3 Day Main Divide and Glaciers Tour

From Christchurch to Queenstown via the West Coast. Travel on the world-famous TranzAlpine train across the Canterbury Plains to the Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the West Coast. Enjoy a day at leisure in Franz Josef Glacier before completing your journey to Queenstown over the spectacular Haast Pass.

 

3 Day Main Divide and Glaciers Tour

Travel over the Canterbury Plains crossing the great divide and onto the western side of the South Island before enjoying two nights in Franz Josef Glacier. Tour deeper through the West Coast rainforest and along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea before arriving into majestic Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily except 25 December

Duration:

3 Days

Tour Code:

3E

 

Regions Visited

Click on the region name to view more information about the region

Greymouth      Queenstown Franz Josef

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport & transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Superior accommodation includes breakfast

Prices for the period 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $680 NZD $880 NZD Enquire
Triple $672 NZD $855 NZD Enquire
Single $933 NZD $1,267 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR

Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH / FRANZ JOSEF

Board the TranzAlpine Train and cross the Canterbury Plains into the Arthur’s Pass National Park. Once on the West Coast we follow a narrow coastal strip of beech forest with a spectacular mountain back drop south to the glaciers

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier

DAY 2 - FRANZ JOSEF AT LEISURE

Today enjoy a delightful day at leisure in the small but bustling town of Franz Josef. There are a number of activities available from a dramatic guided heli hike on the ice, a walk to the terminal face or a short transfer to the glacier lookout point. Please ask at time of booking – we are happy to include activities into your itinerary.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier

DAY 3 - FRANZ JOSEF / QUEENSTOWN

Travel deeper into South Westland taking in the spectacle of Haast Pass. Admire the views of many beautiful lakes including Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Wakatipu before arriving in Queenstown.