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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, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.

Day 2CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)

Christchurch – Dunedin: 361km (approx. 4hrs,40mins)

Day 3DUNEDIN - QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin city this morning (seat in coach guests only). Travel to Queenstown this afternoon. (B)

Dunedin – Queenstown: 278km (approx. 3hrs,40mins)

Day 4MILFORD 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,L)

Queenstown – Milford: 298km (approx. 3hrs,50mins) each way

Day 5QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Take a lake cruise on a vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, for a Gourmet Barbeque Lunch or Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

Day 6QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes 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)

Queenstown – Fox Glacier: 327km (approx. 4hrs,20mins). Queenstown – Franz Josef 350km(approx 4hrs,45mins)

Day 7GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to reach ‘the garden city’ of Christchurch. (B)

Fox Glacier – Greymouth: 196km (approx. 2hrs,40mins). Franz Josef – Greymouth: 173km (approx. 2hrs,15mins)

Greymouth – Christchurch: 241km (approx. 3hrs,30mins)

Day 8DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B)

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