New coaches for Queenstown to Milford Sound day trips
Tourism operator Southern Discoveries is investing in a fleet of coaches to service new coach and cruise day trips from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
The three new purpose-built, low emissions Scania 400EB coaches currently under construction feature an extra-wide glass roof that makes the most of the alpine scenery on this journey, as well as comfortable reclining seats with plenty of leg room.
Southern Discoveries will launch its new coach and cruise products from Queenstown to Milford Sound from August 2017.
CEO Tim Hunter said the company was expecting the new products to be popular.
“With visitor numbers to Milford Sound continuing to rise, we’re expecting strong demand for our new coach and cruise day trips from Queenstown,” he said.
“The road to Milford Sound is a tourism experience in itself, and these new coaches will enable us to offer a seamless service from Queenstown, on vehicles and vessels that are purpose-built for sightseeing.
“We’ll provide multi-lingual commentary en route and ensure we have a number of day trip options to suit the needs of a wide range of visitors.”
The company’s range of new experiences introduced over recent years include kayaking in Milford Sound, scenic cruises on Lake Wakatipu and cycling and high country farm experiences in Queenstown.