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Queenstown, West Coast & TranzAlpine

4 nights from £799 per person

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  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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From a gourmet BBQ at Peak High Country Farm, to a scenic train ride through tunnels and viaducts on board the TranzAlpine, this wonderful four-night short tour really packs a punch.

Starting in Queenstown and ending in Christchurch, you’ll enjoy a variety of fun activities, including discovering the beautiful waterfalls of the Gates of Haast, and embarking on a scenic flight or guided walk through Franz Josef Glacier.

With a new Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, no two days will ever feel the same, creating a diverse experience perfect for those who love to socialise and relish keeping themselves on their toes (AA)


  • Enjoy a gourmet BBQ dinner and cruise on board the TSS Earnslaw
  • Explore Queenstown and its exciting excursions on offer
  • Discover the stunning Gates of Haast
  • Explore Franz Josef Glacier
  • Enjoy a trip on board the wonderful TranzAlpine


Day 1


Upon arrival in Queenstown you will be transferred to your hotel, before spending the rest of your day at leisure. In the evening, you’ll make your way to the Steamer Wharf for a cruise on board the historic TSS Earnslaw, sailing to Peak High Country Farm for a delicious gourmet BBQ at the Colonel’s Homestead. You’ll love the fun sheep show that is there to entertain you and give you a glimpse into high country farm life in between courses.

Overnight: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (Standard), or Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (Superior)

Dinner is included.

Please note: tours during 15 May – 14 September will replace the TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak BBQ Dinner with a Queenstown Skyline Gondola and buffet dinner.

Day 2


The whole day is free for you to explore Queenstown. Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, there are plenty of exciting excursions to try, including white water rafting or jet boat rides. Those hoping for a more laidback day will relish an afternoon on a wine tasting tour, or simply spending the day in quaint cafes and taking in the alpine views.

Overnight: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (Standard), or Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (Superior)

Breakfast is included.

Day 3

Franz Josef Glacier

Today you will journey along the rugged yet beautiful West Coast Road, and over the Haast Pass to see the Gates of Haast. A designated UNESCO World Heritage area, this stunning range of waterfalls, gorges and mountains is not to be missed. In the afternoon, you’ll have a few hours of spare time to explore the Franz Josef township, giving you ample time to take a scenic flight over Franz Josef Glacier, or a valley walk with a local glacier guide. Once evening comes, you’ll enjoy a special West Coast dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing) (Standard), or Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) (Superior)

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4

TranzAlpine & Christchurch

In the morning, you will travel to Greymouth - the largest town located on the West Coast – where you’ll board the famous TranzAlpine. Known as one of the top six train journeys in the world, your TranzAlpine trip will venture into the soaring Southern Alps, before journeying down the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. With 19 tunnels and four viaducts (the Staircase Viaduct being the highest at 73m high), there’s plenty of jaw dropping moments on this trip. Dinner will be at your hotel.

Overnight: Ibis Hotel Christchurch (Standard), or Novotel Christchurch (Superior)

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 5


After breakfast your tour will end, and you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast included

  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Four breakfasts and three dinners
  • Accommodation – at Standard or Superior rate
  • Excursions: TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak BBQ or Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Buffet

What’s Not Included

  • Excursions: White water rafting or jet boat rides in Queenstown, scenic flight over Franz Josef Glacier or guided valley walk.

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