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Best of the West - 4 days - Top Rated Adventure Tour

From Queenstown the Adventure Capital of the World to the Garden City, Christchurch this 4-day adventure takes you through some of the most stunning, un-touched and unforgettable scenery in New Zealand. Expect to see lush rainforest, rugged coastlines, glacier fed valleys and remote townships finishing up on one of the most scenic and famous train journeys in the world – the Tranz Alpine taking you through the scenic winter wonderland of the Southern Alps.

Duration

4 days

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • All accommodation in carefully selected hostels and lodges
    • The scenic Tranz Alpine Train Journey
    • Plenty of free hikes and walk options
    • Optional cycle rides of varying length
    What's excluded :
    • Adventure activities (optional)
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Day 1: Queenstown

    Pass By: Queenstown Hill, Belfast Street, Queenstown New Zealand
    Welcome to Queenstown! Join us at any stage throughout the day at a pre-arranged time and we'll get you settled into your centrally located accommodation before you head out to explore the scenic lake side town at your leisure. Enjoy one of the many optional activities such as bungy jumping, skydiving or horse riding just to name a few or take to the mountains for a half day skiing or snowboarding! This town has a buzzing vibe with something for everyone.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Comfortable accommodation in a carefully selected lodge

    Day 2: Queenstown to Franz Josef

    Pass By: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Leaving Queenstown early morning, prepare yourself for the remote and rugged scenic beauty of the stunning West Coast, with its jaw dropping views and great short walks. Travelling through the Mt Aspiring National Park we journey into the wild West Coast, home to majestic rainforest, thundering waterfalls and tranquil pools. Tonight, we stay in glacier country at the picturesque village of Franz Josef. Our accommodation is nestled in lush rainforest and located close to the Glacier Hot Pools, a haven of natural tranquility and the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Comfortable accommodation in a carefully selected lodge

    Day 3: Franz Josef

    Pass By: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Today is your chance to explore one of NZs most unique and spectacular natural wonders Franz Josef with an optional Guided Heli Hike or Guided Heli Ice Climb. This staggering beautiful work of nature is 12 kilometres and descends from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres above sea level. Franz Josef is a quaint village offering scenic short walks or explore by bike or air with an optional skydive. To see nature at its best you can't go past a kayak trip along a narrow estuary amidst the lush ancient rainforest of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Comfortable accommodation in a carefully selected lodge

    Day 4: Franz Josef to Christchurch via the scenic Tranz Alpine Train Journey!

    Pass By: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand
    Leaving Franz Josef behind we continue up this spectacular coastal stretch through Hokitika – home to the

    Greenstone factories where you can see these skilled craftsmen at work and a great place for a traditional

    souvenir of your visit.

    We travel on to Greymouth where you'll board the Tranz Alpine train and travel one of the best train journeys in the world through some of New Zealand's most incredible scenery on its route from Greymouth to Christchurch arriving at 6:30pm.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    The Station Information and Booking Centre, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours

Activity ID: V-85672P7

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