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8 Day TranzAlpine Vista

Coach Tour - New Zealand
Image: Tranzalpine Rail Journey
ANZCRO / 8 Day TranzAlpine Vista

8 Day TranzAlpine Vista

$2,898

per person

During your eight-day journey, you will enjoy the alpine scenery of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Experience the breathtaking beauty and untouched wilderness of Fiordland’s Doubtful Sound and marvel at the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef before finishing up with the spectacular coast-to-coast TranzAlpine rail journey.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

7 nights premium accommodation

Full breakfast daily (B), one lunch (L), and five dinners (D)

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

All sightseeing, excursions, and entrance fees as shown

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

World Heritage-listed Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Fiordland National Park

Spectacular Southern Lakes region

West Coast glaciers

Historic Arrowtown

Featured Experiences

Some of the featured experiences on this tour:

Doubtful Sound wilderness cruise

Skyline Gondola and dinner

World-famous TranzAlpine train

Conditions: Prices are per person, double-share and subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices were correct as at 19 Jun 17 but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel in Sep 17 and May 18. Surcharges will apply for travel for 1 Oct 17 – 30 Apr 18. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

Kia ora! Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.
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Day 2: Aoraki Mount Cook, Omarama (B,D)

After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheep dog memorial before visiting Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with its 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery, before travelling on to Omarama. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.
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Day 3: Arrowtown, Queenstown (B,D)

Begin the acsent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell and continue on to Arrowtown. This historic village was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages. On to Queenstown, New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.
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Day 4: At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Experience the thrills of riding on the world-famous Shotover Jet, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to Skippers Canyon, or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Tonight is free for you to enjoy one of the many restaurants and bistros on offer in town.
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Day 5: Spectacular Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience (B,L,D)

After an early breakfast, we drive through lush farmland to Manapouri. Enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm then travel over the Wilmot Pass, pausing to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove we board the Patea Explorer for a three-hour cruise through this pristine fiord. Knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share their passion for the region through commentary. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence and beauty, and its vastness will take your breath away. Return to Queenstown late evening and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival.
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Day 6: Wanaka, Haast Pass, Franz Josef (B,D)

Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lake's edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mount Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.
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Day 7: TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B,D)

Stop to visit a pounamu (greenstone) factory before boarding the famous TranzAlpine train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast-to-coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, and through river valleys and gorges.
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Day 8: Depart Christchurch (B)

Your holiday ends today, and you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight. Haere ra!

Tour Route

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