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Southern Voyager - Wild Kiwi
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Southern Voyager

7 days
4.7
(84)
Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Wild Kiwi
Max group size:
18
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
101680
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Highlights

  • Get your adrenaline fix in the adventure capital of the World, Queenstown with a bungy jump or skydive.
  • Cruise through what is considered the 8th Wonder of the World, Milford Sound.
  • Hike, heli or climb New Zealand’s steepest glacier, Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Hike the Hooker Valley for up-close views of New Zealand’s highest peak.

Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the Adventure tour Southern Voyager, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Voyager includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Franz Josef
  2. Day 2: Franz Josef
  3. Day 3: Franz Josef to Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown and Milford Sound
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown to Mt Cook
  7. Day 7: Mt Cook to Christchurch
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  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.1
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  • Southern Voyager reviewer 1
    · February 11th, 2020
    Booking a tour with Wild Kiwi might have been one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s amazing how much you get to see in just one week. Unfortunately our group didn’t manage to do the Helihike in the two possible locations because of the weather, but... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Marta, thanks for your epic review! We are stoked to hear you had a great time exploring New Zealand with Wild Kiwi and our guide Julien! We hope to see you on tour again soon.
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    Trip date: January 2020
  • Southern Voyager reviewer 2
    · January 29th, 2020
    Just returned back from the best week exploring the South Island on the Southern Voyager and can say I had one of the best weeks ever! Every stop was absolutely breathtaking, made even better by some pretty incredible local knowledge and culture from... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Emma, thanks for your epic review! We are stoked to hear you had a great time exploring the South Island with Wild Kiwi and our wicked guide Big Ben! We hope to see you on tour again soon.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • G
    · January 28th, 2020
    Had an absolutely amazing time with wild kiwi tours! Ben was a fantastic guide- a great mixture of professionalism and fun. Everything was very well organised and don’t think I could have done more with the time we’ve had!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Gabriele! It was a pleasure to show you the best of the South Island. We hope to see you on board with Wild Kiwi again soon.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • AA
    · December 21st, 2019
    Awesome tour!! Our tour guide was amazing! Highly recommend!!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Alexandria, thank you for your review of our Wild Kiwi 'Southern Voyager' trip and Julien, our guide. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on tour with us and hope to see you again soon.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • LS
    · December 12th, 2019
    fabulous week despite terrible weather. Julien was fabulous and great group. would definitely recommend
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Lousie, thanks for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear you had a great time exploring the South Island with Wild Kiwi and our fabulous guide Julien.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • Southern Voyager reviewer 6
    · November 29th, 2019
    This was a wonderful trip. Julien was a brilliant guide who seamlessly organised everything, answered all our questions and was a great laugh too. The other people on the tour were lovely and super friendly and we all got on like a house on fire. We saw... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Jonathan, cheers for the epic review! We are stoked you had a great time exploring the south with Wild Kiwi and our guide Julien!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • MG
    · November 27th, 2019
    Great way to explore NZ’s South Island in a week. Very cool itinerary!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Maria, thanks for the review, we are pleased to hear you had a great time exploring the South Island with Wild Kiwi!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • AP
    · November 10th, 2019
    It's amazing guys. Just book it..
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the recommendation Andreas! We hope to see you on tour again soon :)
    Trip date: November 2019
  • RA
    · October 28th, 2019
    I had the best time exploring the south island, however there were 2 - 3 points that could be improved 1- in one of the hostels they booked a 8people room, where they could have payed 4$ more per person and book a two 4person rooom. 2- The day we... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Roni, thanks for your review! It's unfortunate the weather was not wanting to play ball for you when you were going to Milford Sound, however we are pleased to hear you still had a great trip with Wild Kiwi.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • AM
    · September 22nd, 2019
    Just finished the tour and can honestly say I had some of the best days of my life. The itinerary for this tour is perfect for anyone wanting to do see and experience a lot of South Island in a short time. It suits your style whether your someone... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Aaron! You certainly made the most of your time in New Zealand and completed many of your activities off your bucket list. It was a pleasure to show you the best of the South Island. We hope to see you on... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019

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7 days
Southern Voyager
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour end?

      After a day of experiencing Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good Shepherd and much more, you arrive back into Christchurch at approximately 4 pm. You can choose to get dropped off in the city centre or at Christchurch Airport - that's entirely up to you.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour starts at 9.30 am from Christchurch International Airport, where you will be heading for the dizzying heights of Arthur’s Pass and the stunning snow-capped Southern Alps. This is only the beginning of your Southern adventure!

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      This tour starts at the airport in Christchurch, and when the tour is finished you can choose whether you would like to be dropped off at Christchurch airport or city centre.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this tour is from 18 to 35 years old. This means that children and young travellers under the age of 18 and more mature travellers above the age of 35 are not eligible to participate in this tour.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      A single supplement is not available for this tour, so if you are a solo traveller, you will be roomed in quad-share accommodation with 3 fellow travellers of the same gender.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are (all prices are in NZ$):

      Bungy Jumping. Price: from $175
      Kayaking. Price: from $115
      Milford Sound. Price: $80
      Jet Boating From $120
      Skydiving over Southern Alps. Price: from $340
      Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike. Price: $459
      Quad Biking. Price: $160
      Lake Tekapo Scenic Flight. Price: $375
      Paragliding. Price: $215
      Canyon Swing. Price: from $215
      Horse Trekking. Price: from $120
      Heli-Mountain Biking. Price: $399
      Skyswing. Price: from $150
      Rafting. Price: $219
      Funyaks. Price: $319
      Ziptrek Ecotours. Price: from $185
      Canyoning. Price: $200
      Horse Riding. Price: from $95

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that prices are subject to change.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 18th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 18th, 2021, a minimum payment of 15% is required to confirm your booking with Wild Kiwi. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Wild Kiwi will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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