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19 - 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, a train journey aboard the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch and a n early morning visit to Lake Matheson.  On this tour “blokes are welcome” so girls, bring your man if you’d like.

19 May       Arrive Christchurch  –  arrival airport transfer included along with dinner tonight.

20 May       Depart Christchurch on the TranzAlpine Express, with lunch and a vino or two included.  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).  Our bags will be on the bus driving across to meet us in Greymouth.  We will be met by our driver Gary drive from Greymouth to Fox Glacier

Overnight Fox Glacier – visit to Lake Matheson for breakfast

21 May                 Head to Queenstown  – dinner tonight at our hotel

21/23 May            Accommodation in Riverview rooms Nugget Point including breakfast

22 May                 Off to Bluff to enjoy the day at the Food and Oyster Festival (all manner of seafood is available at this festival not just oysters !!).  Bring some cash along to enjoy the food and wines (entry ticket included). 5pm we depart Bluff for Queenstown with dinner on arrival

23 May                 Lunch at Amisfeld Arrowtown en route to our overnight at Franz Josef

23/24 May            Rainforest Retreat including dinner

24 May                 Today we head back to Christchurch and enjoy seeing the scenery via road with dinner at our hotel.

24/25 May             Accommodation, the George Hotel

25 May                  After breakfast we can have a look around the city and lunch at the Riverside Markets with afternoon flights 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 or CPL 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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