4.2
9 reviews
Stray - Short South Pass (South Island) - Stray Travel
12 days

Stray - Short South Pass (South Island)

From Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Stray Travel
Max group size:
45
Age range:
17 to 70
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
78246
From
US $485
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Highlights

  • Explore how you like with this Hop On/Hop Off Pass
  • Bask in spectacular panoramic alpine scenery in Wanaka
  • Admire the serenity of the Marlborough Sounds in Picton
  • Search for the mecca of marine life in coastal Kaikoura
  • See the Punakaiki 'Pancake Rocks' and blowholes

Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the hop on/off tour Stray - Short South Pass (South Island), you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 11 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Short South Pass (South Island) includes transport
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  1. Introduction
  1. Christchurch to Kaikoura
  2. Kaikoura to Picton
  3. Picton to Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  4. Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  5. Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Franz Josef
  6. Free Day in Franz Josef
  7. Franz Josef (via Fox Glacier) to Wanaka
  8. Wanaka to Queenstown
  9. Queenstown
  10. Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  11. Mt Cook (via Tekapo) to Rangitata
  12. Rangitata to Christchurch
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What's Included

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

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Transport
    Good
    4.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    3.7
  • 4.3
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  • L
    · December 03, 2019
    Chilli was an amazing driver, he was considerate. Went out of his way to welcome every single person on the group Even on his days off he was so approachable and helpful. It was his first trip but he was so knowledgeable of the country always telling us... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hey Lisa, Thanks so much for your amazing review of one of our newest drivers, Chilli! He'll be thrilled to hear he made your time in New Zealand so special :)
    Trip date: December 2019
  • PI
    · December 23, 2017
    Excellent experience
    Trip date: December 2017
  • LY
    · May 30, 2017
    The drivers that I have met are nice and helpful. The accommodations they provide are good values. Nice experience so far!
    Trip date: May 2017
  • K
    · April 28, 2017
    I choose to travel with stray after wanting to explore more having no one to travel with stray was the perfect option. Everyone made me feel super welcome and you soon make a close group of friends which you end up touring snf drinking with. Id highly... Show more
    Trip date: April 2017
  • R
    · March 31, 2017
    Stray is a really fun experience. It's perfect if you're travelling alone or just want to meet new people, as everyone is very friendly. It has quite a chilled out vibe - some people were into partying and others weren't, and there was no pressure... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • S
    · January 10, 2017
    My Stray experience was quit good! It's nice that you stop on different places between the citys for photo stops and that you have the first nights in the accommodations guaranteed. The drivers are friendly and cool and I met people from all over the... Show more
    Trip date: December 2016
  • J
    · March 11, 2016
    I saw a lot (most of the sigthseeing things) from nzl in a short time
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Cheers for reviewing!
    Trip date: February 2016
  • A
    · May 29, 2015
    Really great way to travel around New Zealand. Convenient transport and available accomodation with background knowledge on what to do and where to visit. Some great stops at scenic sights and short walks to break up the drives. Made some great friends... Show more
    Trip date: May 2015
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  • A
    · May 18, 2015
    Would recommend stray to any one traveling NZ. I ended up extending my trip because of the people I met on the stray busses. Great activities with some discounts and awesome drivers. While I n Franz Joseph our glacial hike was canceled due to bad... Show more
    Trip date: April 2015
    Review collected by Stray Travel

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12 days
Stray - Short South Pass (South Island)
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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FAQs

  • Is the accommodation included in the tour price?

    The accommodation is not included, but the price is very accessible.

    Standard dorm accommodation is at an average cost per night.

    The cost will vary at each location.

    Accommodation is guaranteed at all Stray overnight stops with the tour, so you indeed don't need to pre-book anything.

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