Join Roads Less Travelled on this rare trip to Southern Island to experience the best New Zealand has to offer. This 6 days trip takes you through the Southern Alps crossing the crystal clear shorelines of Lake Wanaka. You will enjoy the sensational cruise and get to explore the daredevil in you by trying out numerous adventure sports Queensland has to offer! Grab a seat and experience a place to enjoy life as it should be.
Queenstown- Milford Sound- Fox Glacier- Christchurch
Day 1: Arrive in Queenstown – Welcome to New Zealand!!
Upon arriving at Queenstown Airport today, you will meet our RLT Tour Manager waiting for you in the arrivals area. He will greet you and welcome you to New Zealand, hand over your tour documents and get transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure and Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Day 2: Milford Sound & Fiordland inc Cruise – Full Day Tour
Today after breakfast, we do a day trip to Milford Sound. Start from Queenstown and travel along Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston, Garston and Mossburn before arriving at Te Anau. From Te Anau, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering Fiordland National Park which covers 1.2 million hectares. Board the catamaran and start a 1.5 hour cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back with superb views of towering peaks, close ups of the cool mists of tall waterfalls, as well as southern fur seals and the spectacular Mitre Peak. Returning to Milford Wharf where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown arriving around 7.30pm. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Day 3: Queenstown – Skyline Gondola Ride & Luge Ride
After breakfast today, you will be collected from your hotel by our Roads Less Travelled Tour Manager and delivered to the base of the amazing Skyline Gondola in Queenstown. The gondola ride takes you to Bob’s Peak perched high above Queenstown. From here you get the best views over picture perfect town of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and Remarkable mountain range spread before you in a magnificent panorama. The ride up of 450 metres takes you to 790 meters’ above sea level. When you present your voucher at the Skyline Gondola ‘ticket office’ they will hand you a coffee/tea and cake voucher. After your Tea and Cake, go for your ride on the Luge, which is a four wheeled cart that you steer on your way down hill. The rest of today is free for shopping and self exploration. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Day 4: Queenstown – West Coast Glaciers
Today you will be enroute to Fox Glaciers, 330 km from Queenstown. Day starts with a short visit to Lake Wanaka and then follow the shore of Lake Hawea through to Makarora. Thereafter get on the Haast Road which follows the ancient Maori trail to the West Coast. From the Haast township the scenery changes as you pass through small settlements and lakes full of trout and salmon. Once you reach Fox Glacier it is only another 25 minutes to your destination Franz Josef Glacier. This evening there is an optional helicopter ride. Overnight stay at Glaciers.
Optional Activity :
Helicopter flight with Snow Landing
Day 5: Glaciers – Christchurch (inclusive Tranz Alpine Train)
the largest gold nugget found weighed 2.8 kilograms. Make a stop at Hokitika to view the Greenstone (Jade) and Glass Blowing studios. From here, pass through Kumara Junction before arriving at Greymouth which is where the Tranz Alpine train departs from. The award winning Tranz Alpine train is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world. The train winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley and crosses the huge and fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains. On arrival in Christchurch, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Christchurch.
Day 6: Christchurch – Depart
After breakfast, choose from amazing optional activities before your tour concludes at Christchurch Airport. Alas! Its your last day in Christchurch. Farewell New Zealand. Leave with some amazing memories of this RLT Trip and join an amazing RLT trip again!
Dawn Hot Air Balloon Flight
City Tour inc Entry to International Antarctic Centre
- 3 Nights accommodation- Queenstown
- 1 Night accommodation- Glacier Region
- 1 Night accommodation- Christchurch
- Daily breakfast
- Full Day Milford Sound Cruise Excursion Ex – Queenstown with transfers
- Skyline Gondola with Luge Ride & Snacks
- Christchurch – Railway station transfers on SIC basis
- Queenstown – Glacier Region SIC transfers
- Glacier Region – Greymouth SIC transfers
- Greymouth – Christchurch Tranz Alpine Train
- All Tours & Transfers are on SIC Basis
- International and Domestic airfare with taxes
- Visa charges (View Detail)
- GST 3.09% on the total billing amount.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenditure like soft drinks, mineral water, phone calls, tips etc.
- Lunches & Dinners until and unless mentioned
- Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable
- Any item not mentioned in the inclusions
- The exchange rate of Euro/ USD/ AUD keeps on fluctuating. Euro/ USD/ AUD will be charged as per the Forex Card rate of HDFC Bank on the day/date of final payment.