Milford, Mt Cook & Arthur's Pass: 3-Day Tour ex-Christchurch

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3-day tour from Christchurch to visit Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Aoraki Mt Cook, Lake Pukaki & Tekapo, Arthur's Pass, Castle Hills, and TranzAlpine Train. Finish at Queenstown.

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  • Discover the major attractions of New Zealand's South on a private 3-day tour
  • Enjoy TranzAlpine Scenic Train ride to Arthur’s Pass & return through CastleHill
  • Immerse yourself in the majestic scenery of Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki
  • Engage in stargazing at night in Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
  • Admire Te Anau Glowworm Caves & venture to the sparkling waters of Milford Sound


Embark on one of the best possible itineraries to explore few of the major attractions of New Zealand's South Island in just 3 days, allowing you time to immerse yourself in the serenity of each place. Conclude your trip in Queenstown. Day 1: Christchurch - TranzAlpine Train Experience - Otira Viaduct Lookout - Arthur's Pass Village - Arthur's Pass National Park - Castle Hill - Lake Lyndon - Lake Tekapo Be picked up from your accommodation in Christchurch. Board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train at Arthur's Pass and admire the scenic views before disembarking at Arthur’s Pass Railway Station, where you will be picked up. Admire the views from the Otira Viaduct Lookout. Explore Arthur's Pass National Park with a walk along the Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track or the Arthur's Pass Walking Track. Visit Castle Hill and enjoy the photogenic landscape of stunning limestone rock formations featured in famous Hollywood movies. Take a break at Lake Lyndon on the way to Lake Tekapo. Check-in to your accommodation in Lake Tekapo. At night, grab the opportunity to engage in a stargazing activity in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the biggest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Day 2: Lake Tekapo - Lake Pukaki - Alpine Lavender farm - Aoraki Mount Cook (Hooker Valley Track & Tasman Glacier View Track) - Lindis Pass - Queenstown Start another beautiful day with pickup from your hotel in Lake Tekapo. Visit the renowned 'Church of the Good Shepherd' in Lake Tekapo. Take a brief leisurely walk along the picturesque Lake Tekapo. Visit Lake Pukaki, a stunning glacier-fed alpine lake. Admire the highest mountain in the country, Aoraki Mount Cook. Either hike through rugged mountain terrain to soak up the area's wild beauty on the Hooker Valley Track and/or Tasman Glacier View Track or engage in other activities like a helicopter ride, depending on weather conditions. Pass through Lindis Pass on your way to Queenstown. Check-in to your accommodation in Queenstown. Day 3: Queenstown - Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Milford Sound - Queenstown Start with pickup from your hotel in the morning. Relax on the scenic transfer to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Purchase a ticket to the cave to admire a cave that is lit by thousands of blue bioluminescent glowworms. Venture to the sparkling waters of Milford Sound, which is surrounded by lush rainforests, rushing waterfalls, and towering peaks. Have the chance to purchase a cruise to explore this breathtaking area. Return to your accommodation in Queenstown. This is a private experience, so there will be stops as needed for food and rest breaks. Our enchanting journey concludes as we bid you farewell at your preferred location in Queenstown. May the memories of these spectacular landscapes and the essence of New Zealand's natural beauty stay with you always.


Pickup and drop-off Private car experience with a guide/driver Water bottles Packaged snacks WiFi in the vehicle Commentary Use of charging cables Guidance to plan and choose best time slot for activities

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  • To ensure your trip the next day, please book by 9 PM the day before at the latest. This trip operates in all weather conditions unless there is a road closure. Please provide pick-up location searchable on google maps.

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