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Mountains, Fiords and Glaciers Family Adventure

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


Starting in the resort town of Queenstown, you'll 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. Journey east to Christchurch crossing the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. From here you can explore the magnificent Akaroa Harbour and its wildlife, before heading south to the mountains and glacier lake of Mt Cook National Park then back to Queenstown.


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

Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin tour, Queenstown

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

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Entry to Glacier Hot Pools

Twin Glaciers Scenic Helicopter Flight, Franz Josef


Itinerary summary for: Mountains, Fiords and Glaciers Family Adventure

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 2: Discover for yourself why Queenstown is known as the 'Adventure Capital of New Zealand'
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 3: Journey to the remote Doubtful Sound for a true wilderness experience
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 4: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation: Glenfern Villas

Day 5: Explore the glaciers with a scenic helicopter flight and in the evening relax at the glacier hot pools
Accommodation: Glenfern Villas

Day 6: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Merivale Manor Motel

Day 7: Cross the Bank's Peninsula to charming Akaroa where you'll enjoy an afternoon nature cruise
Accommodation: Criterion Motel

Day 8: Make the scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country to Mt. Cook National Park for your Glacier Explorers tour
Accommodation: Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Day 9: Return to Queenstown and make the most of your last night with a cruise across Lake Wakatipu and dinner at Walter Peak
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 10: Depart Queenstown