Southern Lakes 4-Day (3-Night) Scenic Tour
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Amberley, North Canterbury
- Product code: PNQZV1
Private tour with personal guide for your dream holiday to New Zealand. Fabulous scenic tour from Christchurch to Queenstown. It includes a visit to spectacular Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park.
Day 1 Christchurch to Queenstown to the beautiful Southern Lakes Region of New Zealand
8am pick up from your Christchurch accommodation.
On leaving Christchurch we travel through the Canterbury Plains, passing through small country towns, wide open plains where you will see sheep, crops, deer and dairy cows.
Taking the southern scenic inland route the landscape changes from rolling hills to spectacular towering majestic snow covered mountains and turquoise blue lakes. We stop at Lake Tekapo for photos and lunch.
Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd overlooking Lake Tekapo.
See the picturesque Lake Pukaki with spectacular views of Mount Cook (New Zealand’s highest mountain) weather permitting.
Travelling further south we arrive at spectacular Queenstown the adventure capital of New Zealand for your overnight stay. In the evening enjoy exploring the beautiful alpine town.
Day 2 Queenstown to Milford Sound, Milford Cruise overnighting Te Anau
7.30am pick up from your hotel. Today we visit the beautiful Fiordland World Heritage Park where we stop at the picturesque Lake Te Anau for photos and a bite to eat.
Travel to the spectacular Milford Sound an ecological and natural wonderland that will take your breath away. Enjoy an exciting adventure exploring the mighty Fiords on a Milford Sound boat cruise where you can see waterfalls, dolphins, seals and much more, overnighting in Te Anau with time to relax and enjoy the town on the edge of Lake Te Anau (New Zealand’s second largest lake) we can even arrange an evening glow worm tour for you!
Accommodation: Te Anau Lake Side Motel
Day 3 Te Anau to Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu Steamship Cruise, staying in Queenstown.
8.30 am Depart Te Anau, drive to Queenstown
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Queenstown to join a cruise on the famous Earnslaw steam ship with a stopover at Walter Peak Farm for a sheep shearing and dog display and a gourmet BBQ lunch, this is a piece of Kiwi heritage not to be missed. You may enjoy a short afternoon drive to Arrowtown the historic gold mining town, stroll around the many quaint shops and see the historic houses along tree lined streets that Arrowtown is famous for.
Accommodation: Queenstown Hotel
9.30 am Pick up from your hotel.
You may like to enjoy the world famous, thrilling Shotover Jet Boat ride with 30 minutes of action packed, adrenaline pumping fun or add the scenic Gondola ride (Cable car) one of the steepest in the world to the Skyline Queenstown and take in the spectacular mountain and lake views.
As your tour ends after lunch either stay on in Queenstown or return to Christchurch with your guide
What’s included in your personal tour package:
· You own driver/tour guide and vehicle
· 3 nights hotel/motel accommodation (2 nights Queenstown, 1 night Te Anau)
· 3 breakfasts
· 4 days of touring and sightseeing
· Milford Sound 2.5 hour Nature Cruise
· Earnslaw Steam Ship Cruise Gourmet BBQ Lunch