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Franz Josef Glacier South Island Fly-Drive


Nestled amongst the Southern Alps and close to magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is Rainforest Retreat. This extraordinary New Zealand travel experience includes flights to Christchurch, car hire and 5 nights accommodation at a unique property that’s perfect for exploring the South Island’s Glacier Country!


New Zealand Franz Josef Glacier Rainforest Retreat Fly-Drive – 6 days

Discover the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island on this extraordinary getaway!

Fly to Christchurch, where you’ll pick up your hire car and make the scenic 5-hour drive to Franz Josef. Nestled amongst the Southern Alps and close to magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is Rainforest Retreat. Described as a “rare find” by Tripadvisor and the ideal base for exploring New Zealand’s Glacier Country and the wild West Coast.

Home for 5 nights will be a Tree Lodge room at Rainforest, privately set amongst the lush rainforest with a spacious deck, WiFi, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, Nespresso machine and comfy beds with pristine linen and plush pillows.

This amazing South Island holiday gives you the flexibility to explore at your leisure and make use of those unlimited kilometres to discover the regional attractions. Venture to Okarito Lagoon, Glacier Hot Pools, Lake Mapourika, Westcoast Wildlife Centre and nearby ski fields in the winter months!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Stay at an amazing sustainable rainforest retreat in Franz Josef Village
  • Explore stunning Franz Josef Glacier and World Heritage-listed Te Wahipounamu
  • Enjoy the convenience of car hire to see more of the South Island
  • Flights from Australia are included on this spectacular holiday!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Flights – Return economy airfare to Christchurch with baggage included
    • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast or Brisbane (ask for other cities)
  • Car hire – 6 days Compact, automatic vehicle
    • Unlimited kilometres
    • Pick up & drop off at Christchurch Airport
    • Liability Insurance
    • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with excess
    • Theft Protection (TP) with excess
    • Fuel policy: pick up full & return full
  • Accommodation – 5 nights Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier
    • Tree Lodge standard room, twin share
    • Note Franz Josef Village is approx. 5-hour drive from Christchurch

Departs Daily from Australia:

2021 – 05 October to 30 November

2022 – 20 January to 31 March, 25 April to 01 June, 20 July to 10 September, 06 October to 08 December

Note: Package is subject to availability & prices may vary depending on departure dates or when you book.

Get the Brochure:

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Click on the button to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can extend your stay at Rainforest Retreat or add other hotels in New Zealand.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement from $999 covers the cost of having your own room and sole use of the vehicle.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent self-drive

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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