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Tucked away on the West Coast of New Zealand`s South Island is the small township of Franz Josef, or as some people refer to it, the gateway to Glacier Country. From hiking on one of the biggest glaciers in the country, to seeking out secret little waterfalls, there`s no shortage of exciting and adventurous things to do in Franz Josef.

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SUGGESTED Franz Josef VACATION PACKAGES:

  • Discover South Island (Self Drive)
    9 nights from $4,483*
  • Drive through Christchurch, Greymouth, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Mt. Cook and Queenstown and visit particular places at will. The wild and wonderful South Island of New Zealand offers everything; you can float over tranquil meadows in a hot-air balloon, get up close to a glacier, enjoy the fruits of the southernmost wine-making region in the world, and even get a glimpse into Antarctica. The trip of your dreams. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Christchurch and out of Queenstown
    • Rental Car for 10 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch
    • Hotel for 1 night in Greymouth
    • Hotel for 1 night Franz Josef
    • Hotel for 1 night in Wanaka
    • Hotel for 1 night in Mount Cook
    • Hotel for 3 nights Queenstown


  • The Magic of Australia and New Zealand
    20 nights from $3,389*
  • Discover the best of New Zealand and its landscapes of amazing variety, from snowcapped mountains, gorgeous views and slow-moving glaciers to magical caves, fascinating secluded beaches, hot springs and boiling mud pools. All of this combined with the best of Australia, Sydney and its spectacular harbor and the world-famous opera house, the elegant city of Melbourne and the remarkable beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Auckland and out of Sydney
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
    • Flight Auckland to Rotorua
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Rotorua
    • Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown
    • Transfer Queenstown to Franz Josef
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Franz Josef
    • Transfer Franz Josef to Greymouth
    • Hotel for 1 night in Greymouth
    • Train Greymouth to Christchurch
    • Hotel for 1 night in Christchurch
    • Flight from Christchurch to Melbourne
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Melbourne
    • Flight from Melbourne to Cairns
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Sydney
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney


  • South Island Experience (Self Drive)
    11 nights from $4,716*
  • Discover amazing cities along the New Zealand's South Island with a Rental Car, allowing you to take control of your vacation for an unforgettable experience!. From Christchurch (biggest city in the South Island), pick up your car and visit along the Island West Coast; Greymouth (with its TranzAlpine train journey); next, is the charming Franz Josef village (with one of most publicly-accessible glaciers in New Zealand); then head to Lake Tekapo and Wanaka (a town known for its turquoise lakes, snow-capped mountains, and incredible scenery as well as it famous willow trees). Follow this, visit Te Anau (the gateway to Fiordland, with the Milford Sound showcases majestic mountains, fiords, waterfalls and wildlife like penguins, dolphins and seals). Finally, have an unforgettable stay in "the adventure capital of the world"; Queenstown (home to a range of adventures) before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Christchurch and out of Queenstown
    • Rental Car for 12 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Greymouth
    • Hotel for 1 night in Franz Josef
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Lake Tekapo
    • Hotel for 1 night in Wanaka
    • Hotel for 1 night in Te Anau
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown
    • Driving Time
      Christchurch - Greymouth: 3 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
      Greymouth - Franz Josef: 2 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
      Franz Josef - Lake Tekapo: 5 hrs. 55 mins. approx.
      Lake Tekapo - Wanaka: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
      Wanaka - Te Anau: 2 hrs. 55 mins. approx.
      Te Anau -Queenstown : 2 hrs. 5 mins. approx.



  • Whangarei - Tauranga - Christchurch - Franz Josef
    8 nights from $4,875*
  • A fantastic highlights of New Zealand discovering these cities: Whangarei (is the northernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the world's best diving locations); after that, your next destination is Tauranga (with some of New Zealand's finest beaches for swimming, surfing and other water sports and with Mount Maunganui is among the best known beaches in the country). Continue to Christchurch (known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island); and last but not least is Franz Josef (is one of most publicly-accessible glaciers in New Zealand, and among the most accessible in the world – until recently, there was easy walking access directly to the glacier termini). A flight Tauranga/Christchurch and private transfers will take you between these destinations; that will allow you to explore the following stops: Matamat and Hokitika Gorge. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Whangarei and out of Queenstown
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Whangarei
    • Transfer from Hotel in Whangarei to Hotel in Tauranga via Matamat
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tauranga
    • Flight from Tauranga to Christchurch
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch
    • Transfer from Hotel in Christchurch to Hotel in Franz Josef via Hokitika Gorge
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Franz Josef
    • Transfer from Hotel in Franz Josef to Queenstown


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