7 Day Mountains and Glaciers Tour
A very popular South Island tour. You'll visit the 'must see' spots during this 7 day bottom of the south tour. Enjoy the TranzAlpine Train through Arthur's Pass National Park, views of the glaciers, beautiful Queenstown with its many additional activities, cruise Milford Sound and take in 'The Edinburgh of the South' - Dunedin.
|Christchurch to Christchurch|
|Daily Except 25 December|
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|Dunedin||Queenstown||Christchurch||Greymouth||Franz Josef||Te Anau|
- All transport & transfers
- 6 nights accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- Transfer to Franz Josef Glacier lookout point
- Milford Sound cruise & picnic lunch
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
DAY 2 - FRANZ JOSEF AT LEISURE
Today enjoy an outing where after a short stroll you can view the glacier from the look out point. Or up-grade to a Glacier Heli Hike, please ask at time of booking for optional activities. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Stay: Franz Josef
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.
DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort town. There are dozens of activities available, something for everyone. We are happy to include additional activities into your itinerary.
DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / TE ANAU
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: Te Anau
DAY 6 - TE ANAU / DUNEDIN
High country tussock soon gives way to the lush pastures of Southland and Otago as you travel through Gore and Balclutha arriving in Dunedin. This afternoon is at leisure. Please ask at time of booking if you wish add an Otago Peninsula tour to view wildlife.
DAY 7 - DUNEDIN / CHRISTCHURCH
Morning at leisure in Dunedin to take in some of the sights or do a little shopping. This afternoon travel north through the undulating hill country of Otago and through the cities of Oamaru and Timaru before arriving in the “Garden City” of Christchurch.