Alpine Explorer

 

Duration: 5 Days | 4 Nights

From Christchurch to Christchurch

 

Tour Code: TT030

Flaxy Date & Departures

 

Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all sights that make the South Island so special.

 

Day 1: Christchurch- Mt Cook Queenstown 

Cross the Canterbury Plains, over Burkes Pass to the glacial lakes and into the Mount Cook National Park. Optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight.  Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bounded by the Southern Alps to the Lindis Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and through the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to Queenstown.

3 nights in Queenstown

 

Day 2: Queenstown- Milford Sound- Queenstown

A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to Queenstown by evening.

 

Day 3: Queenstown

Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping.

 

Day 4: Queenstown- Glaciers

Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lake district to the Haast Pass.  Travel north, through dense rain forest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice*.

1 night in Fox Glacier or Franz Josef townships

 

Day 5: Glaciers- Christchurch 

Travel north past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthurs Pass and across the Canterbury Plains, arriving in Christchurch early evening.

 

Inclusion

 

4 nights accommodation

Coach Transport

Transfers within journey

 

 

Mount Cook National Park

Milford Sound Cruise including lunch

Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing

TranzAlpine Train Journey

 

 

*Note: Due to short daylight hours, this may not be available over winter.