. Cook
After breakfast at hotel, self drive passengers will drive their rental car while coach passengers will board their coach to Mt Cook. Immerse yourself in New Zealand's spectacular scenery as you travel across the Canterbury Plains with the majestic Southern Alps as a constant backdrop. Continue inland to the rolling green pastures of Geraldine and then into the MacKenzie Country. In the heart of the MacKenzie Basin, nestled on the shores of azure Lake Tekapo, sits Tekapo. Visit the much photographed Church of the Good Shepherd. From Tekapo, continue through the arid MacKenzie Basin, past Lake Pukaki and onto Mt Cook National Park, home of the majestic Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Mt. Cook – Queenstown
After having breakfast at hotel, self drive passengers will drive their rental car while coach passengers will travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Mount Cook. Continue your journey over the Lindis Pass into the historical gold mining region of Central Otago. Relax as you take in the spectacular scenery that changes from rugged ranges and mirror lakes to the winding Kawarau River Gorge, before emerging into the lush green farmland surrounding your destination of Queenstown. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Full Day Milford Sound Excursion including Cruise & Indian Boxed Lunch
Self Drive passengers will drive through whereas coach passengers will be collected from hotel & travel from Queenstown to Milford hugging the shores of Lake Wakatipu, proceed past wind turbines, deer farms and across rural farmland, before reaching Lake Te Anau, the 'Gateway to Fiordland'. Board the waiting vessel for a one hour forty minute full length cruise of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea. After the cruises sit back, relax and enjoy the view from the coach on the return journey to Queenstown. Self drive passengers can upgrade today to go by coach. Please discuss with your travel professional. Overnight at hotel.