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 expansive Mt Cook, experience the very best of southern New Zealand on this 11-day adventure.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. View later 11 Day South Island Explorer.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-04-27

Be spoilt by the scenic and adventurous delights of South NZ

Hike the Franz Josef Glacier, kayak with dolphins in Doubtful Sound, view 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 in 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 4 , Max 15
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

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

  • Included activities:

    Queenstown - Skyline Gondola

  • Notes:

    1. This trip finishes on arrival in Christchurch on day 11 at approx 6PM. Please take this into consideration when booking any onward flights 2. A single supplement is available on this trip 3. Allow NZD 450 for meals not included

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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 5-9 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 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.
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