South Island Pure Adrenalin Guided Tour

 

Be spoilt by the scenic and adventurous delights of the South Island of New Zealand!  Hike the Franz Josef Glacier, kayak with dolphins in Doubtful Sound, view New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook, and go to the adventure capital of the world – Queenstown! New Zealand's South Island offers so much to do while offering an unforgettable travel experience!

 

Package Includes:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation (hotels, lodges)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Transport & guide
  • Various includes activities
  • All taxes & fees

 

 

$3,900 per person

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy.

*Valid for travel: 10 Oct 2018 – 27 Mar 2019.

*Price does NOT include return international airfare and would need be additional.  Subject to availability.

*This vacation is recommended for those aged 18-30.

 

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Christchurch

  • Kia-ora! Welcome to Christchurch, New Zealand. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm.
  • If you arrive early into the city, there's a whole new range of pop up cafes, restaurants and bars to run through. Christchurch has hit the ground running and it's a great chance to get your bearings of this resilient city.

 

Day 2: Punakaiki

  • Depart Christchurch and head over the fertile Canterbury Plains, heading for the mountains. Leave the dry earth of the east coast and cross the dividing range to go down to the lush, green west coast.
  • On arrival to Punakaiki, perhaps talk a walk out to Pancake Rocks and watch the power of the waves as they crash against the rocks.
  • Included Activities:  Pancake Rocks and Blowhole

 

Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier

  • The drive down the coast later today is beautiful. You have plenty of time in the morning and afternoon to take part in optional activities, before leaving for Franz Josef Glacier along the coast of forests, lakes and hidden beaches.
  • Meals Included:  Breakfast

 

Day 4: Franz Josef Glacier

  • Your day is free to do as much or as little as you please. There are plenty of amazing optional activities to keep you busy, such as a guided hike across a glacier, kayaking, taking a spin on a quad bike or enjoying unrivaled views of the region on a scenic flight (at your own cost). 
  • Included Activities: Kiwi House

 

Day 5: Queenstown

  • Drive the remainder of the west coast and climb up through the Haast Pass into the Southern Alps. This is a stunning drive with fantastic views of the mountains, rivers and lakes.
  • Arriving into Queenstown in the late afternoon, enjoy dinner with the rest of your night free.
  • Included Activities: Lake Matheson, Arrowtown Tour

 

Days 6-7: Queenstown

  • Today is free to take part in as many optional activities as you want. Queenstown will spoil you for choice, as the undisputed adventure capital of New Zealand. Jet boat, bungee jump, paraglide, kayak, mountain bike, ski or river raft - there's so much to do in this grand place (all activities are at own expense). This evening, head out for an included dinner at the renowned Skyline Restaurant - Stratosfare.
  • Meals Included: dinner (1)

 

Day 8: Milford Sound

  • Head out after breakfast and take a break from the adrenaline rush of Queenstown, as you drive to Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) to board your cruise boat for a trip through the fjords. This place is stunning with tall mountain peaks (spot Mitre Peak - Rahotu) and Stirling and Lady Bowen Falls, as well as numerous temporary waterfalls after rain. Continue on to Te Anau.
  • Meals Included: Dinner

 

Days 9-10: Mt Cook

  • Be dwarfed by spectacular Aoraki (Mt Cook), which is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Explore meadows, lakes, streams and glaciers that shelter the world's only alpine parrot, the kea.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast (1)

 

Day 11: Christchurch

  • We depart Mt Cook in the morning and make our way to Christchurch.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel 10 Oct 2018 – 27 Mar 2019.  The packaged advertised herein does not include international airfare and that would be additional to the per person price listed above.  All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Please note that due to space and weight restrictions on the coach busses, passengers with too much luggage on departure morning may be told that they cannot take their entire luggage with them – Please limit your luggage to a maximum of 20kg.  There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required for either Australia or New Zealand. Please reconfirm this with your GP or health professional before you leave as conditions can change.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Please make sure your passport is valid for more than six months after the last day of your trip. Some countries will refuse entry if there is not at least six months validity remaining on your passport after your departure date from their country.  Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.