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21 - 25 May 2021

Bluff Oyster & Food Festival, including Queenstown, Franz Josef & TranzAlpine Train



Come join Girls on the Road Again as we head to Queenstown for two nights, enjoy the gastronomic delights of the Bluff Oyster & Food Festival, experience a helicopter flight which will land on the Franz Joseph glacier (weather permitting) and finish with a train journey aboard the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch.  On this tour “blokes are welcome” so girls, bring your man if you’d like.

Friday 21st: meet at Queenstown where we stay for two nights at beautiful Nugget Point, a luxury and boutique hotel. Our first day in Queenstown we will be either heading to Cecil Peak Station or taking a ride on the gondola which will provide some awesome photographic opportunities for the landscape enthusiasts.

Saturday 22nd: for the foodies, we head to the Bluff Oyster & Seafood Festival

Sunday 23rd: after breakfast we head off to Frans Josef where we stay at the exclusive Rainforest Retreat Deluxe – not only is the accommodation exquisite, but there is amazing landscape photographic opportunities of snow capped mountains and surrounding bush.

Either today or tomorrow, all depending on weather we take a helicopter flight and land on Franz Josef glacier where we will enjoy a glass of bubbles and chocolates.   We visit Punakaiki where you have the opportunity to take a self-guided walk around and explore this spectacularly scenic area.

Monday 24t: to end this amazing weekend, in the afternoon we board the TranzAlpine train at Greymouth and travel to Christchurch.  Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.  The TranzAlpine is one of the world’s great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the mighty Southern Alps and majestic Canterbury Plains – this is a journey of a lifetime

From the open air viewing platform, this train journey is a photographer’s dream (dress very warmly).

In Christchurch, over dinner tonight we share our experiences and toast our newly made #foodiephotography buddies.

Tuesday 25th: after breakfast we farewell our fellow “foodie & photography” buddies and head home.


Tell me about the photography?

Lesley will help you make the most of the wonderful photographic opportunities on this tour.

All attendees received an A5 photo journal, an invaluable notebook to make notes of camera settings.


What do I need to bring?

An equipment list will be provided,  but you’ll need your smart phone or camera and lenses such as 18-55 and 55-250, tripod and ND filters.


Want to know more – contact Lesley

M: 027 4747 374

E: lesley@girlsontheroadagain.com


Want to book – phone or email House of Travel’s Pam Young:

M: 021 352 705

E: pammy@hot.co.nz



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