New Zealand South Island Adventure

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  • COVID-19protected
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  • Explorer
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Greymouth, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Take in the magic of the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier region during dips in hot pools weaving through rainforests and a walk around the shimmering Lake Matheson.
  • Witness the stunning, millions of years old scenery at the dramatic Pancake Rocks and the Hokitika Gorge, and spot fur seals of the Tauranga Bay Colony.
  • Soak up the silence of Milford Sound on a cruise across its waters – you’ll be left speechless by the hundreds of tumbling cascades and deeply forested mountains.
  • Explore the Cathedral Caves of the Catlins, an untamed coastal wilderness home to rugged cliffs, dense forest, and spectacular hidden waterfalls.
The tour "New Zealand South Island Adventure" starts from Greymouth and ends in Queenstown. It is an explorer tour that takes 14 days taking you through Greymouth, Fox Glacier, Punakaiki and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. "New Zealand South Island Adventure" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From an ancient world of forests and glaciers to a culture of hospitality that has long defined New Zealand’s people, discover the best of the South Island on a 14-day adventure. Take in highlights from Reefton to Franz Josef, Pancake Rocks to botanical gins, gold panning to spa soaking. Make your way to the shores of the South Island’s biggest lake and sail the silent waters of glacier-carved Fiordland National Park on an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. Cross to the cliffs of the Catlins and hike to coastal caves, then span the gap to untouched Stewart Island to explore the wilderness, listening out for the call of the kiwi. When it comes to natural wonders, it doesn’t get better than this.
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Based on 108 reviews
  • Michael
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Michael's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“What an adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. Culturally immersive. Organization-wise, excellent. Had a great time and wish I could do the tour agai. Recommended.”
  • Ago
  • From Estonia
  • On Feb 10 2020
4 - Very Good
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“Very Good”
  • Jennifer
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 21 2019
4 - Very Good
Jennifer's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Greymouth to Reefton
  • Day 2: Karamea
  • Day 3: Punakaiki
  • Day 4: Franz Josef Glacier
  • Day 5: Franz Josef Glacier
  • Day 6: Hokitika
  • Day 7: Wanaka
  • Day 8: Wanaka
  • Day 9: Queenstown - Te Anau
  • Day 10: Te Anau
  • Day 11: The Catlins
  • Day 12: Stewart Island
  • Day 13: Stewart Island
  • Day 14: Stewart Island - Queenstown
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (13 nights)
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Ferry
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Reefton - Distillery visit
  • Reefton - Miners Hut visit
  • Reefton - Gold Panning Experience
  • Tauranga Bay - Fur Seal Colony
  • Karamea - Charming Creek Walkway (unguided)
  • Denniston - Heritage Walk (guided)
  • Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks & Blowholes Walk
  • Greymouth - Brunner Coal Mine
  • Franz Josef Glacier - Hot Pools
  • Fox Glacier - Lake Matheson Walk
  • Okarito - Okarito Lagoon Walk
  • Hokitika - Historical Walk
  • Milford Sound - Cruise
  • Milford Sound - Leader-led walk to Milford Lookout
  • Milford Sound - Walk to Mirror Lakes and Lake Gunn
  • The Catlins - Leader-led walk to Nugget Point Lighthouse
  • The Catlins - Leader-led walk to Cathedral Caves
  • Stewart Island - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Stewart Island - Leader-led Dark Sky briefing
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Greymouth 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 New Zealand South Island Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand South Island Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2021, a deposit of 99 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 29 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand South Island Adventure 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 Adventure 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip involves some walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
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.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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