4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

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  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2950CLT22A

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Picturesque mountains, deep fiords and icy glaciers - this is New Zealand's South Island. See for yourself on a four-day independent tour highlighting this scenic region. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown and up the West Coast to Greymouth before a return to Christchurch. View Franz Josef glacier and experience Milford Sound.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Day 1: Christchurch/Mt Cook/Queenstown
Travel through the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Cross Burkes Pass to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. Travel up Lake Pukaki to Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Stop for lunch (not inclued) before crossing Lindis Pass. Travel along Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day 2: Milford Sound Day Excursion
Travel along Lake Wakatipu beneath Remarkables to Te Anau. See the Mirror Lakes and continue past Christie Falls. Enter the Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. Cruise along Milford Sound where you'll see Mitre Peak and rock walls rising 1200m vertically from the sea. Re-board your coach for a Queenstown return. Optional lunch on cruise available. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day 3: Queenstown/Franz Josef Glacier
Travel along Lake Wanaka to Haast Pass. Pass through Central Otago and the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps with its rivers and rainforests. Continue up the West Coast past mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier is a 'living river of ice', 11 kilometers long and over 7,000 years old. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier or similar

Day 4: Franz Josef/Greymouth/Arthur's Pass/Christchurch
Travel along the West Coast to Shantytown, a reconstructed Gold Rush town and then to Greymouth, where thousands of diggers lived during the gold strikes of the 1860's. Travel through Arthur's Pass to Christchurch via the TranzAlpine Express.


Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Copthorne Central Hotel, or from selected Christchurch hotels
Departure Time:
7:15am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
4 days / 3 nights
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:35pm on Day 4


Pricing information

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Single Room
Code: SINGLE

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch in a single room

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AUD1,890.42
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Twin Share
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4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch in twin share accommodation

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AUD1,459.19
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Triple Share
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4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch in triple share accommodation

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AUD1,459.19
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Family Room
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4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch in a family room (4 people per room). Please note: 3 Adults and 2 Children will result in a family room plus single room.

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4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch
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Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • 3-nights accommodation
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please note that this tour is an independent tour and you may be traveling with a different driver/guide and group each day
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Itinerary:

Day 1: Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown
Travel through the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Cross Burkes Pass to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. Travel up Lake Pukaki to Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Stop for lunch (own expense) before crossing Lindis Pass and continuing along Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown.

Overnight: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar in Queenstown

Day 2: Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown
Travel along Lake Wakatipu beneath the Remarkables Range to Te Anau. See the Mirror Lakes and continue past Christie Falls. Enter the Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. Take a cruise on Milford Sound where you'll see Mitre Peak and rock walls rising vertically from the sea. Re-board your coach for a Queenstown return. Optional lunch on the cruise is available. 

Overnight: Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar in Queenstown

Day 3: Queenstown – Franz Josef Glacier
Travel along Lake Wanaka to Haast Pass. Pass through Central Otago and the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps with its rivers and rainforests. Continue up the West Coast past mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier is considered a living river of ice that is over 7,000 years old.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier or similar in Franz Josef

Day 4: Franz Josef – Greymouth – Arthur's Pass – Christchurch
Travel along the West Coast to Shantytown, a reconstructed Gold Rush town, and then to Greymouth, where thousands of diggers lived during the gold strikes of the 1860s. Travel through Arthur's Pass to Christchurch via the TranzAlpine Express.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Bob O, Mexico, June 2016

A great way to spend 4 days. Being on a coach gave us a different perspective of the landscape having traveled for 4 days on the train previously.

Reviewed by: Kathy Y. F, July 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this very scenic 4 day tour! Hotel accomodations were very comfortable and clean, taxi/coach were on time like clock work. Would highly recommend!!

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