- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 7 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18-39 yrs
- max group size 30
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Visit Hokitika
- Visit Lake Matheson
- Stay in the scenic Franz Josef region
- Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (including lunch)
Is this trip for you? OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD. EXCITING. MESMERISING. 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. Get off your butt, it’s time to see what all the fuss is about.
Day 1 : Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier region via Hokitika
Day 2 : Franz Josef Glacier region to Queenstown
Day 3 : Queenstown
Day 4 : Queenstown including Milford Sound
Day 5 : Queenstown
Day 6 : Queenstown to Lake Ohau via Arrowtown
Day 7 : Lake Ohau to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo
- 1 night in a lodge
- 5 nights in hostels
- 6 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 3 Dinners
- Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
- Trip Leader throughout the tour
- Glacier Heli
- hike excursion in Franz Josef Glacier region: from $485
- Scenic flight over Franz Josef: from $185
- Jet boating in Queenstown: from $129
- Canyon swinging in Queenstown: from $199
- Bungy jumping in Queenstown: from $164
- Skydiving in Queenstown: from $299
- Funyaking in Queenstown: from $299
- Wilderness Jet adventure in Queenstown: from $209
- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River: from $199
- 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 Southern Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Southern Explorer 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.Payment
For any tour departures within 20 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 December 2021, 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
Southern 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 Southern 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.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour follows COVID-19 protocols that fall in line with government regulations, the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and industry best practices.