South Island 5 Day Tour
This tour explores the lower half of the South Island taking in the most popular and exciting locations. We travel down the east coast to Dunedin, once the biggest city in New Zealand and where we find Baldwin St (the steepest street in the world)as well as many other delights. We explore the rugged Catlins Coast, seldom visited and off the path of most visitors ending in Te Anau, a quiet town on a beautiful lake. The tour goes south to the famous Milford Sound for a scenic cruise. . . . . . this is the most famous scenic road in New Zealand for good reason. . . . lakes, pristine rainforest, mountains and glaciers surround the road. The tour finishes in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have any special requests or if you are more than 11 and need a larger vehicle.
DAY 1 : Christchurch city tour. Christchurch-Oamaru (Victorian architecture and Steampunct art)-Moeraki Boulders-Dunedin
DAY 2 : Dunedin Tour-Catlins Coastal Drive-Invercargill-Te Anau(6-7 hours driving)
DAY 3: Te Anau-Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound access at lake Manapouri-Queenstown (6 hours drive)
DAY 4 : Queenstown Day
Arrowtown and Queenstown Tour (Kawarau Bungy Bridge etc. ), shopping etc
DAY 5 : Queenstown , Airport drop-off (around 12 noon), guide drives back to Christchurch (7 hours)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel
Duration: 5 days
Our vehicle is a modern 2013 Toyota Hiace Minibus with 11 passenger seats and a microphone for commentary. We have air-conditioning and the seatbacks can be adjusted. The seat configuration is 2+1 passengers along the back two rows with 2 passengers per row in the front 2 rows. There is one seat next to the driver (great for those who love photography).IE from the rear 1+2,1+2, 2, 2 and 1 passenger seat (front).Your baggage is safely stored in a trailer unit.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 NZD - Please see List of options in What Extra for possible expenses that are not included in the Price of the tour. Its always a good idea to have some cash on hand for personal purchases.