7 Day Queenstown, Fiords and Glacier Tour

This 7 day South Island tour starting and finishing in Queenstown, includes a day tour to the awe-inspiring Milford Sound. Spend free time in Queenstown for optional activities, with entry to the Skyline Gondola included. Travel by coach along the West Coast before spending time at Franz Josef Glacier and enjoying a guided walk on the ever changing glacier. Travel by coach back to Queenstown.

 

7 Day Queenstown, Fiords and Glacier Tour

A fabulous South Island tour for those arriving and departing from Queenstown. You have plenty of free time in the resort town of Queenstown for all those adrenalin activities or simply relax and take in the magnificent views of the Remarkables. Cruise the length of Milford Sound, cross the Haast Pass and enjoy the beautiful West Coast rainforest before taking to the ice on a guided glacier walk at Franz Josef. This tour ends back in Queenstown.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Queenstown to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

7 Days

Tour Code:

7Q

 

Regions Visited

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Franz Josef Haast Pass Queenstown Milford Sound

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Milford Sound Cruise & picnic lunch
  • Queenstown Gondola
  • Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

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

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $2,275 NZD $3,070 NZD Enquire
Triple $2,115 NZD $2,685 NZD Enquire
Single $3,110 NZD $4,695 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 / NELSON

Board the world renowned TranzAlpine train bound for Greymouth via the Arthur’s Pass National Park. Cross the Canterbury Plains, travel over viaducts and through tunnels and into the lush rainforests of the West Coast. On arrival in Greymouth board your coach for your journey North to Nelson. An afternoon stop is made at Punakaiki where you can view the Pancake Rocks.

Stay: Nelson

DAY 2 - ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK

Your full day tour to the Abel Tasman National Park commences with a morning pick up from your accommodation. Drive through horticultural areas to Motueka and on to beautiful Kaiteriteri beach where you board your launch. You have various cruise/walking options in the National Park during the day before returning to Nelson.

Stay: Nelson

DAY 3 - NELSON / KAIKOURA

Travel through the Nelson state forests to Blenheim before heading south to the seaside resort of Kaikoura. Enjoy spectacular views of the Kaikoura coastline and the seaward Kaikoura mountain range. Afternoon at leisure in Kaikoura.

Stay: Kaikoura

DAY 4 - KAIKOURA / CHRISTCHURCH

This morning enjoy a 3 hour cruise with Kaikoura Whale Watch to marvel at the giant sperm whale and the dusky dolphins. Kaikoura Whale Watch has won many international awards for tourism excellence and marine conservation. In the afternoon sit back and relax aboard the Coastal Pacific train*. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel south to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch

* Travel may be by coach if the Coastal Pacific train is not operating

DAY 5 - CHRISTCHURCH / DUNEDIN

Travel south over the Canterbury Plains to the cities of Timaru and Oamaru. Follow the coastline to Palmerston and then its over the Kilmog Hill and Mt Cargill to Dunedin – the Edinburgh of the south. Afternoon at leisure in Dunedin. Ask us at time of booking if you wish to do a tour to see the penguins/seals on Otago peninsula.

Stay: Dunedin

DAY 6 - DUNEDIN / TE ANAU

Morning at leisure in Dunedin, perhaps a stroll around this beautiful city taking in some of the remarkable architecture. In the afternoon travel through the lush pastures of Otago and Southland to the lakeside resort of Te Anau.

Stay: Te Anau

DAY 7 - TE ANAU / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN

Regarded as one of the World’s most scenic journeys into Fiordland National Park – a world heritage area. Enjoy a one and a half hour cruise of Milford Sound viewing spectacular waterfalls and famous Mitre Peaks before heading to Queenstown.