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.
|Christchurch to Christchurch|
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|Tekapo||Queenstown||Milford Sound||Christchurch||Mt Cook||Franz Josef|
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.