Explore NZ by Caoch or Self-Drive Car
Trains, Fiords & Glaciers 6 Days, 5 Nights
Daily Departures # TT383/TR
5 nights accommodation
Transfers within journey
Taieri Gorge Train Journey
Milford Sound Cruise
Skyline Gondola - Queenstown
TranzAlpine Train Journey
Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing
All tours are flexible. Pre and post tour accommodation and airport transfer packages available.
Self drive option – from $1,029 share-twin
The name says it all, an absolutely magical experience including the very best of the South Island.
Day 1: Christchurch - Dunedin
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside Timaru, and historic Oamaru to Dunedin "the Edinburgh of the South". Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note no commentary is provided on this journey.
Day 2: Dunedin - Taieri Gorge - Queenstown
This morning is at yuor leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi where you join your coach to Queenstown. Arrive in the evening. Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.
Day 3: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to Queenstown by evening.
Day 4: At Queenstown
Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.
Day 5: Queenstown - Glaciers
Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Stay 1 night in Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers.
Day 6: Glaciers - Christchurch
Travel north past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur's Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.
Accommodation has been chosen to fit our criteria of value for money, central locations, and guest services provided. All properties include TV and telephone in room and breakfast available on site. Our accommodation providers are fully informed of your travel arrangements and are happy to provide support and information during your stay.
There are five levels of accommodation, offering you a choice that fits your budget and holiday requirements.
Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation Qualmark rating 3, 3+ Star
Tourist properties with full facilities on site. Qualmark rating 3+, 4 Star
First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services. Qualmark rating 4, 5 Star