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Mountains & Glaciers – 05 Days / 04 Nights

5 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the main places of interest in N.Z. including Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Express, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Daily departures and choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at Christchurch Airport and private vehicle for the arrival transfer, SIC for the 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.


Mountains & Glaciers – 05 Days / 04 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: DEPART QUEENSTOWN: view detail >

Mountains & Glaciers – 05 Days / 04 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 several pristine lakes surrounded by native bush. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore this small town.


DAY 03: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER:

This morning you will be taken on a ½ day guided glacier walk up 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 half day excursion. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or visit the Westland National Park visitors centre, or take an Optional scenic helicopter flight over the glacier. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in tour costs.)


DAY 04: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN:

Transfer to Queenstown this morning by seat in coach 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 through 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 Lake Wakatipu.


DAY 05: DEPART QUEENSTOWN:

Your 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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