Southern Discovery

Cruises Buses Sightseeing Culture Accommodation

Experience the sheer beauty of the Milford Sound on this 4 Day accommodated tour from Thrifty Tours.

Milford Sound lies at the heart of the Fiordland National Park - a World Heritage area. Cruising the clear, still water of the Fiord you'll encounter magnificent sights such as the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, and waterfalls thundering down sheer cliffs. Wet or fine, the magic of Milford Sound will enthrall you.

You will also have plenty of free time in Queenstown to explore this city, known to adrenaline junkies around the world. Spend the day bungy jumping or exploring the city, board a fast jet boat and experience the thrill as it cruises past cliffs with only millimetres to spare!

This Southern Discovery Tour is an excellent addition to your itinerary on your next holiday to New Zealand.


All of the tours offer a choice of five levels of accommodation, to suit different budgets and holiday styles.

All Accommodation Includes: TV Telephone Ironing facilities Fridge in unit and breakfast available

Motel: Centrally-located motel accommodation, for those on a budget.

Bronze: Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation.

Silver: Tourist properties with full facilities on site.

Gold: First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services.

Apartment: Modern apartment-style accommodation, featuring separate bedrooms and kitchen facilities.


Day 1 Christchurch - Dunedin - Te Anau: Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside Timaru, and historic Oamaru to Dunedin - "the Edinburgh of the South". Continue across the rolling hill country of South Otago and Southland. After the farming community of Gore, head across the Waimea plains towards Fiordland. Overnight in Te Anau

Day 2 Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown: Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls aboard a cruise on the Sound. Climb out of Milford Sound back to Te Anau, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to reach Queenstown. Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.

Day 3 At Queenstown: Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous Alpine resort - the Skyline Gondola is included in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping. This evening enjoy the Kiwi Haka Cultural show.

Day 4 Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch: Through the Kawarau Gorge with it's historic gold mines, then past the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell to the Lindis Pass. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bounded by the Southern Alps to the glacial lakes and into the Mount Cook National Park. Optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a ski plane flight. Continue north through Burkes Pass, Fairlie and Geraldine to Christchurch once more.

**Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey**


  • View majestic Mount Cook
  • 3 nights in exciting Queenstown
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise


  • Luxury coach transport
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Milford Sound day excursion


Departs: Daily from 7.00am from Christchurch Hotels, pick-up time confirmed at time of booking.
Returns: Queenstown

TopAdditional Information

Children: Aged 0-12 years are at the child rate, when using existing bedding and sharing a room with 2 adults
Operated By: Thrifty Tours

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