NEW ZEALAND – South Island Tour from Christchurch - 5 Days

New Zealand Adventure Holiday

This fabulous five-day tour of New Zealand’s – South Island Adventure starts with the dazzling view of the lower regions of the Southern Alps and a noon visit to Mt Cook. New Zealand‘s most elevated mountain. In the wake of spending the night in Queenstown, you’ll take an extraordinary journey on grand Milford Sound.

You’ll have a day allowed to investigate Queenstown all alone. At that point travel along New Zealand’s most staggering pathway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. The course up the West Coast takes you past mountain ranges, local timberlands and lakes to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. A “living stream of ice”, the Franz Josef Glacier is over 7,000 years of age and an unquestionable requirement to see for any guest to New Zealand.

On the last day of your South Island visit, you’ll go along the rough West Coast to Shantytown. Here you will find a steadfast remaking of a Westland dash for unheard of wealthy town. You’ll additionally stop at Greymouth, the middle for a large number of diggers amid the notable gold strikes of the 1860s. Your five-day visit closes with an excursion to Christchurch on board the well known TranzAlpine Express.  One of the best 10 prepared trains traveling on the planet.

New Zealand – South Island Adventure

See all the highlights of New Zealand’s scenic South Island on this five-day guided sightseeing tour. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown, experience the majesty of Milford Sound, view the glacier at Franz Josef and travel aboard the famous TranzAlpine Express train.


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  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Rail Tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Your five-day spectacular exploration of New Zealand‘s  South Island Adventure begins with the stunning scenery of the foothills of the Southern Alps. After lunchtime visit to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. After spending the night in Queenstown, you’ll take an unforgettable cruise on majestic Milford Sound. Surrounded by rock walls scarred by glaciers rising vertically from the sea, an amazing site, not to be missed.

Map of New Zealand Adventure
Map of New Zealand Adventure
Day 1
Day 1: Christchurch / Mt Cook / Queenstown

Travel through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains and the ever-changing spectacular scenery of the foothills of the Southern Alps. Continue traveling across Burkes Pass before descending to the stunning glacial fed Lake Tekapo and visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd which stands on the foreshore. From here you travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to arrive at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Stop at Mt Cook for lunch (additional at own expense) where you will be mesmerized by the surroundings of this truly unique region. Cross the Lindis Pass, leaving the MacKenzie Country and travel along the Kawerau Gorge before arriving in Queenstown.

Overnight Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar).

Day 2
Day 2: Milford Sound Day Excursion

Travel along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables to Te Anau, the ‘Gateway to Fiordland National Park’. On entering the Fiordland National Park you pass through the Eglinton Valley. See ancient beech forest, stunning waterfalls and the famous Mirror Lakes where you will pause for a photo stop. Continue through the upper Hollyford Valley, past the stunning Christie Falls and enter the 1.2 km Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. On exiting the Homer Tunnel prepare for the breathtaking impact of the Cleddau Valley and the descent into Milford Sound. On arrival, take an unforgettable cruise on the majestic Milford Sound where you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak and rock walls scarred by glaciers which rise to 1200m vertically from the sea. Then reboard the coach for the return journey to Queenstown. Optional lunches onboard the cruise are available.

Overnight Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar).

Day 3
Day 3: At Queenstown

Enjoy a free day in Queenstown.

Overnight Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar).

Day 4
Day 4: Queenstown / Franz Josef Glacier

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, the most stunning highway in New Zealand and gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Initially the pass travels through the treeless grasslands of Central Otago, then at the highest point, the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps and the rivers and rainforests of Westland dominate the landscape. Continue to travel up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier is 11 kilometers in length and more than 7,000 years old. Its terminal face creaks and arches over the cave from which the river emerges, pale with powdered rock and can advance or retreat at over a meter per day. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Overnight Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar).

Day 5
Day 5: Franz Josef / Greymouth / Arthur's Pass / Christchurch

Today you continue to travel along the rugged West Coast to Shantytown, a faithful reconstruction of a Westland Gold Rush town. From Shantytown, travel to Greymouth, the center for thousands of diggers during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. From Greymouth, journey over the Southern Alps, through Arthur’s Pass and onto Christchurch by the famous TranzAlpine Express. This journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world.

Cost Includes

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Tranz Alpine from Greymouth to Christchurch

Cost Excludes

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Departure - Pick up details

Departure Point:
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. *

5 days (approx.) *
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately on Day 5 at 6:35pm

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NEW ZEALAND – South Island Tour from Christchurch
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Trip Facts

  • South Islands
  • New Zealand
  • 1 - 15 Persons
  • From Christchurch NZ
  • 5D/4N
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