The Great Southern Circle (3 Days / 2 Nights) LT22B


(per adult)

This three day independent tour departs Christchurch daily and includes some of the key tourism destinations in the South Island of New Zealand, including Aoraki / Mount Cook, Queenstown and Franz Josef Glacier. The tour includes two nights 4 - 4.5 star accommodation with one night in Queenstown and one night in Franz Josef. Also included in the tour is the TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch


•  Mount Cook

•  Queenstown

•  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: 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 Three: 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.

Note: 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:


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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Maximum number of people: Unlimited
Location: New Zealand – South Island