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5-Day Great Southern Circle Tour from Christchurch

by Canterbury Leisure Tours Duration 5d Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$1

Day One: Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown

Travel by coach across Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Country via Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook National Park. Arrive at the Hermitage Mount Cook early afternoon. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery with New Zealand's largest mountain, Mt Cook, and the Southern Alps as your backdrop. Mid-afternoon continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand, via Linda’s Pass, Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Kawarau Gorge.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Two: Milford Sounds Day Excursion

Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Three: Queenstown

A free day at leisure in Queenstown to either simply explore this most beautiful township or enjoy one of the many actives that are on offer.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Four: Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass: Gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native rainforests, and lakes to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier is 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old. Its terminal face creaks and arches over the cave from which the river emerges. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Five: Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today continue along the rugged West Coast to Greymouth, once the site of thousands of diggers and miners during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. From Greymouth, journey over the Southern Alps through Arthurs Pass and on to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. This train journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.

Day One: Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown

Travel by coach across Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Country via Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook National Park. Arrive at the Hermitage Mount Cook early afternoon. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery with New Zealand's largest mountain, Mt Cook, and the Southern Alps as your backdrop. Mid-afternoon continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand, via Linda’s Pass, Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Kawarau Gorge.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Two: Milford Sounds Day Excursion

Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Three: Queenstown

A free day at leisure in Queenstown to either simply explore this most beautiful township or enjoy one of the many actives that are on offer.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Four: Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass: Gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native rainforests, and lakes to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier is 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old. Its terminal face creaks and arches over the cave from which the river emerges. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Five: Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today continue along the rugged West Coast to Greymouth, once the site of thousands of diggers and miners during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. From Greymouth, journey over the Southern Alps through Arthurs Pass and on to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. This train journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.

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7:30 AM, Twin Accomodation in English

Duration 5d No booking or credit card fees

Select this option for twin accommodation. Price is per person. If you are a Single Traveller you must select the single accommodation option.

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7:30 AM, Single Accomodation in English

Duration 5d No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a private single room. Select this option if you are a single person travelling by yourself.

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5-Day Great Southern Circle Tour from Christchurch

Activity Location

Queenstown

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel/Motel Pickup)

    Christchurch


Highlights

  • 5 full days to explore the South Island's natural splendours

  • Sights include Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook & the Kawarau Gorge

  • Cruise beneath Mitre Peak on the world-famous Milford Sound

  • Franz Josef Glacier in Westland National Park

  • Free time in Queenstown & Alpine Train Ride from Greymouth


Inclusions

  • 5-day guided tour of the South Island

  • National Park entrance fees

  • Guided cruise on Milford Sound with picnic lunch

  • Overnight accommodation

  • TranzAlpine Train Journey

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • All meals not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided that they do not occupy an additional seat.

  • Four-star accommodation in Queenstown & Franz Josef

  • The tour departs Christchurch at 7:30 AM on Day 1 and returns at 6:30 PM on Day 5. Upon arrival back in Christchurch, you will be met at the train station and driven to your accommodation or to the airport.

  • Independent Touring - this is not a Group Tour - we use local suppliers and you will have a different coach & driver each day