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Christchurch
Christchurch
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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 - GLACIER REGION

Depart Christchurch on the Tranz Alpine Train (seat in coach guests only) and travel over the Southern Alps and into Greymouth. Travel south along the rugged West Coast to arrive at the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)

Day 3GLACIER REGION

A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a valley walk to the face of the glacier, a scenic flight or helicopter on to glacier for a guided walk on the ice. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef)

Day 4GLACIER REGION - WANAKA

Travel down the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue around the shores of Lake Hawea to arrive in Wanaka early afternoon. (B)

Day 5WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN

This morning you visit Puzzling World, a unique attraction of puzzling eccentricity with its bizarre buildings, puzzle centre and illusion rooms. Continue to Queenstown. (B)

Day 6QUEENSTOWN

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 7QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK

Travel south through Central Otago to Twizel before travelling around Lake Pukaki and into Mt Cook National Park. Optional activities at Mt Cook include scenic flights, a glacier boat ride and the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre. (Optional tours not included in the tour price). (B)

Day 8MT COOK - CHRISTCHURCH

Depart Mt Cook and stop on the shores of Lake Tekapo to visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’. Continue across the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. (B)

Day 9DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car. (B)

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