Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown
3 days from Christchurch to Christchurch,
Breadcrumb
New Zealand tour itinerary name and information
Thrifty Tours

Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown

Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

Tour special blurb

Unfortunately, the Mt Cook portion of this itinerary is not available for the current season due to schedule changes on the InterCity and GreatSights coaches - this service will resume as travel restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, we encourage you to make contact with one of our specialists, they may have a suitable travel alternative.

Tour summary and feature

This tour features

Departs every day - flexible independent travel

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,035 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch

3 days/2 nights

Motels

 Customisable? YES

 Viewed 163 times in the last 7 days

Detailed itinerary
Tour full itinerary

Day 1 - Christchurch to Mt. Cook then to Queenstown

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook with GreatSights

Leaving Christchurch in the morning, travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps. Then continue to the location of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook. You'll have time to explore the village and soak up the view. The tour continues south, past Lake Pukaki and through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country.
Your tour concludes in the evening upon reaching Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Blue Peaks Lodge offers well equipped self contained rooms with a fantastic location overlooking Queenstown and is just an easy five minutes walk to the Queenstown lakefront.

Back to top

Day 2 - Queenstown to Milford Sound including a cruise

Milford Sound Cruise and coach tour from Queenstown

Return luxury coach transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound, with a 1 hour 40 minute Cruise along the full length of the fiord. On boarding a Real Journeys luxury glass-roofed coach in Queenstown or Te Anau, you will enjoy a relaxing trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. After a morning tea break in Te Anau, where you have the option of purchasing refreshments, the coach continues along the spectacular Milford Road. There is time for photo stops and short walks along the way. On reaching Milford Sound, you board the modern, spacious vessel for a leisurely cruise in the fiord. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to enjoy waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and the wildlife. During the cruise your friendly crew provide commentaries in several languages and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier.

Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Blue Peaks Lodge offers well equipped self contained rooms with a fantastic location overlooking Queenstown and is just an easy five minutes walk to the Queenstown lakefront.

Back to top

Day 3 - Queenstown to Christchurch with Great Sights

Queenstown to Christchurch with GreatSights (Includes Lunch)

Travel to the foothills of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook, on a full-day sightseeing tour from Queenstown to Christchurch. Travel through ruggedly beautiful landscape and over the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country. Enter the amazing Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's highest mountain and stop at Mount Cook Village, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel.
In the afternoon, travel past Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Then continue through the diverse farmland of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, where your tour concludes.

Back to top

Tour quick quote
INSTANT QUOTE or BOOK - Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown
Step 1: Select start date for this tour here
Step 2: Select number of passengers and room configuration
Select number of adult per room type
Single occupancy (based on 1 adult in one room)
Double room (based on 2 adults in 1 room, 1 bed)
Twin room (based on 2 adults sharing 1 room with 2 beds)
Select number of child per room type
Child (5-14yrs inclusive) Child cost when sharing with at least one adult
Child (0-4yrs inclusive) Child cost when sharing with at least one adult
No pricing loaded - please choose another date or contact us
Your quote for this tour:
Start date:
End date:
Guests:
Rooms:
Total cost for this tour package is:
0
This quote is based on vehicles to accommodate your party in the vehicle type. We suggest changing the car type or contacting us for the best options.
Save and send a copy of this quote to
or

NOTE: Quotes are subject to availability of specific accommodation and other inclusions. Our NZ touring experts will be in touch with you regarding this. Costs quoted in currencies other than New Zealand dollars (NZ$) are based on todays exchange rate and is subject to change. Terms and Conditions apply.
Remember - we can create this itinerary with any style of accommodation or customise to suit your interests and timeframe. Just contact us here.

Tour departure list
See all departures and prices (per person)
This tour has 342 departure dates.
All prices are in
Go to dates in
Starts Status Twin/Double (2 people sharing) Single occupancy You save  
May 24, 2021
(Monday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 25, 2021
(Tuesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 26, 2021
(Wednesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 27, 2021
(Thursday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 28, 2021
(Friday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 29, 2021
(Saturday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 30, 2021
(Sunday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
May 31, 2021
(Monday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 1, 2021
(Tuesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 2, 2021
(Wednesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 3, 2021
(Thursday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 4, 2021
(Friday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 5, 2021
(Saturday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 6, 2021
(Sunday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 7, 2021
(Monday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 8, 2021
(Tuesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 9, 2021
(Wednesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 10, 2021
(Thursday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 11, 2021
(Friday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 12, 2021
(Saturday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 13, 2021
(Sunday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 14, 2021
(Monday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 15, 2021
(Tuesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 16, 2021
(Wednesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 17, 2021
(Thursday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 18, 2021
(Friday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 19, 2021
(Saturday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 20, 2021
(Sunday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 21, 2021
(Monday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 22, 2021
(Tuesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
Jun 23, 2021
(Wednesday)
Check with us
was NZD$1,085
now NZD$1,035
was NZD$1,295
now NZD$1,245
save
NZD$50pp
Enquire Book
All prices are in
Go to dates in
Contact form
Send us an enquiry about this tour here
Your contact information

See our privacy policy here