8D7N NEW ZEALAND GLACIER WONDERLAND PACKAGE TOUR FOR 2018
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8 Days New Zealand Glacier Wonderland Package ItineraryDay 1 : Arrive Christchurch
On arrival at Christchurch Airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. (Self drive passengers collect your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of the tour package)
Day 2 : Christchurch - Dunedin (365 km)
Travel across the Canterbury Plains through Timaru and Oamaru to reach Dunedin early afternoon, rest of the day is free for optional activities, such as wildlife cruises and the Taieri Gorge Train ride. (Self drive passengers may wish to explore other parts of the city in the afternoon)
Day 3 : Dunedin - Queenstown (300 km)
Today we depart Dunedin to Queenstown. We cross the Blue Mountains to Raes Junction and follow the Clutha River into Queenstown. The rest of the day is free of the any optional activities or may be a visit to the Skyalpine Casino.
Day 4 : Milford Sound Excursion (600 km)
An early starts as your follow Lake Wakatipu via Kingston arriving at Te Anau for morning tea break. From there you enter Fiordland National Park. Travel through beech forest, passing majestic mountains. On through the Homer Tunnel in time to board your catamaran for the Milford Sound cruise. You will pass Mitre Peak, the highest mountain in the world to rise vertically from the sea. View the Stirling and Bowen Falls as your cruise out to the Tasman Sea. Return to the pier where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown.
Day 5 : Queenstown
This is completeley free day for your to pursue your own acitivites. Queenstown offers jet boating, lake cruised, bungy junping, rafting, horse riding, gondola rides and may be a visit to the Sky Alpine Casino.
Day 6 : Queenstown - West Coast Glaciers (420 km)
Travel to the Kawarau Gorge past Lake Dunstan on toward Wanaka. On past Lake Hawea as you head toward "the neck". A stop is made in Makarora before crossing the Southern Alps as you enter the Haast Pass. We pause at Knights Point to view magnificent seascapes. From here pass Lakes Moeraki and Paringa then past Bruce Bay to arrive at the Glaciers region in the evening.
Day 7 : West Coast Glaciers - Greymouth - Christchurch (420 km)
Travel along the coast to Greymouth to join the Trans Alpine train across the Southern Alps to Christchurch (seat in coach passengers only). (Self drive passengers travel via Arthur's Pass road en route to Christchurch)
Day 8 : Depart Christchurch
Early this morning a tour on the 'Hot Air Balloon' is suggested if time permits. Transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight. (Self drive passengers return your car directly at the airport.)
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