On arrival in Christchurch, 'The Garden City', you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Christchurch – Mt. Cook – Queenstown
Breakfast. Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo before continuing to New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown. Overnight.
Day 3: Milford Sound
Breakfast. Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. Overnight.
Day 4: Queenstown
Breakfast. Explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in tour price. Overnight.
Day 5: Queenstown – Glacier Region
Breakfast. Depart Queenstown this morning and travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges and native forests to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Overnight.
Day 6: Glacier Region
Breakfast. This morning enjoy a glacier valley walk. This afternoon is at leisure. Optional activities include helicopter scenic flights (optional tours NOT included). Overnight.
Day 7: Glacier Region – Christchurch
Breakfast. Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps to Christchurch. Overnight.