The Great Southern Circle (5 Days / 4 Nights) LT22


(per adult)

A five day tour of the South Island of New Zealand including Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier and Greymouth. The tour concludes on day 5 with travel from Greymouth to Christchurch on the world famous TranzApline Railway. The tour includes 4 star hotel accommodation.


  • Mount Cook
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sounds
  • Haast Pass
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey

Day One: Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown

Travel by coach, across Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Country via Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook National Park. Arriving at the Hermitage Mount Cook early afternoon. Consider a scenic flight over some of the finest alpine scenery. Mid-afternoon continue to Queenstown, adventure capital of New Zealand, travelling via the Linda’s Pass, Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Kawarau Gorge.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Two: Milford Sounds Day Excursion

Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, and Fiordland National Park. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Three: Queenstown

A free day at leisure in Queenstown to either simply explore this most beautiful township nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounds by mountains which are snow-capped for much of the year or enjoy one of the many actives that are on offer.

Accommodation Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

Day Four: Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier, 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old, its terminal face creaks and arches over the cave from which the river emerges. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Five: Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today continue along the rugged West Coast to Greymouth, the centre for thousands of diggers during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. From Greymouth journey over the Southern Alps, through Arthurs Pass, and on to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. This journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.


When booking this tour for 1 person, please select the 1-person option and add the single supplement option.

When booking this tour for 3 people, please select the 2 persons option and add the Triple room supplement before proceeding.

Quad room types and pricing are also available on request – email:

Note:  Tour may operate in Reverse – you will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Note:  Independent Touring – this is not a Group Tour – we use local suppliers and you will have a different coach & driver each day

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 5
Maximum number of people: Unlimited
Location: Christchurch / Canterbury, New Zealand – South Island