10-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch. This 10-day small-group tour, will take you on a remarkable adventure around the lower South Island of New Zealand with a knowledgeable local guide. Guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track, the "Haast" tour journeys down the wild west coast of New Zealand, visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka and the vibrant lakeside town of Queenstown. Visit Fiordland, revered as one of New Zealand's most scenic national parks and enjoy a boat cruise through Doubtful Sound. Return north via New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook, and visit turquoise Lake Tekapo. The tour finishes in Christchurch, with the option for drop-off at the airport at 8am or a free day in the city on the final day.

10-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch - Christchurch, New Zealand

Multi-day Tour
Duration:10 days
Price: Starting from $1823.00 per person
This 10-day small-group tour, will take you on a remarkable adventure around the lower South Island of New Zealand with a knowledgeable local guide. Guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track, the "Haast" tour journeys down the wild west coast of New Zealand, visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka and the vibrant lakeside town of Queenstown. Visit Fiordland, revered as one of New Zealand's most scenic national parks and enjoy a boat cruise through Doubtful Sound. Return north via New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook, and visit turquoise Lake Tekapo. The tour finishes in Christchurch, with the option for drop-off at the airport at 8am or a free day in the city on the final day.
This 10-day small-group tour, will take you on a remarkable adventure around the lower South Island of New Zealand with a knowledgeable local guide. Guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track, the "Haast" tour journeys down the wild west coast of New Zealand, visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka and the vibrant lakeside town of Queenstown. Visit Fiordland, revered as one of New Zealand's most scenic national parks and enjoy a boat cruise through Doubtful Sound. Return north via New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook, and visit turquoise Lake Tekapo. The tour finishes in Christchurch, with the option for drop-off at the airport at 8am or a free day in the city on the final day.

Day 1: Christchurch to Franz Josef
Travel over the famous Arthur’s Pass to the historic gold mining town of Greymouth and then down onto the West Coast. You will visit Hokitika, famous for pounamu (jade), en route to Franz Josef, home of the mighty glacier.
Accommodation: Lodge in the rainforest

Day 2: Free day in Franz Josef
The day is spent in Franz Josef, a World Heritage area. As well as the glacier, the area is famous for its excellent walking trails. There are many great options, but a guided trip (at passenger's own expense) will enable you to get closer to the glacier.
Accommodation: Lodge in the rainforest

Day 3: Franz Josef to Wanaka
Depart early to visit Lake Matheson for a walk at this amazing mirror lake, stop at Fox Glacier for pickups, and then travel through the mountainous Haast Pass and Makarora. We pass by the beautiful Lake Hawea and arrive in Wanaka late afternoon.
Accommodation: Central Hostel
Activities: Walk Lake Matheson, visit Blue Pools, explore Wanaka.

Day 4: Wanaka to Queenstown
Take a guided bike tour around the lake before we depart Wanaka mid-morning and cruise down to the famous A.J. Hackett bungy site, where you can bungy if you dare! Then, it’s on to the ‘Adventure Capital of the World!’ Queenstown.
Accommodation: Central Hostel
Activities: Guided Bike Tour

Days 5, 6 & 7: Queenstown
With so much to see and do in and around Queenstown, you need three full days to take it all in! You'll also get to experience the famous Shotover Jet (Day 5) and take day trip to the spectacular Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park (Day 6). Other optional activities are at your own expense.
Accommodation: Central Hostel

Day 8: Queenstown to Mt Cook
Tonight we stay at the base of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Mount Cook. Head out on a hike among awe-inspiring scenery. It's the perfect place for stargazing too!
Accommodation: Stunning Alpine Lodge.

Day 9: Mt Cook to Christchurch
We make our way through the 'Lord of the Rings' landscape past turquoise Lake Tekapo, where we stop for ice-skating, snow tubing or a swim at the hot springs. Continue on to arrive in Christchurch later in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Backpackers near city center.

Day 10: Free day in Christchurch
You have the option to be dropped off at the Christchurch International Airport at 8am or spend a free day exploring the South Island's largest city at your leisure. This is where your journey comes to an end. We hope you had a blast!

 

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