Based on 56 reviews
South Island Lick Tour - Haka Tours
7 days

South Island Lick Tour

From Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
Age range:
18 to 39 year olds
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Our saving: $26
US $860
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Places You’ll See

  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown
  • Wanaka
  • Lake Wanaka
    Lake Wanaka
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  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown.
  • Take one of the world's most scenic train journeys.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with activities galore!
  • Journey past crystal clear lakes and towering mountains.
  • See the awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Christchurch to MacKenzie Country
  2. Day 2 MacKenzie Country to Queenstown
  3. Day 3 Queenstown
  4. Day 4 Queenstown to Wanaka
  5. Day 5 Wanaka to Franz Josef
  6. Day 6 Franz Josef
  7. Day 7 Franz Josef to Christchurch
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

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      Customer Reviews

      • Overall Rating
      • Itinerary
      • Guide
      • Transport
      • Accommodation
      • Food
      • 4.5
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      • HM
        December 05, 2019
        I’m really satisfied with the tour and fantastic tour guide, Summer! I was a little bit nervous to join this tour by myself, however, everyone in the tour joined it individually and they were so friendly that it didn’t take much time to get along with... Show more
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        Trip date: November 2019
      • South Island Lick Tour reviewer 2
        December 03, 2019
        very nice and good!!
        Trip date: November 2019
      • D
        November 20, 2019
        I really enjoyed the trip. The places we visited were breathtakingly beautiful and I met some really great people throughout the week. I wish that the transportation didn’t take place in the middle of the day. This made it feel like we spent entire days... Show more
        Trip date: November 2019
      • A
        November 10, 2019
        This was an amazing trip, organized tour and stopping at many beautiful places and recommendation for fantastic optional activities
        Trip date: October 2019
      • N
        October 30, 2019
        It was an amazing tour, we managed to see the most beautiful places in a very short time period! Our tour guide also gave us lots of background information.Plus, they tirelessly tried to arrange for all possible activities that we wanted to take, so... Show more
        Trip date: October 2019
      • N
        October 18, 2019
        Honestly, if Andy was the tour guide I would not recommend this tour. Overall, I loved Haka Tours and exploring New Zealand, but Andy's unprofessionalism and unreliability majorly detracted from the experience. He would not show up with vouchers when he... Show more
        Trip date: September 2019
      • BI
        October 13, 2019
        Great tour, nice group size, included meals were good. Tour guide Lizzie was excellent, very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about her country. The South Island Lick tour joins part of an earlier tour but everyone mixed well together (helped by... Show more
        Trip date: September 2019
      • BW
        October 04, 2019
        Awesome Tour, I would highly recommended this tour. Time in Bus was kept at a minimum with plenty of stops for photos and short walks. Good mix of people from all over the world. Liz our tour guide was Awesome, she went above and beyond to care for... Show more
        Trip date: September 2019
      • C
        August 08, 2019
        Do it so worth it if you unable or don’t have the time to drive around the country
        Trip date: July 2019
      • South Island Lick Tour reviewer 10
        July 21, 2019
        It's a lot of travelling but SO worth it. You see so much. Would have loved a little more time in Wanaka. Get as many acitivities booked in as you can!
        Haka Tours commented on this review
        Kia ora, Naomi! Thanks for your five-star review of our South Island Lick tour! Yes, it would be great to spend more time in Wanaka, and we will pass your comments on to the operations team. It sounds like our Andy showed you the absolute best of the... Show more
        Trip date: July 2019



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      Frequently asked questions

        • Is there a hotel list available?

          The tour operator has advised that they do not have a full list of accommodations available for the South Island Lick tour, as the accommodations change so frequently. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. However, a couple of examples of accommodations they use for this tour are the Haka Lodge in Christchurch and YHA in Wanaka - hopefully, this can give you a better idea of the kind of accommodation you can expect on tour.

        • What are the optional excursions?

          The optional excursions for this tour are:

          Grand Traverse Scenic Flight | Tekapo. Price: $370
          Bungy | Kawarau Bridge | Queenstown. Price: $205
          Lord of the Rings 4WD Safari | Queenstown. Price: $195
          Milford Sound Full Day (Coach / Cruise / Coach) | Queenstown. Price: $125
          Milford Sound Half Day (Fly/Cruise/Fly) | Queenstown. Price: $510 - $535
          Bungy | Kawarau Bridge | Queenstown. Price: $205
          Bungy | Nevis - NZs Highest! | Queenstown. Price: $50 - $275
          Canyon Swing | Queenstown. Price: $229
          Canyoning | Queenstown. Price: $219
          Extreme Jet Boating | Queenstown. Price: $149
          Horse Trekking | Glenorchy (Queenstown). Price: $190
          Paragliding | Queenstown. Price: $239
          Skydive | Queenstown. Price: $349 - $449
          Aerobatic Plane Flight | Wanaka. Price: $299
          Bungy | Kawarau Bridge | Queenstown. Price: $205
          Bungy | Nevis - NZs Highest! | Queenstown. Price: $50 - $275
          Skydive | Wanaka. Price: $349 - $449
          Aerobatic Plane Flight | Wanaka. Price: $299
          Glacier Heli Hike | Franz Josef. Price: $459
          Glacier Kayaking | Franz Josef. Price: $115
          Heli Experience with Snow Landing | Franz Josef. Price: $250
          Quad Biking | Franz Josef. Price: $160
          Personalised Tour Video - TikiPici. Price: $285 - $1200

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

        • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

          Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

        • 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.

        • When and where does the tour start?

          This tour starts at 8 am on the first day of the tour, from the tour operator's very own Haka Lodge in Christchurch (518 Linwood Ave, Woolston, Christchurch 8062). As this tour has such an early start, you can choose to stay in the lodge the night before the tour starts, which gives you a relaxed start to your Haka experience.

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        • Payment information
          • For any tour departing before 26 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 26 January 2020, a minimum payment of $80 is required to confirm your booking with Haka Tours. 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 50 days 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 Haka Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
          • The following cards are accepted for Haka Tours : Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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