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16D15N New Zealand: South Island Encompassed (ONSE)

16D15N New Zealand: South Island Encompassed (ONSE)

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From: $2704 From: €2574 From: £2210 From: RM11755 From: CAD3503 From: SGD3750 From: AUD3903 From: HKD21300
Wellington

Cities to Visit: Wellington - Queenstown - Te Anau - Christchurch - Kaikoura
Language: English

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Travel Period: from May 19, 2022 till June 22, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Explore the trails of Abel Tasman National Park by foot
~ Get an adrenaline rush in Queenstown
~ Cruise through the remote fjords of Milford Sound
~ Cycle the Otago Rail Trail
What To Expect
Now's the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travelers. If you prefer your travel experiences paired with adrenaline-pumping activities, then look no further than the South Island of New Zealand. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that features hiking, cycling, and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes — think rainforests, glaciers, and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is a, um, trip even when you’re not moving; accommodations include a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest itself. Do people still say rad? Well, this is rad.
  • Day 1: Wellington

    Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on a night out in Wellington. Choose to head to your CEO’s favourite local spot for dinner together before enjoying a social evening of bar games, music, and singing. Then you will have the option to bid in a charity auction for G Adventure’s not-for-profit organization, Planeterra for a chance to do a Canyon Swing and Fox in Queenstown! Grab a dancing partner or two and let the good times roll. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Check out New Zealand's National Museum, a must-see with great displays of historical Maori artifacts and relatively modern exhibits such as the motorbike that was built in a shed and won the world championships. Afterwards, opt for a night out on the town. Wellington has an abundance of nightlife, bars, cafes and restaurants all located on and around the entertainment district of Courtenay Place.

  • Day 2: Wellington - Abel Tasman National Park

    Don't forget those cameras before hopping on the morning ferry to cross the Cook Strait. Pro tip: make sure you stand outside and marvel at the views of the Marlborough Sounds at the tip of the South Island. Then drive past lush native forests, beautiful clear waters, blue skies, and golden sands as the group travels to Abel Tasman National Park. Catch a morning ferry and cross the scenic Cook Strait. Make sure to stand outside and enjoy the views of the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. Disembark and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park, well-known for its stunning white sand beaches.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: Abel Tasman National Park

    Picture this: birdsong ringing from the treetops as you wander through the undergrowth stumbling upon occasional waterfalls nestled in the midst of the forest. You take a dip in one of the refreshing pools before finding your way to pristine coastline and turquoise bays where you can soak up the sun and relax in the sand. This is the kind of day that awaits you in Abel Tasman NP, you are free to explore the golden beaches and winding waterways any way you’d like! So have fun, build a sand castle for us, and let the adventures continue!

    : Breakfast
  • Day 4: Abel Tasman National Park - Westport

    It’s off to Westport today! Breathe in the fresh air and soak in the beautiful views as the group heads south down the coast of black-sand beaches. Make a (very cool) pit stop to a seal colony in Cape Fouldwind and watch these majestic animals in their habitat before continuing on to Westport for the evening. Once you arrive grab a beer, talk to some locals, and discover the true charm of this coal mining town.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Westport - Franz Josef

    Continue on a scenic drive south along the coast to Punakaiki; think pancake rocks and blowholes (man, those are two random things we never thought would be in the same sentence). As a special spot full of local secrets Punakaiki is a great place to hop out of the bus, stretch those legs, and appreciate the strange beauty nature can create.
    Continue following the coastal road towards Franz Josef arriving at a unique wilderness lodge set in the rainforest for the night.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Franz Josef

    Enjoy a free day in Franz Josef. Today is all yours to spend as you please! From hiking to kayaking and walking on a glacier, there’s bound to be something you’ll want to check off that bucket list. If your goal is to make actual contact with the glacier then try a heli-hike or guided ice walk. Or you could let nature be your guide and lose yourself in the rainforests, lakes, and waterfalls that surround Franz Josef. If you’d rather stay in town, then grab a bite to eat before booking a spa treatment at the Glacier Hot Pools... the choice is yours!

