8 nights accommodation
1 cooked breakfast at West Coast Glaciers
Taieri Gorge Train ride from Dunedin to Pukerangi (seat-in-coach
TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Farm Cruise
Coastal Pacific Train from Picton to Kaikoura and Kaikoura
to Christchurch (seat-in-coach only)
UTC Sight Saver Voucher Booklet
All transfers (except the one to TSS Earnslaw) and
coach travel as per itinerary (seat-in-coach)
8 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage
and road maps (self-drive)
DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be met and
transferred to your hotel. (Self-drive passengers collect
your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of the
DAY 2 - CHRISTCHURCH DUNEDIN (365 KMS)
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through Timaru and
Oamaru to reach Dunedin early afternoon. The rest of the afternoon
is free for optional activities, such as wildlife cruises.
(Self-drive passengers may wish to explore other parts of
the city in the afternoon).
3 - DUNEDIN TAIERI GORGE TRAIN QUEENSTOWN (299
Morning free for further optional activities. In the afternoon
you will be collected for the spectacular Taieri Gorge Train
to Pukerangi and connecting coach ride to Alexandra, Cromwell
before arriving at Queenstown. (Self-drive passengers are
free to participate in more optional activities before driving
DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN
Today you will cruise on the vintage Old Lady,
the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for an
excursion of the Colonels Homestead. (The TSS
Earnslaw is on annual service in June and July and will
be replaced with an alternative activity).
DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN WEST COAST GLACIERS (420 KMS)
Travel through the Kawarau Gorge past Lake Dunstan on towards
Wanaka. A stop is made in Makarora before crossing the Southern
Alps as you enter the Haast Pass. At Knights Point you can
view magnificent seascapes. From here pass Lakes Moeraki and
Paringa then past Bruce Bay to arrive at the Glaciers.
DAY 6 - WEST COAST GLACIERS NELSON (480 KMS) (B)
Travel north to Westport before arriving at Punakaiki for
a view of the amazing Pancake Rock formations. Then through
the Buller River and Buller Gorge to arrive in Nelson in the
7 - NELSON PICTON KAIKOURA (250 KMS)
Take the scenic Queen Charlotte Drive along the Sounds to
arrive at Picton to connect with the Coastal Pacific Train
to Kaikoura, the whale watching centre of New Zealand. (Self-drive
passengers will drive to Kaikoura).
DAY 8 - KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH (190 KMS)
Free time untill to board your Coastal Pacific train back to
Christchurch for the night. (Self-drive passengers will drive
back to Christchurch).
DAY 9 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Early this morning a tour on the Hot Air Balloon
is suggested if time permits. Transfer to the airport is included
for your departing flight. (Self-drive passengers return your
car directly at the airport).