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Best of the West - 4 days - Top Rated Adventure Tour

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Day 1: Queenstown

Pass By: Queenstown Hill, Belfast Street, Queenstown New Zealand
Welcome to Queenstown! Join us at any stage throughout the day at a pre-arranged time and we'll get you settled into your centrally located accommodation before you head out to explore the scenic lake side town at your leisure. Enjoy one of the many optional activities such as bungy jumping, skydiving or horse riding just to name a few or take to the mountains for a half day skiing or snowboarding! This town has a buzzing vibe with something for everyone.
Meals included: Dinner
Activities (own cost): Bungy jumping, skydiving, horse-riding, skiing, snowboarding the options are endless!!

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comfortable accommodation in a carefully selected lodge

Day 2: Queenstown to Franz Josef

Pass By: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
Leaving Queenstown early morning, prepare yourself for the remote and rugged scenic beauty of the stunning West Coast, with its jaw dropping views and great short walks. Travelling through the Mt Aspiring National Park we journey into the wild West Coast, home to majestic rainforest, thundering waterfalls and tranquil pools. Tonight, we stay in glacier country at the picturesque village of Franz Josef. Our accommodation is nestled in lush rainforest and located close to the Glacier Hot Pools, a haven of natural tranquility and the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Activities (own cost): Glacier hot pools

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comfortable accommodation in a carefully selected lodge

Day 3: Franz Josef

Pass By: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
Today is your chance to explore one of NZs most unique and spectacular natural wonders Franz Josef with an optional Guided Heli Hike or Guided Heli Ice Climb. This staggering beautiful work of nature is 12 kilometres and descends from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres above sea level. Franz Josef is a quaint village offering scenic short walks or explore by bike or air with an optional skydive. To see nature at its best you can't go past a kayak trip along a narrow estuary amidst the lush ancient rainforest of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.
Meals included: Breakfast
Activities (own cost): Guided Heli Hike, Guided Heli Ice Climb, skydiving, kayaking, Glacier hot pools

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Comfortable accommodation in a carefully selected lodge

Day 4: Franz Josef to Christchurch via the scenic Tranz Alpine Train Journey!

Pass By: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand
Leaving Franz Josef behind we continue up this spectacular coastal stretch through Hokitika – home to the
Greenstone factories where you can see these skilled craftsmen at work and a great place for a traditional
souvenir of your visit.
We travel on to Greymouth where you'll board the Tranz Alpine train and travel one of the best train journeys in the world through some of New Zealand's most incredible scenery on its route from Greymouth to Christchurch arriving at 6:30pm.
Meals included: Breakfast
Activities included: Tranz Alpine Scenic Train Journey

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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