New Zealand South Island Explorer

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • From the striking contrasts of the Canterbury Plains to New Zealand’s highest point at Mt Cook, the South Island’s west coast is full of spectacular sights. You’ll definitely want a window seat.
  • Spend three nights in Queenstown – New Zealand's adventure capital – where you'll have tonnes of time for optional activities, from thrillseeking jaunts to some chilledout haunts.
  • Set sail on an included cruise through the Milford Sound on the southwestern coast. Passing by glacial waterfalls, snowcapped mountains and marine life, be sure to have your camera ready.
  • Franz Josef Glacier is every adventurer's dream, and that’s why you’ve got the power to choose your own adventure. A guided trek across the glacier, a quad bike ride or a scenic helihike? It’s up to you.
Starting and ending in Christchurch, the trip New Zealand South Island Explorer is a guided explorer trip that takes 11 days. You will travel through Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef and 3 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand South Island Explorer is a small group trip which includes accommodation, meals and others.

The scenic South Island of New Zealand is part explorer, part thrill-seeker, and full of spectacular highlights. With an 11-day exploration of the best of the south, you’ll be able to choose your own adventure and see what you want to see at a pace that suits you. Cruise the splendid fjords of the Milford Sound? Tick. View New Zealand’s highest peak at Mt Cook? Tick. Go wild in Queenstown and have one of the country’s most scenic dinners at Skyline? Tick. Bungy jump off a bridge, or take a heli-hike on the Franz Josef Glacier? Well, that’s up to you. Let the thrills, spills, chills and… hills? of adventure-packed New Zealand get you exploring the best that this region can serve you on a small-group trip. The only question left is when to go.
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  • Douglas
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  • On Jun 10 2019
“Was busy before joining the tour so really looking forward to wind down and get a well-deserved break. Starting in the hotspot of San Francisco and finishing in mind-blowing LA, with a lot of great flora and fauna in between. Our guide was knowledgeable and managed to make everything smooth. Was fortunate to join a great group of people as well.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Christchurch
  • Day 2: Punakaiki
  • Day 3: Franz Josef
  • Day 4: Franz Josef
  • Day 5: Queenstown
  • Day 6-7: Queenstown
  • Day 8: Milford Sound
  • Day 9-10: Mt Cook
  • Day 11: Christchurch
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Lodge (10 nights)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Transport
  • Van
Included Activities
  • Pancake Rocks and Blowhole
  • Kiwi House
  • Arrowtown Visit
  • Milford Sound cruise
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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 New Zealand South Island Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 09 February 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand South Island Explorer 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.

Visa

For this New Zealand South Island Explorer 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand South Island Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
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