Take a sightseeing day tour from Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier and discover the wild beauty of New Zealand's West Coast.
Leaving Queenstown, travel by luxury coach through the stunning scenery of the South Island. Your driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out sites of interest as you pass by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Dunstan, Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea.
Travel through the Haast Pass, journeying through native beech forest and over the Southern Alps, before emerging on the West Coast. This remote area has a ruggedly beautiful landscape of vast rainforests, gushing waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.
Skirt the coast and see waves crashing on rocky beaches before returning inland to the small village of Franz Josef. From here you can explore the world famous Franz Josef Glacier.
The German explorer Julius von Haast named the Franz Josef Glacier after Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. Located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, it is approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) long. Explore its spectacular scenery with one of the many local guiding companies or opt for a flightseeing tour via helicopter or plane.
For onward travel further up the West Coast to Greymouth and beyond see www.intercity.co.nz for coach travel options.
Useful Tips: This is a one-way tour. A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided. Refreshment stops on this tour are at your own expense.
Please contact us on 0800 744 487 to confirm hotel pick-up times.
|Amity Lodge Motel (Pickup/Dropoff Millennium)||7:42 am|
|Athol St in the middle of the car park||8:10 am|
|Bella Vista Motel ZQN||7:27 am|
|Blue Peaks Lodge/Apartments - Cnr Stanley & Sydney Sts||7:46 am|
|BreakFree The Waterfront (Pickup/Dropoff Crowne Plaza)||7:36 am|
|Bumbles Backpackers (Pickup/Dropoff Crowne Plaza)||7:33 am|
|Central Ridge Boutique Hotel (Pickup/Dropoff Blue Peaks)||7:35 am|
|Colonial Village Motel||8:13 am|
|Copthorne Hotel Apartment Lakeview (formerly Kingsgate Terraces)||8:11 am|
|Copthorne Lakefront ZQN||7:45 am|
|Creeksyde Top 10 Holiday Park||7:27 am|
|Crowne Plaza ZQN||7:36 am|
|Discovery Sherwood Hotel ZQN||7:40 am|
|Earnslaw Lodge - (Pickup/Dropoff Copthorne Hotel Apt. Lakeview)||8:11 am|
|Four Seasons & Caples (Pickup/Dropoff Blue Peaks)||7:46 am|
|Garden Court (Pickup/Dropoff Millennium)||7:44 am|
|Goldridge Resort||7:40 am|
|Heartland Hotel & Scenic Suites ZQN||7:41 am|
|Heritage Hotel ZQN||7:28 am|
|Hotel St Moritz ZQN||7:37 am|
|Hurleys of Queenstown (Pickup/Dropoff Millennium)||7:43 am|
|Lakeside Motel ZQN (Pickup/Dropoff Crowne Plaza)||7:33 am|
|Mantra Marina Apartments ZQN (Pickup Bus Stop opposite on Frankton Rd)||8:14 am|
|Melbourne Lodge Comfort Inn||7:41 am|
|Mercure Resort ZQN||7:35 am|
|Millennium Hotel ZQN - Cnr Frankton Rd & Stanley St||7:44 am|
|Novotel Queenstown Lakeside||7:50 am|
|Peppers at the Beacon (Pickup/Dropoff at Rydges Hotel)||7:34 am|
|Pounamu Apartments - (Pickup Bus Stop next to Colonial Villa)||8:12 am|
|Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel||7:27 am|
|Rydges Hotel ZQN, 38-54 Lake Esplanade||7:33 am|
|Sofitel ZQN||7:45 am|
|Spinnaker Bay ZQN||8:13 am|
|Tanoa Aspen Hotel Fernhill||7:45 am|
|The Lofts Apartments||7:38 am|
|The Rees Hotel ZQN (Pickup Bus Stop Opp Hotel on Frankton Rd)||8:13 am|
|YHA Lakefront ZQN||7:32 am|
Please contact us on 0800 744 487 to confirm hotel drop-off times.
|58 on Cron - New Zealand Apartments||4:25 pm|
|A1 Rata Grove||4:25 pm|
|Alpine Glacier||4:25 pm|
|Bella Vista Motel WHO||4:25 pm|
|Chateau Franz||4:25 pm|
|Franz Alpine Retreat WHO||4:15 pm|
|Franz Josef Bus Stop, Main Rd||4:10 pm|
|Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat||4:25 pm|
|Franz Josef Glacier Hotel-Mueller Wing||4:25 pm|
|Glacier Gateway Motel||4:25 pm|
|Glacier View Motel||4:25 pm|
|Glen Fern Villas||4:25 pm|
|Glow Worm Cottages||4:25 pm|
|Knightswood Lodge||4:25 pm|
|Punga Grove||4:25 pm|
|Rainforest Retreat and Holiday Park||4:25 pm|
|Scenic Hotel (formerly Douglas & Graham Wings)||4:25 pm|
|Te Waonui Forest Retreat||4:25 pm|
|Terrace Motel||4:25 pm|
|Top 10 Holiday Park Mountain View||4:25 pm|
|Westwood Lodge||4:25 pm|
|Youth Hostel Franz Josef 2-4 Cron Street||4:25 pm|