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New Zealand–South Island Encompassed

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New Zealand–South Island Encompassed - G Adventures
New Zealand–South Island Encompassed - G Adventures
Excellent
20 reviews
Starts
Wellington
+7 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Wellington
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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
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
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.

20 Reviews

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Good
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  • D
    Written on March 6, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    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 unfortunately... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    So happy to hear - thank you Dain.
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  • New Zealand–South Island Encompassed reviewer 2
    Written on February 28, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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. Would... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks Krisztina.
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  • New Zealand–South Island Encompassed reviewer 3
    Written on February 27, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip, highly recommend as a fun way to see the South Island.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks Julie.
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  • JC
    Written on February 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour to experience 2 weeks of the highlights of the South island

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks for sharing Jolien.
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  • C
    Written on October 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is my second trip with G and it did not disappoint. It's well organised and well paced

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  • S
    Written on October 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything was amazing!

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  • M
    Written on October 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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

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  • M
    Written on October 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall was an amazing experience, saw so many beautiful places and met incredible people

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  • M
    Written on September 7, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    It was awesome and the bus driver made the experience 10x better. Recommend to everyone.

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  • G
    Written on September 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    great tours, but getting sick of bunk beds

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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. 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 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

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    • 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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    Location
    Start and end in Wellington.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 28 May 2019 the full payment of $1,839 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    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 $1839 for New Zealand–South Island Encompassed, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    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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