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Christchurch-Greymouth-Franz Josef-Queenstown

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Christchurch-Greymouth-Franz Josef-Queenstown


We are planing to visit South of New Zealand from 26th July'11 to 31th July'11 and are thinking about how to take this journey. We were thinking of taking a car from CHC airport and then drive to queenstown thru Greymouth and franz Josef, will this be a problem due to snow or should we take a bus all through. Please advice.. thnx

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1. Re: Christchurch-Greymouth-Franz Josef-Queenstown

the choice is yours. yes you can take buses from Chch to Greymouth, there are two departures each day (7.30 am and 3 pm)

to drive a car over the passes in July, snow may cause delays and also be prepred to use chains if restrictions are in place. this year the climate has been mild with very little snow and none on the roads, however that may change by July.

the drive down the coast is seldom affected by snow or ice except for haast pass where similar conditions may exist as on Porters / arthurs' pass

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