5 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour

This top-notch 5 day tour showcases the best New Zealand's South Island has to offer. After viewing majestic Mt Cook, take in the beauty of Milford Sound where the forested cliffs reach dizzying heights. After a day to 'chill out' in Queenstown continue your tour through some stunning West Coast rainforest.

 

5 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour

One of our most popular New Zealand tours! Take in all the South Island hot-spots of Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, and the Glacier region before ending your tour on-board the beautifully scenic TranzAlpine Train. A wonderful tour for those short on time.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

5 Days

Tour Code:

5G

 

Regions Visited

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

Tekapo Queenstown Milford Sound Christchurch Mt Cook Franz Josef

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport & transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Superior accommodation includes breakfast
  • Mt Cook Village & lunch at Hermitage Hotel
  • Milford Sound Cruise & picnic lunch
  • Transfer to view glacier

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

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $1,599 NZD $2,043 NZD Enquire
Triple $1,449 NZD $1,888 NZD Enquire
Single $2,164 NZD $2,849 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 / MT COOK / QUEENSTOWN

Travel south following the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Mt Cook is Australasia’s highest mountain at 3654 metres and with ten other mountain peaks over 3000 metres, this region is spectacular. Free time at Mt Cook village including a delicious lunch at Hermitage Hotel before continuing on to Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge.

Stay: Queeenstown

DAY 2 - MILFORD SOUND DAY EXCURSION

A full day tour to the World Heritage listed, Fiordland National Park. Enjoy cruising Milford Sound and viewing the spectacular waterfalls and towering Mitre Peak.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort town. There are dozens of activities available, something for everyone. Please ask at time of booking for additional options.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF

Leaving Queenstown, travel to the West Coast passing via the Haast Pass into Westland National Park. Take a short trip to enjoy the views of the glacier.

Stay: Franz Josef

DAY 5 - FRANZ JOSEF / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north through lush rainforest to Greymouth where you will transfer to the TranzAlpine Train. Enjoy a remarkable train journey across the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to the “Garden City” of Christchurch.