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New Zealand-Best of the South Island
Prices From: A$1649.00
Tour Code: ONSI
Tour Duration: 11
Countries Visited: New Zealand


New Zealand lays claim to the lofty title of “Adrenaline Capital of the World”, and on the South Island, the only limit is how much fun you can cram into each day. Perfect for thrill-seekers with limited time to spend, this adventurous journey across the South Island delivers the top fun-per-minute ratio of any trip we offer. Spend time exploring glaciers, kayaking the Doubtful Sound in the remote splendour of Fiordland National Park, bike the historic towns of Central Otago and take in the scene in bustling Queenstown. Thrills? Oh, we’ve got thrills…

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Christchurch - Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2 Punakaiki (1B,1D) - Embark on the Trans Alpine Train, one of the world's most scenic train journeys. Pass through the Southern Alps to the West Coast.
  • Day 3-4 Franz Josef (2B,1D) - Enjoy an overnight stay in a lodge surrounded by rainforest. Explore the glacier in this UNESCO World Heritage area.
  • Day 5-7 Queenstown (3B) - Stop for lunch at the lakeside town of Wanaka before continuing on to the adventure capital of the world—Queenstown. Fill your time here with some of the adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour.
  • Day 8 Doubtful Sound (1B,1L,1D) - Visit Fiordland National Park en route to Doubtful Sound. Guided kayak excursion before overnighting in a bush camp surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and wildlife.
  • Day 9-10 Central Otago (2B,1L,1D) - Travel to Central Otago, famous for its vineyards and goldmines. Bike the rail trail from one historic town to the next, sampling local food and wine on the way.
  • Day 11 Christchurch (1B) - Travel back to Christchurch, where the tour ends in the evening after a city tour.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
12 Jan 201322 Jan 2013A$1649.00
26 Jan 201305 Feb 2013A$1649.00
23 Feb 201305 Mar 2013A$1649.00
23 Mar 201302 Apr 2013A$1649.00
20 Apr 201330 Apr 2013A$1649.00
04 May 201314 May 2013A$1649.00
18 May 201328 May 2013A$1649.00
01 Jun 201311 Jun 2013A$1649.00
15 Jun 201325 Jun 2013A$1649.00
29 Jun 201309 Jul 2013A$1649.00
13 Jul 201323 Jul 2013A$1649.00
27 Jul 201306 Aug 2013A$1649.00
10 Aug 201320 Aug 2013A$1649.00
24 Aug 201303 Sep 2013A$1649.00
07 Sep 201317 Sep 2013A$1649.00
21 Sep 201301 Oct 2013A$1649.00
05 Oct 201315 Oct 2013A$1649.00
19 Oct 201329 Oct 2013A$1649.00
02 Nov 201312 Nov 2013A$1649.00
16 Nov 201326 Nov 2013A$1649.00
23 Nov 201303 Dec 2013A$1649.00
30 Nov 201310 Dec 2013A$1649.00
07 Dec 201317 Dec 2013A$1649.00
14 Dec 201324 Dec 2013A$1649.00
21 Dec 201331 Dec 2013A$1649.00
28 Dec 201307 Jan 2014A$1649.00
04 Jan 201414 Jan 2014A$1649.00
11 Jan 201421 Jan 2014A$1649.00
18 Jan 201428 Jan 2014A$1649.00
25 Jan 201404 Feb 2014A$1649.00
01 Feb 201411 Feb 2014A$1649.00
08 Feb 201418 Feb 2014A$1649.00
15 Feb 201425 Feb 2014A$1649.00
22 Feb 201404 Mar 2014A$1649.00
01 Mar 201411 Mar 2014A$1649.00
08 Mar 201418 Mar 2014A$1649.00

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