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Southern Ramble to Queenstown

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 844

Travel to Queenstown viewing all the highlights in between. Explore Abel Tasman National Park by boat, see the famous Pancake Rocks then investigate the glaciers at Franz Josef.


Nelson is the South Island’s oldest settled city and is famous for its arts and crafts. Nearby Abel Tasman National Park is closed off to vehicles. Instead, you’ll cruise to Onetahuti via the Seal Colony, then enjoy a walk through one of the most picturesque sections of the park on your included tour.  

Head for the West Coast to see Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks, distinctive geological formations formed over tens of thousands of years of pummeling from the Tasman Sea. Spend the night before continuing on to the Glacier Region, where you’ll base your leisurely exploration in Franz Josef. Your tour concludes in the skiing Mecca of Queenstown.


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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 844

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Day 1

Nelson Airport to Nelson City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Trailways Hotel Nelson

Trailways Hotel is located right on the river and many of its rooms open onto the river view. The hotel is centrally located within a few minutes' walk from Nelson's central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafes. There are 47 rooms consisting of studios, studio spas, spacious suites, and interconnecting rooms.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
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Trailways Hotel Nelson

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    Trailways Hotel Nelson



    Trailways Hotel is located right on the river and many of its rooms open onto the river view. The hotel is centrally located within a few minutes' walk from Nelson's central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafes. There are 47 rooms ...

    Trailways Hotel is located right on the river and many of its rooms open onto the river view. The hotel is centrally located within a few minutes' walk from Nelson's central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafes. There are 47 rooms consisting of studios, studio spas, spacious suites, and interconnecting rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Seals and Beach ex Nelson

Take a scenic cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, pausing to watch the antics at its resident Fur Seal Colony. Land at historic Tonga Quarry beach to walk 2 hours over a forested saddle and around spectacular Bark Bay estuary with its cascading waterfalls. Rejoin the Vista Cruise at the sheltered golden cove, Medlands Beach.

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Nelson to Punakaiki

Duration4 Hours

Punakaiki Resort

The Punakaiki Resort is an eco-tourism hotel located in the Buller district between Greymouth, 30 minutes to the south and Westport which is 45 minutes to the north. Carefully designed to complement the stunning natural setting, it is situated close to Pancake Rocks and Blowhole at Punakaiki and adjacent to Paparoa National Park. This hotel is a perfect choice for a leisure stay.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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Punakaiki Resort

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    Punakaiki Resort



    The Punakaiki Resort is an eco-tourism hotel located in the Buller district between Greymouth, 30 minutes to the south and Westport which is 45 minutes to the north. Carefully designed to complement the stunning natural setting, it is situated close to Pancake Rocks and Blowhole ...

    The Punakaiki Resort is an eco-tourism hotel located in the Buller district between Greymouth, 30 minutes to the south and Westport which is 45 minutes to the north. Carefully designed to complement the stunning natural setting, it is situated close to Pancake Rocks and Blowhole at Punakaiki and adjacent to Paparoa National Park. This hotel is a perfect choice for a leisure stay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Punakaiki to Franz Josef

Duration4 Hours

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and it is just moments from one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

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    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier



    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and it is just moments from one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place ...

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and it is just moments from one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Franz Josef to Queenstown

Duration7 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Full day National park tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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26 Mar 2018
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