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6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2950CLT24
  • Details

Experience a six day independent coach tour of the scenic South Island of New Zealand. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Mount Cook and Queenstown and across to the city of Dunedin, before returning to Christchurch.


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  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Visit the Mount Cook National Park, enjoy a scenic cruise on majestic Milford Sound and experience the Taieri Gorge train.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Copthorne Central Hotel or from selected Christchurch hotels
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

6 days / 5 nights
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point late in the afternoon on Day 6

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6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • 5-nights accommodation
  • Dunedin Peninsula Sightseeing tour
  • Royal Albatross Colony admission (seasonal due to Albatross breeding)
  • Taieri Gorge train journey
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please note that this tour is an independent tour and you may be traveling with a different driver/guide and group each day
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Day 1: Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown
Travel through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains and the ever-changing scenery of the foothills of the Southern Alps. Continue traveling across Burkes Pass before descending to the stunning glacial-fed Lake Tekapo and visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd, which stands on the foreshore. 

From here you travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to arrive at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Stop at Mt Cook for lunch (own expense) where you will be mesmerized by the surroundings of this truly unique region. Cross the Lindis Pass, leaving the MacKenzie Country and travel along the Kawerau Gorge before arriving in Queenstown.

Overnight: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day 2: Queenstown  Milford Sound – Queenstown
Travel along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables to Te Anau, the 'Gateway to Fiordland National Park.' On entering UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park you pass through the Eglinton Valley. See ancient beech forest, stunning waterfalls and the famous Mirror Lakes where you will pause for a photo stop. 

Continue through the upper Hollyford Valley, past the stunning Christie Falls and enter the Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. On exiting the Homer Tunnel, prepare for the breathtaking impact of the Cleddau Valley and the descent into Milford Sound. 

On arrival, take an unforgettable cruise on the majestic Milford Sound where you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak and rock walls scarred by glaciers which rise vertically from the sea. Then re-board the coach for the return journey to Queenstown. Optional lunches on board the cruise are available.

Overnight: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day 3: Queenstown
Enjoy a free day in Queenstown.

Overnight: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day 4: Queenstown  Dunedin
Board the coach for the drive to Pukerangi, where you will transfer to the Taieri Gorge Railway. View Otago's unspoiled landscape as this train journey takes you into rugged pioneering terrain with sightseeing stops along the way. Arrive into Dunedin this afternoon.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City or similar

Day 5: Dunedin
This morning is at leisure in Dunedin. Take the opportunity to visit the Olveston Historic House, a guided tour of Larnach Castle or a stroll around Glenfalloch Gardens. This afternoon you will be taken on a tour of the Otago Peninsula including the renowned royal albatross colony (seasonal due to albatross breeding).

Overnight: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City or similar

Day 6: Dunedin  Christchurch
Enjoy further time at leisure this morning to take in the historical sights of Dunedin. Perhaps visit the art gallery or do some last minute shopping before returning to Christchurch by either coach or train.
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Tour code: 2950CLT24