Take a 8 Nights / 9 Days tour of the dramatic and diverse landscape of New Zealand which has inspired many including Hollywood. Follow in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings and The Last Samurai.
On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, Please collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your Hotel.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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). Transfer to Christchurch Hotel. (B)
Free Day At Leisure.(B)
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation!(B)