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6 Day Trains Fiords & Glaciers Tour

6 Day Trains Fiords & Glaciers

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Route: Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Operator: Thrifty Tours

Immerse yourself in the majesty of New Zealand’s stunning South Island.

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From NZ$2,435.00*
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Immerse yourself in the majesty of New Zealand’s stunning South Island. Travel across the picturesque Canterbury Plains to the charming towns of Timaru and Oamaru. Discover Dunedin, the "Edinburgh of the South". Take your seat on the Taieri Gorge Railway for a journey over viaducts, massive gorges and through spectacular mountain terrain. Cruise the world famous Milford Sound in the heart of Fiordland.

Explore the many attractions of Queenstown, a vibrant alpine resort town on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Venture north to the West Coast glacier lands, location of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Return on board the remarkable TranzAlpine railway, travel through the 8.5 kilometre Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass, the highest and most spectacular pass across New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Descend through open farmlands to end your journey in Christchurch.

Tour Inclusions


  • Public Coach Transport
  • Transfers within journey


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


  • No Meals are included in this tour


  • Taieri Gorge Train Journey
  • Milford Sounds Cruise including lunch
  • Skyline Gondola Queenstown
  • Glacier viewing
  • TranzAlpine Train Journey




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Day 1Christchurch - Dunedin
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside Timaru, and historic Oamaru to Dunedin, the "Edinburgh of the South". Arrive early afternoon. Today's coach includes limited commentary. Stay 1 Night in Dunedin.
Day 2Dunedin - Taieri Gorge - Queenstown
This morning is at your leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi where you join your coach to Queenstown arriving in the evening. Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.
Day 3Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Pass through the pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise to the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te Anau, then head north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to reach Queenstown.
Day 4Queenstown
At Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are many optional activities, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping.
Day 5Queenstown - Glaciers
Travel north through the dense rainforests broken by the rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view these massive frozen rivers of ice. Stay 1 Night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.
Day 6Glaciers - Christchurch
Travel north 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.



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$3445
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$2435 per person
  • Low Season rates apply for travel from 1st April 2018 - 30th September 2018. Low Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$2745
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$1849 per person
  • Prices are based on motel style accommodation, Bronze and Silver Hotel options are available on request.




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