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THE PACKAGE INCLUDES
8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
Transfer from the airport to your overnight accommodation.
Day 2: CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN
Depart Christchurch and travel across the Canterbury Plains, the largest area of flat land in New Zealand. Climb the foothills of the Southern Alps over the top of Burkes Pass before descending into the Mackenzie Country. Pause at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Twizel and follow the shoreline of Lake Pukaki before entering Mt Cook National Park where a stop is made for lunch at the Hermitage Hotel (own expense). After lunch continue through Omarama and through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown, arriving late afternoon.
Day 3: MILFORD SOUND DAY EXCURSION
Drive through the magnificent beech forests of the Eglington and Hollyford Valleys, through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound for a launch excursion on the fiord. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery including the awe- inspiring Mitre Peak with a full commentary on the natural history of the fiord. Picnic lunch is included.
Upon conclusion return to Queenstown.
Day 4: QUEENSTOWN
Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits.
Day 5: QUEENSTOWN - FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
This morning departs the hotel for a full day journey from Queenstown to Franz Josef. During the trip, you will traverse Kawarau Gorge, Hawera River and Lake Wanaka. Travel through Haast and continue on to Franz Josef (Lunch own expense).
Day 6: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Today is at leisure. Available activities include walks, tramps, scenic flights and guided tours (own expense). There are good walkways up to the glaciers. Near Fox Glacier, a visit of the "mirror lake" Matheson is recommended.
Day 7: FRANZ JOSEF - GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH
Today travel to Greymouth and board the scenic Tranz Alpine for a rail journey famous for its spectacular mountain scenery as it traverses the Southern Alps which divide the East and West coasts of the South Island. Travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch arriving at approximately 6:35pm.
On arrival at Christchurch Railway Station you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 8: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Transfer to the Airport for departure (included).
Airport → Hotel, Hotel → Airport
Available additional services to consider
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