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Franz Josef - Queenstown

    Hit the road to the adventure capital of the world — Queenstown. Sit back, relax and gaze out the window as you drive away from Glacier Country and wind through lush forests back to the coast and into the mountains over Haast Pass. The photo opportunities will seem endless (make sure those cameras are charged.) Then gear up and get ready because the adrenaline is going to be pumping the next few days.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 8: Queenstown

    Let’s put it this way, if you’re the sort of person that loves adventure mixed with adrenaline all while exploring one of the most scenic places in the country, then Queenstown is for you! Gear up for two days that are sure to leave you breathless. Free time in Queenstown is no joke, so be a dare devil and get ready to have those hearts pumping with some adrenaline-filled options like jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: Queenstown

    Let’s put it this way, if you’re the sort of person that loves adventure mixed with adrenaline all while exploring one of the most scenic places in the country, then Queenstown is for you! Gear up for two days that are sure to leave you breathless. Free time in Queenstown is no joke, so be a dare devil and get ready to have those hearts pumping with some adrenaline-filled options like jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 10: Queenstown - Te Anau

    Let your breathing finally return to normal as the group departs Queenstown to visit Fiordland National Park. After arriving, soak up the chill vibes on a boat cruise through one of the most iconic places in New Zealand — Milford Sound. Marvel at the views of one of the wettest places on Earth and then if you are feeling up to it, book a cruise across Lake Te Anau to visit a cave that is home to thousands of glowworms.

  • Day 11: Te Anau - Central Otago

    It’s time to discover the natural beauty of Te Anau with a morning of free time. Head out to hike on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, visit the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, and try a savoury pie from Miles Better Pies. Then, it’s time to transfer to Wedderburn in Central Otago to give the eastern part of the South Island some love.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12: Central Otago

    Enjoy the unique landscape of Central Otago while biking 35 km on the Otago Rail Trail. Cycle through one historic town after another and sample some local food and drink as you go.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 13: Wedderburn - Christchurch

    Scoot on up to Christchurch to explore the South Island’s largest city and one of the places in New Zealand with the strongest English influences. Enjoy free time to explore and see what the nightlife is all about with your travel tribe, and grab some shut eye in a converted jailhouse to finish the evening.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 14: Christchurch - Kaikoura

    Mountains, marine life, and magic! Kaikoura is pretty darn special, so special in fact, that it may be the South Island’s best kept secret. The best way to experience it is to get out there and witness what this rugged coastal town does best. Book a whale watching cruise, swim with seals, or just take a walk along the coast admiring the scenery. In the afternoon try bird watching, swim with dolphins or splurge on flight over the peninsula. Spend the afternoon swimming with dolphins or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters frequent the area.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 15: Kaikoura - Wellington

    Reminisce and reflect as you and the group travel to Picton to catch a ferry back to Wellington. Watch the majestic scenery of this country unfold before you and simply appreciate the moment (we know you’re probably already making plans to return.) Once back in the city grab some grub with your travel crew and let the good times roll for one last night out together.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 16: Wellington

    Depart at any time.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 15 nights’ accommodation
~ 14 breakfasts & 4 dinners
~ Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
~ All attractions as mention in tour.

Whats Excluded
~ International flights
~ Travel insurance
~ Personal expenses
~ Visa
~ Others not mentioned

Where to Visits

DATEPRICE
Feb 2023: 2, 9 & 13RM12735
Mar 2023: 2, 9 & 23RM12245
Apr 2023: 6, 20 & 27RM12245
May 2023: 11 & 25RM11755
Jun 2023: 8 & 22RM11755

Information



Travel Period: from May 19, 2022 till June 22, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Explore the trails of Abel Tasman National Park by foot
~ Get an adrenaline rush in Queenstown
~ Cruise through the remote fjords of Milford Sound
~ Cycle the Otago Rail Trail
What To Expect
Now's the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travelers. If you prefer your travel experiences paired with adrenaline-pumping activities, then look no further than the South Island of New Zealand. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that features hiking, cycling, and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes — think rainforests, glaciers, and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is a, um, trip even when you’re not moving; accommodations include a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest itself. Do people still say rad? Well, this is rad.
  • Day 1: Wellington

    Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on a night out in Wellington. Choose to head to your CEO’s favourite local spot for dinner together before enjoying a social evening of bar games, music, and singing. Then you will have the option to bid in a charity auction for G Adventure’s not-for-profit organization, Planeterra for a chance to do a Canyon Swing and Fox in Queenstown! Grab a dancing partner or two and let the good times roll. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Check out New Zealand's National Museum, a must-see with great displays of historical Maori artifacts and relatively modern exhibits such as the motorbike that was built in a shed and won the world championships. Afterwards, opt for a night out on the town. Wellington has an abundance of nightlife, bars, cafes and restaurants all located on and around the entertainment district of Courtenay Place.

  • Day 2: Wellington - Abel Tasman National Park

    Don't forget those cameras before hopping on the morning ferry to cross the Cook Strait. Pro tip: make sure you stand outside and marvel at the views of the Marlborough Sounds at the tip of the South Island. Then drive past lush native forests, beautiful clear waters, blue skies, and golden sands as the group travels to Abel Tasman National Park. Catch a morning ferry and cross the scenic Cook Strait. Make sure to stand outside and enjoy the views of the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. Disembark and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park, well-known for its stunning white sand beaches.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: Abel Tasman National Park

    Picture this: birdsong ringing from the treetops as you wander through the undergrowth stumbling upon occasional waterfalls nestled in the midst of the forest. You take a dip in one of the refreshing pools before finding your way to pristine coastline and turquoise bays where you can soak up the sun and relax in the sand. This is the kind of day that awaits you in Abel Tasman NP, you are free to explore the golden beaches and winding waterways any way you’d like! So have fun, build a sand castle for us, and let the adventures continue!

    : Breakfast
  • Day 4: Abel Tasman National Park - Westport

    It’s off to Westport today! Breathe in the fresh air and soak in the beautiful views as the group heads south down the coast of black-sand beaches. Make a (very cool) pit stop to a seal colony in Cape Fouldwind and watch these majestic animals in their habitat before continuing on to Westport for the evening. Once you arrive grab a beer, talk to some locals, and discover the true charm of this coal mining town.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Westport - Franz Josef

    Continue on a scenic drive south along the coast to Punakaiki; think pancake rocks and blowholes (man, those are two random things we never thought would be in the same sentence). As a special spot full of local secrets Punakaiki is a great place to hop out of the bus, stretch those legs, and appreciate the strange beauty nature can create.
    Continue following the coastal road towards Franz Josef arriving at a unique wilderness lodge set in the rainforest for the night.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Franz Josef

    Enjoy a free day in Franz Josef. Today is all yours to spend as you please! From hiking to kayaking and walking on a glacier, there’s bound to be something you’ll want to check off that bucket list. If your goal is to make actual contact with the glacier then try a heli-hike or guided ice walk. Or you could let nature be your guide and lose yourself in the rainforests, lakes, and waterfalls that surround Franz Josef. If you’d rather stay in town, then grab a bite to eat before booking a spa treatment at the Glacier Hot Pools... the choice is yours!

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Franz Josef - Queenstown

    Hit the road to the adventure capital of the world — Queenstown. Sit back, relax and gaze out the window as you drive away from Glacier Country and wind through lush forests back to the coast and into the mountains over Haast Pass. The photo opportunities will seem endless (make sure those cameras are charged.) Then gear up and get ready because the adrenaline is going to be pumping the next few days.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 8: Queenstown

    Let’s put it this way, if you’re the sort of person that loves adventure mixed with adrenaline all while exploring one of the most scenic places in the country, then Queenstown is for you! Gear up for two days that are sure to leave you breathless. Free time in Queenstown is no joke, so be a dare devil and get ready to have those hearts pumping with some adrenaline-filled options like jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: Queenstown

