You will return to Christchurch by taking a scenic flight or heli-hike up the West Coast. The highlight of your trip is the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. You’ll return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. You have time to explore Franz Josef, perhaps visiting the West Coast Wildlife Centre to see kiwi birds, before traveling to Hokitika.
Explore the picturesque town of Lake Tekapo on a private day tour from Christchurch. Before you head to the Hot Pools of Tekapo Springs, take a look at Lake Pukaki and the breathtaking views of Mount Cook from afar. NZSD was founded on the belief that every customer deserves great service and honest, objective advice. Since 2004 we have been creating New Zealand holidays for visitors from all over the world. We are the absolute experts at creating great touring experiences across the North & South Islands.
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Visit Gore, a small town that attracts those with an appreciation for nature and rural life as well as art lovers and country music fans. Although Gore is now famous for hosting the Tussock Country Music Festival, it also has a fascinating history of secret whiskey production during the prohibition era. Go from small town to farm life traveling through sheep farms into forested, rugged mountains into the Fiordland National Park and the South Island’s largest lake to Te Anau.
Begin your day with a sightseeing tour of Christchurch featuring the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Earthquake Memorial, Bridge of Remembrance, and streets lined with bars, cafes, and riverside markets. Continue on to Geraldine, a charming farming community. Enjoy a delicious sample of Talbots Forest Cheese before you head to the Lake Tekapo. Next, you’re in store for a treat when you pull into the lakeside home of Connect With Locals Angie & Stan Taylor for a Be my Guest experience over afternoon tea and scones and stories.