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New Zealand – South Island Multisport

15 days, Christchurch to Christchurch

Kayaks set up and ready to take the plunge at Abel Tasman, New Zealand

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, cruise along the waters of Milford Sound, and take two wheels through the trails around Mt Cook. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's time to start packing.

15 days

Christchurch to Christchurch

From$26059HKD
Valid on Nov 20 2022
Trip Code: ONSM

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New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, cruise along the waters of Milford Sound, and take two wheels through the trails around Mt Cook. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's time to start packing.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

15 days

Christchurch to Christchurch

From$26059HKD
Valid on Nov 20 2022
Trip Code: ONSM

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for New Zealand – South Island Multisport

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

Please note that when in Franz Josef optional activities may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Itinerary

Day 1Christchurch

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Christchurch/Kaikoura

Transfer to Kaikoura, with a free afternoon to explore the area or take in an optional activity.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Kaikoura/Nelson

Take in the scenery of the South Island while travelling to New Zealand's sunshine capital, Nelson. Sample some local produce and wine as you travel through the renowned Marlborough wine region. Enjoy free time to explore upon arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Nelson

Experience the stunning natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park by boat, sea kayak and on foot. After a full day of exploring, reward your efforts with a well earned meal at one of Nelson's gourmet eateries.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Nelson/Lake Brunner

Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Lake Brunner/Franz Josef

Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Franz Josef

A free day for optional activities. Options include a helicopter hike, a glacier valley walk, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Franz Josef/Wanaka

Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Wanaka/Queenstown

Drive the winding route between Wanaka and Queenstown passing through picturesque wine country, the towering Crown Range Mountains, and the turquoise waters of the Kawarau River. Watch as the scenery shifts from vast open valleys to the hustle and bustle of the city, and get ready to enjoy a free afternoon in the "adventure capital of the world."

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Queenstown

Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Queenstown

Travel to the fjords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Queenstown for the night.

Day 12Queenstown/Twizel

Enjoy free time in Queenstown, before travelling on to the Aoraki/Mt Cook region.

Day 13Twizel

Prepare for an action packed day! Start on two-wheels on a mountain biking excursion around the Aoraki/Mt Cook region. In the afternoon, discover stunning landscapes on foot.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Twizel/Christchurch

Travel back to Christchurch. Head out for an orientation walk with your CEO before enjoying a few hours to explore the city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Christchurch

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
  • Abel Tasman National Park hike
  • Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki pancake rocks visit
  • Seal colony stop
  • Okarito Lagoon walk
  • Full-day Routeburn Track hiking excursion
  • Fiordland National Park visit
  • Cruise through Milford Sound
  • Mount Cook cycling excursion
  • Hike the Mt Cook region
  • Orientation walk in Christchurch
  • Free time in Franz Josef and Queenstown
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/hostels (14 nts, some multi-share).

Meals

12 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Allow USD375-490 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, kayak, boat, bicycle, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Queenstown Shotover Jet - From $799.00

Take a thrilling jet boat along the Shotover River of Queenstown – strap in and get ready to get wet.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

New Zealand – South Island Multisport

| 15 days - Christchurch to Christchurch - from $26059 HKD