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 - DUNEDIN
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)
Christchurch - Dunedin: 361km (approx. 4hrs,40mins)
day 3 - DUNEDIN - QUEENSTOWN
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin city this morning (seat in coach guests only). Travel to Queenstown this afternoon. (B)
Dunedin - Queenstown: 278km (approx. 3hrs,40mins)
day 4 - 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: 298km (approx. 3hrs,50mins) each way
day 5 - QUEENSTOWN
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Take a lake cruise on a vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, for a Gourmet Barbeque Lunch or Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)
day 6 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION
Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes 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 7 - GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH
Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to reach ‘the garden city’ of Christchurch. (B)
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 or the return of your rental car. 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
Seat in Coach touring provides flexibility for the independent traveller as itineraries can be customised to suit your individual travel plans and requirements.
Travel is in premier high quality tourist coaches with driver/guides and commentary on most routes and fellow travellers will join and leave each day.
Coach services will pick up and drop off at hotels where available. Alternatively, transfers between the hotel and coach depot are provided in your Kiwiway Package.
Note: Travellers who prefer to be part of one group, with an escort and guided services, should book a set departure Escorted Coach Tour
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