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Thrifty 4 Day Glacier Wonder

4 Day Glacier Wonder

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Route: Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Operator: Thrifty Tours

Travel into glacier territiory, for an unforgettable visit to New Zealand’s ancient ‘rivers of ice’ Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier. You will travel by coach across the picturesque Canterbury Plains to the brilliant turquoise water of Lake Tekapo. See the Church of the Good Shepherd, with its altar windows framing stunning views of the lake and mountains.

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Travel into glacier territiory, for an unforgettable visit to New Zealand’s ancient ‘rivers of ice’ Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier. You will travel by coach across the picturesque Canterbury Plains to the brilliant turquoise water of Lake Tekapo. See the Church of the Good Shepherd, with its altar windows framing stunning views of the lake and mountains.

Explore the year-round resort town of Queenstown, ride high on the Skyline Gondola for a panoramic view of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding alpine region. Take your seat on board the TranzAlpine train to experience one of the world’s great rail journeys. Travel through high country, over deep gorges and rivers, through tunnels including through the 8.5 kilometre Otira Tunnel and over Arthur’s Pass, the highest and most spectacular pass across New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Tour Inclusions

Transport

  • Public Coach Transport
  • Transfers within journey

Accommodation

  • 3 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

  • Skyline Gondola Queenstown
  • Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing
  • TranzAlpine Train Journey
  • Views of Mt Cook National Park

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Itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1 Christchurch - Queenstown
Depart Christchurch travelling through the Canterbury Plains and onto Lake Tekapo. Pass by spectacular scenery and continue south arriving in Queenstown in the late afternoon. For the next 2 nights you will be staying in Queenstown.
Day 2At Queenstown
Today is a free day 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 3 Queenstown - Glaciers
Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass. Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice*. Consider staying an extra day. Stay 1 night in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships. *Due to shorter daylight hours, this may not be available over winter.
Day 4 Glaciers - Christchurch
Travel north along the narrow, bush clad, coastal plain past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur's Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

Terms

Terms

Note all prices are in New Zealand Dollars and are based Twin/Double share and Single occupancy valid until the 30 September 2018.

High Season rates apply for travel from 1st October 2017 - 31st March 2018. High Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$1495
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$1109 per person
  • Low Season rates apply for travel from 1st April 2018 - 30th September 2018. Low Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$1390
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$1031 per person
  • Prices are based on motel style accommodation, Bronze and Silver Hotel options are available on request.

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