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New Zealand: South Island Encompassed - G Adventures
16 days

New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

From Wellington to Wellington
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
20
Age range:
18 to 39 year olds
Operated in:
English
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Places You’ll See

  • Wellington
    Wellington
  • Abel Tasman NP
    Abel Tasman NP
  • Punakaiki
    Punakaiki
  • Queenstown
    Queenstown
  • Doubtful Sound
    Doubtful Sound
  • Christchurch
    Christchurch
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Highlights

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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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. Day 8: Queenstown
  9. Day 9: Queenstown
  10. Day 10: Queenstown/Te Anau (1B, 1L)
  11. Day 11: Te Anau/Central Otago (1B, 1D)
  12. Day 12: Central Otago (1B)
  13. Day 13: Wedderburn/Christchurch (1B)
  14. Day 14: Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)
  15. Day 15: Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)
  16. Day 16: Wellington (1B)
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What's included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
    Lodge

      Customer Reviews

      • Overall Rating
        Excellent
        4.5
      • Itinerary
        Excellent
        4.5
      • Guide
        Excellent
        5.0
      • Transport
        Excellent
        4.5
      • Accommodation
        Excellent
        4.5
      • Food
        Good
        4.0
      • 4.6
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      • MM
        July 30, 2019
        Fantastic trip with a great group and an outstanding leader, who kept us entertained throughout the trip! Everything was planned and detailed for you. Any queries, you could just ask.
        G Adventures commented on this review
        Thank you Marina.
        Trip date: June 2019
        Review collected by G Adventures
      • D
        March 06, 2019
        The itinerary was very good always busy but I would of liked an extra day in kaikora and maybe a bit more time in Christchurch. The bus ride was very comfy and always entertaining it just got bit to hot sometimes. All the hostels was very good... Show more
        G Adventures commented on this review
        So happy to hear - thank you Dain.
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        Trip date: February 2019
      • New Zealand: South Island Encompassed reviewer 3
        February 28, 2019
        Worth the price, great itinerary, Summer was an excellent guide. Breakfast could have been a bit more "colourful", but still did it. Regrettably weather is out of anyone's hand, but Summer made sure, that we have alternative options and activities.... Show more
        G Adventures commented on this review
        YES! Thanks Krisztina.
        Trip date: November 2018
      • New Zealand: South Island Encompassed reviewer 4
        February 27, 2019
        Great trip, highly recommend as a fun way to see the South Island.
        G Adventures commented on this review
        YES! Thanks Julie.
        Trip date: February 2019
      • JC
        February 04, 2019
        Great tour to experience 2 weeks of the highlights of the South island
        G Adventures commented on this review
        YES! Thanks for sharing Jolien.
        Trip date: December 2018
      • A
        October 28, 2018
        This is my second trip with G and it did not disappoint. It's well organised and well paced
        Trip date: October 2018
        Review collected by G Adventures
      • A
        October 21, 2018
        Everything was amazing!
        Trip date: October 2018
        Review collected by G Adventures
      • A
        October 20, 2018
        Because it doesn't matter if you are a single traveller or not. Either or you meet great people and make friends all over the world! And you get to see another country
        Trip date: October 2018
        Review collected by G Adventures
      • A
        October 07, 2018
        Overall was an amazing experience, saw so many beautiful places and met incredible people
        Trip date: September 2018
        Review collected by G Adventures
      • A
        September 07, 2018
        It was awesome and the bus driver made the experience 10x better. Recommend to everyone.
        Trip date: August 2018
        Review collected by G Adventures

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      Frequently asked questions

        • 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.

        • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

          A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

        • Do you have any advice regarding with luggage?

          In general we always advise a big backpack and a small one, so that you leave the big one at the hotel and carry only the small on during the day.

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