7 DAY / 6 NIGHT
NZ ALIPINE ITINERARY
Queenstown, Arrowtown, Milford Sound, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown
Accommodation, in total 6 nights:
Self Drive Itinerary Including
Car hire economy automatic and basic insurance from Queenstown Airport
Gondola ride for two in Queenstown
Full Day Milford Sound tour and cruise
4 nights in a four star hotel in Queenstown Wyndam Garden Hotel or Similar
2 nights accommodation Lake Wanaka Oakridge Resort or Similar
Rate does not include:
• Optional activities
• Travel Insurance
DAY 1: QUEENSTOWN – DAY NOTES
Arrive at Queenstown international airport and collect your Hertz rental car before the short drive to Queenstown. G MITSUBISHI ASX OR SIMILAR Inclusions:unlimited kilometres, airport concession fee recovery, value insurance package
Today is at leisure to explore Queenstown or take your Gondola rideQuick easy access to Queenstown’s most spectacular views! The Gondola
rises 450 vertical metres above Queenstown on an average incline of 37.1,degrees to the Skyline complex on Bob’s Peak. Or maybe a visit to Arrowtown is charming and quirky, a delightful gold rush village nestled beside the sparkling Arrow River and below magnificent peaks. Just 20 minutes from Queenstown Airport, it’s the perfect place to stay while you’re exploring the region. Arrowtown is a thriving community that is packed with character – as well as some of the best dining and shopping in the country. You’ll be enchanted by the heritage main street and the delightful walking and biking trails. It’s a New Zealand treasure!
DAY 3: MILFORD SOUND – DAY NOTES
Today its an early mornig departure at 7am from Queenstown for your full day coach tour and cruise to Milford Sound .
On boarding our luxury coach in Queenstown, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. After a
short break, the coach continues along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery. There is
time for photo stops and short walks along the way. Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world, experience this journey in
comfort on our exclusive state-of-the-art coaches. Our friendly coach drivers provide detailed commentaries throughout the trip.
On reaching Milford Sound join an extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford
Wanderer. Nature Cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed for the free and independent traveller to allow guests to see and
experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend over two hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the
informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide who mingles with guests. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and
Today drive a leisurely 71km to Lake Wanaka be sure to stop in at the Cardrona Hotel(opens in new window). Established in 1863, the hotel is a reminder of the Otago gold rush era. By the 1890’s the hotel was only one of four remaining public buildings in the township and by 1960 the hotel was closed permanently and left to deteriorate, before being purchased by a local farmer. Some years later the hotel found new owners who saw it’s potential and took on the mammoth restoration task. Today, the hotel is the perfect rest stop. The top quality restaurant, hotel rooms and outdoor entertainment area attracts visitors from all over the world.
Your New home for two nights is Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka (or Similar) is a hotel set in a stunning mountain landscape offering spectacular views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. We have a range of hotel accommodation options ranging from Standard Hotel Rooms to Two Bedroom Apartments – Oakridge Resort has something for everyone. We have a wide range of facilities available. Take some time out at the Sanctuary Day Spa or sit back and relax in The Poolhouse Bar or Jacob’s Grill restaurant and enjoy the views. If you’re looking for relaxation, beautiful snowy mountains in winter, glorious sun during summer and with world-class outdoor pursuits, all surrounded by spectacular scenery, then set your sights on Oakridge Resort in beautiful Wanaka.
Wānaka is a hub for skiing, snowboarding and great walks. After a day of outdoor adventure you can wine and dine at Wānaka’s top restaurants.
Explore the Wanaka region
Climb the world’s highest waterfall cable climb (via feratta) with WildWire Wānaka. After the safety checks your expert guide will lead the way – walking over suspension bridges and scrambling up huge boulders. Be on the lookout for hidden pools before climbing up alongside a large waterfall. The three tour levels start from a short 150 metre climb through to 450 metres of challenging climbing. Are you brave enough to take on the Lord of the Rungs level?
Today drive back to Queenstown at you leisure to your hotel
Drop off your car at Queenstown Airport for your flight home