Glacier and Coastal Wonder – 8 Days
Day 1: Christchurch
On arrival in Christchurch, 'The Garden City', you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Christchurch – Dunedin
Breakfast. Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to the Scottish - influenced city of Dunedin, renowned for local wildlife and Otago University. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin this afternoon. In winter months (May - September) the sightseeing tour of Dunedin city will be taken on the morning of Day 3 allowing a free afternoon on arrival for optional activities. Overnight.
Day 3: Dunedin – Queenstown
Breakfast. A free morning for optional activities before departing Dunedin. Travel to Queenstown this afternoon. For seat in coach passengers, this will start with a train journey through the Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, and continue by coach following old gold-mining trails. Overnight.
Day 4: Milford Sound
Breakfast. Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. Overnight.
Day 5: Queenstown
Breakfast. A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight.
Day 6: Queenstown – Glacier Region
Breakfast. Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Overnight.
Day 7: Glacier Region – Christchurch
Breakfast. Travel north to Grey mouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to reach 'the garden city' of Christchurch. Overnight.
Day 8: Christchurch
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.
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