Southern Highlights and Milford Track Guided Walk

14 days / 13 nights
From NZ$8,389 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

This fully guided and supported 4 day hike is with Ultimate Hikes and you spend the evenings in wonderfully equipped lodges. From Queenstown head north to the West Coast and the glacier region before returning to Christchurch onboard the TranzAlpine Scenic Train.

Highlights

  • Fiordland National Park
  • Scenic train journey from the West Coast to Christchurch
  • Journey across spectacular Haast Pass

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch, you'll be met and the airport by your private transfer 
Accommodation: The George Hotel, Christchurch 

Day 2: Collect your rental car this morning, then you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 3: Sample some of the great tracks in Mt Cook National Park or take a scenic flight to get a bird's eye view 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 4: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown 

Day 5: Spend the morning exploring Queenstown, then attend your Milford briefing this afternoon 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown 

Day 6: Travel from Queenstown to the start of the Milford Track 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 7: Hike from Glade House to Pompolona 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 8: Today you'll tackle the MacKinnon Pass 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 9: You'll complete the Milford Track today, then cruise to Milford Sound 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 10: Journey along the magnificent Milford Road to Te Anau, then back to Queenstown 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown 

Day 11: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 12: Explore the West Coast Glacier region 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 13: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch 
Accommodation: The George Hotel, Christchurch 

Day 14: Depart Christchurch today 

  • 13 nights Hotel 4 star accommodation
  • Rental car hire including unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private airport & train station transfers
  • TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Milford Track Guided Walk 
  • Double Decker Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus, Christchurch
  • Glacier Explorer Tour, Mt Cook
  • Mt Cook Ski Planes Glacier Highlights Scenic Flight including Glacier Landing
  • TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Queenstown Bungy
  • Canyon Swing, Queenstown
  • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools
  • Monteiths BreweryTour, West Coast

Description & Highlights

This fully guided and supported 4 day hike is with Ultimate Hikes and you spend the evenings in wonderfully equipped lodges. From Queenstown head north to the West Coast and the glacier region before returning to Christchurch onboard the TranzAlpine Scenic Train.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch, you'll be met and the airport by your private transfer 
Accommodation: The George Hotel, Christchurch 

Day 2: Collect your rental car this morning, then you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 3: Sample some of the great tracks in Mt Cook National Park or take a scenic flight to get a bird's eye view 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 4: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown 

Day 5: Spend the morning exploring Queenstown, then attend your Milford briefing this afternoon 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown 

Day 6: Travel from Queenstown to the start of the Milford Track 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 7: Hike from Glade House to Pompolona 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 8: Today you'll tackle the MacKinnon Pass 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 9: You'll complete the Milford Track today, then cruise to Milford Sound 
Accommodation: Milford Track Lodges 

Day 10: Journey along the magnificent Milford Road to Te Anau, then back to Queenstown 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown 

Day 11: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 12: Explore the West Coast Glacier region 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 13: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch 
Accommodation: The George Hotel, Christchurch 

Day 14: Depart Christchurch today 

Included In Package

  • 13 nights Hotel 4 star accommodation
  • Rental car hire including unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private airport & train station transfers
  • TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Milford Track Guided Walk 

Optional Extras

  • Double Decker Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus, Christchurch
  • Glacier Explorer Tour, Mt Cook
  • Mt Cook Ski Planes Glacier Highlights Scenic Flight including Glacier Landing
  • TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Queenstown Bungy
  • Canyon Swing, Queenstown
  • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools
  • Monteiths BreweryTour, West Coast

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