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  • Take a ride on the scenic TranzAlpine Train
  • View the breathtaking Franz Josef Glacier
  • Take a magical overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound
  • Discover Queenstown's hidden gems
The tour South Island Group Adventure 9D/8N (October To March) starts and ends in Christchurch. It is an adventure trip that takes 9 days taking you through Christchurch in New Zealand. South Island Group Adventure 9D/8N (October To March) is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore New Zealand on this 9-day adventure with the perfect mix of sport and scenery passing through all the essential South Island highlights.
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TranzAlpine Train Christchurch to Greymouth, then transfer to Franz Josef (D)
Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)! Your adventure begins with a ride on the famous TranzAlpine train. Check-in at the Christchurch Railway Station at 7:45am, then sit back to watch the South Island’s most stunning scenery roll by just outside your window. You’ll cross the vast Canterbury Plains, winding glacier-fed rivers and the Southern Alps via the majestic Arthur’s Pass. you’ll disembark on the West Coast in the historic gold mining town of Greymouth, where your driver guide and coach will be waiting for you. From there, we continue to Franz Josef, home to the mighty Franz Josef Glacier, for overnight.
Franz Josef Free Day (B)
Enjoy a free day to explore the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. Navigate the maze of ice and explore the incredible landscape on a Franz Josef Glacier guided tour (at your own expense). There are also many excellent bush hikes available in the region. Overnight in Franz Josef.
Visit Lake Matheson, jet boating in Mount Aspiring National Park, overnight in Makarora (B/D)
Explore Fiordland National Park, overnight in Doubtful Sound (B/D)
Today our first stop is Fiordland National Park, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations with stunning ice-carved fiords, valleys, lakes and mountain scenery. Within Fiordland we will visit Doubtful Sound, the deepest of all the fjords, surrounded by towering peaks and huge waterfalls. We will board a boat and enjoy complimentary afternoon tea while cruising past fur seals, penguins and dolphins. There are also sea kayaks to explore the fiord. Overnight on the boat in Doubtful Sound.
Transfer from Doubtful Sound to Queenstown (B)
We will depart breathtaking Doubtful Sound around midday, leaving behind the stunning Fiordland to head for the ‘adventure capital of the world’ in Queenstown. Queenstown offers an amazing night out with excellent restaurants, pubs and live music. Overnight in Queenstown.
Queenstown Free Day (B)
Enjoy two free day to fully explore this amazing city. Optional activities include: bungee jumping, zip-line tours, canyoning, Shotover River jet boating, skiing, skydiving, and hikes with amazing views, You can also just lay back, enjoy the stunning scenery, and blissfully do nothing at all.
Queenstown Free Day (B)
Enjoy two free day to fully explore this amazing city. Optional activities include: bungee jumping, zip-line tours, canyoning, Shotover River jet boating, skiing, skydiving, and hikes with amazing views, You can also just lay back, enjoy the stunning scenery, and blissfully do nothing at all.
Travel from Queenstown to Mt Cook  (B/D)
We’ll jump back on the bus for a short drive to Wanaka, where we’ll spend the morning cycling along some of the world’s most beautiful lakeside bike paths. After lunch, we head over the Lindis Pass through the picturesque Mackenzie region to the base of the country’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. There is time for a hike through the Hooker Valley for breathtaking views of the dramatic mountain landscape, or opt to take an alpine scenic flight (at your own expense). This is also one of the best places in New Zealand to join an optional evening stargazing tour.
Transfer from Mt Cook to Christchurch (B)
Today we make our way through a landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' films. We’ll take a break for a stroll around Lake Tekapo, iconic for its historic church and turquoise waters. Between Tekapo and Christchurch there is an option for thrill seekers to hop-off and join a top-notch Grade 5 whitewater adventure on the Rangitata River (at your own expense). Those not rafting will continue on to Christchurch, where your driver guide will point out the highlights of the South Island’s largest city. The rafters will rejoin the group at the accommodation in Christchurch this evening. This is where your tour comes to an end.
what’s included
accommodation
  • Mixed accommodation
  • 2 nights in hostel
  • 1 night in mountain chalet
  • 1 night in cruise dorm 
  • 4 nights in lodge 
meals
  • 8 Breakfast(s)
  • 4 Dinner(s)
transport
  • Train, mini-coach transport, drop-off
  • Christchurch accommodation drop-off
  • Train Christchurch-Greymouth
  • Mini-coach transportation on tour
activities
  • Active, multi-sport activities
  • TranzAlpine train journey
  • Lake Matheson & Blue Pools walk
  • Mt Aspiring National Park walk
  • Jet boat ride in Makarora
  • Doubtful Sound overnight cruise
  • Sea kayaking in Doubtful Sound
  • Mountain biking in Wanaka
  • Hooker Valley Track walk
  • Explore Lake Tekapo area
guides
  • Professional tour guide
what’s excluded
  • Airport transfers
  • Christchurch accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional gratuities
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Payment

A deposit of 571 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 20 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The South Island Group Adventure 9D/8N (October to March) 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 South Island Group Adventure 9D/8N (October to March) 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.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Suggested Packing List:

Sturdy walking shoes/boots, bathers/towel, hat & sunscreen, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel, toiletries, warm clothing, waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.

Luggage Restriction:

Each passenger is allowed up to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Departs on Thursdays 26 Sep - 07 May/ Group Size: Max. 24 People / Min. Age 8 years old

Please note Itinerary is subject to change due to cultural or seasonal conditions

 

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this South Island Group Adventure 9D/8N (October to March) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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