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GlacierCoastal Wonder Map
Travel Time
8 days / 7 nights
Includes
Christchurch to Christchurch

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

 

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