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6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

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6 days
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US$1331.18 US$ 1369.10
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Adult(s) x (Age 14 To 99)
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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.


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.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • 5-nights accommodation
  • Dunedin Peninsula Sightseeing tour
  • Taieri Gorge train journey
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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

Meeting Point

Selected Christchurch hotels
Departure Time:
7:15 AM
Departure Comments:

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

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point late in the afternoon on Day 6
  • 6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch


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