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Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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3 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 60 year olds
Accommodation
Camping, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
26
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Bicycle, Christmas & New Year
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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  • CM
    Written on November 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    New Zealand is the shining star of this trip. Stunningly beautiful. Chilly in late October but not over run by tourists at that time of spring either. There was a great variety of outdoor activities. Camp dinners were excellent.

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the great comments constance and so pleased you had a great trip
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  • Southern Light from Christchurch - Top rated by National Geographic reviewer 2
    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... Read more

    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. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
    Start point Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand 14:30
  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
    End point Corner Shotover and Camp Street, The Station, Queenstown, Otago Region 9300, New Zealand 14:30

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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
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  • 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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  • Terence, 72 years old31st October 2018
    This is the second year running I have booked a tour through this company. TourRadars website was informative and easy to use. Email feedback from them was first class. Will definitely use them for future bookings.

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Location
Christchurch is the starting point and Queenstown is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Flying Kiwi booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 January 2019 the full payment of $1,581 is necessary.
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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 $1581 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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