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8 reviews
Big South - Wild Kiwi
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Big South

14 days
4.8
(8)
Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Wild Kiwi
Max group size:
18
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
110618
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Highlights

  • Explore the Abel Tasman National Park, known for it’s golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and it’s world-famous coast track.
  • Experience the abundant wild life up close and personal in Kaikoura.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the Adventure tour Big South, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 9 other destinations in New Zealand. Big South 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
  8. Day 8: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs
  9. Day 9: Hanmer Springs to Westport
  10. Day 10: Westport to Abel Tasman
  11. Day 11: Abel Tasman
  12. Day 12: Abel Tasman - Golden Bay Day Trip
  13. Day 13: Abel Tasman to Kaikoura via Marlborough
  14. Day 14: Kaikoura to Christchurch
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Where You'll Stay

Hostel
13 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
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  • SK
    · February 26th, 2020
    My trip was absolutely amazing!! Thank you Tourradar and Wild Kiwi!!!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Sarah, thanks for your review! That's great to hear you had a great time exploring the South Island with Wild Kiwi! We hope to see you on tour again soon.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • JJ
    · February 16th, 2020
    Overall, an amazing experience. The tour lets you be as social or as independent as you'd like, but you're missing out if you don't hang out with the amazing people of Wild Kiwi! If you've got Julian as a guide, you've got a free source of honest... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Jason, thanks for your amazing review! We are so pleased to hear you had a great time exploring the South Island with Wild Kiwi and our guides Julien and Telli! We hope to see you on tour again soon!
    Trip date: January 2020
  • KN
    · February 15th, 2020
    This tour has been enriching, fun, and a life changing experience. To meet complete strangers of different backgrounds and to finish the tour as friends, even family. I am thankful for the guides Julian and Telli, they made this journey a complete... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Kenneth, thanks for your epic review! We are stoked to hear you had an amazing time exploring the South Island with Wild Kiwi and our guides Julian and Telli. We hope to see you on tour again soon! Europe or Australia might have to be next on your... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2020
  • Big South reviewer 4
    · January 28th, 2020
    Had an absolutely awesome two weeks travelling the south island of New Zealand. It was hands down the most spectacular place I have been too!! The tour guide Ben made it so enjoyable and was very knowledgeable about the country and activities on offer,... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you William for your wonderful review of your Wild Kiwi Big South tour. It was a pleasure to show you the best of the South Island with Ben as your guide. We hope to see you on board with Wild Kiwi again soon.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • SL
    · May 2nd, 2019
    Fun activities to choose from, just what I was looking for. Accommodation is not always as nice as they advertise it to be. The first guide was awesome. The other one I wished that he could talk to us more about NZ (history/nature/culture etc.)
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for your recommendation Shimeng! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed exploring all that the South Island has to offer.
    Trip date: April 2019
  • S
    · February 9th, 2019
    Ben has been an incredible tour guide! He shared his true passion, joy and knowledge with the group, and ensured everybody was having an amazing time :).
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Ben is great isnt he! We are stoked to hear that you had a great time exploring the South Island.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • MS
    · December 16th, 2018
    Awesome tour of the south. Got to see some amazing places with some amazing people. The southern part of the tour was epic every single day. The only drawback was that the northern part of south (second week for me) was a bit light on the activity front.
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for these awesome photos, looks like you has a great time!
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    Trip date: December 2018
  • Big South reviewer 8
    · August 13th, 2018
    I have already done the North Island with Wild Kiwi so I knew what to expect, however, the South Island was so different. Tolan (T) went above what was asked of him and even cooked for us most nights. The South Island is beautiful. Sometimes we had long... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Yay! We're so glad that you loved your time with Tolan! Thank you for leaving us such a great review!
    Trip date: August 2018

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Big South
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