11 Day South Island Explorer Overview

Embark on an epic adventure through the South Island of New Zealand. From Franz Joseph Glacier to Queenstown and the mighty Mt Cook.

    • 11
    • PTOS
    • 4.61 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,670
      CAD $1,775
      AUD $1,845
      EUR €1,285
      GBP £1,105
      NZD $2,185
      ZAR R16,795
      CHF FR1,580
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

Be spoilt by the scenic and adventurous delights of New Zealand's southern isle

Hike the Franz Josef Glacier, cruise with the dolphins through Doubtful Sound, visit New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook, and go wild in Queenstown - the extreme adventure capital of the world. There's so much to do on New Zealand's South Island, this is bound to be an unforgettable travel experience and a rollicking adventure. Where do you sign up? Right here!

  • Discover the 'Garden City' of Christchurch
  • Take a drive along NZ's wild West Coast
  • Savour icy vistas at Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Take a sky-high glide over Queenstown
  • Explore Doubtful Sound's stunning fjords by kayak
  • Be dwarfed by spectacular Mt Cook

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Finish:

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 15
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hostel (9 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Van
  • Included activities:

    Queenstown - Skyline Gondola

  • Notes:

    1. Tour commences in Christchurch with group meeting on day 1 at 6:00pm and finishes in Christchurch day 11 at approx 6pm; please consider when booking flights and accommodation. 2. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay. 3. Allow NZD325 for meals not included 4. You can upgrade to lodge style accommodation, see tour code PTOSU.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,670
    CAD $1,775
    AUD $1,845
    EUR €1,285
    GBP £1,105
    NZD $2,185
    ZAR R16,795
    CHF FR1,580
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $151
    CAD $161
    AUD $167
    EUR €116
    GBP £100
    NZD $198
    ZAR R1,526
    CHF FR143
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11 Day South Island Explorer Summary

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Day 1 Christchurch

Known as the Garden City, Christchurch's beautiful location and easy access to a fun range of activities makes it the perfect gateway to New Zealand's South Island.

Day 2 Punakaiki

Nestled in the foothills of Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki has a magnificent oceanfront location with dramatic views of the wild West Coast beaches.

Days 3-4 Franz Josef Glacier

The impressive Franz Josef Glacier offers many hiking opportunities to explore this spectacular area of mountains, valleys and glaciers.

Days 5-8 Queenstown

The adrenaline sports capital of the world, Queenstown is a lively alpine resort on the shores of Lake Wakatipu with an incredible array of year-round activities on offer.

Day 9 Doubtful Sound

Embark on an overnight cruise through the tranquil fjords of Doubtful Sound, keeping eyes peeled for dolphins and seals.

Day 10 Mt Cook

Home to New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook National Park has grand vistas across the Southern Alps, featuring rocky peaks and glacial lakes.

Day 11 Christchurch

New Zealand's second-largest city is well on the way to recovery with a whole new range of pop-up cafes, restaurants and bars to explore in Christchurch.
    • 11
    • PTOS
    • 4.61 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,670
      CAD $1,775
      AUD $1,845
      EUR €1,285
      GBP £1,105
      NZD $2,185
      ZAR R16,795
      CHF FR1,580
      *
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