South Island Adventure

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  • 2013-04-01 - 2014-04-17

Be spoilt by the scenic and adventurous delights of South NZ

Hike the Franz Josef Glacier, kayak with the dolphins on Milford 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 Milford Sound's stunning fjords by kayak
  • Be dwarfed by spectacular Mt Cook

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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 Milford Sound

An area of breathtaking scenery, Milford Sound is a stunning combination of tall mountain peaks, crystal-clear water and fascinating marine life, including dolphins, seals and penguins.

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.