As you depart Christchurch on the TranzAlpine train watch the scenery change as you travel from the East Coast to the West Coast of the South Island. Travel deep into the heart of Westland National Park where there is so much to explore with the pristine wetlands, beaches, grasslands, lakes, mountains and forests of Westland National Park. Enjoy a brief guided glacier valley walk in Franz. Travel through ancient rainforests on one side and rugged coastal vistas of the Tasman sea on the other, then through the barren Central Otago landscape before reaching Queenstown.
Christchurch to Queenstown return. A chance to enjoy the excitement and charm of our most famous resort town. With a free day in Queenstown, you have the chance to take part in any number of activities including: jetboating, rafting, wine tours, bungy jumping, lake cruises, Milford or Doubtful Sound day tours, shopping in Queenstown or relax in one of the many cafes.
A short but comprehensive tour which includes coach travel to Queenstown, with a scenic stop made at Mt Cook village – giving you the chance to view NZ’s highest mountain with your own eyes! A must for every visitor is the coach trip to Milford Sound. With ample scenic photo stops and extensive commentary from your driver, you'll learn about this unique and beautiful part of the country.
Pushed for time? This two day New Zealand tour departing from Christchurch takes you through the South Island's main divide on the TranzAlpine Train from the East Coast to the West Coast. After viewing Franz Josef Glacier from a great vantage point, you head south taking in the beautiful Haast Pass before arriving in Queenstown.
Visit New Zealand's highest mountain on this overnight tour to the Mount Cook National Park. See the beautiful glistening waters of Lake Tekapo and Pukaki, take a boat trip on the Tasman Glacier Lake and touch an iceberg for yourself (seasonal) or simply enjoy one of the many short walks available in this area.
For those short on time, this one-way South Island tour is a must for those wishing to experience the iconic landmarks including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, the fabulous resort town of Queenstown and the awe inspiring Mitre Peak in Milford Sound. Bring your camera - seeing is believing!
NEW TOUR: Stars and mountains flourish in this superb 2 day tour. Experience the exciting nocturnal world of astronomy during an observatory tour, take in the unbelievable turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and enjoy the spectacle that is Mt Cook - all this before reaching New Zealand's premier resort town of Queenstown.