    Let’s put it this way, if you’re the sort of person that loves adventure mixed with adrenaline all while exploring one of the most scenic places in the country, then Queenstown is for you! Gear up for two days that are sure to leave you breathless. Free time in Queenstown is no joke, so be a dare devil and get ready to have those hearts pumping with some adrenaline-filled options like jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 10: Queenstown - Te Anau

    Let your breathing finally return to normal as the group departs Queenstown to visit Fiordland National Park. After arriving, soak up the chill vibes on a boat cruise through one of the most iconic places in New Zealand — Milford Sound. Marvel at the views of one of the wettest places on Earth and then if you are feeling up to it, book a cruise across Lake Te Anau to visit a cave that is home to thousands of glowworms.

  • Day 11: Te Anau - Central Otago

    It’s time to discover the natural beauty of Te Anau with a morning of free time. Head out to hike on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, visit the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, and try a savoury pie from Miles Better Pies. Then, it’s time to transfer to Wedderburn in Central Otago to give the eastern part of the South Island some love.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12: Central Otago

    Enjoy the unique landscape of Central Otago while biking 35 km on the Otago Rail Trail. Cycle through one historic town after another and sample some local food and drink as you go.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 13: Wedderburn - Christchurch

    Scoot on up to Christchurch to explore the South Island’s largest city and one of the places in New Zealand with the strongest English influences. Enjoy free time to explore and see what the nightlife is all about with your travel tribe, and grab some shut eye in a converted jailhouse to finish the evening.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 14: Christchurch - Kaikoura

    Mountains, marine life, and magic! Kaikoura is pretty darn special, so special in fact, that it may be the South Island’s best kept secret. The best way to experience it is to get out there and witness what this rugged coastal town does best. Book a whale watching cruise, swim with seals, or just take a walk along the coast admiring the scenery. In the afternoon try bird watching, swim with dolphins or splurge on flight over the peninsula. Spend the afternoon swimming with dolphins or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters frequent the area.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 15: Kaikoura - Wellington

    Reminisce and reflect as you and the group travel to Picton to catch a ferry back to Wellington. Watch the majestic scenery of this country unfold before you and simply appreciate the moment (we know you’re probably already making plans to return.) Once back in the city grab some grub with your travel crew and let the good times roll for one last night out together.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 16: Wellington

    Depart at any time.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 15 nights’ accommodation
~ 14 breakfasts & 4 dinners
~ Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
~ All attractions as mention in tour.

Whats Excluded
~ International flights
~ Travel insurance
~ Personal expenses
~ Visa
~ Others not mentioned
DATEPRICE
Feb 2023: 2, 9 & 13RM12735
Mar 2023: 2, 9 & 23RM12245
Apr 2023: 6, 20 & 27RM12245
May 2023: 11 & 25RM11755
Jun 2023: 8 & 22RM11755
★★★★★

118/120 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Nomads Capital, our Wellington hostel, is a Qualmark 5-star rated hostel, so you know that you will be staying in top quality budget accommodation. It is ideally located in Wellington’s central bohemian quarter, with comfy communal areas to meet other backpackers, making Nomads Wellington the best value place to stay on your arrival.

Motel

Harvey Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand

Our Old Macdonald's Farm Holiday Park is located in a farm setting alongside the Marahau river, hidden away amongst exotic and native plantings. Marahau is the entrance to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park coastal track with its bountiful golden beaches & sculptured granite cliffs, Abel Tasman must of thought he had discovered paradise! Old Macdonald's can cater for all of your activities, be it hiking, kayaking or water taxi transport we can arrange it for you. There is secure car parking, secluded camping & cabin accommodation's, river swimming, bookings & local information even Wi-Fi to stay in touch. Owned, Built & Operated by the Macdonald family for 25+ years, we feel our Holiday park will impress & meet all of your holiday requirements be it active or relaxing at an affordable price.

