Queenstown - Franz Josef - Christchurch, Bus & Train multi-day tour

Multi-Day Tour

☆Runs 7days a week!( from Oct 2024) ☆

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This special tour is offered only by Navi!

Popular tour! Daily departures from October 2024☆

The best way to travel South Island's "must go" places! Comfortable coach and train trips from QueensTown to Christchurch via Franz Josef. Take the TranzAlpine train and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing scenery of the South Island.

DAY 1 - Relax in your comfortable coach trip from Queenstown to Franz Josef by Intercity- Bus. Arrive at Franz Josef and be amazed by the natural beauty of the town in which you will stay.

DAY 2 & DAY 3- Franz Josef prides itself on the range of natural attractions in its proximity. Take a guided ice walk or a heli-hike to the Franz Josef Glacier to experience the breathtaking phenomenon known as glaciers. Or you could choose to visit Te Wāhipounamu, a World Heritage Site park. We have a list of activities you can choose from that you may choose to extend your tour.

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DAY 4 - The TranzAlpine train takes you through some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. It’s the perfect way to travel, whether you’re traveling from Greymouth to Christchurch by train, or returning from the West Coast. On the way, you’ll pass through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, over a series of viaducts to the dizzy heights of Arthur’s Pass, crossing the Southern Alps to reach the wildly beautiful West Coast and seeing the country in all its spectacular variety.

And if you want to do more than simply pass through, if you choose to explore more deeply the many wonders, sights and experiences you’ll find along the way from Christchurch to Greymouth by train, the TranzAlpine is the easy, relaxed way to do it.

You may customise your tour to stay in any city for as long as you want! Please contact us for more information.

Special Notes

Tour Includes:

  • Includes Oneway-trip transportation from Queenstown to Christchurch via Franz Josef by Coach and the Tranz Alpine train.
  • We offer English speaking driver for our transport.
  • Optional tours at Franz Josef is available with special price! Please contact us.
  • The reverse order of this trip is also available

☆ Accommodation in Queenstown, Franz Josef and Christchurch is not included. We will help you choose from several options, depending on your budget and taste.

Trip Plan

Tour Length: Minimum 4 days (Can be extended if you wish)

Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.


DAY 1 ( Tue or Thu ) 
08:10 - Depart Queenstown to Franz Josef (Operated by Intercity Bus)
16: 02 - Arrive at Franz Josef

DAY 2 & DAY 3
Enjoy your free day in Franz Josef.

09:15 - Depart Franz Josef Bus Stop to Greymouth Railway Station (Operated by Intercity Bus)
13:15 - Arrive at Greymouth and transfer to train (Operated by TRANZALPINE)
14:05 - Depart Greymouth Railway Station
18:31 - Arrive at Christchurch Railway Station

What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing/jacket (especially if you wish to visit the glaciers)
  • Long trousers recommended
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Camera

Tour Cost

$530.00 NZD / Per person

*Tour cost valid until end of March 2025

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Special Note for this Tour

All terms & conditions below apply as normal, with these differences;


  • A minimum of 2 adults must be attending the tour for the tour to take place.
  • Application for a tour must be made by phone, fax or e-mail no later than 5:00 PM of the day before the tour.
  • Your application may not be accepted if the tour is full, prior to your booking.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set is closed on Christmas Day.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds are based on the working day we receive your request. Please note that requests must must be received before 5 PM ( NZT ) to be processed on that working day.

  • Bookings cancelled more than 4 working days before your tour date are fully refundable.
  • Bookings cancelled between 2 and 3 working days before the tour date are 50% refundable.
  • Bookings cancelled within 1 working day of the tour date can not be refunded.
  • If you are not present at the specified pick-up location at the departure time, the tour must depart without you.
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.
  • Refunds for Paypal payments do not include card fees ( 3% ) as per Paypal terms & conditions.
The above cancellation policy may have exceptions for certain tours, which will be communicated to you at the time of booking.

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  • If there are two adults attending the tour, the cost of the tour written is the cost for one person.
  • If there are two adults attending the tour, children ( aged 5~11 ) will cost half of what is written.


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