If you are looking for a getaway from the rigmarole of everyday life, New Zealand is the perfect choice. Not only is the country quiet, lush, and peaceful- it is also known as the adventure capital of the world, making it a dream destination for travelers. Explore the landscapes and coastline of New Zealand on this 'Discover New Zealand'. Christchurch, a gateway to New Zealand's South Island, is a place where you can ski, bungee jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, and swim. New Zealand is home to over 3000 glaciers and is perfect for travelers who are looking for a unique ice adventure. Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Mount Cook are other must-visit places in the country.
Soak in the true beauty of the country while TravelOcat takes care of your travel needs including accommodation, transfers, meals, etc.
What is included in the tour
- Meet and Greet assistance on arrival at the airport
- Return flight X-BLR
- Accommodation for 2 night's at Queenstown
- Accommodation for 2 night's at Christchurch
- Accommodation for 2 night at Franz Josef Glacier
- Accommodation for 1 night at Te Anau
- Accommodation for 1 night at Mt. Cook
- Daily breakfast
- Milford Sound Cruise
- Tranz Alpine Train Tickets (Christchurch - Franz Josef Glacier)
- All transfers and sightseeings would be on seat in coach
- Visa Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
- Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
- Meals not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
- Drinks (neither with meals, nor on vehicles or during tours, unless otherwise indicated)
- Items of a personal nature, such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc
Day 1 - Arrive at Christchurch
Arrive in Christchurch, the Garden City of New Zealand, and meet TravelOcat tour representative. Travel to your hotel from the airport and spend the evening at your leisure. Be it the transitional Cardboard Cathedral, pop-up restaurants, bars, contemporary art galleries, boutique shops, or the open-air markets; there is something for everyone in this city. Over 150 years old, award winning Botanic gardens in Christchurch boast of exotic plants. Edwardian punt ridesthrough Avon River, and a ride on the historic tram are the best ways to spend a day at Christchurch. International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park are other must-see places when you are here. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 - Christchurch - Franz Josef Glacier via Greymouth
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before you board the TranzAlpine Train to reach Greymouth. One of the best ways to explore the area, the scenic train journey often becomes one of the most loved experiences of a traveler taking this package. Travel over Canterbury Plains, passing lush beech forest and alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. From Greymouth, head south to reach the Glacier Region. New Zealand is rich with many stunning glaciers, offering you the spectacular views of valleys covered in ice. From mountains to the sea, this is a perfect spot for adventure, relaxation, or exploration. Return to the hotel after the adventurous day for an overnight stay.
Day 3 - Franz Josef Glacier
This is the day to extensively explore the Glacier Region and try some optional activities conducted in the area. Enjoy the helicopter ride to the glaciers or take the Glacier Valley Walk. Touted as one of the best ways to experience the beauty of these glaciers, the Glacier Valley Walk takes you through these majestic ice formations, which will leave you in awe of the place. Also, you can take a dip in the Glacier Hot Pools, a fun way to relax and rejuvenate yourself. After enjoying the optional activities, head back to your hotel and retire for the day.
Day 4 - Franz Josef Glacier - Queenstown
This morning, after breakfast, head to Queenstown. Travel past the forest, lakes, and mountains of Glacier Region and Lake Wanaka to reach the Alpine Resort in Queenstown. The town of Queenstown has cosmopolitan restaurants, vineyards,and five international-standard golf courses. Reach Queenstown in the evening and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau
After a delicious breakfast, head to Milford Sound. Situated on the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound offers you some spectacular views. Cruise through the fiord in the tender vessels and kayaks and witness the magnificent Mitre Peak. Explore the wonders of Milford Sound, including waterfalls, fur seals lazing on the rocks, and sea birds. Return to your hotel in Te Anau and retire for the day.
Day 6 - Queenstown
On this day, after a hearty breakfast, travel to Queenstown. Enjoy some exciting optional activities, such as jet boat ride at Shotover Jet, bungee jump at Ledge, river rafting, and skydiving or sky swing. Shotover Jet offers the ultimate jet boating experience for the adrenaline junkies. Your trip will be incomplete without bungee jump at Ledge, providing you with the breathtaking and panoramic views of the city.
After the end of this exciting day, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 - Queenstown - Mt. Cook
Check out from your hotel and head to Christchurch in the morning. Travel past Central Otago Plains and Lake Pukaki, before reaching Mount Cook. Mount Cook is home to some beautiful mountains and longest glaciers. With skyscraping peaks, glaciers, and permanent snow fields, this place is a visual treat. Once you reach Mount Cook, enjoy the optional activities like exploring the glaciers or taking a scenic flight to Mount Cook. Get a good night's sleep in the comforts of your room and prepare for the final day of your holiday.
Day 8 - Mt. Cook - Christchurch
After the breakfast, begin your journey towards Christchurch from Mount Cook. Pass through Lake Tekapo and Canterbury Plains to reach the Garden City, Christchurch. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch has a creative vibe with art galleries, open-air
markets, and boutique shops. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9 - Departure
Your tour ends on this day. Head straight to Christchurch airport to board your flight for onward journey. Return home with some special memories from this exciting trip.