3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour

Short on time? This 3 day tour is a great way to tour from Queenstown to Christchurch. Travelling to the West Coast, home to temperate rainforest, wild coastline and the breathtaking Glaciers. Enjoy a day at leisure in Franz Josef before continuing further north and traversing the Southern Alps on the famous TranzAlpine Train.

 

3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour

A 3 day South Island tour from Queenstown to Christchurch with a day at the West Coast glaciers.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Queenstown to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

3 Days

Tour Code:

3E

 

Regions Visited

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Franz Josef Greymouth Queenstown Christchurch

 

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 - QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF

Leaving Queenstown, travel to the West Coast passing via the Haast Pass into Westland National Park.

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 / GREYMOUTH / 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.