Discover the beauty of New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and magnificent natural attractions as you explore the deep south; stops include Dunedin, Riverton, Milford Sound and Stewart Island.
This pass allows you to hop off at the stops you want and as it’s limited for a year there’s no rush to hop back on!
From Queenstown journey down to Dunedin, and through the unspoilt paradise that is the Catlins, across to the seaside town of Riverton. Jump off in Invercargill, the southernmost city in the world, and head out to Stewart Island.
Queenstown to Dunedin
Head towards the east coast via the massive Clyde Hydro Dam and the Central Otago fruit growing basin. Dunedin is famous for it’s Scottish heritage and student activities, being home to 20,000 plus students at Otago University. On arrival you’ll do a city tour including a visit to Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest street and in the evening there is an option to visit another icon of Dunedin, the Speights Brewery with one of their tours and tastings.
Dunedin to Invercargill
The Catlins is probably as far south as you may ever go. Travel through awesome native forest, sandy beaches and see rare wildlife. The might of the New Zealand sea-lion (New Zealand’s largest native mammal) is a real highlight as are the many short walks to the Catlins natural attractions, which includes a 180 million year-old fossilised forest (where you are also likely to see Yellow-eyed penguins returning from a hard days fishing). The night is spent in Invercargill, home of the world’s fastest Indian and Henry the tuatara.
Here you have the choice to hop over to Stewart Island; an island paradise with a kiwi (bird) population 100 times that of the kiwi (human) one.
Invercargill to Milford Sound to Queenstown
Check out the most amazing scenery in New Zealand on the way to Milford Sound. The day includes a 1 hour 45min boat cruise through the sound exploring soaring peaks, towering waterfalls and New Zealand nature at its best. See the Homer Tunnel, gigantic waterfalls and amazing fjords. If you have the time jump off in Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and home to a stunning lake, and/or in Milford Sound to spend a night or two. Provided the weather and bank balance permits you have the option of flying back to Queenstown, otherwise the Kiwi Experience bus will take you back to the adventure capital.
Overnight stops (accommodation not included): Queenstown, Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau
Optional stops / day stops: Milford Sound, Curio Bay, Stewart Island