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September Southern Safari

This tour is for students who are leaving New Zealand at the end of Term 3, join now for your last chance to explore the best of the South Island! Click here for the Southern Safari tour itinerary.

21 - 29 September
$1,690.00 per student
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Your Trip Includes:

Wellington, Motueka, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown

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 (8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 home cooked dinners and snacks)
  • Fun NZET Tour Manager
  • Two additional tour assistants
  • Special NZET group games, spot prizes and secret spots
  • Tour itinerary

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)
  • Secrets of Bungy Tour
  • Exciting Jet boat ride.
  • TSS Earnslaw boat trip across Lake Wakitpu
  • Queenstown Skyline Gondola and 3 Luge Rides.
Your Itinerary Print Itinerary

Day 1 Wellington

Kia ora and welcome to Wellington.

We meet up at midday and then head off up the Cable Car for a stunning view of Wellington, next up is a visit to Te Papa -  Musuem of New Zealand.

 

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: Meet your crew | Welingotn Cable Car |  Te Papa | First group dinner | Discuss the exciting days ahead


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, home for our 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 - Queenstown

This morning we depart Wanaka, stopping in Cromwell to take a thrilling jet boat ride before making our way to 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 7 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.

(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, White Water Rafting...| Dinner

 

Day 8 Queenstown

Following breakfast we head off for a cruise on the historical ship - The TSS Earnslaw, during the cruise you will have see stunning backdrops for some amazing photos!

 

This afternooon we head up the mountian on the Skyling gondolas before racing eeach other down the hill on the luge.

 

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 |  TSS Earnslaw | Gondola and Luge Rides | Final dinner night and games


Day 9 Queenstown

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

 

Includes: Breakfast | Airport Transfers

 

 

 

 

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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