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Adventure South October 2024

Start in Wellington then board the ferry and spend the next 10 days visiting some of the most beautiful places in the South Island!

2 - 12 October
$2,640.00 per student
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Your Trip Includes:

Wellington, Kaikoura, Motueka, Franz Josef, Wanaka, 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 (10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 home cooked dinners and snacks)
  • Fun NZET Tour Manager
  • Two additional tour assistants
  • Special NZET group games, spot prizes and secret spots



  • Sea kayaking and hiking in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki (Pancake) rocks
  • Tekapo Hot Springs
  • Guided walk to the base of Fox Glacier
  • 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 enjoy a 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: Dinner | Discuss the exciting days ahead | Meet your crew

Day 2 Wellington - Kaikoura


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


Have your camera handy as the journey through the Marlborough Sounds is spectacular. Picton is the gateway to the South Island and from here we make our way to the coastal town 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 | Visit a seal colony | Optional swimming with dolphins or whale watching | Dinner


Day 4 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 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 Hokitika.......

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 enjoy a Pizza meal at our accomodation

Includes: Breakfast | Punakaiki (Pancake) Rocks | Optional helicopter flights to the glacier | Dinner

Day 6 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 your 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!


Tonight Dinner is your choice.

Includes: Breakfast | Puzzling World | Haast Pass

Day 7 Wanaka - Doubtful  Sound


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

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 | Doubtful Sound Overnight Experience | Kayaking in Fiordland | Dinner


Day 8 Doubtful 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 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 9 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 | Gondola and Luge | Optional activities | Dinner

Day 10 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'.


We continue to Christchurch for 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 | Jet Boat Ride | Final night dinner and games

Day 11 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....


Includes: Breakfast 

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 booking fee.

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