• Location:

    South Island, New Zealand

  • Trip Start:

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Trip Finish:

    Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Price

    Was $2870 Now $2498

  • Duration

    7 Days

  • Fitness Requirements:

    Novice to Intermediate

A 7 day tour of the best short, half and full day South Island adventures

This tough 7 day multi-activity adventure collection across the South Island is a perfect week in New Zealand’s spectacular nature reserves and regions for those with a bit of get-up-and-go. Dive deep into Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, Fiordland National Park and Queenstown where a little hard work offers stunning rewards. Travel at your pace, stay in the comfort of a nice room every night and dine on the fresh local produce New Zealand is famous for. What more could you ask for?

The Best Locations

Nothing but the best spots New Zealand has to offer!

Small Groups

Max 14 people per tour with a driver-guide.

Authentic Experiences

Connecting you with the real New Zealand.

Itinerary

Day 1: Alps to Ocean cycle Lake Pukaki

Day 2: Mueller Ridge Hike or Hooker Valley

Day 3: Lindis Pass scenic drive

Day 4: Hike Kepler Track

Day 5: Milford Sound & Routeburn Track

Day 6: Activity Day Queenstown

Day 7: Hike Ben Lomond Peak or Queenstown Trail

Download detailed itinerary here

Inclusions

  • Cycle along the Alps to Ocean Trail (including ebike hire)
  • Hike up Mueller Ridge or the Hooker Valley
  • Kepler Track Hike (easy and hard options)
  • Milford Sound Boat Cruise
  • Hike to Key Summit or Lake Marian
  • Hike up Ben Lomond or cycle the Queenstown Trail
  • All transport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 unique dining experiences
  • Charismatic guide

Luxmore Hut makes an excellent place to rest and enjoy the views before making your way back down. Beware of the cheeky kea though – these native parrot’s are known for stealing lunch from unsuspecting hikers! This is a consistent steep climb until the top, for those who want something more achievable. There are also alternative sections of the Kepler available, such as Brod bay to the Control Gates and Rainbow Reach to Control gates. Beyond hiking, take a scenic trip into Doubtful Sound (additional cost). Whichever option you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the incredible scenery Fiordland has to offer.

Accommodation

We offer a range of 3 star accommodation with great reviews throughout your journey. With each location chosen to give us the best access to each activity of the day. We’ll get active during the day followed by a great night sleep before we do it all again the next day. We offer twin share accommodation at standard rates with single supplements and upgrades available (subject to availability).

There is no hurry today, as it couples as a flexible day to ensure we make the most of our hikes in Mt Cook National Park and Fiordland National Park. The journey is fantastic in it’s own right and the glowworm caves are unbelievable, but if we need to slow down or hurry up to get around the changing weather, we’ll mix up this day. For dinner, we’ll be having barbecued fresh, local venison from the home of the thriving industry – ask your guides for an entertaining history of Deer Farming in New Zealand.

Meals

The Canterbury, Southland and Otago regions of this journey are home to some of the most productive lands in New Zealand with a wide variety of export quality produce grown right here. Canterbury delivers high country sheep stations and fresh salmon from the alpine lakes. Southland provides us with superb beef farms and unique deer farms with a wild history. And Otago is know as the fruit bowl of the south with its plentiful stone and pip fruit orchards among the spectacular Central Otago vineyards. We’ll sample some of the best quality produce straight from the land to your fork as we travel through the regions.

Alpine weather is often fickle, so we’ll leave early to Mt Cook Village to check the weather and give ourselves the best chance possible of making the view point for lunch. This track requires a good level of fitness. If it is beyond your individual capabilities, 1 guide can take you to the closely matched but less intense alternative to the Tasman Glacier and Lake. Or, for an additional cost, take a scenic flight around Mt Cook or a boat trip onto the Tasman Glacier Lake. Tonight, as we rest our sorry legs, enjoy a feast of locally sourced, grass fed lamb.

Flexibility

Throughout our years of guiding, we know better than most, the value of flexibility. So, we made sure to allow the best chances of success to make your New Zealand journey the way you dreamed of it. If you want to add-on or subtract adventures, we’ll make them work. If your legs, or the weather acts-up, we have an impressive alternative activity list to keep you entertained. We always travel with Plan A in mind however we are acutely aware of the variables that make travelling so memorable. Travelling in late spring through summer and to early autumn is recommended when the daylight hours are longer and weather is warm and reliable.

There is no hurry today, as it couples as a flexible day to ensure we make the most of our hikes in Mt Cook National Park and Fiordland National Park. The journey is fantastic in it’s own right and the glowworm caves are unbelievable, but if we need to slow down or hurry up to get around the changing weather, we’ll mix up this day. For dinner, we’ll be having barbecued fresh, local venison from the home of the thriving industry – ask your guides for an entertaining history of Deer Farming in New Zealand.