Explore the highlights of the central North Island. Take a tour through the Waitomo Caves, have fun at the Rotorua Agrodome, a cultural introduction at Te Puia and dinner at Mitai Maori Village. No North Island trip would be complete without exploring the Hobbiton Movie Set.
Highlights include: Queenstown, the Gibbston Valley, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, Visit Fox Glacier township, the wild West Coast and take the world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train across the Alps to Christchurch.
Cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train then follow the coastline south to Franz Josef where you’ll spend the next 2 nights. From your base in Franz Josef you’ll have time to explore the pristine wilderness of Glacier Country, You continue south to the Southern Lakes region and the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.
From Queenstown you’ll travel the Kawarau Gorge and spectacular Haast Pass to the pristine wilderness of the West Coast. With 2 nights in Franz Josef you have time for a glacier adventure of your choosing. From there continue north on the rugged West Coast road to Greymouth where you’ll catch the world renowned TranzAlpine Scenic Train to Christchurch.