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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.


This tour can be customized for you with extra days and activities. Or ask us to build a custom tour just for you.



SUMMARY
Tour Type: Independent Tour
Starts: Christchurch     Ends: Christchurch
Duration: 5 Days
Departs Daily

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TOUR ITINERARY
Extra days and activities can be added at time of booking

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Day 1Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown
Travel south following the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Free time in Mount Cook before continuing on to Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge.
Stay: Queenstown
Day 2 Full Day Excursion to Milford Sound
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 Free Day In Queenstown
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 Glacier
Leaving Queenstown, travel to the West Coast passing via the Hasst Pass into Westland National Park. Take a short trip to enjoy the views of the glacier.
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier
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.




REVIEWS

5 Day National Parks & Glaciers
Review by: H. van Loon
"I travelled in New Zealand from Oct 10 till Nov 4. I booked two Scenic Pacific tours. One was on the North Island from Auckland to Wellington and stayed overnight in Rotorua and Taupo. The second started in Christchurch and went along the highlights on the South Island. A beautiful tour visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound. From collection at my hotel, the bus drivers, the bus, the hotels everything was well organised. Superb. Special was the Maori night at Rotorua and the Milford Sound tour. Special thanks to Jodee for everything she arranged. "

5 Day National Parks & Glaciers Tour
Review by: A.M
"We just got back from our trip to Australia / New Zealand. I'm writing to let you know that we had a fabulous time on the New Zealand Southern Island tour. Everything went off without a hitch and you did a great job in making sure all the tours and connections were handled. "

5 Day National Parks & Glaciers Tour
Review by: E Papazissis & family
"We are now back at Christchurch, we leave early in the morning. On behalf of my family, I thank you very much for this awesome tour you prepared for us, the excellent organisation and all the efforts you made for us. It was an unforgettable journey. "

5 Day National Parks & Glaciers Tour
Review by: Louise & Rosemary
"Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We've just returned to the UK. We had an amazing tour, thank you. The drivers were very informative throughout our journeys and we learnt so much about the country and they were also very accommodating too. We did arrange our own accommodation in Queenstown and were very pleased with our choice. The hotel in Franz Josef was equally as good. Even though the tour was full on and there were lots of early starts and late returns it was very much worth it.  Having travelled with yourselves around some of the North Island in 2015 and the South Island this year we will not hesitate to re-book with you again when we return. Many thanks for you assistants with our booking."

5 Day National Parks & Glaciers Tour
Review by: S. Fong
"We are back from the wonderful NZ tour holiday, kindly and professionally arranged by you. I am writing just to express my sincere gratitude to all your efforts. I will of course spread the good word-of-mouth to my peers about you and Pacific Travel. Really appreciated for everything."

5 Day National Parks & Glaciers Tour
Review by: M & J Ericsson United Kingdom
"I must let you know that we are now back in the UK. We had a wonderful time in New Zealand and the 5 Day South Island Tour was the highlight. The flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown was the highlight of the highlight! Especially when Jon was invited to sit in the co-pilots seat. Thank you and your team for your excellent arrangements. It all went like clockwork. "

5 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour
Review by: W & J Harrop
"Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for organising my parents tour of New Zealand. They had an excellent time and found all the accommodation, connections, transfers, sights and guides to be excellent, which made for a very memorable experience. Thank you again for offering a great service."


This tour departs daily


As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

PRICES
Tourist (Motel) Quality (Hotel)
Single NZ$2,100 per person NZ$2,925 per person
Double NZ$1,625 per person NZ$2,060 per person
Triple NZ$1,560 per person NZ$1,855 per person


Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

INCLUDED
NOT INCLUDED
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.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS

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.
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We just got back from our trip to Australia / New Zealand. I'm writing to let you know that we had a fabulous time on the New Zealand Southern Island tour. Everything went off without a hitch and you did a great job in making sure all the tours and connections were handled.
Thanks! A.M

We are now back at Christchurch, we leave early in the morning. On behalf of my family, I thank you very much for this awesome tour you prepared for us, the excellent organisation and all the efforts you made for us. It was an unforgettable journey.
Best wishes, E Papazissis & family

I travelled in New Zealand from Oct 10 till Nov 4. I booked two Scenic Pacific tours. One was on the North Island from Auckland to Wellington and stayed overnight in Rotorua and Taupo. The second started in Christchurch and went along the highlights on the South Island. A beautiful tour visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound. From collection at my hotel, the bus drivers, the bus, the hotels everything was well organised. Superb. Special was the Maori night at Rotorua and the Milford Sound tour. Special thanks to Jodee for everything she arranged.
Kindest regards, H. van Loon

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