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Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains Family Adventure

This 10 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch.


Explore the magnificent Akaroa Harbour and its wildlife, the mountains and glacier lake of Mt Cook National Park before heading to the resort town of Queenstown for 3 nights. Enjoy a trip on the TSS Earnslaw crossing Lake Wakatipu, a Nomad Safari 4WD trip and a Shotover Jet Boat ride. A highlight is a full day trip to Doubtful Sound before you head north to the West Coast. Explore the magnificent glaciers and rainforest and enjoy a scenic helicopter flight with a snow landing. Return to Christchurch crossing the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Motels.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


This tour also features:

Private train station transfers

Private airport transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Glacier Explorers Tour, Mt Cook National Park

Shotover jet boat ride

TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin tour, Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Twin Glaciers Scenic Helicopter Flight, Franz Josef

Entry to Glacier Hot Pools


Itinerary summary for: Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains Family Adventure

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch City
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 2: It's a short drive to Akaroa where you'll enjoy a harbour nature cruise
Accommodation: Criterion Motel

Day 3: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive to the MacKenzie Country and Mt Cook for a glacier explorers tour
Accommodation: Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Day 4: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 5: Experience 2 of the highlights of Queenstown, a Nomad Safari 4WD trip and Shotover Jet Boat ride
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 6: Board your luxury coach to the 'Sound of Silence' where you'll venture into the wilderness of Doubtful Sound
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 7: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation: Glenfern Villas

Day 8: Explore the glaciers with a scenic helicopter flight over Westland National Park
Accommodation: Glenfern Villas

Day 9: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 10: Depart Christchurch today