4 Day West Coast Tour

This cool 4 day South Island tour takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown via the beautiful West Coast. Travel on the world-famous TranzAlpine train, check out some Pancake rocks at Punakaiki and admire Franz Josef Glacier before reaching New Zealand's premier resort town of Queenstown.

 

4 Day West Coast Tour

After crossing the main divide, first stop is Greymouth and the spectacular Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. Further south into the stunning West Coast glacier region and into Queenstown. A fabulous four day tour!

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily except 25 December

Duration:

4 Days

Tour Code:

4WC

 

Regions Visited

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

Christchurch Greymouth Punakaiki Franz Josef Queenstown Haast Pass

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport & transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Superior accommodation includes breakfast
  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks Tour

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

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $999 NZD $1,279 NZD Enquire
Triple $989 NZD $1,277 NZD Enquire
Single $1,399 NZD $1,799 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 / GREYMOUTH AND PUNAKAIKI TOUR

Leaving Christchurch city on The TranzAlpine train, we cross the Canterbury Plains and into the Arthur’s Pass National Park. From Arthur’s Pass our journey is via an 8.5 km long rail tunnel that has been cut through the heart of the Southern Alps. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. This is one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand’s scenic treasure chest. Just getting there is half the fun, with magnificent coastal views. Take time to look around at the renowned Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, a guided walk through the subtropical rainforest and time to explore an isolated beach while hearing about the ecology of the seabirds and plants.

Stay: Greymouth

DAY 2 - GREYMOUTH / FRANZ JOSEF

Time is available this morning to take an optional tour to Shantytown (historic gold mining village) or to explore the local shops. Jade (Pounamu) and local craft shops are a specialty. This afternoon join your coach and travel south following a narrow coastal strip of beech forest with spectacular mountain back drop to Franz Josef.

Stay: Franz Josef

DAY 3 - FRANZ JOSEF AT LEISURE

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy this special part of the West Coast. From the mountain views, rainforest walks, heli hikes, guided glacier walks, checking out the local kiwis (yes, the birds) to anything in-between. There is something for everyone. Please ask us for activity suggestions – we are happy to include in your tour package.

Stay: Franz Josef

DAY 4 - FRANZ JOSEF / QUEENSTOWN

Leaving the glacier region, we travel deeper into South Westland taking in the spectacle of Haast Pass, carved by the Haast River and framed by the Southern Alps. Take in the views of many beautiful lakes including Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Wakatipu before arriving into Queenstown.