OUTDOOR VIEWING CARRIAGE CLOSURE

Following an increasing number of potential safety incidents on KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of New Zealand scenic rail services, the outdoor viewing carriage on the Northern Explorer only will be closed until further notice while a safety solution is found. 

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6 Night Scenic South Island - Price From NZ $ 1529 per person
6  Night Scenic South Island
  • Duration: 7 Day
  • Category: Scenic Holidays
  • From: Christchurch to Greymouth
  • Valid: 23 Nov 2018 to 31 Dec 2019
  • Package Code: CHCGRM6LH
  • Price Type: twin
  • Price: NZ $ 1529 per person
Tour Overview

Enjoy 6 magnificent nights touring the South Island from Christchurch to Queenstown, Wanaka & Franz Josef ending in Greymouth. 

Short Break Inclusions
  • Full day coach tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook including the Canterbury Plains, Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park & Mackenzie Country scenery. Free WiFi available on board
  • 3 night 3-star hotel stay in Queenstown 
  • Full day tour in a luxury glass roof coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound return. Enjoy Milford Road scenic stops like Mirror Lakes, Homer TunnelFiordland National Park & a Scenic cruise. Includes buffet lunch: a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes including: chicken, lamb, beef stew, fish, mussels, steamed vegetables, Asian dishes, rice, noodles, assorted salads, fresh bread rolls, ice cream and fruit. Wifi available on GreatSights coach
  • Travel by coach from Queenstown to Wanaka
  • 1 night 3-star hotel stay in Wanaka
  • Travel by coach from Wanaka to Franz Josef
  • 2 night motel stay at Franz Josef
  • Day at leisure at Franz Josef to explore the area or join a tour  
  • Travel by coach from Franz Josef to Greymouth where your own arrangements begin    
Itinerary Details

Day 1 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Christchurch Mount Cook Queenstown GS9661 (0730 1830) Bus Service - Christchurch to Queenstown 0730 - 1830

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:30:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Day 2 Hotel Service - Queenstown -

Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Day 3 GreatSights - Milford Sound Day Tour + Buffet Lunch ex Queenstown G76L (0720 1945) Day Tour - Queenstown to Queenstown 0720 - 1945

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:20:00

Arrive Time : 19:45:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Day 4 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef IC9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Queenstown to Wanaka 0810 - 0940

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Wanaka

Depart Time : 08:10:00

Arrive Time : 09:40:00


Hotel Address :- Wanaka

Day 5 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef IC9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Wanaka to Franz Josef 0945 - 1610

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Wanaka

Arrive City : Franz Josef

Depart Time : 09:45:00

Arrive Time : 16:10:00


Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Day 6 Hotel Service - Franz Josef -

Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Day 7 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Greymouth Nelson IC8826 (1330 1915) Bus Service - Franz Josef to Greymouth 0915 - 1315

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Franz Josef

Arrive City : Greymouth

Depart Time : 09:15:00

Arrive Time : 13:15:00

Terms and Conditions

Price and itinerary are subject to change and availability. Please refer to your booking confirmation for final details. 

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