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Mountains & Glaciers – 05 Days / 04 Nights

5 Day Self Drive itinerary covering the following places of interest in the South Island of New Zealand including Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, and Queenstown. A choice of 5 categories of rental vehicle with a choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes Self Drive rental vehicle with pick-up on arrival at Christchurch Airport and drop-off on departure from Queenstown Airport, with a choice of 5 vehicle types, and a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, with sightseeing & entrance fees as specified, and daily buffet breakfast at hotel. Daily departures throughout the year.


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:

Pick-up self drive rental car on arrival at Christchurch International Airport.
Self drive to your hotel in the “Garden City”. The rest of the day is at leisure.


DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / GREYMOUTH / FRANZ JOSEF:

Check out of your hotel this morning and self drive across the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to the West Coast. Drive 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:

Check out of your hotel this morning and self drive to Queenstown 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 the small settlement of Makarora opposite the Mount Aspiring National Park and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before passing through the fruit growing area around Cromwell and on through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.


DAY 05: DEPART QUEENSTOWN:

Your arrangements conclude today with the drop off of your rental vehicle at Queenstown Airport. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.

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