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!
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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
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.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our New Zealand South Island Explorer trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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 4.5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews in the last year.
An excellent trip encompassing the highlights of NZ. Stunning scenery, friendly people and excellent food and wine. Laundry facilities are available in nearly every accommodation so don't take too much - less to carry particularly when you are changing hotels every 1 or 2 days.
Review submitted 01 Mar 2018
This trip was nothing short of fantastic. Our local guide was highly knowledgeable, fun and patient. I have never seen so much beauty in nature in one place before! There was a bit of driving involved but the scenery was so beautiful that I didn't mind it. We also stopped frequently along the way to enjoy a nice hike through a beautiful rain forest or to visit a scenic lookout point. All in all, my only regret is that I didn't choose to do the longer journey instead of just 2 weeks! I should have stayed an entire month!
Review submitted 27 Feb 2018