NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE, SEAT IN COACH & GUIDED TOUR PACKAGES

9 Day Lakes and Glaciers Coach Tour South Island Tours, New Zealand

 

9 Day Lakes and Glaciers Independent Coach Tour have been pre-planned and for ease and peace of mind we have pre-booked all your accommodation and sightseeing needs to allow a truly memorable experience.

  •    TOUR DURATION:
    9 days
  •    TOUR STARTS/ENDS:
    Christchurch to Christchurch
  •    TOUR CATEGORY:
    Independent Coach Tour
  •    TRANSPORTATION:
    Coach
  •    TOUR DEPARTURES:
    Daily
  •    AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
    Included
  •    MEALS:
    8 x Breakfast 
  •    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    First Class Hotels, Superior Hotels, Standard Hotels
  •    PASSENGERS:
    no minimum number of passengers
  •    TOUR CODE:
    GTNZ24
  •    PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION:
    “Available“
  •    CITIES/REGIONS VISITED:

    CHRISTCHURCH – GLACIER REGION – WANAKA – QUEENSTOWN – MT COOK

ITINERARY

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Depart from ,

DAY 1 : ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 : CHRISTCHURCH - GLACIER REGION

Depart Christchurch on the TranzAlpine train and travel beside the Waimakariri River, over the Southern Alps and onto the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before arriving in Greymouth. Travel south along the rugged West Coast to arrive at the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)

DAY 3 : GLACIER REGION

A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. (Optional activities not included in the tour price). (B)

DAY 4 : GLACIER REGION - WANAKA

Travel down the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue around the shores of Lake Hawea to arrive in Wanaka early afternoon. (B)

DAY 5 : WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN

This morning is free at your leisure – optional activities include Puzzling World and scenic flights or short walks (optional activities not included). This afternoon continue to Queenstown. (B)

DAY 6 : 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 the tour price). (B)

DAY 7 : QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK

Travel south through Central Otago to Twizel before travelling around Lake Pukaki and into Mt Cook National Park. Optional activities at Mt Cook include scenic flights, a glacier boat ride and the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre. (Optional activities not included). (B)

DAY 8 : MT COOK - CHRISTCHURCH

Depart Mt Cook and stop on the shores of Lake Tekapo to visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’. Continue across the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. (B)

DAY 9 : DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your New Zealand Vacation! (B)

Arrive to ,

Inclusions & Highlights

Our Package Touring offers the following:

 Daily departures
No minimum number of passengers
Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
A choice of accommodation options
All tours can be added to
All packages can be taken in reverse (except ‘Stunning New Zealand’)

ACCOMMODATION

Standard Accommodation Options
Standard is equivalent to a good 3-star tourist hotel.These hotels represent excellent value for money and usually have a licensed restaurant and bar on the premises.

Superior Accommodation Options
Superior describes hotels in the 3 1/2 to 4-star category. More often than not, these will be centrally located and offering a wide range of services and facilities.

First Class Accommodation Options
First Class are central city or resort location hotels at the top end of the scale rating 4 to 4 1/2 stars. All hotels at this level have excellent facilities, bars and restaurants etc, full services, and many feature swimming pool, spa baths, and fully equipped gymnasium for the enjoyment of guests.