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New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

from

$1954.15

Days

16

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
  • Details

Day 1

Wellington

Arrive at any time. Start the adventure with a Big Night Out with the group.

Day 1
Te Ngākau Civic Square in Wellington

Day 2

Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park

Take a ferry over to the South Island and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 3

Abel Tasman National Park

Hike and explore Abel Tasman's golden beaches and waterways.

Day 3
Hiking in Abel Tasman National Park

Day 4

Abel Tasman National Park/Westport

Head south down the coast of black-sand beaches. Visit a seal colony before travelling to Westport, the stop for the night.

Day 4
Abel Tasman National Park

Day 5

Westport/Franz Josef

Take in the pancake rock formations at Punakaiki before continuing on to Franz Josef. Enjoy free time for optional activities like helicopter hiking, glacier valley walking, and kayaking.

Day 5
Enjoy kayaking in the Punakaiki / Franz Josef area

Day 6

Franz Josef

Free day for optional activities. Options include a glacier valley walk, a helicopter hike, and kayaking.

Day 6
Ice caves by the Franz Josef glacier
Day 6
Helicopter Hike up Franz Josef

Day 7

Franz Josef/Queenstown

Visit the adventure capital of the world—Queenstown.

Day 7
Queenstown

Day 8

Queenstown

Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

Day 8
Get a bike from one of the many bike rental shops
Day 8
Go mountain biking near Queenstown

Day 9

Queenstown

Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

Day 9
Go bungee jumping in Queenstown

Day 10

Queenstown/Te Anau

Visit Fiordland National Park and enjoy a boat cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound. In the evening, opt to cruise across Lake Te Anau and visit a cave that is home to thousands of glowworms.

Day 10
Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown

Day 11

Te Anau/Central Otago

Enjoy free time in the morning to discover the natural beauty of Te Anau. Later, transfer to Wedderburn in Central Otago.

Day 11
Cruise at Te Anau

Day 12

Central Otago

Bike 35 km of the Otago Rail Trail, passing through one historic town to the next. Along the way sample some local food and drink.

Day 13

Wedderburn/Christchurch

Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.

Day 13
Christchurch

Day 14

Christchurch/Kaikoura

Opt to go whale watching, swim with seals or take a walk along the coast.

Day 14
Swim with seals in Kaikoura

Day 15

Kaikoura/Wellington

Travel to Picton to catch the ferry back to Wellington. Opt for a final night out with the group.

Day 15
Scenery of Kaikoura

Day 16

Wellington

Depart at any time.

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New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

from

$1954.15

Days

16

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Inclusions
  • Availability
Itinerary

Day 1

Wellington

Arrive at any time. Start the adventure with a Big Night Out with the group.

Day 1
Te Ngākau Civic Square in Wellington

Day 2

Wellington/abel Tasman National Park

Take a ferry over to the South Island and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 3

Abel Tasman National Park

Hike and explore Abel Tasman's golden beaches and waterways.

Day 3
Hiking in Abel Tasman National Park

Day 4

Abel Tasman National Park/westport

Head south down the coast of black-sand beaches. Visit a seal colony before travelling to Westport, the stop for the night.

Day 4
Abel Tasman National Park

Day 5

Westport/franz Josef

Take in the pancake rock formations at Punakaiki before continuing on to Franz Josef. Enjoy free time for optional activities like helicopter hiking, glacier valley walking, and kayaking.

Day 5
Enjoy kayaking in the Punakaiki / Franz Josef area

Day 6

Franz Josef

Free day for optional activities. Options include a glacier valley walk, a helicopter hike, and kayaking.

Day 6
Ice caves by the Franz Josef glacier
Day 6
Helicopter Hike up Franz Josef

Day 7

Franz Josef/queenstown

Visit the adventure capital of the world—Queenstown.

Day 7
Queenstown

Day 8

Queenstown

Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

Day 8
Get a bike from one of the many bike rental shops
Day 8
Go mountain biking near Queenstown

Day 9

Queenstown

Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

Day 9
Go bungee jumping in Queenstown

Day 10

Queenstown/te Anau

Visit Fiordland National Park and enjoy a boat cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound. In the evening, opt to cruise across Lake Te Anau and visit a cave that is home to thousands of glowworms.

Day 10
Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown

Day 11

Te Anau/central Otago

Enjoy free time in the morning to discover the natural beauty of Te Anau. Later, transfer to Wedderburn in Central Otago.

Day 11
Cruise at Te Anau

Day 12

Central Otago

Bike 35 km of the Otago Rail Trail, passing through one historic town to the next. Along the way sample some local food and drink.

Day 13

Wedderburn/christchurch

Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.

Day 13
Christchurch

Day 14

Christchurch/kaikoura

Opt to go whale watching, swim with seals or take a walk along the coast.

Day 14
Swim with seals in Kaikoura

Day 15

Kaikoura/wellington

Travel to Picton to catch the ferry back to Wellington. Opt for a final night out with the group.

Day 15
Scenery of Kaikoura

Day 16

Wellington

Depart at any time.