TranzAlpine Slip Update

Important notice regarding TranzAlpine train journeys. Due to a slip at Omoto this train service between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth and return will be coach replaced. The coaches will aim to run to the same schedule as the train timetable and affects bookings upto and including 22 November at this stage.

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NEW Backpack the South Island (Single Hostel Room)
NEW Backpack the South Island (Single Hostel Room)
  • Duration: 10 Day
  • Category: Backpacking Holidays
  • From: Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Valid: 02 Sep 2019 to 31 Dec 2020
  • Package Code: CHCGRY6EXSGLBP
  • Price Type: single
  • Price: NZ $ 2769 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. Backpacker hostel accommodation included.

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 single 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 single 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 single 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 single 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 room, shared facilities)

Hotel Check In :- Day 1

Hotel Check Out :- Day 5

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 room, shared facilities)

Hotel Check In :- Day 4

Hotel Check Out :- Day 7

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 room, shared facilities)

Hotel Check In :- Day 6

Hotel Check Out :- Day 9

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 room, shared facilities)

Hotel Check In :- Day 8

Hotel Check Out :- Day 11

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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