9 Day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Spectacular scenery and lots of opportunity for adventure, this 8 day South Island adventure starts and finishes in the diverse city of Christchurch. Turquoise lakes, majestic glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks and the picture-perfect towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef are all a part of this epic road trip. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.

per adult from

$1,430

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Accommodation (8 nights)
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Skyline Queenstown
    • Entry/Admission - Roys Peak Track
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Shotover Jet Queenstown

  • Day 1: 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 2: Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook National Park

    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

    Stop At: Hooker Valley Track, Hooker Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Walk this track
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: YHA Mt Cook or similar

    Day 3: Mt Cook to Queenstown

    Stop At: Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St Top OF Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
    Eat a buffet dinner overlooking Queenstown
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 4: 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 5: Queenstown to Glenorchy tour (return to Queenstown)

    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: 4 hours

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

    Day 6: Queenstown to Wanaka

    Pass By: That Wanaka Tree, 3 Tapley Paddock, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
    Take a snap of the insta-famous tree in New Zealand

    Stop At: Mount Iron Track, State Highway 84, Wanaka New Zealand
    Get amazing views of Wanaka on this short hike
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Roys Peak Track, Wanaka-Mount Apsiring Road Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka New Zealand
    Tackle this hike for the most amazing views
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 7: Wanaka to Franz Josef

    Stop At: Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Pass-Makarora Rd Haast River, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
    Check out this amazing waterfall
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Matheson Walk, Lake Matheson Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
    Scenic views of Lake Matheson
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 8: Franz Josef free day

    Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
    check out some of the many hikes or simply relax in the rainforest surroundings
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 9: Franz Josef to Christchurch via Arthurs Pass National Park

    Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand
    Amazing views and walk in Arthurs Pass National Park
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Devils Punchbowl Walking Track, Punchbowl Road, off State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand
    a 2 hour hike to the famous waterfall in Arthurs Pass
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Castle Hill, Castle Hill, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Check out this weird and wonderful rock formation
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation, 263 Bealey Avenue, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    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-35584P21

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