South Island Explorer (2018)

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South Island Explorer (2018) - APT
South Island Explorer (2018) - APT
+7 Destinations
New Zealand South Island


Start and end in Christchurch! With the in-depth cultural tour South Island Explorer (2018), you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. South Island Explorer (2018) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
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    4.0 - Good

    We went on the Southern Sensation premier plus tour. It was absolutely amazing!! We live in the North Island and i can honestly say i fell in love with my country all over again. We had never been to the south island before and wanted to go and explore... Read more

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    4.0 - Good

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    5.0 - Excellent

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch, Mt Cook
  3. Day 3: Mt Cook
  4. Day 4: Mt Cook, Dunedin
  5. Day 5: Dunedin, Te Anau
  6. Day 6: Te Anau
  7. Day 7: Te Anau, Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown
  8. Day 8: Queenstown
  9. Day 9: Queenstown
  10. Day 10: Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier
  11. Day 11: Franz Josef Glacier, TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch
  12. Day 12: Depart Christchurch

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

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

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  • Bernard5th October 2018
    Very efficient and knowledgeable staff, Was quick and complete. We knew what we wanted and the info and reservation was made quickly and efficiently.



South Island Explorer (2018)

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 27, 2019
    from Christchurch
    12 Days
    Mar 10, 2019
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    Mar 22, 2019
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    Apr 3, 2019
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    12 Days
    Apr 14, 2019
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    Sep 17, 2019
    from Christchurch
    12 Days
    Sep 28, 2019
    to Christchurch
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Start and end in Christchurch.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this APT booking. The remaining balance is then payable 120 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 June 2019 the full payment of $4,028 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 120 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4028 for South Island Explorer (2018), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,246 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 206 km
  • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
  • 241 km
  • Dunedin (New Zealand)
  • 223 km
  • Te Anau (New Zealand)
  • 84 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
  • 71 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 52 km
  • Wanaka (New Zealand)
  • 170 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 199 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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