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3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover the highlights of the South Island on a 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Queenstown. Travel by glass-roof coach to Te Anau, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Fiordland, where you’ll take a 2-hour boat cruise on Milford Sound — surrounded by rainforest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. Enjoy a full day at your leisure in charming Dunedin, followed by a train journey by Taieri Gorge Railway to Pukerangi. You’ll have your choice of standard or superior accommodation, including breakfast, in Te Anau and Dunedin.
  • 3-day South Island tour to Milford Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin, Taieri Gorge and Pukerangi, from Queenstown
  • Take a boat cruise through Milford Sound, part of the World Heritage Area-listed Fiordland National Park
  • Recharge in Te Anau, located on the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake
  • Enjoy free time to explore vibrant Dunedin, known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’
  • Travel through spectacular gorges on the Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Choice of either standard or superior accommodation
On this 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Queenstown, combine a Milford Sound cruise through the stunning fiord with free time to explore the pretty lakeside town of Te Anau and Dunedin’s historic downtown, plus scenic Taieri Gorge. Choose from standard or superior accommodation in Te Anau and Dunedin; two breakfasts, one lunch and transportation are included. Coach and train service deliver you to some of the natural wonders and other highlights of the South Island.
Itinerary
Queenstown
Hop on board a Real Journeys luxury glass-roofed coach in Queenstown, you will enjoy a relaxing trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Your coach driver will provide informative commentary along the way. After a morning tea break in Te Anau (own expense), the coach continues along the spectacular Milford Road where there is time for photo stops and short walks along the way.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Milford Sound
Take the time to enjoy the best of Milford Sound aboard a leisurely Nature Cruise. Explore the length of the fiord and learn about the history of the region from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as the cruise moves in close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Lake Te Anau
After your nature cruise, return to Te Anau by coach where you have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 You have the choice of standard or superior hotel accommodation
Meals:
 Lunch  
Te Anau
Travel by coach from Te Anau to Dunedin, soaking up views of the South Island’s scenic countryside.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Dunedin
Upon arrival in the historic town of Dunedin, check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore at your leisure. Enjoy the laid-back charm of the city centre as you take in art galleries, cafes and shops.
Duration: 20 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 You have the choice of standard or superior hotel accommodation
Meals:
  Not Included
Taieri Gorge
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on board the historic Taieri Gorge Train. Enjoy the Taieri Plains and Taieri Gorge as the train snakes its way through numerous tunnels, bridges, and viaducts. Ponder the amazing engineering feats that it took to build the route as you admire spectacular views from your seat or the open-air platforms. Stretch your legs and snap photos at scenic stops along the way. Hear fascinating live commentary about the history and nature of the area as you travel. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the onboard cafe.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pukerangi
Your train journey ends in Pukerangi, where you will be met by a transfer to Queenstown through the rugged rock landscape of Central Otago. Your tour ends on arrival in Queenstown in the early evening.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Queenstown
Your tour concludes on arrival into Queenstown. Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is home to many adrenaline inducing activities. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this alpine town is surrounded by towering mountains.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown.

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Very well organized, the tour left...
Enrico C
, Jan 2017
Very well organized, the tour left us with enough spare time. Every time has been respected precisely. Guides and drivers were competent and gave us plenty of useful information
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The tour was well organized. Rides...
Pat S
, Jan 2016
The tour was well organized. Rides were prompt and friendly whenever they were needed. The accommodations were clean and more than satisfactory. The view in TeAnau was great. Even in the rain the Milford sound tour was outstanding. The boat captain went out of his way to make it the best experience. I loved the train through Taieri Gorge. The old cars were magnificent , the engineer kept us ready with our cameras for the best views. I would do it again
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Tour was confirmed on 9 May 2015 and...
P Ho
, Sep 2015
Tour was confirmed on 9 May 2015 and Ms Shireen Bosch has first contacted me on 11 May and 9 Jun. Received clarifications and reminders on 19, 24, 25 and 26 Aug. Got full documentation from reception on the day following check-in upon request. Received another copy of itinerary on morning of 28 Aug. Up to this moment, reference was made to my booked itinerary. After a busy day in town, I was shocked to receive another itinerary which has turned my whole itinerary upside down, ie going by rail to Dunedin and having the Milford Sound Cruise on Day 3 instead of Day 1. We were confused about the pick-up time, as 6:45 am for the original itinerary and 9 am for the revised itinerary and we had to call your emergency hotline at late hours. The pick-up service was 15-20 minutes late. We were at panic and had to call the emergency hotline again. After the railway journey, there was no pick-up at the station and we had to seek assistance from the staff of the Railway Station. Finally when a taxi picked us up and brought us to our hotel in Dunedin, the taxi driver asked us for taxi fare ... We just lost confidence in VIATOR and we felt so helpless. We called your emergency hotline again to get reassurance from your staff Olga. Thanks to Olga's kind assistance, the rest of our journey went smoothly. One deep regret though was we were unable to visit the Glowworm Cave at Te Anau. The original itinerary would drop us off at our hotel at 5:15 pm in Day 1 but the revised itinerary dropped us off at our hotel at 6:45 pm, which made it impossible for us to join the Cave tour. It is a shame to have missed it as the Cave was just about 15 minutes' walk from our hotel. We booked this 3-day tour with consideration of an early evening arrival at Te Anau on Day 1. Had we known of this revised itinerary, we would have made good adjustments to our journey well in advance. Ms Shireen's explanation of an oversight is hardly acceptable. Our time and money to travel is limited!

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