7 Day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

This small-group guided tour of the South Island will redefine the meaning of mind-blowing. Head across the Cook Strait before cruising through the vineyards of the Marlborough region (stopping off along the way of course!), before marine spotting in Kaikoura and then hitting up the diverse city of Christchurch. From here, visit even more iconic destinations including Lake Tekapo, Wanaka and the adrenaline pumping Queenstown. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.

Duration 7 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Accommodation x7
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Dinner x1
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - FROMM Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Skyline Queenstown
What's excluded :
  • Entry/Admission - AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Shotover Jet Queenstown

Day 1: Wellington to Kaikoura

Stop At: Wellington Ferry Terminal,District of Freedom#8573311~!#, 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Interislander ferry service is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic experiences.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: FROMM Winery, 15, Godfrey Road, Blenheim 7272 New Zealand
Wine tour and tasting along with cheese platters in the heart of the Marlborough wine region
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ohau Point Seal Colony, State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura New Zealand
Check out one of NZ's most populated seal colonies on your way to the marine capital of NZ, Kaikoura.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Dusky Lodge or similar

Day 2: Kaikoura to Christchurch

Stop At: Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, 40 Fyffe Quay West End, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
Check out the beautiful peninsula walkway finishing in south bay before making your way further south to the south island's most populated city.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: All Stars Inn or similar

Day 3: Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

Stop At: The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
The most photographed church in NZ, sitting on the picturesque shores of the stunning lake Tekapo. You will soon see why this church is a photographers dream.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount John University Observatory, 422 Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
Hike to the top of Mt John to get stunning 360 degree views of the lake below and the towering southern alps. This hike will not disappoint.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
Enter the world of the "Dark sky project," where your guide will take you on a journey into the universe and a chance to learn more about our stars and moons
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Lakefront Lodge Tekapo or similar

Day 4: Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook National Park

Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Hooker Valley Track, Hooker Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
Walk this track
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: YHA Mt Cook or similar

Day 5: Mt Cook to Queenstown

Stop At: Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St Top OF Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
Eat a buffet dinner overlooking Queenstown

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Nomads Queenstown or similar

Day 6: Queenstown free day

Stop At: AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown 9384, New Zealand
Ever since 1988, Aj Hackett has been in the business of fueling people with courage and adrenaline. Take an opportunity to Bungy/swing or catapult at one of the three sites located in Queenstown.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shotover Jet Queenstown, 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Adventurous boat ride through the Shotover River Canyons, at 85km/hour, with spins & spraying water.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Nomads Queenstown or similar

Day 7: Queenstown to Glenorchy tour (return to Queenstown)

Stop At: Glenorchy, Glenorchy, Otago Region, South Island
Road trip out the head of lake Wakatipu in the small town of Glenorchy. Here you take some walks and soak up the picturesque scenes before making your way back to Queenstown
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, 118/120 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :
7:30 AM
Return Detail :
Nomads Queenstown Hostel, 5/11 Church Street, South island, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Kiwi Experience

Activity ID: V-35584P18

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