New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Wellington, New Zealand
  • Ends Wellington, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the trails of Abel Tasman National Park by foot.
  • Get an adrenaline rush in Queenstown.
  • Cruise through the remote fjords of Milford Sound.
  • Cycle the Otago Rail Trail
Start and end in Wellington, the trip "New Zealand: South Island Encompassed" is a guided photography trip that takes 16 days. You will travel through Westport, Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. "New Zealand: South Island Encompassed" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Now's the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. If you prefer your travel experiences paired with adrenaline-pumping activities, then look no further than the South Island of New Zealand. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that features hiking, cycling, and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes — think rainforests, glaciers, and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is a, um, trip even when you’re not moving; accommodations include a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest itself. Do people still say rad? Well, this is rad.
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4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Deannisa
  • From Indonesian
  • On Aug 12 2018
5 - Excellent
Deannisa's review for another G Adventures tour
“Excellent”
  • DANIEL
  • From Australia
  • On Jun 18 2019
4 - Very Good
DANIEL's review for another G Adventures tour
“Very Good”
  • Steve
  • From Australia
  • On Apr 19 2017
5 - Excellent
Steve's review for another G Adventures tour
“The Everest Base Camp trek was tough, but enjoyable. It was great to be part of a larger group. The guide and porters were friendly and it really helped to get some of our stuff portered. Can't recommend this trip enough!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Wellington
  • Day 2: Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
  • Day 3: Abel Tasman National Park
  • Day 4: Abel Tasman National Park/Westport
  • Day 5: Westport/Franz Josef
  • Day 6: Franz Josef
  • Day 7: Franz Josef/Queenstown
  • Day 8: Queenstown
  • Day 9: Queenstown
  • Day 10: Queenstown/Te Anau
  • Day 11: Te Anau/Central Otago
  • Day 12: Central Otago
  • Day 13: Wedderburn/Christchurch
  • Day 14: Christchurch/Kaikoura
  • Day 15: Kaikoura/Wellington
  • Day 16: Wellington
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hostels & basic lodges (15 nts, multi-share with 2-10 people).
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners
    Note: Allow USD345-450 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicle, boat, ferry, bicycle, walking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
  • Your Discover Moment: Queenstown
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
  • Excursion to Abel Tasman National Park
  • Seal colony visit
  • Walks in Abel Tasman National Park and Lake Matheson
  • Milford Sound day cruise
  • Cycling excursion (Central Otago)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Wellington 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 Encompassed tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand: South Island Encompassed tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 November 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand: South Island Encompassed 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 Encompassed 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.

Age Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : 18-to-ThirtysomethingsFast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 2. Service Level : BasicSimple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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