The Long White Cloud

The Long White Cloud - Inspiring Journeys
The Long White Cloud - Inspiring Journeys


  • Experience the icy landscape of Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Journey through the mountains on the TranzAlpine Train.
  • Relax on a cruise through sparkling Milford Sound.
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Māori culture.
Age range
12 to 90 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Inspiring Journeys
Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour The Long White Cloud, you have a 22 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Auckland and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 22 other destinations in New Zealand. The Long White Cloud includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
    Start point Christchurch Airport, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand 00:00 - 16:00
  2. Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier
  3. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier
  4. Day 4: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown Journey Select
  6. Day 6: Queenstown Free Time
  7. Day 7: Queenstown – Milford Sound
  8. Day 8: Milford Sound Cruise
  9. Day 9: Milford Sound – Dunedin
  10. Day 10: Dunedin Free Time
  11. Day 11: Dunedin – Christchurch
  12. Day 12: Christchurch – Wellington
  13. Day 13: Wellington Journey Select
  14. Day 14: Wellington – Hawke’s Bay
  15. Day 15: Hawke’s Bay
  16. Day 16: Hawke’s Bay – Rotorua
  17. Day 17: Rotorua
  18. Day 18: Rotorua – Auckland
  19. Day 19: Auckland – Bay of Islands
  20. Day 20: Bay of Islands Free Time
  21. Day 21: Bay of Islands Cruise – Auckland
  22. Day 22: Farewell from Auckland
    End point Auckland Airport , Auckland Airport (AKL), Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, Auckland Region 2022, New Zealand

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is tipping my Travel Director or Driver Guide compulsory?

      Tipping is not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand however if you are happy with the service you received from your Travel Director or Driver Guide you can feel free to leave them a tip at your own discretion.

    • How can I pay for the Optional Experiences?

      All your Optional Experiences can be organised directly with your Travel Director whilst on the tour and you can choose to either pay in either local cash or by credit card.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

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    The Long White Cloud

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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,729 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 190 km
    • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
    • 168 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 154 km
    • Lake Wanaka (New Zealand)
    • 68 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 111 km
    • Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
    • 95 km
    • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
    • 165 km
    • Wedderburn (New Zealand)
    • 142 km
    • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
    • 43 km
    • Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)
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