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!
Spend the night aboard a boat among the spectacular scenery of the Doubtful Sound. Cruise through fjords and take in the natural beauty of this remote wilderness area
Share amazing moments with your fellow travellers. As you'll be in a small group, the trip retains a fun, personalised atmosphere throughout
Spend several nights in Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital, where's you'll have tonnes of time to explore
Stunning Abel Tasman National Park is best explored on foot. Trek along walking trails through lush forest to beautiful coves, kayak on the blue water or relax on the beach
Franz Josef Glacier is every adventurer's dream. Take a guided hike across the glacier, get your blood pumping on a quad bike ride around the area or enjoy unrivalled views on a scenic flight
Accommodation on this trip isn't luxurious, but it's comfortable enough for you to relax after a day of adventure.
There are more optional activities on this trip than included ones. These activities range from trekking moderate hiking trails to white water rafting, so you'll be able to choose your own adventure level.
You'll be spending quite a lot of time in a minibus as you travel through the islands. The bus may be small, but it's comfortable, and offers a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and gaze at passing landscapes.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2015 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 March 2019
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1. This trip finishes on arrival in Christchurch on day 11 at approx 6:00pm.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip .
Our New Zealand South Island Explorer trips score an average of 4.63 out of 5 based on 30 reviews in the last year.
The NZ Adventure trip was fantastic. It is a very active trip so take advantage of that. NZ is the adventure capital of the world so push your limits. Your new Whanau will support you. Fantastic country, superb stunning scenery with an exemplary guide NZ is wonderful to explore. Be flexible as NZ weather can be fickle. Most of all soak up the Maori culture and enjoy.
Review submitted 11 Dec 2017
This was a brilliant trip, visiting a lot of places in a relatively short period of time, with a great variety of landscapes and available activities. To achieve this involved a lot of overland travel, staying for just one or 2 nights in each place, so quite a full on itinerary, with very little relaxation time, however it was well worth it to see so much of this amazing country.
Review submitted 28 Nov 2017