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South Island Adventure

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Product Code : AGORA870

Embark on a thrilling South Island Adventure and explore the majestic landscapes of New Zealand's South Island. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland National Park, cruise through Milford Sound, and experience the adrenaline rush of adventure activities in Queenstown. Marvel at the Franz Josef Glacier and be captivated by the stunning alpine scenery of Mount Cook. This private tour offers a perfect blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation, making it an unforgettable journey through the South Island's highlights.

Day 1: Arrival in South Island, Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at the South Island airport, you will be greeted by a friendly guide who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and relax after your journey, getting ready for the exciting adventure ahead.


Day 2: Christchurch to Queenstown (486km / 6.5hrs)

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your hotel, embark on a scenic drive from Christchurch to Queenstown. Marvel at the ever-changing landscapes as you pass by picturesque lakes, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains. Take breaks along the way to stretch your legs and capture stunning photographs. Arrive in Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, and take in the breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.


Day 3: Milford Sound Cruise and Fiordland National Park

Today, get ready for a memorable full-day excursion to Milford Sound, nestled within the magnificent Fiordland National Park. Embark on a scenic drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound (295km / 4.5hrs), passing through breathtaking alpine scenery. Once at Milford Sound, board a cruise and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush rainforests. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as dolphins and seals. After the cruise, return to Queenstown and spend the evening at your leisure.


Day 4: Queenstown Adventure Activities

Indulge in the thrilling adventure activities that Queenstown is famous for. Choose from a wide range of adrenaline-pumping experiences, such as bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, or zip-lining. If you prefer a more relaxed day, opt for a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob's Peak, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu. In the evening, explore the vibrant town, sampling delicious cuisine and experiencing the lively nightlife.


Day 5: Queenstown to Franz Josef (353km / 4.5hrs)

Depart Queenstown and embark on a scenic drive to Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes as you drive through verdant rainforests, alongside rushing rivers, and past serene lakes. Take in the beauty of New Zealand's rugged West Coast. Upon reaching Franz Josef, a small village nestled at the base of the glacier, take the opportunity to explore the area on foot. Join a guided hike or helicopter tour to witness the stunning Franz Josef Glacier up close.


Day 6: Franz Josef to Mount Cook (333km / 4.5hrs)

After breakfast, continue your journey north to Mount Cook. Admire the breathtaking alpine scenery as you drive through the rugged landscapes of the Southern Alps. Marvel at the turquoise lakes, vast valleys, and majestic mountains that surround you. Arrive at Mount Cook National Park and embark on a guided hike in the picturesque Hooker Valley, soaking in the awe-inspiring views. In the evening, enjoy stargazing, as Mount Cook is renowned for its clear and unpolluted night sky.


Day 7: Mount Cook to Christchurch (332km / 4.5hrs)

On the final day of your South Island adventure, depart from Mount Cook and make your way to Christchurch. Enjoy the scenic drive through the stunning Canterbury Plains, adorned with charming rural towns and rolling farmlands. Arrive in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island, and embark on a guided city tour to discover the highlights of this vibrant city. Visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens, stroll along the Avon River, explore the Canterbury Museum, and appreciate the innovative street art. In the evening, indulge in a farewell dinner, savoring the flavors of the South Island.


Day 8: Christchurch City Tour

Spend an additional day in Christchurch to further explore the city's attractions. Take a leisurely walk through the tranquil Hagley Park, visit the historic Christchurch Cathedral, and experience the bustling atmosphere of the Riverside Market. Explore the quirky and creative container mall, known as Re:START, which showcases local businesses in colorful shipping containers. In the afternoon, you can also choose to visit the International Antarctic Centre for a fascinating insight into the Antarctic region. Enjoy another night in Christchurch.


Day 9: Christchurch - Kaikoura (181km / 2.5hrs)

Leave Christchurch behind and drive along the picturesque coastline to the coastal town of Kaikoura. Known for its rich marine life, this town offers opportunities for whale watching, swimming with dolphins, or spotting seals lounging on the rocky shores. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and enjoy fresh seafood cuisine. Spend the night in Kaikoura, taking in the peaceful seaside atmosphere.


Day 10: Kaikoura - Marlborough Wine Region (170km / 2.5hrs)

Today, depart from Kaikoura and head to the renowned Marlborough wine region. Explore the vineyards and indulge in wine tastings, sampling the world-class Sauvignon Blanc and other varietals produced in this region. Enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the vineyards and soak in the scenic beauty of the rolling hills. In the afternoon, you can also visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, which showcases a fascinating collection of classic aircraft.


Day 11: Departure from South Island

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the South Island airport for your departure, marking the end of your South Island Adventure. Take with you unforgettable memories of the majestic landscapes, thrilling activities, and warm hospitality of the South Island of New Zealand.

- Arrival and departure airport transfers

- Accommodation throughout the tour

- Daily breakfast at the hotel from Day 2 onward

- Scenic drives and transportation between cities

- Sightseeing tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary

- English-speaking guide for guided excursions

- Entrance fees to national parks and attractions

- Milford Sound cruise

- Hiking in Franz Josef and Mount Cook

- Assistance with trip planning and itinerary customization

- International airfare to and from New Zealand

- Meals other than breakfast

- Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and telephone calls

- Travel insurance (recommended for all participants)

- Visa fees, if applicable

- Gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff (at your discretion)