6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland and Glaciers Tour

A great 6 day tour of the South Island covering the East and West Coasts along with the Fiordland region.

Tour Type: Independent Tour
Starts: Christchurch     Ends: Christchurch
Duration: 6 Days
Departs Daily

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Day 1:
Christchurch - Greymouth - 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. Take a short trip to enjoy the views of the glacier.
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier
Day 2: 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.
Stay: Queenstown
Day 3: Queenstown at leisure
A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of activities available. Something for everyone.
Stay:  Queenstown
Day 4: 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 5: 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 enjoy an Otago Peninsula tour. Cruise the length of the harbour and watch as fur seals swim and play, view ocean birds including albatross before returning via road back to the city. 
Stay: Dunedin
Day 6: 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.


6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland & Glaciers Tour
Review by: B & K Hunter
"The trip went off without a single hitch and the itinerary allowed us to see a lot of the South Island in just a few days. I wish we could have spent longer, but I think packing it into 6 days was a good way to go. Glad I did not try to drive it! We love the South Island... the sights, the people, the food etc. All of the motels were in great locations and the coaches seemed so efficient, on time, and the drivers were great. So, thanks for setting this up on short notice and providing a great tour."

6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland & Glaciers Tour
Review by: Richard Will
"Just to say a big thanks for the tour I have just completed. All the arrangements worked perfectly. The bus drivers were all very good. The accommodation just what I required. And as for the scenery... I have so many great photos, it'll be hard to choose which ones to blow up to make into pictures on the wall. So look, thanks again. I will recommend Pacific Travel to everyone and anyone. Best wishes"

6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland & Glaciers Tour
Review by: SJ Park
"We had great time in the South Island. Our tour highlight was Milford Sound, the best trip I have ever done. Pouring rain was beautiful that made all those water falls everywhere, and delicious food on the cruise. We enjoyed every thing around there. All accommodation you chose for us were excellent, l like Punga Grove with tropical surroundings most. Thank you Janet for all your effort, precise plans and timing. Coach drivers were so good - very knowledgeable and punctual. Specially Mike from Queenstown day trip to Milford Sound. He was excellent. He knows everything and good joker too. He dropped us at Te Anau. Thanks again Janet, I can recommend your company to anyone."

6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland and Glaciers Tour
Review by: M Vitiello USA
"Many thanks for the detailed itinerary. If the actual trip is anywhere close to your effort in keeping me updated, I am in for a great treat. You have done more than one could expect (and I expect a lot). In fact, I can say that in over 45 years of international travel, I have never dealt with an agent who was so thorough and pleasantly engaging. You have certainly earned your box of chocolates! 
Best regards

This tour departs daily

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

Tourist (Motel) Quality (Hotel)
Single NZ$2,420 per person NZ$3,330 per person
Double NZ$1,765 per person NZ$2,245 per person
Triple NZ$1,645 per person NZ$1,985 per person

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

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.


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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