TranzAlpine Slip Update - Track is now Open !

We are pleased to advise that remedial work on the Omoto Slip has been completed and the TranzAlpine is able to operate to Greymouth & return from today, Wednesday 20th November.

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NEW Backpack the South Island (Twin Hostel Room)
NEW Backpack the South Island (Twin Hostel Room)
  • Duration: 10 Day
  • Category: Backpacking Holidays
  • From: Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Valid: 02 Sep 2019 to 31 Dec 2020
  • Package Code: CHCGRY9EXTWNBP
  • Price Type: twin
  • Price: NZ $ 1819 per person
Tour Overview

Enjoy 9 magnificent nights travelling the South Island roundtrip from Christchurch visiting Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Franz Josef & Greymouth. Included accommodation is in a private twinshare room in backpacker hostels.

Short Break Inclusions
  • Full day coach tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook including the Canterbury Plains, Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park & Mackenzie Country scenery. Free WiFi available on board
  • 3 night Backpackers Hostel stay in Queenstown (private twin room, shared facilities)
  • Day at leisure in Queenstown to explore
  • Full day tour in a luxury glass roof coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound return. Enjoy Milford Road scenic stops like Mirror Lakes, Homer TunnelFiordland National Park & a Scenic cruise. Includes buffet lunch: a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes including: chicken, lamb, beef stew, fish, mussels, steamed vegetables, Asian dishes, rice, noodles, assorted salads, fresh bread rolls, ice cream and fruit. Wifi available on GreatSights coach
  • Travel by coach from Queenstown to Wanaka
  • 2 night Backpackers Hostel stay in Wanaka (private twin room, shared facilities)
  • Day at leisure in Wanaka to explore
  • Travel by coach from Wanaka to Franz Josef
  • 2 night Backpackers Hostel stay at Franz Josef (private twin room, shared facilities)
  • Day at leisure at Franz Josef to explore the area or join a tour  
  • Travel by coach from Franz Josef to Greymouth 
  • 2 night Backpackers Hostel stay in Greymouth (private twin room, shared facilities)
  • Day at leisure in Greymouth
  • Travel by Tranzalpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch where own arrangements begin
Itinerary Details

Day 1 GreatSights - Mount Cook Day Tour: Christchurch to Queenstown GS62 (0730 1830) Day Tour - Christchurch to Queenstown 0730 - 1830

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:30:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Hotel Name :- Queenstown Backpackers (Private twin room, shared facilities)

Day 3 GreatSights - Milford Sound Day Tour + Buffet Lunch ex Queenstown G76L (0720 1945) Day Tour - Queenstown to Queenstown 0720 - 1945

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:20:00

Arrive Time : 19:45:00

Day 4 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Wanaka IC8832 ( 0800 0945) Bus Service - Queenstown to Wanaka 0800 - 0945

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Wanaka

Depart Time : 08:00:00

Arrive Time : 09:45:00


Hotel Address :- Wanaka

Hotel Name :- Wanaka Backpackers (Private twin room, shared facilities)

Day 6 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef GS9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Wanaka to Franz Josef 1010 - 1615

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Wanaka

Arrive City : Franz Josef

Depart Time : 10:10:00

Arrive Time : 16:15:00


Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Hotel Name :- Franz Josef Backpackers (Private twin room, shared facilities)

Day 8 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Fox Glacier Greymouth GS9830 (0830 1315) Bus Service - Franz Josef to Greymouth 0915 - 1315

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Franz Josef

Arrive City : Greymouth

Depart Time : 09:15:00

Arrive Time : 13:15:00


Hotel Address :- Greymouth

Hotel Name :- Greymouth Backpackers (Private twin room, shared facilities)

Day 10 KiwiRail Great Journeys of New Zealand - TranzAlpine Greymouth to Christchurch Train Service - Greymouth to Christchurch 1405 - 1831

Service : Train Service

Depart City : Greymouth

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:05:00

Arrive Time : 18:31:00

Terms and Conditions

Price and itinerary are subject to change and availability. Please refer to your booking confirmation for final details. 

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