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The Southern Drift

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The Southern Drift - Inspiring Journeys
The Southern Drift - Inspiring Journeys
Starts
Christchurch
+6 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Journey over fields and rivers on the TranzAlpine Train.
  • Kayak across the waters of magical Milford Sound.
  • Relax on a cruise out to the Tasman Sea.
  • Discover the icy landscape of Franz Josef Glacier.
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge, Resort
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Food & Culinary, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural
Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour The Southern Drift, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. The Southern Drift is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
  • Paul Manley's review about another Inspiring Journeys tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour exceeded our expectations on all fronts except for the accommodation at Wildman Wilderness Lodge which was full of bugs and stifling hot at night. Most of the meals were excellent but a few lunches had mediocre sandwiches.

  • CarlieFyfe's review about another Inspiring Journeys tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great to see regions of Victoria I had never visited before. Very easy driving days and distances with generous start times. Food was amazing!

  • Mick Duck's review about another Inspiring Journeys tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our guide James was so knowledgeable and always ensured that everyone was well looked after. The hotels were fantastic and the food was so far above and beyond what you would expect in the outback. I cannot wait to do another Inspiromg Journeys trip

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier
  3. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier
  4. Day 4: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown Journey Select
  6. Day 6: Queenstown Free Time
  7. Day 7: Queenstown – Milford Sound
  8. Day 8: Milford Sound Cruise
  9. Day 9: Milford Sound – Dunedin
  10. Day 10: Dunedin
  11. Day 11: Dunedin – Christchurch
  12. Day 12: Farewell from Christchurch

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Do I need to advise you if I have any mobility issues or a serious medical condition?

      Its essential you advise our team of Travel Experts at the time of booking if you have any mobility issues or serious medical conditions so that we can ensure, as much as possible, your needs are met on your tour. Unfortunately, due to space considerations on this tour, it is not possible to accommodate motorised scooters and non-collapsible wheelchairs.

    • Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

      If you have a special dietary requirement such as gluten-free, vegetarian etc please advise our team of Travel Experts at the time of booking to ensure the tour operator can do their best to accommodate your request.

    • When will I receive my travel documents?

      Your travel documents will be posted to you in a travel wallet which will contain your documents and luggage tags to you approximately four weeks before your departure date.

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    Location
    Start and end in Christchurch.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Inspiring Journeys booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 August 2019 the full payment of $6,288 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $6288 for The Southern Drift, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,163 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 190 km
    • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
    • 168 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 222 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 71 km
    • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
    • 165 km
    • Wedderburn (New Zealand)
    • 142 km
    • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
    • 206 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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