Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains

10 days / 9 nights
From NZ$6,211 per person Double/Twin Share
Double/Twin Share

This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights at The George Hotel in Christchurch, at Fiordland Lodge and Queenstown's Matakauri Lodge you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a journey past the mountains of the Southern Alps and turquoise waters of alpine lakes before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  Next you venture further south to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.  Here you’ll explore the pristine wilderness on a Milford Sound nature cruise.  In Queenstown, the Adventure Capital, there’s time to enjoy the scenery and endless activities on offer before returning to Christchurch via the magnificent West Coast Glaciers. 

Starts:  Christchurch
Finishes:  Christchurch

This itinerary can be customised to suit you perfectly. We can add more days, remove days, change accommodations,
mix it up, add activities to suit your interests or simply design and create something from scratch. Call us today to get your custom New Zealand itinerary

Departure Dates

Any date to suit

Day 1:  Arrive in Christchurch
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the George Hotel.  The rest of the day is free to explore.

Day 2:  At Christchurch
Discover the hidden gems of the ever changing city of Christchurch

Day 3:  Christchurch - Mount Cook
Today you will enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the macKenzie County to Mt Cook National Park
Accommodation:  Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium Plus

Day 4:  Mount Cook - Te Anau
Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge and south to Te Anau.
Accommodation:  Fiordland Lodge

Day 5:  Milford Sound Cruise
Journey along the magnificent Milford Road for your Milford Sound nature cruise
Accommodation:  Fiordland Lodge

Day 6:  Te Anau - Queenstown
Return to Queenstown through the rural landscape of Southland
Accommodation:  Matakauri Lodge

Day 7:  At Queenstown
The day is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
Accommodation:  Matakauri Lodge

Day 8:  Queenstown - West Coast
Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation:  Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 9:  West Coast - Christchurch
Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation:  The George Hotel

Day 10:  Depart Christchurch today

 

 

 

 

  • 9 nights accommodation in Luxury Lodges & hotels
  • Fully inclusive car hire with variable excess/deductible
  • GPS navigation, unlimited kms
  • Tour pack including detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Private train station & airport transfers
  • TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise

 

  • Christchurch Grand Tour
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Christchurch Bike Tour
  • Mount Cook Glacier Explorer Cruise
  • Guided Fly Fishing or Nature Walks – Fiordland
  • Paradise Picnic Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Appellation Private Boutique Wine Tour
  • Montieths Brewery Personalised Bottle & Tour

Description & Highlights

This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights at The George Hotel in Christchurch, at Fiordland Lodge and Queenstown's Matakauri Lodge you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a journey past the mountains of the Southern Alps and turquoise waters of alpine lakes before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  Next you venture further south to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.  Here you’ll explore the pristine wilderness on a Milford Sound nature cruise.  In Queenstown, the Adventure Capital, there’s time to enjoy the scenery and endless activities on offer before returning to Christchurch via the magnificent West Coast Glaciers. 

Starts:  Christchurch
Finishes:  Christchurch

This itinerary can be customised to suit you perfectly. We can add more days, remove days, change accommodations,
mix it up, add activities to suit your interests or simply design and create something from scratch. Call us today to get your custom New Zealand itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive in Christchurch
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the George Hotel.  The rest of the day is free to explore.

Day 2:  At Christchurch
Discover the hidden gems of the ever changing city of Christchurch

Day 3:  Christchurch - Mount Cook
Today you will enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the macKenzie County to Mt Cook National Park
Accommodation:  Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium Plus

Day 4:  Mount Cook - Te Anau
Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge and south to Te Anau.
Accommodation:  Fiordland Lodge

Day 5:  Milford Sound Cruise
Journey along the magnificent Milford Road for your Milford Sound nature cruise
Accommodation:  Fiordland Lodge

Day 6:  Te Anau - Queenstown
Return to Queenstown through the rural landscape of Southland
Accommodation:  Matakauri Lodge

Day 7:  At Queenstown
The day is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
Accommodation:  Matakauri Lodge

Day 8:  Queenstown - West Coast
Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation:  Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 9:  West Coast - Christchurch
Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation:  The George Hotel

Day 10:  Depart Christchurch today

 

 

 

 

Included In Package

  • 9 nights accommodation in Luxury Lodges & hotels
  • Fully inclusive car hire with variable excess/deductible
  • GPS navigation, unlimited kms
  • Tour pack including detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Private train station & airport transfers
  • TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise

 

Optional Extras

  • Christchurch Grand Tour
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Christchurch Bike Tour
  • Mount Cook Glacier Explorer Cruise
  • Guided Fly Fishing or Nature Walks – Fiordland
  • Paradise Picnic Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Appellation Private Boutique Wine Tour
  • Montieths Brewery Personalised Bottle & Tour
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