day 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.
day 2 - CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)
Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown: 595km (approx. 7hrs,30mins)
day 3 - MILFORD SOUND
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B,L)
Queenstown - Milford: 287km (approx. 3hrs 50 mins) each way
day 4 - QUEENSTOWN
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B)
day 5 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION
Depart Queenstown this morning and travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)
Queenstown - Fox Glacier: 327km (approx. 4hrs,20mins). Queenstown - Franz Josef 350km(approx 4hrs,45mins)
day 6 - GLACIER REGION
This morning enjoy a glacier valley walk. This afternoon is at leisure. Optional activities include helicopter scenic flights (optional tours NOT included). (B)
day 7 - GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH
Travel north to Greymouth today and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps onto Christchurch.
Fox Glacier - Greymouth: 196km (approx. 2hrs,40mins). Franz Josef - Greymouth: 173km (approx. 2hrs,15mins)
Greymouth - Christchurch: 241km (approx. 3hrs,30mins)
day 8 - DEPARTURE DAY
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B)
Kiwiway Package Tours offer the following:
• Daily departures
• No minimum number of passengers
• Breakfasts daily
• All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
• A choice of four accommodation options
• A choice of four transport options
Kiwiway Packages are flexible:
• Packages can be taken in the reverse direction
• Packages can be extended with extra nights and additional locations
• Packages can be personalised with specific optional tours and activities
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