Queenstown - Franz Josef - Christchurch, Bus & Train Tour
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This special tour is offered only by Navi!
The best way to travel South Island's "must go" places! Comfortable coach and train trips from QueensTown to Christchurch via Franz Josef. Take the TranzAlpine train and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing scenery of the South Island.
DAY 1 - Relax in your comfortable coach trip from Queenstown to Franz Josef while enjoying the commentary from your knowledgeable driver. The coach is equipped with free WiFi and air conditioning to maximise your travel experience. Stop off at the Makarora Country Cafe for a classic Kiwi lunch or wait until the Salmon Farm Cafe stop to enjoy New Zealand's fresh salmon while the children enjoy feeding the fish. You will then arrive at Franz Josef and be amazed by the natural beauty of the town in which you will stay.
DAY 2 - Franz Josef prides itself on the range of natural attractions in its proximity. Take a guided ice walk or a heli-hike to the Franz Josef Glacier to experience the breathtaking phenomenon known as glaciers. Or you could choose to visit Te Wāhipounamu, a World Heritage Site park. We have a list of activities you can choose from that you may choose to extend your tour.
DAY 3 - The TranzAlpine train takes you through some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. It’s the perfect way to travel, whether you’re traveling from Greymouth to Christchurch by train, or returning from the West Coast. On the way, you’ll pass through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, over a series of viaducts to the dizzy heights of Arthur’s Pass, crossing the Southern Alps to reach the wildly beautiful West Coast and seeing the country in all its spectacular variety.
And if you want to do more than simply pass through, if you choose to explore more deeply the many wonders, sights and experiences you’ll find along the way from Christchurch to Greymouth by train, the TranzAlpine is the easy, relaxed way to do it.
You may customise your tour to stay in any city for as long as you want! Please contact us for more information.
Includes Oneway-trip transportation from Queenstown to Christchurch via Franz Josef by Coach and the Tranz Alpine train.
Hotel pick up/drop off is on request and based on availability.
We offer English speaking driver for our transport.
Optional tours at Franz Josef is available with special price! Please contact us.
The reverse order of this trip is also available
☆ Accommodation in Queenstown, Franz Josef and Christchurch is not included. We will help you choose from several options, depending on your budget and taste.
Tour Length: Minimum 3 days (Can be extended if you wish)
Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.
DAY 1 08:10 - Depart Queenstown to Franz Josef (Operated by GreatSights) 16:15 - Arrive at Franz Josef
DAY 2 Enjoy your free day in Franz Josef.
DAY 3 09:15 - Depart Franz Josef Bus Stop to Greymouth Railway Station (Operated by GreatSights) 13:15 - Arrive at Greymouth and transfer to train (Operated by TRANZALPINE) 14:05 - Depart Greymouth Railway Station 18:31 - Arrive at Christchurch Railway Station
What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:
Warm clothing/jacket (especially if you wish to visit the glaciers)
Long trousers recommended
$450.00 NZD / person $310.00 NZD / Child under 12 years old
*This tour requires all passenger's name so please provide them in Notes / Comments box when you book!
Also, the bus can pick you up some of hotels in Franz Josef so please advise your accommodation in Fran Josef as well.
The Navi Team works hard to bring you the best pricing anywhere! Let us know if you can find better pricing.