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2 day Queenstown Glacier Express
Independent daily departures, Queenstown to ChristchurchNZ$645 from per person twin share, low season
- 1 nights Hotel 3 star accommodation
- All coach tour transport as specified in this tour package
- 1 breakfast
- TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Highlights include: Queenstown, the Gibbston Valley, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, Visit Fox Glacier township, the wild West Coast and take the world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train across the Alps to Christchurch.
Queenstown to Fox Glacier with GreatSights
See the majestic Southern Alps, picturesque lakes and rivers and the wild beauty of the West Coast on this journey from Queenstown to Fox Glacier. Along the way your driver guide will provide commentary on this unique region. Pass man-made Lake Dunstan outside Cromwell, beautiful Lake Wanaka and its neighbouring Lake Hawea. Entering Mount Aspiring National Park, follow the historic route used by Māori as they travelled across the Southern Alps in search of pounamu (greenstone). Journey through the Haast Pass, the southernmost pass between the South Island's two coasts, enjoying views of native beech forest, waterfalls and glacier-fed rivers. Arriving on the West Coast, you enter an awe-inspiring landscape of vast rainforests, crystal clear waterfalls and rugged mountain tops. Here you will discover an isolated and tranquil part of New Zealand. Your journey concludes as you reach the small village of Fox Glacier.
Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
- Check in time: 2 pm
- Check out time: 10 am
- Walk time to shops/restaurants: 1-2 mins
- Parking: onsite free parking
- Internet facilities: In room free access
- Restaurant on site
- Breakfast service available
- Bar on site
- Tea/coffee facilities in room
- Laundry facilities: On site
Fox Glacier to Greymouth Train Station with GreatSights
This morning travel north through the small townships of Whataroa and Harihari. Pass through the township of Ross, which in the late 1800s was the centre of one of New Zealand's richest alluvial goldfields. In 1903 the largest gold nugget ever found in New Zealand was discovered at Jones Creek, not far from the town centre. It weighed 2807 grams. The New Zealand Government later purchased the nugget and presented it as a coronation gift to King George V. On arrival into Hokitika there is a 35-minute break in your journey. This allows time to purchase lunch, explore the town centre and relax. Hokitika is the administrative and commercial centre for this part of Westland. The major primary industry is timber milling. Dairy and sheep farming, commercial fishing, white baiting and eel processing being the other major industries. Your coach concludes at the Greymouth Train Station.
TranzAlpine Scenic Train: Greymouth to Christchurch
Considered one of the world's great train journeys, the TranzAlpine Scenic Train takes you from Greymouth to Christchurch. You'll travel across the South Island from the west to the east coast through Arthur's Pass National Park. From the comfort of your carriage see lush beech forest, deep river valleys and the spectacular peaks of the Southern Alps. Descend to the windswept Canterbury Plains before arriving in the city of Christchurch.