7 Days New Zealand Southern Glaciers 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 - Greymouth - West Coast Glaciers (450 km)
One of the world's best scenic train journeys - The Tranz Alpine winds across spectacular gorges and river valleys, over the massive Southern Alps in Arthur's Pass National Park and through lush beech forest to Greymouth on the West Coast. Continue southwards by coach along the coast to reach Westland National Park and the glacier region. (Self drive passengers travel over the Canterbury Plains over to Arthusr's Pass and then en route to Westland National Park.)

West Coast Glacier, New Zealand Day 3 : West Coast Glaciers A full day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent glaciers. Climb on to the slow moving river of ice or take a scenic flight (optional) for a bird's eye view of this spectacular terrain.

Day 4 : West Coast Glaciers - Queenstown (420 km) We depart this morning through the South Westland Heritage Park and across the rugged Haast Pass and Lake Wanaka. This afternoon's travel is through the Kawarau Gorge to reach Queenstown.

Day 5 : Queenstown
To day a cruise on the vintage 'Old Lady' the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a BBQ lunch excursion at the Colonel's Homestead. First the experience of cruising on the TSS Earnslaw and secondly the farm experience and the BBQ lunch. When you board the boat's return journey, join in the sing-a-long session for a memorable 40 minutes trip. (The 'TSS Earnslaw' is away on its annual service in June and July and therefore is replaced with other activity or activities that will be advised.)

Southern Glaciers Package Map Day 6 : Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch (600 km)
This morning we travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook around lunch time. A rare opportunity to take an optional scenic flight to view Mt Cook's snow fields and glaciers. We continue through to Lake Tekapo and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Day 7 : Depart Christchurch Early this morning a tour on the "Hot Air Ballon" 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.)

New Zealand Package Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • TSS Earnslaw Cruise with BBQ lunch at Walter Peak and farm show
  • 12.5% GST
  • Tranz Alpine train journey (seat in coach)
  • All transfers (except the one to TSS Earnslaw) and coaching as per itinerary (seat-in-coach)
  • 6 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage and road maps (self drive)

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