3 Day Marlborough : Punakaiki : West Coast Glaciers : Queenstown

3 Day Marlborough : Punakaiki : West Coast Glaciers : Queenstown

Relaxing Journeys Privately Chartered Tour starting in Marlborough and finishing in Queenstown

Please Note: This is a privately chartered escorted tour, so the final itinerary is entirely up to you. We have put together this package based on our local knowledge but we can vary it to your tastes and requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Private Tours
From: Marlborough to Queenstown
Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $4211 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Code: rjmpfjq3

Inclusions

Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Travel by deluxe mini van
Full escorted by knowledgeable driver/guide
2 nights’ share-twin premium accommodation at Punakaiki Resort & Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Cooked breakfast on day 2 & 3
Lunches and morning/afternoon tea
Guided walks

Tour Highlights

Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes
Hokitika art and craft shops
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson
Visit Arrowtown

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1. Marlborough to Punakaiki
Your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Blenheim, Picton or Nelson and head via the Nelson Lakes to Paparoa National Park and the West Coast. Travelling through the Buller Gorge, head towards the west coast and gold mining country. Arrive at Punakaiki, best known for its Pancake Rocks and blowholes. Explore these fascinating layered rock formations and take a short walk to the beach.

Stay: Punikaiki Resort (B)

Day 2. Punakaiki to Franz Josef
Heading along the wild west coast road, travel south to Hokitika, once the capital of Westland and a roaring gold mining town, now a bustling centre of art and craft shops where greenstone and gold feature. Heading further south view West Coast forests and kettle lakes created by melting ice sheets. On arrival in Franz Josef, take a scenic flight over both glaciers, or a helicopter ride up to land on the glacier this morning (extra cost) or enjoy short walks with your guide to view the glacier descending down into the rainforest.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (B)

Day 3. Franz Josef to Queenstown
After exploring Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson, travel south to the Haast River Valley. As you follow the Haast Highway, see how the landscape changes again from the dense West Coast rainforest to the drier tussock lands of Otago. On the way there is the opportunity for short walk on a remote beach or to see waterfalls. After crossing the Haast Pass, follow the shores of Lakes Hawea and Wanaka to the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka. From there, head over the rugged Crown Range to the quaint old gold mining village of Arrowtown and onto the alpine resort village of Queenstown. Here your guide will drop you at your hotel and bid you farewell.

This tour can be done in reverse and start in Queenstown and finish in Marlborough region.

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3 Day Marlborough : Punakaiki : West Coast Glaciers : Queenstown
Private Tours
Tour Code: rjmpfjq3
From (NZD) $4211 per person
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019

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