Hike the popular Mt Cook National Park after departing from Christchurch for this tour. Enjoy a unique Fiordland experience and keep your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins. Sample marlborough wine as you stay in dorm share accommodation for the eight nights of the trip. Other highlights include Fox Glacier, Hamner Springs and Thunder Creek falls. Get your adventure on in Queenstown and try your hand at rafting, bungy or skydiving. The tour ends in Wellington on the final day.
Max Passengers: 36
AUD $1385.00EUR €1195.00GBP £915.00
|Tour Style||Unleashed 18-39|
|Route||Christchurch to Wellington|
|Price (adult)||AUD $1385.00EUR €1195.00GBP £915.00|
|Valid||31 March 2013 - 30 March 2014|
Itinerary: day by day
Day 1 – Christchurch to Fox Glacier
Welcome to New Zealand! We kick things off with a morning spent exploring the city of Christchurch before jumping on our luxurious air conditioned coach and heading out to the stunning Fox Glacier. (D)
Day 2 – Fox Glacier to Queenstown
Wake up in Westland National Park, home to towering peaks and shimmering Fox Glacier. Later, we journey onto Queenstown and pass Lakes Hawea and Wanaka on the way. We travel through Haast Pass and our next point of interest is Thunder Creek Falls, an amazing waterfall set among lush rainforest. (BD)
Day 3 – Queenstown
For adrenalin junkies and leisure seekers, Queenstown – the undisputed adventure capital of New Zealand has it all! With so many activities on offer, you’re bound to find something fun to do – bungy jumping, the Shotover Jet, boat safari or horseback riding. All activities are optional and at your own expense. (B)
Day 4 – Queenstown to Fiordland Experience
It’s onwards passed Lake Wakatipu for tonight we’re taking to the Fiord with an exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound, surely one of New Zealand’s most picturesque areas. Keep an eye out for fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and even penguins. Between September and May we spend the night out on the water. (BD)
Day 5 – Fiordland Experience to Lake Ohau
Back on dry land, we travel over Lindis Pass and visit the town of Te Anau where we enjoy some remarkable views over the largest lake in New Zealand. (BD)
Day 6 – Lake Ohau to Hanmer Springs
We travel into Christchurch to pick up some new travellers. We’ll stop for lunch at a sheep station and learn about life on the farm. Mixing thrilling adventure with a relaxed atmosphere, Hanmer Springs offers thermal pools, mountain biking or even just stroll around town. (BLD)
Day 7 – Hanmer Springs to Nelson via Kaikoura
Spot fur seals at Ohau Point before reaching Kaikoura — a small town situated between the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges and waters of the Pacific Ocean. Why not make the most of your afternoon with some whale watching or dolphin swimming (optional and own expense). (B)
Day 8 – Nelson
Make sure you have your camera ready for Abel Tasman National Park! Here you can journey into a world where native bush meets golden sands, hidden bays and crystal blue waters. Stroll the many walking tracks, or maybe take to the water by boat or ocean kayak. (BD)
Day 9 – Nelson to Wellington
Say goodbye to the South Island as we hop on a ferry and cross the Cook Strait catching the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds from the viewing decks. Our trip ends in Wellington. (B)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.
Departure location : Elm Hotel, Christchurch at 7:00am and Jailhouse Hostel, Christchurch at 7.30am
Arrival location : Select Wellington accommodation day 9
Apr: 01 08 22
May: 01 22 31
Jun: 21 30
Jul: 21 30
Aug: 20 29
Oct: 05 19
Nov: 04 18
Dec: 04 18
Jan: 03 17
Feb: 02 16
Mar: 04 18
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- Experienced tour guide
- Accommodation transfers
- Meals as indicated
- 2 nights in hotels/motels, 4 night in lodges/cabins, 1 night in a hostel, and 1 night cruise on Milford Sound (seasonal - operates September to May).
Accommodation Upgrade: includes 7 nights budget ensuite accommodation and 1 night dorm accommodation with share facilities
APR - JUN 2013
Twin/Dbl: AUD $1610 / €1385 / ₤1060
Single: AUD $2105 / €1810 / ₤1295
JUL 2013 - MAR 2014
Twin/Dbl: AUD $1640 / €1415 / ₤1080
Single: AUD $2135 / €1840 / ₤1315
What to bring
- Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
- Swimming gear
- Hat & sunscreen
- Motion sickness tablets
- Water bottle
- Towel and toiletries
- Warm clothing and waterproof jacket
- Insect repellent
- Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions and weather extremes. See terms and conditions for full details.
- This tour is strictly for 18-39 year olds only.
- Tour is operated by tour partner Topdeck Travel.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
- Adventure Tours reserve the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
- A STRICT luggage limit of 20kg applies.