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Goldfields and Glaciers South Island tour

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


A relaxed 10 day tour exploring the cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, with its wonderful architecture and the magnificent peninsula. You cross the historic Central Otago goldfields region to the alpine town of Queenstown, where adventure beckons.  Travel to the West Coast glaciers via the majestic forests of Mt Aspiring National Park.  After exploring the glacier region you’ll return to Christchurch on board the world renowned TranzAlpine 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 airport transfers

Private train station transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch


Itinerary summary for: Goldfields and Glaciers South Island tour

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

Day 2: Explore the evolving city of Christchurch or maybe enjoy a day trip to Akaroa
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 3: Travel south through the Canterbury Plains where you'll join the coastline which takes you to Dunedin
Accommodation: Motel on York

Day 4: Explore Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Accommodation: Motel on York

Day 5: Travel through historic gold mining towns as you make your way to Queenstown
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 6: Today is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
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: Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Day 8: Today is free to explore the remarkable West Coast glaciers
Accommodation: Punga Grove Motel & Suites

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