Welcome to Christchurch, known as the ‘Garden City' where you will pick up your car. Today is yours for optional activities.
Overnight Accommodation in Christchurch
Christchurch - Glaciers - Queenstown - Te Anau - Dunedin - Christchurch
Day 1, Arrive Christchurch
Day 2, Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier
Travel Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 381 kms
Day 3, Franz Josef Glacier
Day 4, Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
Travel Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
Distance: 354 kms
Estimated Driving Time: 4 hrs 30 mins, Distance:
Day 5, Queenstown
Day 6, Queenstown to Te Anau
Travel Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Distance: 171 kms
Day 7, Day Trip to Milford Sound
Travel Time: 4 hrs 50 mins
Distance: 400 kms
Day 8, Te Anau to Dunedin
Travel Time: 3 hrs 45 mins
Distance: 283 kms
Day 9, Dunedin to Christchurch
Travel Time: 5 hrs 30 mins
Distance: 396 kms
Day 10, Depart Christchurch
All itineraries can be amended or combined with other itineraries. Flights can be included from Australia if required. Please advise amendments when requesting a quote.
International flights can be included from Australia for all Australian residents.
Half Day Helihike
Helihike Guides will outfit you in thick socks, boots, an alpenstock and waterproof coat then a helicopter flight over the Pinnacles, to land high on the glacier. This section contains many ice caves and beautiful ice formations which you will explore with your guide. All too soon it’s back into your helicopter for the return flight. Departs 9 am, noon & on demand daily.
Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Explore the rugged West Coast of the South Island on a helicopter flight from Franz Josef township. See the untamed beauty where the mountains meet the Tasman Sea, and where rainforests give way to Glaciers. Nowhere else in the world can glaciers be found in such a dramatic setting, in such close proximity to the sea, making Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers truly unique.
Shotover Jet Ride
Shotover Jet is New Zealand’s most popular and instantly identified visitor activity. Nothing you have experienced will have you prepared for the excitement of a Shotover Jet ride. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the famous Shotover River.
Skyline Gondola with Buffet Dinner
An essential inclusion on your Queenstown schedule. Travel by gondola to Bob’s Peak high above the township and lake where the unsurpassed views are matched only by a range of activity options that may require a day rather than an hour or two. The views stretch from Coronet Peak to the left, over the town and Remarkable Mountains, along Lake Wakatipu’s southern arm toward Kingston and to your right, across the lake, Cecil and Walter Peaks and the Earnslaw plying its waters as well.