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Adventure South

Starting in Wellington this trip takes you around the  South Island for 11 days of fun in the sun! Click here for the tour itinerary.

14 - 24 January
$1,990.00 per student
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Your Trip Includes:

Wellington, Kaikoura, Motueka, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown

What you'll get:

  • Ten nights multi share accommodation in Holiday Parks and Youth Hostels
  • 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 (breakfast daily, 3 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:

  • Water Taxi in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki (Pancake) rocks
  • Greenstone factory visit and carving demonstration
  • Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World (great maze and illusion rooms)
  • Gold Mining at Shanty Town
  • Secrets of Bungy Tour
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Gondola & 2 Luge Rides
Your Itinerary Print Itinerary

Day 1 Wellington

Meet your tour manager at your accomodation and then we visit New Zealand's National Museum - Te Papa.


Tonight we enjoy a homecooked meal and then get to know everyone.


Includes: Dinner | Group Games


 

Day 2 Wellington - Kaikoura

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 the coastal township of Kaikoura.

 

Includes: Breakfast | Interislander Ferry | Picton | Dinner

 

Day 3 Kaikoura - Motueka

Kaikoura is well known for its abundance of marine life and this morning you have an opportunity to experience the unforgettable sight of whales or go swimming with dolphins.

 

If you don’t feel like getting wet, there is also an optional boat trip to view these amazing creatures instead.


This afternoon we make our way to Motueka, home for our next two nights and situated beside the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.

 

Includes: Breakfast Optional Whale Watching/ Dolphin Swimming |  Dinner

 

Day 4 Motueka

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

We take a water taxi to see the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands and wildlife followed by a picnic lunch on the beach.

Tonight we enjoy a homecooked meal and some fun evening activities.

 

Includes: Breakfast | Water Taxi | Abel Tasman National Park | Picnic Lunch |  Dinner


Day 5 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 Shanty Town, here we learn about the gold mining history of the area.

 

We continue to Hokitika where 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.
 

We enjoy a Pizza night for dinner.


Includes: Breakfast | Shanty Town| Greenstone carving demonstration | Punakaiki (Pancake) Rocks | Pizza Night


Day 6 Franz Josef - Wanaka

This morning we visit beautiful Lake Matheson before travelling through the Haast Pass to Wanaka.
 

We arrive in Wanaka, a place of breathtaking lakes and mountains and our first stop is 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 some free time before dinner at our accommodation.


Includes: Breakfast | Haast Pass | Puzzling World |  Dinner


Day 7 Wanaka - Te Anau

Today we drive into the mystical wilderness of Fiordland National Park and take a scenic cruise on Milford Sound.

 

Later we travel back to stay at our accommodation on the shores of Lake Te Anau and enjoy our evening meal.

 

Includes: Breakfast | Milford Sound Cruise  |  Dinner

 

Day 8 Te Anau - Queenstown

Today we're off 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 group photo before we make our way to visit the historic Arrowtown...after this it's a short drive into the heart of Queenstown and our accommodation.


Includes: Breakfast | Secrets of Bungy AJ Hackett Bungy Centre Arrowtown Dinner


Day 9 Queenstown

Today is free to enjoy some of the many optional activities on offer. There are many options such as Canyon Swing, helicopter flights, horse riding, skydiving and parasailing. You may want to explore the shops or relax by the lake across the road from our accommodation. 

Later we take the Gondola to the top of Bobs peak and have 3 luge rides through the forest tracks.

Dinner tonight is your choice.
 


Includes: Breakfast | Free time for Optional Activities


Day 10 Queenstown - Christchurch

We have a spectacular drive today, stopping to view Mt Cook followed by the famous Church of the Good Shepherd.

 

We arrive in Christchurch late afternoon and tonight, we have a party night for our last night together on tour.

 

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

 


Day 11 Christchurch  - Home

This morning we are dropped off at the Christchurch Airport where we finish our tour and say goodbye to our amazing bunch of new friends....

 

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 an additional cost along with the $20.00 flight booking fee.

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