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.
Christchurch City tour.
Drive to Kaikoura (2 hours)
Stay in Kaikoura
Kaikoura-Nelson (4 hours)
Makana Chocolate Factory, Havelock, Marlborough Sounds. . .
Drive to Nelson and explore this arty city. Stay Nelson.
Abel Tasman National Park day.
Murchison, Punakaiki Pankake Rocks and Blow-holes, Greymouth, Hokitika (6 hours). Stay Fox/Franz Josef Glacier.
Rainforest. Evening glow-worms - a night walk experience in the forest looking for these insects. Stay Fox Glacier/Franz .
Paringa Salmon Farm, Haast Pass, Thunder Falls (waterfall), Makorora, Lake Wanaka (6. 5 hours).
Queenstown Day. Arrowtown, Kawarau Bungy Bridge.
Qt-Te Anau. Stay Te Anau. Option of Milford Sound or Manapouri (to catch Doubtful Sound Day Tour)(3-7 hours driving)
Te Anau to Dunedin (5 hours). City tour. Baldwin St.
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
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.
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.