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South Island Lick Tour - Haka Tours
South Island Lick Tour - Haka Tours
angela "Mike Hygemann (Hygi) is an exceptionally talented & knowledgable Guide, who clearly loves his job. Our tour operated like clockwork & his enthusiasm & zest for life was infectious. He joined in on many activities, making them a lot of fun & was in tune with our group at all times. The Haka Tours itinerary's are well thought through & suitable for a wide range of age groups. The scenery is incre..."
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9 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+4 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • See the turquoise Lake Tekapo
  • Let loose in Queenstown
  • Go hiking near Lake Wanaka
  • Ride horses or quad bikes in Franz Josef
Age range
18 to 55 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery 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.

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  • A
    Written on May 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Everything was well organized. Katie was super helpful, friendly, and always full of energy.
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  • GG
    Written on April 27, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Katie is an exceptional driver, person and friend. She’s very knowledgeable about New Zealand. Even on days we had excursions she was there to make sure we were on time.
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Gregory! Thank you so much for your kind words, we'll be sure to let Katie know that you had a good time on tour! If you plan on coming back to New Zealand, please do let us know! We would love to have you on tour with us someday again in the future :) Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
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  • SK
    Written on April 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    AMAZING i loved the tour and the group. Amazing tour guide
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Snabel! Thank you very very much for your kind words, we'll be sure to let Katie know that you enjoyed your time on tour! Please do let us know if you plan on coming back to New Zealand someday, we would love to show you more of the country! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
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  • S
    Written on April 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The South Island lick tour was one of the most enjoyable tours I have ever been on! Katie our tour guide was incredible. She was very organised and knowledgable about the areas we stayed in. The tour was set at a very good pace and none of us felt obligated to join in on any of the activities. Overall very good tour!
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Sophia! Thank you very much for your feedback, how wonderful that you had a great time on tour with us! We're happy to hear it! :D I've passed your comments on to Katie. Thanks again for coming on tour with us! Let us know if you intend on returning to New Zealand in the future, perhaps you could join us for a North Island tour sometime? We'd love to have you join us on tour again! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
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  • S
    Written on September 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Burto’s one of the most knowledgeable and downright coolest Kiwi i’ve ever met. Super friendly and super chill guy, and never one to turn down our silly challenges.
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  • A
    Written on September 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time on my week tour of the southern island! Was such a knowledge and lively guide. Made the long bus rides a lot of fun.
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  • J
    Written on September 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an amazing tour the scenic view of the trip definitely no money can buy also the tour guide Andy was fun and fantastic plus very professional I would highly recommend this trip to anyone
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Hi Jenny, thanks so much for your lovely feedback! Really glad to hear you had a lovely time, there's not enough money in the world to buy that incredible NZ scenery, is there :) We'll pass on your feedback to Andy, he'll be stoked to hear it. Come back and see the North Island with us sometime if you can! Cheers - Maz
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  • South Island Lick Tour reviewer 8
    Written on February 28, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Grant was a great tour group leader. Very fun and helpful. He really wants each one to make the most of the holiday. The mix of people was also great and the nature of the tour where we were not tied to a rigid itinerary is great!
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Hi Shaly, Grant certainly is one of the good guys, his passion for all things NZ is 10 to none! I am sure you have a new group of friends from all over the world to share your time in New Zealand with, maybe we will see you all for a reunion tour! ;)
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  • A
    Written on September 10, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mike Hygemann (Hygi) is an exceptionally talented & knowledgable Guide, who clearly loves his job. Our tour operated like clockwork & his enthusiasm & zest for life was infectious. He joined in on many activities, making them a lot of fun & was in tune with our group at all times. The Haka Tours itinerary's are well thought through & suitable for a wide range of age groups. The scenery is incredible & you can add as many high adrenaline activities as your nerve & budget allow. I can't wait to do it all again someday!!
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  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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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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South Island Tour of New Zealand with Haka Tours

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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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Mike Burton
      "I am a typical Kiwi male who loves to explore. I thrive on challenge and live by the rule there is no..."
    • Hygi

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    Location
    Start and end in Christchurch.
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    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 $769 for South Island Lick Tour, but the deposit of $80 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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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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