DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch
Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

DAY 2: Christchurch-Dunedin (B)
Join InterCity coach for journey across the Canterbury Plains to Ashburton. Then follow the coastal road to the port city of Timaru. Continue southward to historic Oamaru with its impressive stone buildings. Arrive into the Scottish influence city of Dunedin approximately 2pm. Rest of the day free at leisure on arrival. Suggest you  explore the city centre - “Octagon”.

DAY 3: Dunedin-Queenstown   (B)
Morning transfer to the train station to board the historic Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi. Built from 1879-1891 the track snakes along the gorge plunging into a series of tunnels, crossing magnificent stone and wrought iron viaducts and bridges. Gasp at the sheer drops to the river below! Disembark at Pukerangi and continue to Queenstown by coach.

DAY 4: Queenstown - Milford Sound  (B/D)
Follow the Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden and then onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the spectacular Eglington Valley and travel through Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sounds. Board the up-market Milford Mariner  cruise on the spectacular world famous fiords dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Travel the full length of the fiord and weather permitting, experience sailing in the Tasman Sea for a period before returning to anchor overnight at sheltered Harrison Cove. Activities includes kayaking and exploring the shoreline. Hearty buffet dinner served on board.

DAY 5: Milford Sound-Queenstown  (B)
Following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to Milford Wharf. Coach back to Queenstown arriving mid afternoon. Rest of the day free.

DAY 6:  Queenstown-Mt Cook-Christchurch  (B)
Pick up by Great Sights coach and return to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook National Park Village. Set at the foothill of the alps, you have a close up view of Mt Cook,
the highest mountain  in the country. Descend the mountains and re-cross the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch in the evening.

DAY 7:  Depart Christchurch (B)
Pick-up and transfer to the airport by shuttle service.

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