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Stray - Southern Gems Pass (South Island) - Stray Travel
7 days

Stray - Southern Gems Pass (South Island)

From Queenstown to Christchurch
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
45
Age range:
17 to 70 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
US $324
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Places You’ll See

  • Queenstown
    Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
  • Stewart Island
    Stewart Island
  • Mount Cook
    Mount Cook
  • Christchurch
    Christchurch
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Explore how you like with this Hop On/Hop Off Pass
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown
  • See the glistening Milky Way from the top of Mount Cook
  • Enjoy a white water rafting experience on Rangitata River

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Queenstown (via Milford Sound) to Gunn's Camp
  2. Gunn's Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
  3. Invercargill/ Stewart Island to Queenstown
  4. Queenstown
  5. Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  6. Mt Cook (via Tekapo) to Rangitata
  7. 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

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  • Itinerary
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  • Guide
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    5.0
  • Transport
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    5.0
  • Accommodation
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  • Food
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  • Stray - Southern Gems Pass (South Island) reviewer 1
    September 03, 2019
    The itinary was great. The Gunn Camp, Stewart Island and Mount Cook overnights were a highlight of the trip. Backpacker accommodation can vary a great deal - Gunn Camp was warm the only drawback being the position of the toilets and showers, Stewart... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for the feedback about your trip. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
    Trip date: August 2019
  • DV
    April 21, 2019
    I enjoyed it so much! Both drivers were fantastic (Pacman & Moose) and it was great to meet so many nice people along the way. The places we went to were amazing as well. I only wished there were more busses driving so it'd be easier to stay somewhere... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Cheers Desiree! Stoked you had a splendid time on our Stew Pass! ~Lisa at Stray
    Trip date: April 2019
  • WC
    March 13, 2019
    The guide Lifty is funny and nice. Overall the tour is very good. The only thing I don’t like about Stray is they cancelled my North Island tour, put me in another tour which conflicted my schedule, so I need to cancel the tour, and Stray charged me 20%... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Winnie, it's good to hear you had a good time on tour with Lefty, but I am sorry about what happened with your North Island tour. Did you fill out one of our feedback surveys or send a message to feedback@straytravel.co.nz about this? If you haven't... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
  • Stray - Southern Gems Pass (South Island) reviewer 4
    December 23, 2018
    Amazon, great trip, definitely recommend it
    Trip date: December 2018
  • J
    September 25, 2018
    What a great way to see the Southern part of the South Island. Milford, Stewart Island and Mt Cook were fantastic. Travelling in a group is so much more fun and social than on your own.
    Trip date: September 2018
  • R
    September 25, 2018
    I had the best time ever while travelling with STRAY!!!!! We visit places that I would never imagine exists. Our driver guide was the most knowledgeable and helpful guide ever. I would 100% recommend Stray if you're looking for the trip of a life time.... Show more
    Trip date: June 2018
  • KS
    August 18, 2018
    This tour guide was very personal and fun! Although i did not love that some of the activities weren’t included in the price so I was a little blindsided by the fact that I had to pay for tickets such as ones to Milford sound and Stewart island, so i... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Kate! Thanks for the great review :) Yes, our hop-on hop-off passes include transport only. It is our Journeys tours that include accommodation and some activities. Glad to hear you had a fun time!
    Trip date: August 2018
  • HM
    February 09, 2018
    I had an amazing trip with Stray. The bus driver Motors was absolutely fantastic and put a lot of effort in to ensure each person had a good time.
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Cheers for joining us, Heidi-May! Wonderful to hear you had a blast with Motors!
    Trip date: January 2018
  • J
    March 22, 2017
    very good,i will recommend to my friends
    Trip date: March 2017
  • CW
    December 27, 2016
    Great experience because is fun and safe!
    Trip date: December 2016

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    Destination Video: Milford Sound and Gunn's Camp