DAY 1 – Christchurch
‘Haere Mai’ – Welcome to New Zealand. Subsequent to clearing all your customs at the Airport enjoy a comfortable transfer to your accommodation.
DAY 2 – Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown
Coach will pick you up at around 7:30am. You will be arriving at Queenstown around 6:30pm.
Hereafter, get ready for a wonderful sightseeing among the charismatic beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps to Mount Cook.
The itinerary follows with leaving Christchurch in the morning. Later on, you will be travelling through and exploring the adventure of fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo. On being here, you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Plunge in to take insights of the amazing Southern Alps. Some of the other centers of attractions that you would love exploring are:
- New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook (‘cloud piercer’), situated in a national park
- UNESCO World Heritage site rising to 3,754 metres high
- Lake Pukaki
- The tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country
- The quaint village of Omarama
- Jones Family Orchard (time permitting) near Cromwel
Your tour concludes in the evening at Queenstown – the adventure capital of New Zealand.
DAY 3 – Queenstown
For day three, get yourself prepared for discovering the spectacular scenery & thrill of a Jetboat.(see options)
Diverse Wilderness Adventure
The itinerary has been planned so that you can join the only operator on the Dart River, for a diverse adventure from Queenstown that would take you to the frontier township of Glenorchy. It is nestled at the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu. Get immersed into the charismatic and the pristine Dart River Valley and stunning view of Mt Aspiring National Park.
Uncover the magical appeal of the little known areas. These are some of the inaccessible provinces by any other means and can be ideally discovered in a dramatic way. The environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend, it is a perfect destination for reviving your soul and heart.
We have included a Buffet Dinner at the Skyline Gondola for you on this evening.
DAY 4 – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown
Coach pick up 7:20am (approx) returns 7:45pm
Get ready for another big day filled with highlights of picturesque natural beauty that NZ beholds.
Acquire experience of a much treasured journey into the heart of Milford Sound – New Zealand’s globally famous tourist destination. The world-famous fiord in all its natural glory – surrounded by dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls is here to mesmerize you in every possible way.
Rudyard Kipling called Milford Sound the Eighth Wonder of the World. With us you will get to board your 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise for exploring this exceptionally beautiful land. Travel the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea. You can also try most exciting gliding that passes through the glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls. Its glance of tumbling through the valleys and crashing into the sea far below would surely make you awe-struck. Later on, the lush native forest clings to steep cliffs, while seals, penguins and dolphins are there to make the day more embracing. Again, the Mitre Peak rises dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 meters above sea level and is a must visit destination while exploring the Maori Land.
In the due course, your captain will be delivering you with lively and informative commentary. Keep cruising to explore the modern, purpose-built catamaran that gives you the opportunity to discover the large viewing windows, panoramic views, outdoor decks and warm indoor seating. (Translation sheets are provided in Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Korean and Mandarin.)
DAY 5 – Queenstown
After two big and adventurous days we have preserved this day for your leisurely explore of Queenstown.
DAY 6 – Queenstown – Franz Josef
Newmans: Departs Queenstown 8:10am Arrives Franz Josef 4:10pm
You will get to spot the majestic Southern Alps on day six. Viewing and exploring the picturesque lakes and rivers, the wild beauty of the West Coast is also there on this sightseeing day tour list starting from Queenstown to Franz Josef.
Later on, step to board your luxury sightseeing tour coach for beginning your adventurous journey. It starts with a breathtaking discovery of high mountain peaks and crystal-clear blue lakes. Henceforth, pass the charismatic and man-made Lake Dunstan outside Cromwell, stunning Lake Wanaka and its neighbouring Lake Hawea.
We know you would love to follow the historic route used by Maori that they travelled across Southern Alps in search of pounamu (greenstone) after your visit at Mount Aspiring National Park. A beautiful journey through the Haast Pass that passes through the southernmost pass between the South Island is ready for you. Enjoy views of waterfalls, native beech forest and glacier-fed rivers. Here you will uncover the isolated and tranquil part of New Zealand.
DAY 7 – Franz Josef
We recommend the following
Glacier Valley Walk
Helicopter with Snow Landing
DAY 8 – Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch
For day eight, The Intercity Coach will take you to the Greymouth Railway Station. It has a global reputation for being one of the top 5 rail journeys in the world – The Tranz Alpine.
Upon arrival Christchurch you will be comfortably transferred to your respective accommodation
Intercity: Departs Franz Josef 9:15am Arrives Greymouth 1:15pm
Tranz Alpine: Departs Greymouth 1:45pm Arrives Christchurch 6:05pm
DAY 9 – Christchurch
DAY 10 – Christchurch – Home
Get a relaxing transfer to the Airport for your flight back home. If you are not flying back home, we wish you all the best for your extended holiday.
- Dart River Jet Safari – $188.00pp
- Valley Glacier Walk – $68.00pp
- Helicopter with Snow landing – $168.00pp
- Heli-Hike – $379.00pp
- 9Nights accommodation (as selected) – Twin Share
- Touring & Sights as per itinerary
- Skyline Gondola & Buffet Dinner
- Milford Sound Cruise
- Tranz Alpine – Train