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'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) - Contiki
9 days

'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days)

From Christchurch to Christchurch
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US $1,135
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  • Take a cruise in the beautiful Milford Sound
  • Experience a Scenic Helicopter Flight and Glacier Landing
  • See a native greenstone carving demonstration and Maori art
  • Get stunning sweeping views of Queenstown by Ledge Swing


Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days), you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) includes accommodation as well as 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 Glacier
  3. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown
  7. Day 7: Queenstown to Te Anau via Milford Sound
  8. Day 8: Te Anau to Lake Ohau
  9. Day 9: Lake Ohau to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo
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  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

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  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) reviewer 1
    October 14, 2019
    South Island is the most beautiful place I've ever seen!
    Trip date: September 2019
  • CQ
    October 06, 2019
    Rae, our trip manager, and Dylan, our driver, were great. They were always punctual, cheery and really friendly even in early mornings (which are really hard not for grumpy people like me lol), and made sure the whole tour is smooth and totally stress... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) reviewer 3
    July 05, 2019
    Couldn't recommend NZ or this Contiki Tour enough! In terms of Scenery, nightlife, adventure activities, and value for money - the South Island and this tour delivers. Our guide Susie was an absolute legend, who went above and beyond to ensure... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) reviewer 4
    March 14, 2019
    This trip was amazing! I'd highly recommend everyone doing a Contiki at some point in their life. I met some amazing people from all over the world, we shared some unforgettable experiences and our tour manager was an absolute champ!
    Trip date: March 2019
  • RM
    February 27, 2019
    Awesome tour. Would reccomend
    Trip date: February 2019
  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) reviewer 6
    February 27, 2019
    It was a fantastic tour experience and also they were responsible guide manager and driver.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • NH
    December 19, 2018
    Overall this tour was good. Most of the accommodation was good except for Queenstown where you stay in Jucy Snooze pods for 4 nights which was incredibly cramped and uncomfortable. However, the breakfast there was good. More quick photo opportunities... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • SK
    December 10, 2018
    Met some amazing people and loved Rae and Josh on the trip who were our guides. Definitely would go back with them again! Had so much fun!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days) reviewer 9
    April 14, 2018
    Unbelievably amazing tour. Everything was extremely professional and well organized. I had the time of my life. I highly recommend this tour.
    Trip date: April 2018
  • B
    October 26, 2017
    It was everything i expected plus more our guide ed was really good at his job and raf the driver was the best bus driver iv ever experienced
    Trip date: September 2017


9 days
'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, 9 Days)
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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  • Are there any gliding activities available on this tour?

    Gliding is unavailable by this operator, as it is a high risk sport, mind you there is other heart pumping adrenaline rushed activities such as bungee jumping, sky swinging available at your personal expense on this tour.

  • What are the optional activities?

    Please, see below the list of included activities and optional activities:

    Scenic drive across the Southern Alps
    Stop at Arthurs Pass
    See a demonstration of traditional Maori greenstone carving
    Chill out at our legendary theme party
    Drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls
    Get cerebral with a visit to Wanaka's Puzzling World!
    Explore tiny Arrowtown
    Set your pulse racing with a hair-raising ride on the Shotover Jet
    Entry to one of Queenstown's hottest nightspots
    Stop at AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bridge
    Stop in Alexandra in Central Otago
    Tour & tasting at the iconic Speight's Brewery
    See Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street
    Visit the impressive Moeraki Boulders
    Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam

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