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Thrifty 7 Day Glacier Land

7 Day Glacier Land

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Route: Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Operator: Thrifty Tours

Begin your adventure into glacier territory on board the TranzAlpine, Catch your breath as the journey carries you higher over forests, rivers, massive gorges and dramatic mountain country to the West Coast.

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Begin your adventure into glacier territory on board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of world’s great rail journeys. Start in the lowlands, crossing the wide Canterbury Plains, before the terrain changes markedly. Catch your breath as the journey carries you higher over forests, rivers, massive gorges and dramatic mountain country to the West Coast.

Here you will travel the coastal plains by coach to reach our ‘rivers of ice’ Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier. Explore the glacier region before travelling on to pristine Lake Wanaka and across the rugged cliffs of the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. This vibrant, year-round resort town on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is a winter wonderland and an all seasons adventure destination, famous for its spectacular location. Included in this tour are a ride on the Queenstown’s Skyline Gondola, as well your seat at the Kiwi Haka Cultural Show.

Tour Inclusions

Transport

  • Public Coach Transport
  • Transfers within journey

Accommodation

  • 6 nights in 3.5 star motel standard
  • Pre & Post accommodation of the tour must be booked and is not included in price

Dining

  • No Meals are included in this tour

Highlights

  • TranzAlpine Train Journey
  • Milford Sounds Cruise including lunch
  • Skyline Gondola Queenstown
  • Tour Bonus – Free Kiwi Haka Cultural Show

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Itinerary

Itinerary

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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. Continue by coach along the narrow, bush clad, coastal plain. Stay two nights in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships.
Day 2Glaciers
A whole day is available for optional excursions on the Glacier, for bush walks or simply soak up the beauty of snow-capped mountains contrasting with the deep greens of the native bush.
Day 3Glaciers - Queenstown
Continue south into dense rain forest broken by rugged vistas. Reach Lake Wanaka in the early afternoon, then continue through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. Stay two nights in Queenstown.
Day 4Queenstown
Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. As a tour bonus we have included Skyline Gondola and Kiwi Haka Cultural Show in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping.
Day 5 Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau
A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, enjoying lunch onboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to Te Anau by evening. Stay one night in Te Anau.
Day 6Te Anau - Dunedin
This morning cross the Waimea Plains towards the farming community of Gore, then continue across the rolling hill country of Southland and South Otago to Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Stay one night Dunedin.
Day 7Dunedin - Christchurch
Travel north through historic Oamaru, and seaside Timaru, then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.

Terms

Terms

Note all prices are in New Zealand Dollars and are based Twin/Double share and Single occupancy valid until the 31st March 2017.

Low Season rates apply for travel from 1st April 2017 - 30th September 2017. Low Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$2539
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$1847 per person
  • High Season rates apply for travel from 1st October 2017 - 31st March 2018. High Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$2361
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$1718 per person
  • Prices are based on motel style accommodation, Bronze and Silver Hotel options are available on request.

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