Day Eight - Fox Glacier
After breakfast, we head along the spectacular coastal road, which leads first to Punakaiki to the well-known pancake rocks, reminiscent of stacked pancakes. We head south to Hokitika before reaching Fox Glacier in the afternoon. Weather and time permitting, we can take a hike in the area, or you can book an optional helicopter ride over the glaciers (cost not included in tour).
Accommodation: Lake Matheson Motel https://www.lakematheson.co.nz or Mt Cook View Motel https://www.mtcookview.co.nz
Driving: approx. 300 km, travel time: approx. 4 ½ hours
Hiking: Walk around pancake rocks and a hike in the glacial areas will be determined by the guide depending on what is available on the day
Day Nine - Queenstown
In good weather with clear views, it is a wonderful experience to hike around Lake Matheson, at sunrise and to admire the reflections of Aoraki (Mt Cook) and Kotuko (Mt Tasman) in bog water. After breakfast we start the spectacular drive to Wanaka, where there are opportunities for short walks along the way if time permits. After a short stop, we pass the legendary "Cardrona Pub" and the Crown Range Road, the highest mountain road in New Zealand, back down to the former gold mining town of Arrowtown, which is rich in history. Visit the old Chinese miner’s huts and transport yourself back to those extraordinary days. After here, it is only a short drive to Queenstown - the adventure capital of New Zealand!
Accommodation: Hurley's of Queenstown https://www.hurleys.co.nz or Heartland Hotel https://www.scenichotelgroup.c...
Driving: 330 km, travel time: approx. 5 ½ hours
Hiking: Optional walks between Fox and Glacier to be determined by the guide
Day Ten - Queenstown
Today is a day filled with optional activities such as a jet boat ride, bungy jump, visit to the kiwi house, gondola ride or a cruise on the historical Earnslaw steamboat. Weather permitting, try an excursion to Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. Or experience the wonders of the Glow Worm Caves. The options are literally endless! We are happy to pre-book any of these optional activities for you - just let us know what you'd like to do. (Price for activities today not included in the cost of the tour - all extra.) The day will conclude with a farewell dinner with the group as it is our final night on the tour.
Accommodation: Same as previous night
Driving: No driving
Hiking: No scheduled hikes
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner
Day Eleven - Departure Day
Today is departure day. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional cost.
Accommodation listed is our preferred accommodation. Subject to change depending on availability.
Itinerary also subject to change depending on weather conditions/road closures etc.
$500 deposit required to secure your place on the tour, which is fully refundable if the departure date does not meet the minimum number of participants (6 people).