As the biggest hub on the West Coast in the South Island, you simply can`t miss Greymouth. The town was once famous for its mining, but today it`s the start of many fantastic day trips, off-roading experiences, and the base of one of New Zealand`s biggest beer brands. You`ll also find many adventurous hikes, mountain bike trails, surfing, tours and more!
Combine Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch with flights between cities. Then travel from Christchurch to Greymouth in the TranzAlpine Train, rated one of the world`s great scenic railway journeys. Continue your journey south to Franz Josef Glacier; and then travel with Newmans Coachlines to Queenstown.
Experience the Geothermal Wonders of Rotorua! ...and enjoy a unique thermal spa experience in its relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies, teaming cliffs, volcanic craters, picturesque lake views and many more geothermal features.
This is one of the few glaciers in the world not receding because of global warming. The scenery changes every day on the glacier because it is constantly moving and new routes are always being made.
Queenstown is the centre for adventure tourism in New Zealand. The town is built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu and has spectactular views of nearby mountains.
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.