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West Coast Highlights – 07 Days / 06 Nights

7 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the following places of interest in the South Island of New Zealand including Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Express, Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Mt Cook. Daily departures and choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes Meet and 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 and sightseeing, a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees, and daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.


West Coast Highlights – 07 Days / 06 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / GREYMOUTH: view detail >
DAY 03: GREYMOUTH / FOX GLACIER: view detail >
DAY 04: FOX GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 05: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 06: QUEENSTOWN / MOUNT COOK / CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 07: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >

West Coast Highlights – 07 Days / 06 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:

Transfer by SIC from hotel to Christchurch Railway Station and board the Tranz Alpine Express for a scenic rail journey across the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to Greymouth. This afternoon you will be taken on a ½ day SIC tour north along the West Coast to Punakaiki to see the “Pancake Rocks” and Blow Holes which are especially spectacular at high tide. Return to Greymouth in the late afternoon and the rest of the day is at leisure to relax or perhaps go for a walk.


DAY 03: GREYMOUTH / FOX GLACIER:

This morning is at leisure. Transfer from hotel to Greymouth Railway Station and board your coach for the SIC journey to Fox Glacier via Franz Josef Glacier by scheduled coach. Travel via Hokitika, Ross and Harihari passing by several beautiful lakes surrounded by native bush before arriving at Franz Josef Glacier and then continuing on to Fox Glacier. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.


DAY 04: FOX GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN:

Transfer to Queenstown by SIC this morning traveling through the small settlement of Haast at the mouth of the Haast River before following the river upstream to the “Gates of Haast” and over the scenic bush clad Haast Pass, the southern most route across the main divide. Travel past the small settlement of Makarora adjacent to the Mount Aspiring National Park and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before passing by the fruitgrowing area around Cromwell and through the rugged but scenic Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown set on the shores of 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 its 1:10 gradient, and stunning scenery to reach the majestic Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord which is dominated by Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown afterwards.


DAY 06: QUEENSTOWN / MOUNT COOK / CHRISTCHURCH:

Travel by SIC through the Kawarau Gorge once again to the fruitgrowing region of Cromwell and across Lake Dunstan through the barren Central Otago to the Lindis Pass and into the MacKenzie High Country and on to New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mount Cook. Time here for an Optional scenic flight subject to the weather on the day. (Please note Optional scenic flight not included in tour cost.) Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki and on to Lake Tekapo and the “Church of the Good Shepherd” before descending Burkes Pass to Fairlie and through gentle rolling hill country to Geraldine and across the flat Canterbury Plains to the “Garden City” of Christchurch. The rest of the day is at leisure.


DAY 07: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH:

Your arrangements conclude with a transfer by SIC to Christchurch Airport. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


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