8D Fiords and Glaciers

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Availability : Travel by 30Jun'18
Christchurch
Christchurch
Tour Details

Tēnā koutou e ngā manuhiri o te ao whānui. Greetings to you, our visitors. Wherever you travel in New Zealand, you’ll find we have rich tales to share; of our history, our legends and our future.

Price Includes

  • Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
  • Sightseeing entry fees and meals included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
  • Accommodation at the level chosen (‘Standard’, ‘Superior’ or ‘First Class’)
  • Choice of Self Drive or Seat In Coach
  • Daily departures with no minimum number of passengers
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

Day 2CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)

Day 3MILFORD SOUND

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B)

Day 4QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

Day 5QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Depart Queenstown this morning and travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)

Day 6GLACIER REGION

This morning enjoy a glacier valley walk. This afternoon is at leisure. Optional activities include helicopter scenic flights (optional tours NOT included). (B)

Day 7GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps onto Christchurch.

Day 8DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. (B)

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