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Queenstown, NZ & Milford Sound Cruise

8 days from $4,590*

* PP Twin Share. Single add $1,050

Departure Date

  • April 6th, 2019

DAY 1 – Depart Home Port Arrive Queenstown

Welcome to New Zealand! Our timing for this tour is great as we’ll enjoy a week of sunny April weather of around 20°C and it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some touring and hospitality – Kiwi Style!

You are met on arrival by the Host at the Queenstown Airport before being transferred to your hotel. The Copthorne Hotel is a year round resort on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. A welcome Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

(D)  Copthorne Hotel
Return Flights included ex, BNE, SYD, MEL
 

DAY 2 – Discover Queenstown

Today we take you on a tour of the outlying areas of Queenstown. Departing from the hotel the first stop is the quaint village of Arrowtown. Time out at the village allows for lunch and shopping. The final visit today is to Gibbston Valley Winery. Join a guided tour of the vineyard and winery, completing the experience with a tasting in the caves. Travel 76 metres underground into the Gibbston Valley Wine Cave. Dinner tonight is at our hotel.

(B, D) Copthorne Hotel
 

DAY 3 – Glenorchy Touring & Lord of the Rings Movie Set

Today is Easter Monday and this morning travel to the small settlement of Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Glenorchy’s most recent claim to fame is its association to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. This is also the gateway to farmland and forests around the area that were used as film locations for a number of scenes in these movies. This evening ride the aerial gondola to Bob’s Peak and enjoy a delicious 6 course buffet dinner while admiring the panoramic views  of The Remarkable Rangers.

(B, D) Copthorne Hotel
 

DAY 4 – Water Peak High Country

Today we cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Upon arrival we disembark and then you can wander and join in the farmyard walking tour which includes sheep dog handling and a sheep shearing demonstration. Your BBQ lunch is on the terrace in front of the Colonel’s Homestead overlooking the Lake

(B, L) Copthorne Hotel

 

DAY 5 – Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Breathtaking in any weather, the fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards from as high as 1000 metres. When it rains in Milford Sound, and it often does, those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect.

Today will be one of your trip highlights. Travel around Lake Wakatipu and through Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Arrive in Milford Sound to board your scenic cruise down Milford Sound past towering Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Cruise the world famous Milford Sound, overnight on board the ship.

(B, L)

 

DAY 6 – Cleddeau & Eglinton Valley

Today the cruise returns to Milford Wharf where we board our coach and drive back to Te Anau travelling via the Cleddeau Gorge, Homer Tunnel and the lovely Eglinton Valley. After passing through the tunnel, the Milford Road emerges into the impressive Cleddau Valley. Here you’ll find one of the most impressive photo stops along the Milford Road called The Chasm. Bounded by steep mountain ranges on either side, this steep valley is named for the Cleddau River which flows through it. From Te Anau we retrace our steps beneath the towering Remarkable Ranges around the shores of Lake Wakatipu arriving back into Queenstown.

(B) Copthorne Hotel

 

DAY 7 – Cromwell, Lake Dunstan

This morning you will travel to Wanaka – a pretty all-year resort town set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. From Wanaka travel to Cromwell – a nearby town on the shores of Lake Dunstan. Here you can wander along the street of Old Cromwell town. This afternoon you’ll return to Queenstown to your hotel before heading out to our farewell dinner.

(B, D) Copthorne Hotel

 

DAY 8 – Farewell Queenstown

Following breakfast this morning  its farewell to New Zealand before you are transferred from the hotel to the Airport for your flight home.

Return Flights Included

  • Return Flights ex, BNE, SYD, MEL
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • Breakfasts , Dinners & Lunches as per itinerary
  • Coach Touring with commentary
  • Arrowtown & Gibbston Valley Winery
  • Glenorchy & Lord of the Rings Movie Set
  • Walter Peak High Country
  • Lake Wakatipu Day Cruise TSS Earnslaw
  • Overnight Milford Mariner Cruise
  • Fully Hosted by Friendly Staff

Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Full payment due when booking and is also non refundable. We highly recommend taking Travel Insurance.