Multi-day trip

New Zealand: 11 Day South Island Tour

Activity provider: Kiwi Experience

New Zealand: 11 Day South Island Tour

Activity provider: Kiwi Experience

From US$ 1,250.94 per person

Discover turquoise lakes, majestic glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks, and the picture-perfect towns of Queenstown, Wanaka, and Franz Josef on this 11-day trip from Wellington.

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Duration 11 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel across the world-famous Cook Strait
  • Explore the snow-covered mountains and copper-blue lakes
  • Experience beautiful scenic drives
  • Hike the Hooker Valley Track to Hooker Lake
Full description

Set off on an adventure-filled 11-day tour to discover and explore New Zealand's South Island with accommodation and some activities included.

Day 1 - Wellington to Kaikoura Travel across the Cook Strait, one of the most enjoyable and beautiful ferry journeys in the world. Go for a wine tasting in the Marlborough region and visit the Kaikoura Seal colony. Day 2 - Kaikoura to Christchurch Hike the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Kaikoura and discover hidden gems of Christchurch in a city street art trail. Day 3 - Christchurch to Lake Tekapo Marvel at the stars at the Dark Sky Project, Lake Tekapo. Visit The Church of the Good Shepherd. Hike up Mount John for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Day 4 - Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook (return) Spend the day at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park before Hiking the Hooker Valley Track to Hooker Lake. Day 5 - Lake Tekapo to Queenstown Delight your palate with a buffet dinner with panoramic views of Queenstown at the Skyline Stratosphere Restaurant (at your own expense). Day 6 - Queenstown free day Have the whole day to yourself and explore the wonders of Queenstown. Day 7 - Queenstown to Glenorchy day trip Cruise past the late, soaking up the views, and onto Glenorchy where you'll do some short walks. Day 8 - Queenstown to Wanaka Hike Roys Peak (6-hour return) and take in breathtaking views over Lake Wānaka (only accessible from November to May). Mt Iron hike (alternative to Roys Peak); provides 360-degree views of The Pisa range. Visit the famous Wanaka tree. Day 9 - Wanaka to Franz Josef Thunder Creek falls in Mt Aspiring National Park. Visit Lake Matheson, famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Day 10 - Franz Josef Design and carve your own Greenstone jewelry in a West Coast workshop (included) and walk the Glacier valley walk in Franz Josef. Day 11 - Franz Josef to Christchurch Take a scenic hike across Arthurs Pass, walk the Castle Hill track, and admire Devils Punchbowl waterfalls.

Includes
  • 11 nights of dorm accommodation
  • 11 x breakfasts
  • Local Kiwi guide
  • Inter-Island transport across the Cook Strait
  • Wine tasting in the Marlborough region
  • Kaikoura Seal colony
  • Christchurch city street art tour
  • Dark Sky Project, Lake Tekapo
  • The Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Roys Peak hike shuttle
  • Glenorchy & Lake Wakatipu tour
  • Thunder Creek Falls
  • Lake Matheson
  • Glacier valley walk in Franz Josef
  • Scenic hikes across Arthurs Pass
  • Devils Punchbowl and Castle Hill
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Nomads Wellington Hostel is ideally located in the bohemian quarter of central Wellington

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What to bring

  • Passport

Product ID: 390769