7 Day South Island Itinerary

Take the time to appreciate the natural wonders of fiords, glaciers and New Zealand's very special alpine environment.

Day 1: Christchurch - Glaciers
Aboard the renowned TranzAlpine train cross the Canterbury Plains to the mountains, where Arthur's Pass and Otira Tunnel lead to the West Coast. From Greymouth continue by coach along the bush clad, coastal plain.

Stay 2 nights in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships.


Day 2: At Glaciers
A whole day is available for optional excursions on the Glacier for bush walks, or simply soak up the beauty of snow-capped mountains.


Day 3: Glaciers - Wanaka
Continue south into dense rain forest broken by rugged vistas. Reach Lake Wanaka in the early afternoon.

Stay 1 night in Wanaka.


Day 4: Wanaka - Queenstown
A free morning in this beautiful resort town. Continue this afternoon through the rugged Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown.

Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.


Day 5: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queestown
A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a Milford Sound Cruise, returning to Queenstown by evening.


Day 6: At Queenstown
Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine 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 7: Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch
Travel through the Kawarau Gorge to the Lindis Pass. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bounded by the Southern Alps to the glacial lakes and into the Mount Cook National Park. Arrive in Christchurch late afternoon. Tour ends on arrival early evening.

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