Experience the incredible drive to Milford Sound, along with Queenstown and the stunning West Coast of New Zealand on this inspiring 8+ day luxury tour.
The drive to Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s finest. The drive through the mountain valleys en route to Milford will take your breath away. You’ll then visit the charming lakeside town of Wanaka. You may wish to add an extra night or two here, especially to hike to beautiful Rob Roy glacier track.
Stop by the Blue Pools on the way from Wanaka to the West Coast, and find yourself in a rainforest wonderland of towering mountains and spectacular waterfalls. The glaciers at Fox and Franz Josef offer great heli-hiking opportunities. You’ll also find some of the most scenic skydiving in New Zealand. The seriously adventurous may like to experience heli-rafting on one of New Zealand’s most beautiful rivers.
The drive leads you north, then east over Arthur’s Pass. Here dramatic mountain scenery, soon gives way to the broad rural expanse of the Canterbury Plains, and subsequently Christchurch.
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Jetboat RidesFun YaksKawarau BungyMilford Sound FlightsHiking TrailsSkiing
Queenstown to Te Anau
171 km, 2h 10min
Te Anau Glow Worm CavesKepler TrackMilford Sound
Milford Sound Return, ex Te Anau
235 km, 2h 50min
Milford SoundScenic CruiseThe Chasm
Te Anau to Wanaka
227 km, 3h
ArrowtownCrown Range RoadWineries
Wanaka to Franz Josef
285 km, 3h 5min
Haast PassBlue PoolsHaast PassLake MathesonFox Glacier
Franz Josef to Hokitika
134 km, 1h 40min
The GlaciersLake MapourikaHokitika FallsHokitika Jade & Craft Shops
Hokitika to Christchurch
245 km, 3h 15min
Arthur’s PassCastle RockThe Port HillsChristchurch CathedralAntarctic CenterChristchurch Museum
Optional Tour Extensions
By default, this tour is 8 days in length. It can be done in reverse, or customised however you wish. Here are some ideas:
- +1 or more nights in Queenstown is recommended, as there is a huge amount to do!
- Optionally change your night in Hokitika to a night in Punakaiki, where you’ll find the Pancake Rocks.
- If you don’t mind long driving days, you could cut out a night when visiting Milford Sound.
- If you wish to avoid the drive to Milford Sound altogether, you can do a 20 minute flight each way from Queenstown instead. See this route.
- Private transfers to/from airport on arrival and departure day.
- Driver-guide & vehicle on all days but arrival and departure day (this can be added for an additional cost on request).
- All Breakfasts.
- Route guide for your trip.
- Optional free local sim card.
- Full phone support and assistance.
- 1 night in Queenstown
- 2 nights in Te Anau
- 1 night in Wanaka
- 1 night in Franz Josef
- 1 night in Hokitika
- 1 night in Christchurch
We were very happy having our holiday planned out for us, with some input from us. We really had little idea of where to visit in the time we had, so the suggestions and the bookings done were great! The itinerary listing out suggested stops on the way was very helpful and enhanced our visit. Thanks for all the organisation!
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