Private Tour to Nelson / Franz Josef Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Milford or Doubtful Sound / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch)

Tour Number

Activity Level

47496


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

South Island 10 Day Tour - feel the nature and see the sights


This tour explores the unique and beautiful South Island in a circular route starting and finishing in Christchurch. . . . explore Kaikoura, arty Nelson and the golden sand beaches of Abel Tasman National Park. The West Coast is a World Heritage area (rain forest and glaciers)while Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Milford Sound is famous for its natural beauty or if you want a more remote visit to Fiordland try Doubtful Sound. Te Anau is on a beautiful lake and Southland is a verdant green farming district. Dunedin boasts the steepest street in the world, the Cadbury Chocolate Factory tour and access to some spectacular wildlife (penguins, an albatross colony etc. ). The tour takes us past the Moeraki Boulders and up the east coast of the island , through Oamaru and its historic port precinct to Christchurch. . . . hard to find such variety anywhere in the world !!!
I can create a customized tour for you if you have any special requests or are more than 11 and need a larger vehicle.

Itinerary

Day 1
Christchurch City tour.
Drive to Kaikoura (2 hours)
Stay in Kaikoura

Day 2
Kaikoura-Nelson (4 hours)
Makana Chocolate Factory, Havelock, Marlborough Sounds. . .
Drive to Nelson and explore this arty city. Stay Nelson.

Day 3
Abel Tasman National Park day.
Stay Nelson.

Day 4
Murchison, Punakaiki Pankake Rocks and Blow-holes, Greymouth, Hokitika (6 hours). Stay Fox/Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 5
Rainforest. Evening glow-worms - a night walk experience in the forest looking for these insects. Stay Fox Glacier/Franz .

Day 6
Paringa Salmon Farm, Haast Pass, Thunder Falls (waterfall), Makorora, Lake Wanaka (6. 5 hours).
Stay Queenstown.

Day 7
Queenstown Day. Arrowtown, Kawarau Bungy Bridge.

Day 8
Qt-Te Anau. Stay Te Anau. Option of Milford Sound or Manapouri (to catch Doubtful Sound Day Tour)(3-7 hours driving)

Day 8
Te Anau to Dunedin (5 hours). City tour. Baldwin St.
Stay Dunedin.

Day 10
Oamaru, Moeraki Boulders, Timaru, Christchurch (5 hours driving). Drop-off Christchurch International Airport.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 10 days

Transportation

Transport in our LTNZ Licenced vehicle are included. Our vehicle is a modern 2013 Toyota Hiace Minibus with 11 passenger seats and a microphone for commentary.

What’s Included

Other: The services of your guide and transport are included. Our LTNZ licenced vehicle is a modern 2013 Toyota Hiace Minibus with 11 passenger seats and a microphone for commentary. We have air-conditioning and the seatbacks can be adjusted. The seat configuration is 2+1 passengers along the back two rows with 2 passengers per row in the front 2 rows. There is one seat next to the driver (great for those who love photography).IE from the rear 1+2,1+2, 2, 2 and 1 passenger seat (front). Single seats are 42 cm wide (approx. 14 inches) and double seats are 89 cm wide (approx. 30 inches for 2 pax)
We are licenced to operate under both a SPSL (small pax service licence) and a LPSL (large pax service licence...over 11 pax) if needed.
Our insurance is with Lowe, Schollum and Jones (including standard industry $10,000,000 liability insurance) and my vehicle is FULLY compliant to be operated on tours as required by NZ law (Certificate of Fitness AND Certificate of Loading). Your baggage is safely stored in a trailer unit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - Please see List of options in What Extra for possible expenses that are not included in the Price of the tour. Its always a good idea to have some cash on hand for personal purchases.

What’s Extra

Other: Your accommodation(I can recommend if I know your requirements)and meals.

OPTIONS such as (priced may have risen) :
Whale Watch Kaikoura $150
Dolphin Encounter (Kaikoura)..Swimming with Dolphins $165
Abel Tasman ...sea kayaking half day $120, water taxi $66, Boat/kayak/walk $125 etc.
Helicopter with glacier landing, Fox Glacier $200
Puzzling World, Wanaka $15
Skydiving (NZONE Queenstown $299/349/429, 9/12/15 k ft)
Shotover Jet QT $119
A.J.Hackett Bungy $180
Skyline Gondola, Queenstown $32
Canyon Swing QT $199
Milford Sound Cruise $100
Doubtful Sound Real Journeys Day Tour
Cadbury World, Dunedin

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    47496


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

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