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10 day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Turquoise lakes, majestic glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks and the picture-perfect towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. This 10 day South Island tour is the ultimate South Island roadie visiting Kaikoura, Christchurch, Tekapo and back across to Christchurch via the famous Arthur’s Pass.

per adult from

$1,678

NZD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Accommodation (17 nights)
    • Dinner x2
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - FROMM Winery
    • Entry/Admission - Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Mahinapua
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Shotover Jet Queenstown
    • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Skydive Franz

  • Day 1: Wellington to Kaikoura

    Stop At: Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Interislander ferry service is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic experiences.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: FROMM Winery, 15, Godfrey Road, Blenheim 7272 New Zealand
    Wine tour and tasting along with cheese platters in the heart of the Marlborough wine region
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ohau Point Seal Colony, State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura New Zealand
    Check out one of NZ's most populated seal colonies on your way to the marine capital of NZ, Kaikoura.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Dusky Lodge or similar

    Day 2: Kaikoura to Christchurch

    Stop At: Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, 40 Fyffe Quay West End, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
    Check out the beautiful peninsula walkway finishing in south bay before making your way further south to the south island's most populated city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Stars Inn or similar

    Day 3: Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

    Stop At: The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
    The most photographed church in NZ, sitting on the picturesque shores of the stunning lake Tekapo. You will soon see why this church is a photographers dream.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mount John University Observatory, 422 Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
    Hike to the top of Mt John to get stunning 360 degree views of the lake below and the towering southern alps. This hike will not disappoint.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
    Enter the world of the "Dark sky project," where your guide will take you on a journey into the universe and a chance to learn more about our stars and moons
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Lakefront Lodge Tekapo or similar

    Day 4: Lake Tekapo to Wanaka via Mount Cook

    Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: YHA Wanaka or similar

    Day 5: Wanaka to Queenstown

    Stop At: Roys Peak Track, Wanaka-Mount Apsiring Road Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka New Zealand
    Take in breathtaking views over Lake Wānaka, Mount Aspiring/Tititea and surrounding peaks after a steep climb through alpine meadows and tussock grasslands to the summit.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: That Wanaka Tree, 3 Tapley Paddock, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
    From humble beginnings over 70 years ago as a wooden fence post charged with keeping stock from wandering, the Wanaka Willow has become the beautiful tree we see today with photographers flocking from around the world.'
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Iron Track, State Highway 84, Wanaka New Zealand
    Mount Iron is an impressive, glacier carved, rocky knoll that rises nearly 250 m above the surrounding countryside. As a result, from the summit there are excellent 360-degree views of the The Pisa range, the Upper Clutha Basin, Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Nomads Queenstown or similar

    Day 6: Queenstown free day

    Stop At: AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown 9384, New Zealand
    Ever since 1988, Aj Hackett has been in the business of fueling people with courage and adrenaline. Take an opportunity to Bungy/swing or catapult at one of the three sites located in Queenstown.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shotover Jet Queenstown, 3 Arthurs Point Road, Otago 9371, New Zealand
    Adventurous boat ride through the Shotover River Canyons, at 85km/hour, with spins & spraying water.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Nomads Queenstown or similar

    Day 7: Queenstown free day

    Stop At: Glenorchy, Glenorchy, Otago Region, South Island
    Road trip out the head of lake Wakatipu in the small town of Glenorchy. Here you take some walks and soak up the picturesque scenes before making your way back to Queenstown
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Nomads Queenstown or similar

    Day 8: Queenstown to Franz Josef

    Stop At: Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Pass-Makarora Rd Haast River, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
    An extremely tall and easy accessible 96 metre waterfall, Thunder Creek Falls is located in Mt Aspiring National Park along the Haast highway.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Matheson Walk, Lake Matheson Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Lake Matheson is a small lake in South Westland, New Zealand, near the township of Fox Glacier. It is famous for its reflected views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, and is a traditional mahinga kai for Māori people, the lake contains as well as being home to many water birds
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Rainforest Retreat or similar

    Day 9: Franz Josef free day

    Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    After an exciting brief flight over rugged terrain, you will land on Franz Josef Glacier ready for a three hour guided hike. Your guide, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, will lead you through some of the most awe-inspiring glacier scenery Aotearoa (New Zealand) has to offer.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Skydive Franz, Rainforest Retreat Reception 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
    Skydive Franz & Fox has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. Skydive amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Rainforest Retreat or similar

    Day 10: Franz Josef to Christchurch via Arthurs Pass

    Stop At: Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika New Zealand
    Get your hands on some unique NZ pounamu (greenstone) and have a go at carving your very own treasure to take home with you to remember your epic adventure in NZ
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand
    Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Its high mountains with large scree slopes, steep gorges and wide braided rivers straddle the main divide, and are the ‘back bone’ of the South Island. This drive will blow your mind.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, 118/120 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Nomads Queenstown Hostel, 5/11 Church Street, South island, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Kiwi Experience

Activity ID: V-35584P20

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