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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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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.

What's Included?

General Inclusions

  • 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.

Overnight Stops

  • 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