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Glacier Experience – 06 Days / 05 Nights

6 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the main places of interest in N.Z. including Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Express, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound.

Includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at Christchurch Airport and private vehicle for arrival transfer, and SIC for departure airport transfer; seat in coach transport for all touring & sightseeing, a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, sightseeing & entrance fees, and daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.


Glacier Experience – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / GREYMOUTH / FRANZ JOSEF: view detail >
DAY 03: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER: view detail >
DAY 04: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 05: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 06: DEPART QUEENSTOWN: view detail >

Glacier Experience – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH:

Meet & greet on arrival at Christchurch International Airport.
Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in the “Garden City”.

DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / GREYMOUTH / FRANZ JOSEF:

Transfer from your hotel to the Christchurch Railway Station by SIC and board the Tranz Alpine Express for a scenic rail journey across the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to Greymouth on the West Coast. Board your coach for the continuation south to Franz Josef Glacier. Pass through the small settlements of Hokitika, Ross and Harihari en route as well as a number of pristine lakes surrounded by native bush. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the town.


DAY 03: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER:

This morning you will be taken on a ½ day guided glacier walk along the glaciated valley and onto the ice of the Franz Josef Glacier accompanied by experienced Alpine Guides who will explain the local flora and fauna as well as the geology of the glacier. Allow 4.5 hours for this excursion. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or visit the Westland Visitors Centre, or perhaps take an Optional scenic helicopter flight over the glacier. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in the tour costs.)


DAY 04: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN:

Transfer by SIC to Queenstown this morning traveling through the small settlements of Fox Glacier and Haast at the mouth of the Haast River before following the river upstream to the “Gates of Haast” and over the scenic bushclad Haast Pass, the southern most route across the main divide. Travel past Makarora and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before passing through the fruit growing area around Cromwell and through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown set on the shores of picturesque Lake Wakatipu.


DAY 05: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN:

Full day excursion to Milford Sound by SIC. Travel alongside the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath the towering Remarkables mountain range and across the flat Southland Plains to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Park. Pass through Beech forests, glaciated valleys, the Homer Tunnel with a steep1:10 gradiant and stunning scenery to reach the majestic Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord which is dominated by Mitre Peak & the Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown in the early evening and the rest of the day is at leisure to relax & enjoy.


DAY 06: DEPART QUEENSTOWN:

This morning is at leisure until your transfer to Queenstown Airport. There may be an opportunity for some last minute shopping or to experience some of the many Optional activities available here such as jetboating, bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, gondola rides, 4WD safaris and many more options. Enjoy your last day in the very picturesque Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital" of New Zealand. [Please note that above Options are not included in the tour costs.] Arrangements conclude with a departure transfer by SIC to Queenstown Airport. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


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