Home to over 3,000 glaciers, glacial valleys and lakes, the prodigious Southern Alps stretches across most of South Island. The Glacial Coastal Wonder tour takes you across this magnificent range, from the ice-carved fiord of Milford Sound, to the glacier regions of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, interspersed with views of the native forests and lakes that dot the alpine landscape.
- University of Otago, Dunedin
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier
- Arthur’s Pass
- Garden City of Christchurch
- 7 nights accommodation at choice of hotel with daily breakfast
- 7 days car rental
- Seat-In-Coach (SIC) transfer airport - hotel - airport
- Admission and/or sightseeing as stated in itinerary
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.
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin city this morning. Travel to Queenstown this afternoon, stay 3 nights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.
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