South Island Snow Safari

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36585
  • 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 Queenstown, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Six Mountains in Seven Days
  • A Day of Adventure in Queenstown
  • All Abilities Catered For: Beginners to Advanced
Starting in Christchurch and ending in Queenstown, the "South Island Snow Safari" tour is a guided explorer trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Lake Tekapo, Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand. "South Island Snow Safari" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

If you’ve been looking for an epic guided snow tour in New Zealand, stop your search! Whether you’re new to the snow or an experienced snow hound, we have it all right here packaged up for you. Our expert guides will take you across the South Island's best ski towns: Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Ohau, Wanaka and Queenstown.

Welcome to the best one-week guided ski and snowboard tour of the South Island! Our expert guides are ready to show you the best runs and powder stashes across six different mountains over eight days.

We’ve got everything organised: your transport and transfers to the mountains, your accommodation, lift passes and breakfasts are included in this Christchurch to Queenstown snow package.

If you want to add on any extras like equipment hire or lessons, that’s easy! Just click the add-on options when you book the tour and we’ll sort it.

On this small group tour you’ll experience the best ski resorts in New Zealand. Venture to some ‘off-the-beaten-track’ ski areas of the South Island, New Zealand. Our expert snow guides are not only exceptional people, but also live, breathe and dream about snow – with over 100 seasons between them both here and abroad, you know you’re with the best!

While you’ll see a lot of snow on this safari, you’ll also see a great deal of the South Island’s main attractions! We’ve even scheduled one day in Queenstown as a non-ski day so you can book from our range of optional activities, or chill out and enjoy the Queenstown winter vibe.

Beginners – we love showing you the ropes (and the chair lifts, and the best beginner slopes) – this tour is suited to your needs, just add on a Snow lessons package and you’ll have a blast getting your confidence up, and be skiing South Island, New Zealand intermediate runs by the time we wrap up.

**Snow Safari Tour Tips:**

- Feel free to book an extra night of accommodation pre-tour to get the most out of your location and on the last day of the tour so that you are not in a rush once we go our separate ways.
- The tour price includes dorm share accommodation but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room for the duration of your tour.
- Note that due to unforeseen weather/snow conditions, changes may need to be made to the itinerary. Luckily, our tour guides are super flexible pros, so they’ll make sure you have a good time no matter where the trip takes you.
- Like any Haka Tour we include everything you need for a stress free week - the full list is below, and we have packages to suit all skill levels. $99 deposit reserves your spot!
Select Tour Version:
  • Day 2 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo | Mount Hutt
  • Day 3 Lake Tekapo to Wanaka | Ohau
  • Day 4 Wanaka | Treble Cone
  • Day 5 Wanaka to Queenstown | Cardrona
  • Day 6 Queenstown
  • Day 7 Queenstown | Coronet Peak
  • Day 8 Queenstown | The Remarkables
  • Day 1 Christchurch
  • Breakfast everyday and 1 dinner
  • 7 nights high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share as standard)
  • All transport and mountain transfers
  • Expert tour manager
  • We provide everything you need for the ultimate, stress-free week on the snow in New Zealand:
  • 6 x lift passes to 6 different mountains
  • Small group of 16 passengers max
  • Any international flights to Christchurch and from Queenstown 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 South Island Snow Safari tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Such a great tour.
Such a great tour, great mountains and a way to see a selection of mountains in a short time.
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:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Island Snow Safari tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 August 2024, a deposit of 61 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South Island Snow Safari tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this South Island Snow Safari 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:

  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guests are requested to follow the hygiene guidelines from WHO including the regular washing of hands. Hand sanitiser will also be readily available on tour
  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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