Appreciate Milford Sound Cruise at Queenstown and Franz Josef Glacier. Travel in Tranzalpine Train and along this excursion you'll see epic vistas, venture to every part of the edges of the ice-took care of Waimakariri River, cross the Southern Alps, and see miles of local beech backwoods. Explore the Christchurch city by half day city tour.
DAY 1 - QUEENSTOWN
On arrival at Queenstown Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check in and rest of the time is free at your own. Queenstown is one of New Zealand's top visitor destinations. It’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2 - MILFORD SOUND CRUISE
Join an unforgettable journey in which you'll experience the world famous fjord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, and then travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock, before walking across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, join a Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Return Back and overnight at Hotel.. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN
The day is free to at your own to pursue other adventurous activities like Bungy Jumping, Gondola Ride, Jet Boating and skydiving. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Leaving Queenstown, travel by luxury coach through the stunning scenery. Your driver guide will provide commentary and point out sites as you pass by the crystal-clear Lakes Dunstan, Wanaka and Hawea. After morning tea break on the border of Mount Aspiring World Heritage Park, you'll travel through the Haast Pass, journeying through native beech forest and over the Southern Alps, before emerging on the West Coast. This remote area has a ruggedly beautiful landscape of vast rainforests, gushing waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. Skirt the coast and see pass tree-fringed lakes and stop at a boutique salmon farm on the Paringa River, before arriving in the evening at Franz Josef. Check in and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5 - FRANZ JOSEF - CHRISTCHURCH
Check out from Hotel and travel from Franz Josef to Greymouth. New Zealand's remote West Coast region contains some of the country's most dramatic scenery wild coastlines, ancient glaciers, picturesque mountain ranges and lush native rainforest. From Greymouth take Tranzalpine Train to Christchurch. The journey takes approximately four hours and passes through breathtaking scenery including landscapes made famous by the Lord of the Rings and Narnia movies. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps - the journey of a lifetime. Arrive Christchurch Railway station and transfer to Hotel. Overingh at Hotel.
DAY 6 - HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF CHRISTCHURCH
Join your coach to commence a half day Discover Christchurch - Morning Tour. The trip begins by covering the central city highlights including the botanical gardens, Museum and Art Centre, the Avon river, Bridge of Remembrance, the city's new pop up container mall and many other CBD highlights. On leaving the inner city, the tour travels to Mona Vale an historic homestead and gardens. Up to the Sign of the Takahe, an historic building providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps, then over the Port Hills to the Port of Lyttleton, through the harbour tunnel to the seaside suburb of Sumner and cave rock before returning to the central city. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7 - DEPARTURE
Check our from hotel and rest of the time is free till your transfer to Christchurch airport for your onward flight.