8 Days New Zealand Glacier and Coastal Wonders

Christchurch – Dunedin – Queenstown – Milford Sound - Franz Josef- Canterbury

An unforgettable journey to the west coast of the South Island, unravel the stunning Milford Sound – a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner. Journey to the majestic Franz Josef glaciers and witness the puzzle of huge valleys of ice that extend well below the snowline, almost to the sea, where the ice age is still underway.

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SKU: 10540.

Tour Highlights:

  • Dunedin Sightseeing
  • Lake Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
  • Adventure activities in Queenstown
  • Lake Wanaka
  • Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
  • Greymouth Tranz Alpine train
  • Canterbury Plains

Tour Options:

  • Seat in Coach
  • Self  Drive
  • Private Guided Tour
8D Glaciers and Coastal Wonders
Day Description Meals
1 Arrive 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.
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2 Christchurch — Dunedin
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University.
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3 Dunedin — Queenstown
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin city this morning. Travel to Queenstown this afternoon.
B
4 Milford 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
5 Queenstown
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.
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6 Queenstown — 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 is included.
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7 Glacier Region — Christchurch
Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers 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.
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8 Departure Day
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.
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Package Includes:

  • Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
  • All sightseeing entry fees included as per itinerary
  • A choice of three accommodation options
    (Standard, Superior, First class)
  • A choice of three transport options
    (Compact, Intermediate, Full Size, Premium)

Package Excludes:

  • International flight tickets
    (we can assist to book and issue tickets)
  • Domestic flight tickets (if any)
  • Meals not stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for optional activities
  • Travel Insurance
  • All personal expenses

Car Rental

Car Rental Capacity General Guide:

Compact

Compact

Holden Barina or similar

4 persons, 1 hard case, 2 soft bags

Intermediate

Intermediate

Holden Trax or similar

4 persons, 2 hard cases, 1 soft bag

Full-Size

Premium

Holden Commodore or similar

4 persons, 2 hard cases, 2 soft bags

Premium

Full-Size

Hyundai Imax or similar

8 persons, 3 hard cases, 1 soft bag