• Location:

    South Island, New Zealand

  • Start:

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Finish:

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Price


  • Duration:

    12 Days

  • Fitness Requirements:

    Novice to Intermediate

A 12 day tour of the best short, half and full day South Island adventures.

This 12 day collection of hiking trails, ebike rides and kayaking across the South Island is an in-depth adventure into New Zealand’s spectacular nature reserves. Dive deep into Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, Fiordland National Park, Queenstown, the Wild West Coast, Tai Poutini & Paparoa National Parks and Arthurs Pass. Getting active on this tour will offer you 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?


Days 1-2: Mt Cook National Park

Days 3-5: Fiordland National Park

Days 6-7: Queenstown

Day 8: Roys Peak

Days 9-10: Franz Josef

Days 11: West Coast Wilderness Trail

Day 12: Punakaiki & Arthurs Pass

Download 12 Day Plus Itinerary PDF


  • Cycle the Alps to Ocean Trail – Pukaki to Twizel (includes eBike hire)
  • Hike Mueller Ridge Track or Hooker Valley
  • Hike the Kepler Track – Easy and hard options
  • Milford Sound Boat Cruise & hike to Key Summit or Lake Marian
  • Free day in Queenstown – Activity Day/Rest Day
  • Hike Ben Lomond or cycle the Queenstown Trail
  • Hike Roys Peak or cycle the Wanaka river trails
  • Kayak Okarito Lagoon, & hike Alex’s Knob or Valley Walk
  • Cycle West Coast Wilderness Trail (includes eBike hire)
  • Short walks – Punakaiki, Devils Punchbowl, Castle Hill
  • All transport
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 12 Breakfasts, 4 unique dining experiences
  • Charismatic guide
  • Plenty more Surprises & Delights


We offer a range of accommodation options from dorm rooms to twin share and double rooms throughout your journey. Each location is 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. All accommodation upgrades are subject to availability.


The Canterbury, Southland, Central Otago and West Coast 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. Otago is know as the fruit bowl of the south with its plentiful stone and pip fruit orchards among the spectacular Central Otago vineyards. And, the Wild West Coast is provides bounty from the sea and wild foods from the foothills. We’ll dine on some of the best quality produce straight from the land to your fork as we travel through these regions.


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. Your schedule allows you to add-on or subtract adventures.. If your legs, or the weather acts-up, we have an impressive alternative activity list to keep you entertained. And, we always travel with Plan A in mind however we are acutely aware of the variables that make travelling so memorable – travelling from late spring through summer and into early autumn is recommended when the daylight hours are longer and weather is warm & reliable.