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4 Day Southern Discovery Coach Tour

4 Day Southern Discovery – Economy Coach Tour

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A journey of discovery, cruise the full length of Milford Sound and spend a night at the lakeside settlement of Te Anau.


  • 3 nights Accommodation
  • Coach Transport
  • Transfers within journey
  • Milford Sound Cruise & lunch

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  • 4 Days (3) nights


  • ​Reporting time 7.30 am at the Intercity terminal, 118 Bealey Ave (between Colombo St and Durham St intersections). Departs at 8.00 am EVERY DAY

Additional Nights – Available to any destination of your choosing. You can add an extra night for a competitive rate. If you would like to extend your tour, please advise your consultant when making your booking. We definitely recommend that you spend extra nights prior to and after your tour to explore the gateway destinations, as these provide many unique attractions worth going the extra mile for.

Flexible Itineraries
All our New Zealand coach tours can be adapted to your individual specifications. If a tour does not entirely suit you, we can provide a personalised coach touring holiday that fits you like a glove. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do, and we will organise it for you.

Transfers Included
Transfers are included between your accommodation and transport on the Tour. If you need to we can book your pre-tour arrangements or you can make your own way to the Tour departure location.

Daily Departures

The tours operate every day and use routine train, ferry and motor coach services. All hotel, motel accommodation, transportation and essential sightseeing are pre-arranged for you.

Are meals included on your Tours?

Hotel and Motel accommodation on the tour are not inclusive of meals. There are many local restaurants and cafe’s from which you can sample, for your dining pleasure. Breakfast options are available to you and these can be provided on enquiry with your consultant.

Is there a Tour Guide travelling with us on the trip?
As you will be travelling independently, on scheduled coach and rail services, this is an unescorted tour. Unless otherwise stated your tour drivers will provide commentary for you to enjoy while you relax in comfort.

Can you tell me the difference between Silver and Bronze accommodation.
With Silver accommodation your stay will be in selected hotels or motor inns that are centrally located. They have a selection of bars and restaurants for your perusal, and deluxe rooms with the facilities expected of superior accommodation. With Bronze accommodation your stay will be in motels or hotels centrally located at your destination. Some of the motel accommodation will provide kitchen facilities, TV, radio etc.

Do I have to carry my own bags or will somebody do it for me?

With Gold and Silver hotels accommodation a porter will be able to assist you with your bags. Bronze accommodation does not have porters, but should you need assistance your driver will be happy to help.

I am travelling alone but I do not want to pay the single room supplement. Can you find me a roommate?
Regrettably we are unable to match you up with another traveller as the occurrence of another person travelling on the same tour with the same dates and class as you is extremely unlikely.

Where do your tours depart from?
The Auckland coaches depart from the Intercity terminal, at Sky City , Hobson Street . Auckland trains depart from the Britomart railway station. The Christchurch coaches depart from the Intercity Terminal at 118 Bealey Ave (between Colombo St and Durham St intersections). Christchurch trains depart from the Addington railway station at Clarence Street in Riccarton .

Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown - At Queenstown - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau - Te Anau - Christchurch


Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown

Cross the Canterbury Plains, over Burkes Pass to the glacial lakes and into Mt Cook National Park. Your bonus today includes entrance to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Enjoy optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country to the Lindis Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and through the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to Queenstown. 

Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.


At Queenstown

Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.


Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau

An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Te Anau.

Stay 1 night in Te Anau.


Te Anau - Christchurch

Travel through stunning Fiordland towards the Waimea Plains and the farming community of Gore. Continue across the rolling hill country of Southland and South Otago to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South,’ for a brief stop. Head north through historic Oamaru, through seaside Timaru and across the Canterbury Plains, arriving in Christchurch early evening. Please note no commentary is provided on this journey.

Bronze Accommodation Silver Accommodation Gold Accommodation
SingleNZ $1,489.00NZ $1,589.00NZ $1,899.00
Twin ShareNZ $1,139.00NZ $1,199.00NZ $1,359.00

Prices valid until 30 September 2020. Prices quoted are per person and are room only. Prices do not include meals.

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