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7 Day South Island Adventure

Book now for an action packed experience of the South Island on our fun-filled 7 day tour! Click here to print the itinerary 7 Day South Island Adventure


10 - 16 December
$1,450.00 per student
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Your Trip Includes:

Christchurch, Tekapo, Wanaka, Queenstown

What you'll get:

  • Six nights multi share accommodation in Holiday Parks and Youth Hostels
  • 12 meals (six breakfasts, five dinners and one lunch) + tour snacks
  • An experienced NZET tour manager + driver team
  • Two additional tour assistants
  • Special NZET group games + spot prizes
  • Group photo
  • Luxury air conditioned coach with seat belts, TV and ipod/pad/phone connections



  • Antarctic Centre
  • Puzzling World
  • TSS Earnslaw Cruise
  • Group Photo
  • Gondola and 2 Luge Rides
  • 5 star bus - travel in modern coaches
  • Airport transfer - we pick you up and drop you off at the airport
  • Awesome accommodation in holiday parks and youth hostels
  • Healthy and tasty meals - 6 breakfast, 5 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Kiwi tour manager - lots of fun and specially trained
  • Special NZET activities


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DAY 1 Christchurch

Kia ora and welcome to ‘Te Wai Pounamu’; New Zealand’s South Island! Our tour kicks off with a fun evening as we meet our fellow travelling crew and friendly Tour Manager and Tour assistants.


We then head to the world-famous Antarctic Centre where you will learn all about this land of snow and ice and meet the cute penguins and gorgeous husky dogs.


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 | Antarctic Centre | First group dinner | Discuss the exciting days ahead


DAY 2 Christchurch - Tekapo

Christchurch is our largest city in the South Island and following the 2010-11 earthquakes, this city has re-emerged as a vibrant, ever-changing city.

This morning we take a city tour to see the devastation that hit Christchurch and what enormous efforts are going ahead to rebuild this amazing city. We have time to visit the city, see the Cardboard Cathedral and the Chair Memorial before departing and heading through the Mackenzie Country to beautiful Lake Tekapo.

We stop off to see the famous ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ followed by the Collie Dog Memorial before arriving at our accommodation on the shores of the lake.

Tonight we have time to explore the area before our group dinner.


Includes: Breakfast | Christchurch City tour | Church of the Good Shepherd | Dinner


DAY 3 Tekapo - Wanaka

We depart Tekapo this morning and drive through the farmland famous for raising Merino sheep, we also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our woolly friends.


Our drive continues up over the spectacular Lindis Pass before arriving in Wanaka for the night. We visit Puzzling World where we get lost in the Maze and be amazed at the confusing and deceptive rooms.


There is time this afternoon to explore the town and the lakefront before we enjoy a home-cooked dinner.


Includes: Breakfast | Puzzling World  | Dinner


DAY 4 Wanaka - Queenstown

We depart Wanaka and make our way to the original ‘AJ Hackett Bungy’ site – the Kawarau bridge to learn the 'Secrets of Bungy'. You have the option to bungy jump here if you want!

Our next stop is in Arrowtown - the picturesque goldmining town. We have lunch here before continuing into Queenstown for the night. Tonight you’ll have a free night to go out for dinner and explore the town.


Includes: Breakfast | Secrets of Bungy | Group Photo


DAY 5 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, a jet boat ride, horse riding, or perhaps a scenic Lord of the Rings drive through the specatcular Mt Aspiring National Park. 

If jumping or being released from 109 metres into a canyon with over 70 different jumpstyles sounds like your thing - 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).

This afternoon sit back and relax in the Skyline Gondola climbing to 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Collect your luge and have 2 fast and furious trips down the mountain track.

Tonight enjoy a yummy home-cooked meal.


Includes: Breakfast | Dinner | Free day for optional activities - Bungy, Parasailing, Sky Diving... and more | Gondola and Luge | Dinner


DAY 6 Queenstown

Today there's time to squeeze in another optional activity, bike around the lake, visit the Fear Factory haunted house, or just enjoy the cafes and restaurants and a bit of last-minute souvenir shopping.


This afternoon we meet up and board the ‘TSS Earnslaw’ steamship to head on a scenic cruise across the lake and visit a working ‘Station’ or South Island farm. We can watch a sheep shearing demonstration before getting up close and personal with all the cute and cuddly farm animals!


Our last night is ‘Pizza night’ and we finish with some fun final night activities and an award presentation and spend some time with our new found friends.


Includes: Breakfast | TSS Earnslaw Cruise | Dinner


DAY 7 Queenstown - Home

We are dropped off at Queenstown Airport at with an amazing bunch of new friends and ‘ferntastic’ memories.


Includes: Breakfast | Farewell with great memories and new friends




Things to Know

We are happy to book your flights to and from tour and will always try to find the best priced flights available.

The cost of these flights are not included in the tour price and there is also a $20 administration fee for this service.

*Please note, at our discretion, the itinerary is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

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