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South Island’s Glaciers & Fjords
Take the wheel of your hire car as you set out on a 10-day tour exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand’s South Island.
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Starting in Christchurch, you will explore the island on a circular route taking in the mountains of the Southern Alps and the blue waters of the alpine lakes as you arrive at Mt. Cook National Park. Head south to Te Anau, the entrance to Fiordland National Park and explore the incredible wilderness on a Milford Sound cruise. Continue to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital and indulge in the many activities on offer. Finally, return to Christchurch taking in the awe-inspiring West Coast Glaciers.
Day 1: Arrive in New Zealand
Take delivery of you hire car this morning. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the city or the surrounding area. Take a drive in almost any direction and you'll find something to do - from skiing, mountain biking, wine tasting, whale-watching, bungy jumping or golf. If exploring the city is top of your list, you could join the optional Grand Tour, to see the parks, seaside suburbs, hills, Botanical Gardens and Christchurch Gondala.
'Head to the West Coast, taking New Zealand's highest road, to the alpine town of Wanaka. You will pass the remote seaside settlement of Haast before arriving in Franz Josef. Famed for its 12km long glacier of the same name, you can see the ice from a viewpoint ands you can walk along the valley floor to the terminal face without a guide. However, to go on the glacier itself you must take a licensed helicopter tour.
Your holiday includes:
- Arrival meet & information pack
- Airport transfers
- Train station transfers
- 9 nights’ accommodation
- Meals – breakfast only
- Car Hire
- TranzAlpine Train
- Milford Sound Cruise
Your holiday excludes:
- International flights & taxes (please contact us for a quote)
- Any meals or drinks not mentioned above
- Any activities not mentioned above
- Items of personal nature including tips, laundry
- Petrol & Car insurance
- Travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned above
Prices vary according to season and are per person based on two people sharing travelling together. Please ask us for more details, international flight prices and exclusions.