• Delve Deep New Zealand South Island

Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island

Trip Overview

(Previously called: Southern Explorer) TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Take one week of pure unadulterated Kiwi adventures and turn them into a trip of a lifetime. From the adrenalin-pumping capital of Queenstown to the jaw-dropping scenery of Franz Josef, Milford Sound and Mackenzie Region, this is your chance to see all this great southern island has to offer - with a bunch of mates just as stoked to be here as you are. It's time to dive in: you ready?

Worth noting…
On this trip, we’ll be staying in a range of local accommodation – mixed-sex couples travelling together may be separated on some nights.

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Trip itinerary

  1. Christchurch (South Island, New Zealand)

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    One minute you’re stuck in that boring home routine, ‘nek minnit’ you’re landing in Christchurch, meeting a bunch of people who are 100% different but 100% the same. We’re kicking things off with an included group dinner – swap notes on all the weird and wonderful stuff you’re planning to do. Get ready to delve into the South Island’s local hot spots, legendary cities and mind-blowing natural wonders. See you in the morning!

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Christchurch – Hokitika – Franz Josef Glacier Region

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  3. Franz Josef Glacier Region – Queenstown

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  4. Queenstown

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  5. Queenstown, including Milford Sound

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  6. Queenstown

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  7. Queenstown – Arrowtown – Lake Ohau

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  8. Lake Ohau – Lake Tekapo – Christchurch

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What's included

Included experiences

  • - Visit Hokitika
  • - Visit Lake Matheson
  • - Stay in the scenic Franz Josef region
  • - Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (including lunch)
  • - Mountain biking excursion in Arrowtown
  • - Orientation walk of Christchurch with Trip Leader

Accommodation

- 4 nights in hostels (twin-share), 2 nights in lodges (quad-share), 1 night in hotel-style accommodation (triple-share) Please note: on nights 1, 2 and 7 (Christchurch, Franz Josef and Lake Ohau) you may stay in larger rooms (up to quad-share) with travellers of the same gender. Mixed-sex couples travelling together may be separated on these nights.

Transport

- Air-conditioned minicoach

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Glacier Heli-hike excursion in Franz Josef Glacier region: from $485

- Scenic flight over Franz Josef: from $280

- Jet boating in Queenstown: from $129

- Canyon swinging in Queenstown: from $199

- Bungy jumping in Queenstown: from $205

- Skydiving in Queenstown: from $299

- Funyaking in Queenstown: from $299

- Wilderness Jet adventure in Queenstown: from $209

- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River: from $199

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    Had the best time during my trip to NZ.

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