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Queenstown Tour from Franz Josef

Depart from Franz Josef in the morning and drive through stunning scenery including mountain peaks & blue lakes while headed for Queenstown.


Visit Haast Pass, the southernmost pass between the East and West Coast
Enjoy the scenery of the stunning blue lakes of Dunstan, Wanaka and Wakatipu
Guided tour from Franz Josef to Queenstown
See the vast rainforests, crystal clear waterfalls and mountain peaks of the South Island
One way full day tour
Haast Pass

What you need to know

This tour from Franz Josef to Queenstown will take you through some amazing scenery on New Zealand's West Coast. Throughout the duration you'll have the chance to view a series of towering mountain peaks, the deep azure blue lakes of Wakatipu, Dunstan, Wanaka, and Hawea, a landscape of vast rainforests and crystal clear waterfalls, and much, much more. Once arriving at our destination you can explore the region with one of the many local guiding companies or choose to opt for a flight seeing tour via helicopter or plane!

More info


  • One Way tour to Queenstown departing Franz Josef
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off available
  • Stops along the way for toilet and refreshment breaks as well as photo opportunities

Operating Times

  • Departs Queenstown at 8:00 am, Franz Josef Bus Stop, Main Road
  • Returns: 4:14 pm, Athol Street in the middle of the car park


  • At Haast Pass - the southernmost pass between the East and West coasts of the South Island - we head East and drive through breathtaking scenery and the stunning blue lakes of Hawea, Dunstan, Wanaka and Wakatipu.

Hotel Pick Up

  • A complimentary hotel-pick up is included in this day tour. At the time of booking, please select your designated accommodation property to book this in and obtain your pick-up time. Please ensure you are waiting 10 minutes prior at your designated pick-up location

If you have booked a hotel

  • Select your hotel name and pick up time from the location drop down list provided. If your hotel is not listed, select an alternative hotel in close proximity and make your way to that hotel on the day of the tour. Alternatively, choose Franz Josef Bus Stop from the location drop down list and make your way to that location on the day of the tour, as this is the main departure point

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • Select Franz Josef Bus Stop from the location drop down list provided as this is the main departure point for the tour. Once your hotel arrangements have been finalised, you can contact the local tour operator to change your pick up details. Local tour operator's contact details will appear on your tour voucher

If your hotel is not listed or you do not require a hotel pick up

  • Select Franz Josef Bus Stop location from the drop down list provided as this is the main departure point for the tour. Make your way to this location at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time

Terms and Conditions

  • The Tour Operator reserves the right to alter prices and timetables and to arrange alternative transport, routes or sightseeing services without notice.
  • Products are sold subject to the conditions of the Carriage of Goods Act 1979, the terms and conditions published by the carrier and conditions printed on the ticket.
  • The Tour Operator is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the purchase or use of its products or services or the purchase or use of any third party’s products or services.
  • No refund will be made against customer failure to report prior to departure. Claims for refunds due to circumstances beyond the control of tour operators, service supplier or customer should be submitted in writing, but no later than 30 days after the date of tour departure. Refunds must be claimed within 30 days of cancellation. It is recommended that customers adequately insure themselves against cancellation charges and the possible loss of money or personal belongings.
  • Children's fares: 3 - 12 years inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat, however please advise sales staff when an infant is travelling in the additional comments section. This applies to all tours except for GS9NW, GS9RNW, GS9ENW, GS9DN, CRW, KBA & KBP where child fares are 5 - 14 years inclusive and infants under 5 years on GSOB1 child fares are 2-14 years inclusive.
  • Fuel: due to the uncertainty of fuel prices, the Tour Operator reserves the rights to add a fuel surcharge to any of their tours.
  • Tour codes are shown in brackets for booking purposes. The following tours are operated by third parties - GS57, GS55, GS99.
  • While every effort is made to operate the Milford Sound tour in glass roof coaches, due to servicing requirements these vehicles may not always be available.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Queenstown Tour from Franz Josef

102 Hobson Street, Auckland, NZ 1010