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5 nights, car hire & train journey from
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✔ TranzAlpine one-way train journey Christchurch to Greymouth
✔ 5 days car hire in a Toyota Corolla (or similar) pick up Greymouth, drop off Queenstown Airport
✔ 1 night in Christchurch at Ramada Suites in a Studio Room
✔ 2 nights in Franz Josef at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef in a Standard Room including breakfast
✔ 1 night in Wanaka at Wanaka Hotel in a Lake Facing Room
✔ 1 night in Queenstown at Rydges Lakeland Resort in a Lakeview Room
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Travel: 05 Feb-31 Mar 21
From $998 per person share twin
Travel: 05 Jan-04 Feb 21
Franz Josef Experiences
- Glacier Hot Pools (open from 03 Dec) for $29 per person
- Classic Kayak for $130 per person
- Spectacular Franz Josef Helicopter with snow landing for $280 per person
- Franz Josef Heli Hike for $485 per person
- Self-guided winery bike tour & Outdoor Onsen Daytime Experience for $139 per person
- Helicopter flight with alpine landing and your choice of bubbles or beer & Scenic Cruise of Lake Wakatipu with wine & cheese for $239 per person
DAY 1 – CHRISTCHURCH
Arrive into Christchurch and check in to your accommodation at Ramada Suites. Explore central Christchurch filled with boutique laneways, fresh hospitality and hidden gems. Dine with a difference on the Tramway Restaurant or one of the fantastic restaurants on offer.
DAY 2 – TAKE THE TRANZALPINE TRAIN TO THE WEST COAST
Board the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth. The TranzAlpine is one of the world’s great train journeys covering 223 kilometres and a South Island Must Do! The scenery is spectacular. On arrival into Greymouth, collect your rental car and head towards Franz Josef where you will stay for the next 2 nights.
DAY 3 – FRANZ JOSEF
Today is yours to explore what the gorgeous Glacier Country has to offer.
Kayak across Lake Mapourika’s reflective water, and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding tall peaks and glaciers. Once on the far side you will enter into a kiwi sanctuary set amongst some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest.
Enjoy a helicopter ride over spectacular scenery. From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this 20 minute flight explores the icefalls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region.
Or Heli Hike on a Glacier, a once in a lifetime experience. After a thrilling flight, high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier, ready to undertake up to two hours guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. He will choose your route carefully as you go and, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you'll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening blue ice.
Finish the day with a dip at the Glacier Hot pools nestled in the lush rainforest.
DAY 4 – FRANZ JOSEF TO WANAKA
Today is all about the beautiful lakes you will drive past. Not far from Fox Glacier township is Lake Matheson, renowned for its stunning reflection of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.
Continue towards Wanaka and stop in Makarora. It's only a short walk to the famous, crystal clear Blue Pools. An easy tramp for all skill levels with swing bridges through a beautiful beech forest - it's a must do short walk.
Then drive alongside the impressive Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka for picture perfect scenery. Overnight in the lakeside town of Wanaka.
DAY 5 – WANAKA TO QUEENSTOWN
Head to Queenstown via Cromwell or over the Crown Range, both offer lovely scenic drives.
Stay overnight in Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Indulge in excellent food and wine and take in spectacular mountain views.
Day 6 – Depart Queenstown
Tick off some iconic Queenstown activities including the Skyline Gondola and Luge, Ziptrek or Jetboat before heading home.
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Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details.
• $50pp non-refundable deposit due at time of booking
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only.
• Package price is based on double share and is correct at the time of submission and is subject to change without notice. If Twin share bedding is required, an additional cost may apply.
• Valid for sales until sold out.
• Valid for travel as specified. Blackout periods may apply.
• TranzAlpine operates Friday to Monday only.
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation.
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability.
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.
• Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities.
• Franz Josef flight is subject to suitable weather conditions. If flight is cancelled due to weather, your voucher can be put towards flights from the same company at Queenstown, Twizel or Mount Cook.
• Heli-hike weight limit of 115kgs applies. In some weather conditions it may be necessary to curtail the trip for your safety; in some cases this can happen as a result of rapidly changing weather conditions after the trip has been dispatched.
• Car hire is with Thrifty Rental Cars and subject to an excess on collection of the vehicle.
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply.
• Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.
Quote package code: ANZ205NWCRTV2
HOT Code: CMPNZHOLS20