Lakes & Glaciers

Day 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 passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.


Day 2 : Christchurch - Glacier Region

Depart Christchurch on the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only) and travel beside the Waimakariri River, over the Southern Alps and onto the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before arriving in Greymouth. Travel south along the rugged West Coast to arrive at the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)


Day 3 : Glacier Region

A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. (Optional activities not included in the tour price). (B)


Day 4 : Glacier Region - Wanaka

Travel down the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue around the shores of Lake Hawea to arrive in Wanaka early afternoon. (B)


Day 5 : Wanaka - Queenstown

This morning is free at your leisure - optional activities include Puzzling World and scenic flights or short walks (optional activities not included). This afternoon continue to Queenstown. (B)


Day 6 : 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). (B)


Day 7 : Queenstown - Mt Cook

Travel south through Central Otago to Twizel before travelling around Lake Pukaki and into Mt Cook National Park. Optional activities at Mt Cook include scenic flights, a glacier boat ride and the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre. (Optional activities not included). (B)


Day 8 : Mt Cook - Christchurch

Depart Mt Cook and stop on the shores of Lake Tekapo to visit the 'Church of the Good Shepherd'. Continue across the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. (B)


Day 9 : Departure Day

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



  • 2nts Accommodation in Christchurch

  • 2nts Accommodation in Glacier Region

  • 1nt Accommodation in Wanaka

  • 2nts Accommodation in Queenstown

  • 1nt Accommodation in Mt Cook

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Transfers & Sightseeing as per itinerary

Exclusions:

Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.

Disclaimer:

Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.