• Delve Deep New Zealand South Island

Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island

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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?

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Christchurch, New Zealand


    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 to Franz Josef Glacier region, via Hokitika

  3. Franz Josef Glacier region to Queenstown

  4. Queenstown

  5. Queenstown including Milford Sound

  6. Queenstown

  7. Queenstown to Lake Ohau, via Arrowtown

  8. Lake Ohau to Christchurch, via Lake Tekapo


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


- 1 night in a lodge, 6 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)


- 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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