New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Wellington, New Zealand
  • Ends Wellington, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the trails of Abel Tasman National Park by foot.
  • Get an adrenaline rush in Queenstown.
  • Cruise through the remote fiords 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 Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park, Wellington and 7 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 seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest itself. Do people still say rad? Well, this is rad.
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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 Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hostels & basic lodges (14 nts, multi-share with 2-10 people), overnight boat (1 nt multi-share with 2-7 people). All nights are multi-share on this trip.
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 G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch
  • 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: in Wellington, 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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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

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before 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. Check individual trips for details.
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