Your group will arrive in Christchurch. After settling into their accommodation your students will enjoy a stroll through the Botanical Gardens before enjoying an evening meal together.
Day 2 - 4
Today your students will be heading to Tekapo, across the Canterbury Plains and through the outskirts of MacKenzie Country. In the evening, your group will make their way up to Mt John summit, before a Dark Sky Reserve experience. Following this, your group will be transferring to Queenstown, via the Aoraki National Park, taking in the stunning Lake Pukaki and Hooker Valley. In Queenstown, your students will take in the best bits: Shotover River, Bob’s Cove and the Old Glenorchy Wharf, Lake Hayes, and the old gold mining town of Arrowtown. The Skyline Gondola will give students a glimpse of the world-famous views over Lake Wakatipu.
Day 5 - 6
Depart Queenstown and enjoy the scenic journey to Franz Josef. Make stops at the beautiful Blue Pools and Thunder Creek Falls, eventually finding yourself on the other-worldly West Coast. Enjoy a three-hour private guided glacier valley walk, allowing you the freedom to stop and photograph the dramatic beauty of the Waiau River and Franz Josef Glacier before unwinding in the glacier hot pools.
Day 7 - 8
Your group will enjoy a scenic drive through Arthurs Pass to Christchurch. Stop in Hokitika on the way to take in the Hokitika Gorge and rugged coastline. As you travel through Arthur’s Pass by bus, make stops at Lake Pearson, Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area, and the small village, where you can try your luck at capturing a snap of the cheeky Kea birds! Your group will depart from Christchurch.