Private Tour or Transfer to Franz Josef Glacier. This private tour and/or transfer takes you through some spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel through Arthur's Pass National Park then down into Westland District to finally reach the Glacier region with many photo opportunities and short walks along the way in the company of your driver/guide. This tour/transfer can be done in the reverse order.

Private Tour or Transfer to Franz Josef Glacier - Christchurch, New Zealand

Private Tour
Duration:6 to 9 hrs
Price: Starting from $1000.00 per person
This private tour and/or transfer takes you through some spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel through Arthur's Pass National Park then down into Westland District to finally reach the Glacier region with many photo opportunities and short walks along the way in the company of your driver/guide. This tour/transfer can be done in the reverse order.
This private tour and/or transfer takes you through some spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel through Arthur's Pass National Park then down into Westland District to finally reach the Glacier region with many photo opportunities and short walks along the way in the company of your driver/guide. This tour/transfer can be done in the reverse order.

Meet and greet at your accommodation in Christchurch or at the international airport of Christchurch. Travel in an SUV 4WD with commentary from your driver/guide. First stop is Castle Hill and its limestone formations then onward to Arthur's Pass village for a quick cup of coffee/tea and a short walk to look at the Bealey Chasm and the Devil's Punchbowl Fall.
The Otira Viaduct Lookout gives you a perspective of how  stage coaches made their way from the West Coast through this dangerous pass. Continue towards Hokitika for some lunch(at your cost) and to observe some Pounamu(greenstone) craftsmanship. After lunch a short trail through forest and dunes to reach the coastline and observe the wild nature of the Tasman sea.
Pass through Ross village and its historic gold mining cottages and through Whataroa and the White Heron Colony (extra cost - this activity must be pre booked) or choose to visit Okarito and do a short excursion by kayak on the tranquil lagoon to observe natural fauna and admire the flora with a specialized guide (extra cost can be paid directly to operator). From here it is a short drive to Franz Josef where your driver/guide will transfer you to your accommodation and bid you farewell.

 

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