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South Island Discovery Drive

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  • Christchurch
  • 8 Days
  • $2,149
  • Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown
Day Route
1 Christchurch - Arrival
2 Christchurch - Mount Cook - Queenstown
3 Milford Sound Excursion
4 Explore Shotover River
5 Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier
6 Discover Franz Josef Glacier
7 Franz Josef Glacier - Greymouth - Christchurch
8 Christchurch - Return
The South Island of New Zealand is packed with natural wonders and amazing scenery that you won’t want to miss! Witness the majestic Southern Alps, take a jet boat along Shotover River and watch the rugged landscape zip by on your train ride back to Christchurch.8 day/7 night package featuring Christchurch, Queenstown, and West Coast Glaciers. This program includes your choice of Superior or Superior First Class hotels, daily breakfast, a 6-day rental car*, train ticket from Greymouth to Christchurch and a jet boat ride on the Shotover River. *Car rental includes unlimited miles, a GPS unit and standard auto insurance. Price based on an FDAR Full Size Automatic sedan.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Rental car
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Daily continental or buffet breakfast

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during meals
  • Flights
  • Meals, other than breakfast
  • Rental car add-ons, i.e. GPS, winter tires, maps, etc.

Day

1

Christchurch - Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel.

Day

2

Christchurch - Mount Cook - Queenstown

This morning, make your way to the rental car depot, located in the airport, to collect your rental car. Travel from Christchurch, through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range. This afternoon, continue on to the alpine resort town of Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. (B)

Day

3

Milford Sound Excursion

Experience the world famous fjord, rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps, pas the stunning Mirror Lakes and Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls. At Milford Sound, board your nature cruise to see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Later, return to Queenstown for dinner at your leisure. (B)

Day

4

Explore Shotover River

Make your way to downtown Queenstown for your transfer to the Shotover River for a jet boat ride in the canyon. The thrilling adventure skims past rocky outcrops, around crags and boulders and through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Return to Queenstown where the afternoon is free to enjoy the city at your own pace. (B)

Day

5

Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier

Take a memorable trip through some of the most magnificent scenery in New Zealand to the West Coast. This remote area has a ruggedly beautiful landscape of vast rainforests, gushing waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. (B)

Day

6

Discover Franz Josef Glacier

Meet your expert local guide at Franz Josef Glacier for a walk alongside the mighty Waiho River following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Near the terminal face, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier. After your tour, relax in the Glacier Hot Pools, a haven of natural tranquility, nestled in the lush rainforest. (B)

Day

7

Franz Josef Glacier - Greymouth - Christchurch

Travel north this morning up the wild, west coast. You may wish to make time to detour to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes where the surging sea has sculpted amazing shapes out of the rocks, before returning your rental car to the train depot in Greymouth. At Greymouth, board the scenic Tranz Alpine train, a journey famous for its spectacular mountain scenery as it traverses the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for the remainder of the evening at your leisure. (B)

Day

8

Christchurch - Return

Enjoy a final New Zealand breakfast before transferring to the airport for your return flight home. Alternatively, you may wish to take a ferry to the North Island to prolong your stay. (B)

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