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Stray Journeys - Mackinnon (South Island)

Stray Journeys - Mackinnon (South Island) - Stray Travel
Stray Journeys - Mackinnon (South Island) - Stray Travel
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7 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+10 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

Start and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour Stray Journeys - Mackinnon (South Island), you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 10 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Mackinnon (South Island) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 50 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery

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  • S
    Written on February 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Just finished fabulous 15 day South Island NZ tour. We were the old couple on the tour, traveling with mostly 20 somethings. They were so much fun and we all did our own dreams, whether sky diving, glacier hiking, mountain biking, and so on. Our driver Gullum was top notch! His commentaries were great. He kept us on the tight schedule so we didn't miss a thing. Accommodations varied from questionable to wonderful which made every night a new adventure. Would highly recommend this Stray tour!
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thanks Suzanne for the lovely review! Glad we could show you around the South Island and help your NZ dreams come true.
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  • RK
    Written on December 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Hi there The Stray Journeys Tour in New Zealand, which I travelled with, I definitely would recommend. We had a really good, friendly, funny and qualified driver - Lego. I appreciated the way how the Tour was organized and I also loved our group. The people I met during the tour were really nice and turned into friends. In addition we saw all the beautiful places of this country and we were super lucky with the weather. In the end it was just a phenomenal three weeks we had in New Zealand! Keep it up and kind regards, Robin
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  • KB
    Written on March 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour. Postie was a fantastic guide and maintained enthusiasm and energy throughout. Some wi fi available on bus. Great accommodation. Perfect number of people on the tour. Lots of solo travellers.
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  • C
    Written on January 4, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    I highly recommend Stray for budget travellers who do not self drive in NZ. Just make sure that Stray has a better accommodation in Queenstown.
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  • KF
    Written on September 26, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    The concept of stray is really good for solo travelling! I was quite apprehensive about doing something alone, but found that this was a perfect mix of solo travellers and small friend groups. I felt too old to be doing kiwi experience and found the age range to be 24-31 with a few 35+ on the trip. Our group formed a really tight bond and we did almost all the activities together and no one was left alone. The driver Nat was super organised and really engaging on the trip and she really ensured we got everywhere on time and equipped with information. I would recommend haggling on my the price as I felt I got less value for money than others on a longer trip. But the concept, organisation and age groups were perfect for what I needed!
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  • A
    Written on May 9, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    seen a lot of places, wich was really good, some hostels (2) were almost filthfy
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  • Stray Journeys - Mackinnon (South Island) reviewer 7
    Written on February 7, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    the 2-week journey was a perfect way to see most of New Zealand's beautiful south island. We drove more than 5000km through breathtaking scenery. Travelling in a small group allowed us to get off the beaten track a couple of times. It is hassle free with the pre-booked accomodations, lots of great activities are included and discounts apply to other activities you can book in addition (but there is never any pressure to do so). My personal highlight was the Doubtful Sound Overnight cruise, which was absolutely stunning. As most travellers on the journey, I travelled by myself. I met great people in all age groups from all over the world and truly enjoyed it. I felt that we were unlucky with our driver as there could have been more input by him. But overall you see and learn a lot about this great country and I would definitely recommed this journey.
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  1. Introduction
  1. CHRISTCHURCH TO HANMER SPRINGS
  2. HANMER SPRINGS TO KAIKOURA
  3. KAIKOURA TO PICTON
  4. PICTON TO ABEL TASMAN
  5. FULL DAY IN ABEL TASMAN
  6. ABEL TASMAN TO FRANZ JOSEF
  7. FULL DAY IN FRANZ JOSEF
  8. FRANZ JOSEF TO MAKARORA
  9. MAKARORA TO DOUBTFUL SOUND
  10. DOUBTFUL SOUND TO QUEENSTOWN
  11. TWO FULL DAYS IN QUEENSTOWN.
  12. QUEENSTOWN TO MOUNT COOK
  13. MOUNT COOK TO CHRISTCHURCH

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    • We are travelling as a couple. Can we join this tour?

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    • Is it possible for us to get a private room?

      We also have a double room upgrade if you were not wanting to stay in a dorm share room.

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      All transport: You'll travel in our comfortable mid-sized coaches around New Zealand.

      Experienced tour guide: Expect entertaining commentary, insight into local secrets and extra support from your tour guide.

      Accommodation: 13 nights’ quad share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels, wilderness lodges and cabins.

      Meals: 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners

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    Start and end in Christchurch.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,624 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 112 km
    • Hanmer Springs (New Zealand)
    • 71 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
    • 126 km
    • Picton (New Zealand)
    • 95 km
    • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
    • 355 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 124 km
    • Makaroa (New Zealand)
    • 214 km
    • Doubtful Sound (New Zealand)
    • 135 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 52 km
    • Wanaka (New Zealand)
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