Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island

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4 Based on 1 Review
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36721
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +6
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit Hokitika
  • Visit Lake Matheson
  • Stay in the scenic Franz Josef region
  • Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (including lunch)
  • Mountain biking excursion in Arrowtown
  • Orientation walk of Christchurch with Trip Leader
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Start and end in Christchurch, the trip "Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island" is a guided explorer trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Arrowtown, Christchurch, Milford Sound and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. "Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Take one week of pure unadulterated Kiwi adventures and turn them into a trip of a lifetime. From the adrenalin-pumping capital of Queenstown to the jaw-dropping scenery of Franz Josef, Milford Sound and Mackenzie Region, this is your chance to see all this great southern island has to offer – with a bunch of mates just as stoked to be here as you are. It’s time to dive in: you ready?
  • Day 1 : Christchurch (South Island, New Zealand)
  • Day 2 : Christchurch – Hokitika – Franz Josef Glacier Region
  • Day 3 : Franz Josef Glacier Region – Queenstown
  • Day 4 : Queenstown
  • Day 5 : Queenstown, including Milford Sound
  • Day 6 : Queenstown
  • Day 7 : Queenstown – Arrowtown – Lake Ohau
  • Day 8 : Lake Ohau – Lake Tekapo – Christchurch
  • -4 nights in hostels (twin or double)
  • 2 nights in lodges (twin or double)
  • 1 night in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners
  • Air-conditioned minicoach
  • Trip Leader throughout the tour
Optional Activities
  • FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.
  • Glacier Heli-hike excursion in Franz Josef Glacier region: from $585
  • Scenic flight over Franz Josef: from $385
  • Jet boating in Queenstown: from $139
  • Canyon swinging in Queenstown: from $249
  • Bungy jumping in Queenstown: from $205
  • Skydiving in Queenstown: from $299
  • Funyaking in Queenstown: from $399
  • Wilderness Jet adventure in Queenstown: from $279
  • Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River: from $219
  • Any international flights to/from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2023
4 - Very Good
Great time with lots of activities
I really liked the activities. The small group sized allowed a good group bonding experience. The accommodation was mostly basic but still ok.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island tour. You can cancel the tour up to 64 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 63 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 07 August 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 August 2023, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 63 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • The crew in this tours are trained in COVID-specific hygiene standards and equipped with the skills required to keep every traveller safe.
  • Coaches are immaculately cleaned before each trip starts and regularly throughout.
  • This trip requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 atleast 14 days before departure, unless you are medically exempt from having the vaccine.
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