Two distinctive sea coastlines in the lower South Island provide an amazing contrast in topography, vegetation and wildlife.
The Catlins region provides wonderful examples of east coast rainforest remnants, stunning accessible beaches and unique marine wildlife.
Compared with Fiordland National Park you experience the remoteness and grandeur of mountains, glaciers, west coast rainforest and pristine fjords.
The road to Milford Sound is spectacular and worthy of numerous stops and short walks culminating in descent to Milford dwarfed by peaks viewed from your boat cruise on the fjord.
Here is a unique opportunity to venture out exploring on a 2 day tour firstly to the Catlins coast exploring lighthouses, endless beaches, sea lions, birdlife possible Yellow Eyed penguins, and an ancient fossilized forest at Curio Bay.
Overnight accommodation is included in your daily rate staying in Te Anau and then embarking on day 2 entering the Fiordland National Park following the corridor through beech forests, Mirror Lakes, Key Summit, Hollyford Valley climbing up and through the Homer Tunnel.
Descending to we visit the The Chasm and at Milford you embark on your Scenic Cruise immersing in the surrounding grandeur of peaks glaciers and waterfalls.
Our return journey to Queenstown by road (or take a one way return flight ) ends your 2 day sojourn of these remarkable two Southern coasts truly contrasting in many aspects as you experience their natural environments and raw beauty.
Private Discovery Tours specializes in taking small groups and private tours to unique areas, your group may only be the two of you, or your family group and all tours are adaptable to your specific interests, abilities and requirements.
There is also the opportunity to add a further day and overnight stay into the tour, enabling visiting Dunedin’s Otago Peninsula visiting Orokanui Eco Sanctuary, Albatross Colony or Larnach castle and overnight in Dunedin.
Talk to us now to discuss your specific interests and we will facilitate the rest …..
The Southern Otago and Southland provinces are to so rich in natural landscape beauty and wildlife.