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Splendid Lakes & Glaciers: A Breathtaking Journey from Christchurch to Queenstown

Christchurch, Glacier Region, Wanaka, Queenstown, Mt Cook
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8 Nights 9 Days

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Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Destinations : Christchurch – Glacier Region – Wanaka – Queenstown – Mt Cook



New Zealand is the perfect vacation spot with its incredible scenery, adrenaline- filled activities, delectable food, and the finest wine. We present to you the best New Zealand vacation package that covers everything the country has to offer.

Day 1: Arrival in Christchurch

As you land in Christchurch, often referred to as 'The Garden City,' our friendly team will warmly welcome you. If you're traveling on a coach, we'll provide a private transfer to your hotel. For those driving themselves, you can pick up your rental car at the airport and make your way to the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in Christchurch.

Day 2: Christchurch to the Glacier Region

Today's journey takes you alongside the picturesque Waimakariri River, across the majestic Southern Alps, and into the charming alpine village of Arthur's Pass. After a stop in Greymouth, continue your journey southward along the wild and rugged West Coast, eventually reaching the enchanting glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Tonight, you'll find comfort and rest at a hotel in this breathtaking Glacier Region.

Day 3: Glacier Region - A Day to Relax and Reconnect with Nature

Today is a day of leisure, a chance to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this glacier region. You have the option to enhance your experience with activities such as a scenic flight or a guided walk on one of the majestic glaciers (additional cost applies).

For those seeking relaxation, your entry to the rejuvenating Glacier Hot Pools in Franz Josef is already arranged. It's a day to unwind and take in the wonders of nature. Spend the night at a comfortable hotel in the heart of the Glacier Region.

Day 4: Glacier Region to Wanaka

This morning, enjoy a scenic journey as we travel along the West Coast. Marvel at the breathtaking mountain ranges, lush native forests, and serene lakes. We'll pass through the Haast Pass, the entrance to the World Heritage-listed Westland National Park. Our route then takes us along the picturesque shores of Lake Hawea, and we'll reach Wanaka in the early afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore at your own pace. You'll spend the night at your comfortable Wanaka hotel.

Day 5: Wanaka to Queenstown (Approx. 67km, about 1 hour and 10 minutes)

Begin your day with a visit to Puzzling World, a captivating attraction known for its eccentric architecture, intricate puzzles, and mind-bending illusion rooms. After this delightful stop, make your way to Queenstown. You'll spend the night at the charming Queenstown hotel.

Day 6: Queenstown - A Day of Freedom

Today is your day to do as you please. You have the choice to explore the myriad of optional attractions Queenstown has to offer. Enjoy activities like bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides, and more (additional charges apply). Spend the night at your Queenstown hotel.

Day 7: Queenstown to Mount Cook (Approx. 240km, around 3 hours)

Today, we will head south through the stunning Central Otago region, making our way to the picturesque town of Twizel. From there, we continue our journey, hugging the shores of breathtaking Lake Pukaki, and eventually arrive at the enchanting Mt. Cook National Park.

While at Mt. Cook, you'll have the opportunity to take part in various optional activities that promise to make your day even more remarkable. These include taking scenic flights, embarking on a glacier boat ride, or immersing yourself in the intriguing exhibits at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre. (Please note that optional tours are not included in the tour price.)

Your evening will be spent in comfort at our hotel in the heart of Mt. Cook.

Day 8: Mount Cook to Christchurch (Approx. 333km, around 4 hours and 30 minutes)

In the morning, make your way to Christchurch. Along the journey, you'll pause by the serene Lake Tekapo to visit the charming 'Church of the Good Shepherd.' Afterward, you'll continue your drive, crossing the lush Canterbury Plains, until you reach the welcoming city of Christchurch. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Christchurch.

Day 9: Farewell to Christchurch

Today, make your way to Christchurch airport, where you'll catch your flight on your next adventure or return to your hometown, carrying with you a treasure trove of unforgettable memories.


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Christchurch, Glacier Region, Wanaka, Queenstown, Mt Cook


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