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.
This 3 day tour includes coach travel with Great Sights to Paihia and a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Next day take a full day adventure to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach. Finish this experience off with a cruise to the Hole in the Rock before your return coach trip to Auckland. Stay in 3 star hotel accommodation in Paihia.
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.
Enjoy 3 days of spectacular South Island travel as you travel New Zealand's southern regions with Thrifty Tours. Staying in comfortable motel accommodation, you will visit the majestic Franz Josef Glacier, travel the wild west coast, visit Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, and ride the stunning TranzAlpine scenic train, finishing up in the beautiful resort town of Queenstown.