★★★★☆

72 Queen Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand

This historic 1860's building, originally a stately gentleman's residence, has a warm welcome and an easy charm. Enjoy our spacious common areas, beautiful gardens, woodwork and intricate pressed tin ceilings.

★★★★☆

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand

Nestled amongst the Southern Alps close to Franz Josef Glacier and countless scenic spots, Rainforest is the perfect base to explore New Zealand’s Glacier Country and the wild West Coast.

Motel

47 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Right in the heart of Queenstown, surrounded by soaring mountains and Lake Wakatipu, JUCY Snooze welcomes adventurers, thrill-seekers and travellers of all stripes.

★★★★☆

77 Manapouri-Te Anau Highway, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

The Tauri Family has been providing hospitality in the Fiordland area for over 50 years! Valerie & Colin Tauri arrived in Fiordland in 1961 and worked at Cascade Creek on the Milford Road before moving to Te Anau in 1963. Once there, they took over the Management of the Te Anau AA Motor Camp, which is now known as Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels.

★★★☆☆

338 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

Had a very fascinating history as the Addington Prison from 1874 to 1999, and since opening as a backpackers hostel in 2006 our amazing accommodation has become renowned as a must-stay on the backpacker circuit.

Motel

67 Beach Road, Kaikōura 7300, New Zealand

Dusky Lodge located in Kaikoura is a great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Our environmental ethos is gaining traction we have solar power helping to run all our ensuite and ensuite family rooms along with a recycling system in place.

★★★★★

118/120 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Nomads Capital, our Wellington hostel, is a Qualmark 5-star rated hostel, so you know that you will be staying in top quality budget accommodation. It is ideally located in Wellington’s central bohemian quarter, with comfy communal areas to meet other backpackers, making Nomads Wellington the best value place to stay on your arrival.

Motel

Harvey Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand

Our Old Macdonald's Farm Holiday Park is located in a farm setting alongside the Marahau river, hidden away amongst exotic and native plantings. Marahau is the entrance to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park coastal track with its bountiful golden beaches & sculptured granite cliffs, Abel Tasman must of thought he had discovered paradise! Old Macdonald's can cater for all of your activities, be it hiking, kayaking or water taxi transport we can arrange it for you. There is secure car parking, secluded camping & cabin accommodation's, river swimming, bookings & local information even Wi-Fi to stay in touch. Owned, Built & Operated by the Macdonald family for 25+ years, we feel our Holiday park will impress & meet all of your holiday requirements be it active or relaxing at an affordable price.

★★★★☆

72 Queen Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand

This historic 1860's building, originally a stately gentleman's residence, has a warm welcome and an easy charm. Enjoy our spacious common areas, beautiful gardens, woodwork and intricate pressed tin ceilings.

★★★★☆

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand

Nestled amongst the Southern Alps close to Franz Josef Glacier and countless scenic spots, Rainforest is the perfect base to explore New Zealand’s Glacier Country and the wild West Coast.

Motel

47 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Right in the heart of Queenstown, surrounded by soaring mountains and Lake Wakatipu, JUCY Snooze welcomes adventurers, thrill-seekers and travellers of all stripes.

★★★★☆

77 Manapouri-Te Anau Highway, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

The Tauri Family has been providing hospitality in the Fiordland area for over 50 years! Valerie & Colin Tauri arrived in Fiordland in 1961 and worked at Cascade Creek on the Milford Road before moving to Te Anau in 1963. Once there, they took over the Management of the Te Anau AA Motor Camp, which is now known as Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels.

★★★☆☆

338 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

Had a very fascinating history as the Addington Prison from 1874 to 1999, and since opening as a backpackers hostel in 2006 our amazing accommodation has become renowned as a must-stay on the backpacker circuit.

Motel

67 Beach Road, Kaikōura 7300, New Zealand

Dusky Lodge located in Kaikoura is a great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Our environmental ethos is gaining traction we have solar power helping to run all our ensuite and ensuite family rooms along with a recycling system in place.

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