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Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic

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Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic - Flying Kiwi
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2 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+8 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Queenstown
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Highlights

  • Whale watching
  • Milford sound
  • White water rafting
  • Glow-worm walks
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Camping, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
26
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Bicycle
Start in Christchurch and end in Queenstown! With the discovery tour Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Queenstown and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 9 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic reviewer 1
    Written on April 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The scenery is amazing. Not the usual tourist track which makes is more relaxing and quiet. Very very please overall!!
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks Irina and exactly what we try and do - "beyond the tourist trail!" :)
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  • A
    Written on January 7, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Recently completed Southern Blast tour. Overall was good experience and enjoyed getting to know other travellers from all other world. Alot gets packed into the tour which is good but can be tiring on longer trips especially as you are camping all the time. The food is cooked by fellow travellers on rota system. It is delicious healthy home cooked food. The group who cook the meal are served food first as they also clean dishes afterwards. Best to get in line early as food portions are much smaller if near end of line. Generally one large portion and that's it except for salad which there is always plenty. Also dinner is typically served late around 8:30-9pm. Lunches are fairly unimaginative- two small bread rolls with choice of filling. Tents are small so best to get a single. Also buy ear plugs otherwise you won't get much sleep. The guides on our tour was friendly but sometimes seemed a bit disorganised in terms of times and new people joining. I joined a tour partway and found would be better to join at start. You introduce yourself to group as you go. Joining partway means the group is fairly established, people sit in same seats most of time and you get whatever seat is left. The driver was great and took alot of care helping with tents, bikes and general tour questions.
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback Alyse. We are sorry to see the trip wasnt a 5 star experience for you but we really value your comments. We would always love to have more time in each location but its a careful balance between seeing a lot and not rushing - our big trip is 28 days with a few multi day stop offs but i appreciate those arent relevant to the sector you were on - we are always looking to enhance this though and our new buses will help cut drive times even further. Great to hear you enjoyed the healthy home cooked food and we will continue to develop our lunch ranges. We will feedback your other comments and look into any improvements that can be made as all our guides take great pride and time to ensure that all passengers are settled in and get to know the group. If you ever head back we'd love to show you the rest of the country and ensure a 5 star experience.
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Itinerary

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  1. DAY 1: CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
  2. DAY 2: RANGITATA - LAKE PUKAKI
  3. DAY 3: LAKE PUKAKI - AORAKI NATIONAL PARK - MOERAKI
  4. DAY 4: MOERAKI - DUNEDIN
  5. DAY 5: DUNEDIN - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK
  6. DAY 6: FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU
  7. DAY 7: TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN
  8. DAY 8: QUEENSTOWN
  9. DAY 9: QUEENSTOWN

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

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

  • Is this a very active tour?

    Everything is optional and whether you would like to participate in a certain hike, optional activity (additional costs) or cycle ride (if you have hired a bike) it is up to you. This can be an active tour but you can also take it easy!

  • I'm a solo traveller, for camping, will I be sharing a tent?

    This is an outdoor camping tour and included in the tour price is shared tent accommodation, 2 people per tent. If you are travelling alone you will be paired with someone of similar age and same gender. You can hire a single tent for the duration of the tour for an additional cost.

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  • Leslie3rd September 2018
    It is too bad there is no 6 or 8 star rating available. 5 isn't really good enough for TourRadar. This enterprise surpasses even the most stringent, high-bar criteria for excellence of customer service. These people are consistently, constantly, on top of your tour itinerary, where you are are in the process, your current status and your situation, they answer the phone on the 2nd or 3rd ring, I'M NOT KIDDING, nd when they pick up they already know who you are, what your tour and status is, and they instantly produce precise answers and solutions to your questions or problems in a matter of seconds. I don't know who the competition is for this outfit but my advice to them is, give up. Go find another line of business. You will never catch up with the platinum customer service these people provide.

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Location
Christchurch is the starting point and Queenstown is the endpoint.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1188 for Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,017 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 119 km
  • Rangitata (New Zealand)
  • 96 km
  • Lake Pukaki (New Zealand)
  • 35 km
  • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
  • 191 km
  • Moeraki (New Zealand)
  • 64 km
  • Dunedin (New Zealand)
  • 223 km
  • Te Anau (New Zealand)
  • 84 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
  • 95 km
  • Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
  • 111 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)

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