6 days in Queenstown & Fox Glacier Itinerary

6 days in Queenstown & Fox Glacier Itinerary

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6 days in Queenstown & Fox Glacier Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fox Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Invercargill

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Queenstown International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
On the 16th (Wed), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fox Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, then look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre, and then trek along Hooker Valley Track.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fox Glacier trip planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Fox Glacier by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franz Josef, Hooker Valley Track
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Helicopter Tours

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