5 Days New Zealand Southern Alpine Package Itinerary

Day 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 - Kaikoura - Blenheim - Nelson (420 km)
We depart Christchurch travelling through North Canterbury before turning towards the coast to Kaikoura and Blenheim for a brief stop. Thereafter continue coaching to Nelson for your overnight accommodation.

Southern Alpine New Zealand Day 3 : Nelson
A full day excursion to the Abel Tasman National Park. You can either experience everything in the park by joining Seals and Beach Cruise and Walk tour, or join cruise from Marahau / Kaiteriteri or Onetahuti via the fascinating seal colony in the Tonga Island Marine Reserve.

Day 4 : Nelson - Greymouth (250 km)
Today we cross the Hope Saddle to Kawatiri Junction before entering the Buller Gorge and following the Buller River to Westport. We view the amazing Pancake Rock formation at Punakaiki and then on to Greymouth, nestled on the banks of the Grey River.

Day 5 : Greymouth - Christchurch (250 km)
The spectacular journey today by rail on one of the world's best scenic train journeys. The Tranz Alpine winds across spectacular gorges and river valleys, through lush beech forest and over the massive Southern Alps in Arthur's Pass National Park to Christchurch. (Self drive passengers can visit Shantytown, a reconstructed gold mining village, where you can actually pan for gold. The journey is equally fascinating as you follow the Taramakau River from the West Coast through the Otira Gorge to reach Arthur's Pass, hence crossing the Canterbury Plains into Christchurch).

Southern Alpine Package Map Day 6 : 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 driven passengers return your car directly at the airport.)

New Zealand Southern Alpine Package Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Tranz Alpine train journey (seat in coach)
  • Abel Tasman National Park day tour
  • 12.5% GST
  • Document Wallet
  • All transfers and coaching as per itinerary (seat-in-coach)
  • 5 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage and road maps (self drive)

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