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South Island Lick Tour

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South Island Lick Tour - Haka Tours
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Mathilde "It was a really interesting tour... The trip back to Christchurch really exhausted but can be appreciated by many. The heater in the room was not enough to warm up for a night of 1degree. Despite all these, I will definitely come back as the experience was great. I have met nice people, Rhys was also good at bounding us and making the trip more enjoyable. Look forward to my next tour ... why not ..."
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42 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+4 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • 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.
Age range
18 to 60 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Lodge
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Mini-coach
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery, Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour South Island Lick Tour, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. South Island Lick Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

42 Reviews

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Good
31%
Average
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  • KW
    Written on May 12, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great taste of NZ South Island it was a quick tour so didn’t expect too much time at each stop but a bit more time in Wanaka would have been awesome!

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Kathryn, thanks for your 5-star review of our South Island seven-day tour! We're so glad you had a wonderful time, and we agree, it's so tricky to give every beautiful spot in NZ the time it deserves. Thanks for coming on tour with us!
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  • A
    Written on May 4, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    The van / transport is very uncomfortable - definitely needs to be upgraded, especially with that much time in the van. Also - breakfast included each day? Must be a hoax because there was definitely not breakfast provided daily. There was some fruit 2... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora Allie, Thank you for taking the time to review our most popular tour and for the feedback about the transport. We have reviewed the transport option used for your tour and have made the decision not to use that vehicle for any further tours. We're unsure why you did not experience our daily breakfast as this is something that is definitely included and set up by the guides daily. Yes, we're lucky to have Ruth as one of our amazing tour guides and we're so glad she showed you the best of the South Island.
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  • H
    Written on May 2, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best tour, friendliest guide, great stops all for a decent price. You couldn’t get this type of experience from any other tour provider!

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora Hailey, thank you for your five-star review of our seven-day South Island Tour! We are thrilled that you had a fantastic time seeing the best of the South Island with Ruth as your guide. We hope we get to welcome you back on tour again!
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  • South Island Lick Tour reviewer 4
    Written on May 1, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    It was a really interesting tour... The trip back to Christchurch really exhausted but can be appreciated by many. The heater in the room was not enough to warm up for a night of 1degree. Despite all these, I will definitely come back as the experience was... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Mathilde, thank you for your great review of our 7-day South Island adventure tour! We're so glad that overall you had a fantastic experience and that Rhys showed you the bets of the South Island. We can't wait to welcome you back on tour with us one day to explore the North Island! We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon!
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  • South Island Lick Tour reviewer 5
    Written on April 25, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome tour, nice small group! 10/10

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora! Thanks so much for your 10/10 review for Haka Tours! We're so glad you had an amazing time with us and enjoyed the small group tour of the spectacular South Island!
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  • A
    Written on April 11, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great to have a small group and great to have no WiFi on the bus!

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Alison! Thanks for your great review of Haka Tours and our South Island tour. We agree! Sometimes no connectivity is a great thing – especially when there are so many amazing landscapes to admire on the drive!
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  • J
    Written on April 11, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    The changes in itinerary were disappointing but unavoidable. The train ride was canceled due to maintenance on the tracks and Franz Josef was canceled due to the bridge outage. We understand that those are not in the control of Haka. What was... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Josanne. Thank you for taking time to write this review. We're sorry that the weather and other conditions outside our control affected your tour. We take on all feedback from our guests and always strive to improve our tours and educate our guides. We have addressed the issues you have raised with your guide who also does receive great feedback and we see this as an important lesson and an opportunity for him to improve his skills as a guide. Thank you, again for your time in writing the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our Queenstown Lodge.
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  • N
    Written on April 11, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing scenery, excellent guide, and lots of fun activities. Would definitely travel with Haka Tours again.

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Naomi, thank you for your great review of Haka Tours. We're so pleased that you had an amazing time and we hope we get to host you or your friends in the future!
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  • R
    Written on April 11, 2019
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Changing the Route from Franz Josef Glacier to Dunedin. It would be good to find anything on the westcoast and Not a other City. The Guide wasn‘t interessted in the older Passanger. I couldn‘t understand bis speaking.

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thank you for taking time to review your tour, we take on all feedback and always aim to improve our tours and give feedback to our guides. Unfortunately bad weather affected the West Coast of the South Island while you were there, so our operations team made the decision to move your tour to roads that were safe and not affected by rain. Thanks again for taking the time and joining us on tour.
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  • C
    Written on April 1, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This itinerary is excellent for 7 days. It takes you to south island must see places. Transportation is also excellent sine our group was only 9 and we had 16 seats. Accommondation is hostel and the hostels used are pretty good. Our guide Alex is very... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, ChinLee, thank you for this five-star review of your South Island tour! We're pleased you had a great time exploring the South Island with your guide, Alex, and your tour mates. Best wishes from Haka Tours.
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Itinerary

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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

Travel guide

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Videos

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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

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    Location
    Start and end in Christchurch.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Haka Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 July 2019 the full payment of $701 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $701 for South Island Lick Tour, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Haka Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 787 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 182 km
    • Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)
    • 184 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 52 km
    • Wanaka (New Zealand)
    • 170 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 199 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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