New Zealand–South Island Encompassed

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New Zealand–South Island Encompassed - G Adventures
New Zealand–South Island Encompassed - G Adventures
3 reviews
+7 Destinations
New Zealand South Island


  • Go hiking, kayaking, cycling and bungee jumping!
  • See rainforests, glaciers and coastlines
  • Stay in a floating boat hostel
  • Experience a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Bicycle, Boat, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Wellington! With the discovery tour New Zealand–South Island Encompassed, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Wellington, New Zealand and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand–South Island Encompassed includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

3 Reviews

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  • J
    Written on June 21, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Overall I really enjoyed this tour, but i'm left wondering how much that was to do with the tour and thinking it was more to do with the country itself, it's stunning! The accommodations provided were mostly good (The floating boat in Abel Tasman, Nomads... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the honest feedback here. Appreciate it and the time taken. Agreed - the Wedderburn bike ride is fantastic. Recommend to all!
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  • AW
    Written on February 24, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The trip was excellent. Some of the accommodations were absolute shite. Specifically Nomads in Wellington. It was terrible. However, other accommodations were excellent. The boat, the jail house and the Wederburn accommodations stood out as being great fun.... Read more

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  • New Zealand–South Island Encompassed reviewer 3
    Written on December 20, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    New Zealand is even more stunning than expected. Every day on this trip took us to entirely different landscapes, from stunning cliffs and rivers, to beaches and ocean views, to rainforests and open farmland, it has everything. It really does feel like... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Wellington
  2. Day 2 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1B, 1D)
  3. Day 3 Abel Tasman National Park (1B)
  4. Day 4 Abel Tasman National Park/Westport (1B, 1D)
  5. Day 5 Westport/Franz Josef (1B, 1D)
  6. Day 6 Franz Josef (1B)
  7. Day 7 Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)
  8. Days 8-9 Queenstown
  9. Day 10 Queenstown/Te Anau (1B, 1L)
  10. Day 11 Te Anau/Central Otago (1B, 1D)
  11. Day 12 Central Otago (1B)
  12. Day 13 Wedderburn/Christchurch (1B)
  13. Day 14 Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)
  14. Day 15 Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)
  15. Day 16 Wellington (1B)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


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Questions & Answers

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

    • How many people are in the group?

      This is a small group tour so there is a Max 20 passengers and an average of 16.

    • Is this a good trip for a 28 year old solo female?

      This is a great trip with G Adventures! They run amazing trips that are very popular with solo travellers. Solo travellers would be automatically paired up with another solo traveller of the same gender, or they have the option to pay a single supplement and have their own accommodations.

    • Do you stick to your 18-39 age requirements for your trips?

      The trip will have a mix of ages with a range of solo travellers, friends and couples travelling together, however G Adventures trips are very popular with solo travellers which make up about 50% of their travellers.

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    Start and end in Wellington.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2039 for New Zealand–South Island Encompassed, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,667 km.
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 156 km
    • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
    • 189 km
    • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
    • 168 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 222 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 135 km
    • Doubtful Sound (New Zealand)
    • 491 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 151 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
    • 154 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)

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