|3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour. A three day tour offering the best the South Island has to give. Travel to Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford and Dunedin before returning to Christchurch|
3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour
Multi-day Coach Tour
- South Island
A spectacular three day tour offering the best the South Island has to give. Travel to Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford and Dunedin before returning to Christchurch.
Day 1 Christchurch/Mount Cook/Queenstown
Travel south and then west with Newmans Coach Lines across the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. At Lake Tekapo, the first of two glacial lakes we will see today, time is available to photograph the beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd overlooking the lake. After lunch (not included) at Mount Cook, take one of the many alpine walks in the area. Our afternoon journey to Queenstown passes by the hydro-electric power schemes of the MacKenzie Country and the stone fruit growing region of Cromwell.
Day 2 Full day Excursion to Milford Sound
A coach journey with Newmans Coach Lines to one of the world's greatest natural wonders - the Fiordland National Park - a world heritage area. A vast remote wilderness with snow capped mountains, glacial lakes and valleys, fiords, islands, waterfalls and dense forests. Travel to Te Anau and on to the the forested Eglinton Valley through the Homer Tunnel and out into breath-taking Milford Sound. Enjoy a one and a half hour cruise of Milford Sound viewing the spectacular waterfalls and famous Mitre Peak. An optional scenic flight may be taken for the return journey home to Queenstown (arranged by the coach driver on the day).
Day 3 Queenstown/Christchurch via Dunedin
Travel with InterCity Coachlines following the snow-fed Clutha River through the towns of Cromwell and Alexandra westward to the Pacific coastline and then north to Dunedin. The days journey follows part of the Otago goldfields trail and passes by several of the large hydro dams in the region.
From Dunedin we head north following the Pacific coast through the cities of Oamaru and Timaru to the garden city of Christchurch.
Scenicpacific Tours, based in Christchurch and Auckland, offer the combined experience with two of New Zealand's leading coach and tour operators, with affiliations to the New Zealand Bus & Coach Association, the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand, the Overseas Tour Operators Association and the Inbound Tour Operators Council.
Visitors are assured of a wonderful New Zealand experience with:
* The knowledge of traveling with an experienced tour operator
* wide choice of tours and timetabled services every day
* Daily guaranteed departures on our Independent tours
* Centrally located hotels and motels for all overnight tours
* Train and national park inclusions where possible
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