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The Southern Drift

The Southern Drift - Trafalgar
The Southern Drift - Trafalgar
Starts
Christchurch
+6 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Visit Franz Josef Glacier
  • Cruise overnight on spectacular Milford Sound
  • View the rainforest from the Treetop Walkway
  • See the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery
Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour The Southern Drift, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. The Southern Drift includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch - Punakaiki
  3. Day 3: Punakaiki - Franz Josef
  4. Day 4: Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights)
  5. Day 5: Queenstown Free Time
  6. Day 6: Queenstown Free Time
  7. Day 7: Queenstown - Milford Sound
  8. Day 8: Milford Sound - Stewart Island (2 Nights)
  9. Day 9: Stewart Island
  10. Day 10: Stewart Island - Mt. Cook
  11. Day 11: Mt. Cook - Christchurch
  12. Day 12: Depart Christchurch

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

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

  • How much luggage can I bring?

    You can bring one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30” x 18” x 10”) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50 lbs) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the coach and does not have telescopic handles.

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  • Page, 60 years old4th October 2018
    Everyone has been extremely helpful throughout my booking and planning for this vacation. I really appreciate their help.

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Location
Start and end in Christchurch.
Hold my space
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 December 2018 the full payment of $5,850 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $5850 for The Southern Drift, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,509 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 190 km
  • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
  • 168 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 222 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 71 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
  • 253 km
  • Stewart Island (New Zealand)
  • 399 km
  • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
  • 206 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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