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2019 Adventure South Tour

Starting in Wellington take the ferry through the beautiful Cook Strait and Marlborough Sounds to Picton to see the best of the South Island
17 - 26 April
$1,890.00 per student
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Your Trip Includes:

Wellington, Motueka, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Doubtful Sound, Queenstown, Tekapo

What you'll get:

  • Group photo
  • Interislander ferry crossing
  • Modern luxury air conditioned coach with seat belts and wifi
  • Transfers at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Healthy and delicious food (9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 home cooked dinners and snacks)
  • Fun NZET Tour Manager
  • Two additional tour assistants
  • Special NZET group games, spot prizes and secret spots

Highlights:

 

  • Sea kayaking and hiking in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki (Pancake) rocks
  • Glacier Hot Pools,  Franz Josef
  • Guided walk to the base of Fox Glacier
  • Greenstone factory visit and carving demonstration
  • Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World (great maze and illusion rooms)
  • Exclusive Doubtful Sound Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Secrets of Bungy Tour
  • Exciting Jet boat ride.
Your Itinerary Print Itinerary

Day 1 Wellington

Kia ora and welcome to Wellington. Our tour kicks off with a fun evening as we meet our fellow travelling crew and friendly Tour Manager and Tour Assistants.

Tonight, we have our first home cooked meal; a delicious duo of dinner and dessert. We then discuss the exciting days ahead and cover all details for the optional activities that are available to you during the tour!


Includes: First group dinner | Discuss the exciting days ahead | Meet your crew


Day 2 Wellington - Picton - Motueka

This morning we take the Interislander Ferry cruising between the North and South Islands.

 

Have your camera handy as the journey through the Marlborough Sounds is spectacular. We arrive in Picton, the gateway to the South Island, and from here we make our way to Motueka, our home for the next two nights and situated beside the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.

 

Includes: Breakfast | Interislander Ferry | Picton | Dinner

 

Day 3 Motueka

We rise and shine bright and early to take advantage of this paradise.

We enjoy the ultimate sea kayaking experience and explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands and wildlife

Stopping at our secluded beach, we have a picnic lunch and enjoy some free time to relax and go swimming before our trek back through the native forest.

 

Includes: Breakfast | Sea Kayaking | Hiking the Abel Tasman National Park | Swimming and beach games | Picnic Lunch  Dinner


Day 4 Motueka - Franz Josef

Have your cameras ready as our drive takes us through the Buller Gorge and the spectacular West Coast. We visit the famous Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks) and have time to explore the rocks and blowholes before making our way to Hokitika.......

 

We stop to watch expert carvers create beautiful Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) jewellery and learn about the history and tradition of this special stone.

From here we travel to Franz Josef where we stay overnight. You may wish to take a Scenic Helicopter (at a very special NZET price) and experience the awe-inspiring scenery of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers as you climb to 6000ft.

Tonight we head to the Glacier Hot Pools - nestled in a rainforest and the perfect place to unwind and experience pure relaxation.


Includes: Breakfast | Glacier Hot Pools | Greenstone carving demonstration | Punakaiki (Pancake) Rocks | Optional helicopter flights to the glacier | Dinner


Day 5 Franz Josef - Wanaka

This morning we cross the Haast Pass travelling through three national parks and a world heritage park.

Fox Glacier attracts over 1000 people each day! Remember you're walking shoes and jacket as our walk today takes us to the base of Fox Glacier for an up close and personal look at the frozen glacier river that was formed thousands of years ago.

 

From here we head to Wanaka, a place of breathtaking lakes and mountains. We stop at Puzzling World, the world’s first modern-style maze and a deceptive, frustrating, confusing and definitely out of the ordinary experience! Later we have time for a game of 'Touch' before a quick swim in the lake.


Includes: Breakfast | Puzzling World | Haast Pass | Dinner


Day 6 Wanaka - Milford Sound

Today we experience the ultimate Milford Sound experience, spend the night on the boat and wake up in one of the most beautiful places on earth. This is one of our exclusive and very special tour highlights.

 

We start with a drive into the mystical wilderness of Fiordland National Park take a boat  across Lake Manapouri then over the Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove and our boat the Navigator.


We have plenty of time to view the spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife and also go exploring in kayaks or simply go swimming in this amazing place (if you’re brave enough!).


As night falls, we enjoy a delicious buffet dinner then relax while doing some star gazing.

 

Includes: Breakfast | Homer Tunnel | Milford Sound Overnight Experience | Kayaking in Fiordland |  Dinner

 

Day 7 Milford Sound - Queenstown

Kia ora Queenstown - the 'Adventure Capital' of New Zealand and home to the latest and greatest adventure activities from bungy jumping, skydiving and jet boating to whitewater rafting and canyon swinging.

Our first stop is the famous AJ Hackett base, the birthplace of bungy and one of the most famous attractions in Queenstown.

We watch the secrets of bungy and then for those of you who dare...you have time for an optional 43m bungy off Kawarau Bridge! It's then time to capture our awesome crew with a professional group photo before our short drive into the heart of Queenstown.

Tonight, enjoy some free time in this awesome alpine town and a meal of your choice.


Includes: Breakfast | Secrets of Bungy AJ Hackett Bungy Centre


Day 8 Queenstown

Today is a free day and time to make the most of the adventure activities on offer! With special NZET prices, try a Canyon Swing, Nevis Bungy, River Rafting, Horse Riding, Gondola & Luge or any of the other thrilling activities....

Do you feel like dangling on a high wire cable 134 metres over the valley floor? Then try the Nevis.

If jumping or being released from 109 metres into a canyon with over 70 different jumpstyles, try the Canyon Swing.

If you want to see the best views in Queenstown, sit back and relax in the Skyline Gondola which carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak.

(Remember, as long as we have your natural parent’s permission for the activities on offer, we will organise all of these activities for you while on tour).
 


Includes: Breakfast |  Optional Activities -White Water Rafting, Skydiving, Mountain Biking...| Dinner


Day 9 Queenstown - Tekapo

This morning we take a thrilling jet boat ride before making our way to Tekapo where we visit the famous 'Church of the Good Shepherd' and 'Collie Dog Memorial'.

 

Tonight is our final night of the tour and a very a special evening. We have some final night fun with a mix of games, presentations and dinner party. Bring your tissues because tonight is full of laughs but also tears as you realise we have to say good bye tomorrow.


Includes: Breakfast |  Church of the Good Shepherd | Final dinner night


Day 10 Tekapo - Christchurch to Home

This morning we make our way to Christchurch airport where we are dropped off with an amazing bunch of new friends and 'ferntastic' memories....

 

Things to Know

We are happy to book your flights to and from tour and we will always try and find you the best price.

The cost of these flights is NOT included in the tour price and are andditional cost along with the $20 booking fee.

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