South Island Tour with Private Guide (Mt Cook , Milford Sound, Queenstown , Dunedin , West Coast , Akaroa )

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Nature and Wildlife, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

10 Day of the South Island

A South Island tour starting and finishing in Christchurch. . . . . taking in the most beautiful and varied scenery in the island, exploring the south and west. . . . . . . . this tour can be modified. . . . just ask and I can tailor the itinerary to your needs.

Tour as described in the itinerary. . . many scenic and interest stops such as-
Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook
Signal Hill (views over Dunedin)
Salmon Farm at Paringa
Little River
Akaroa Hilltop

and short walks such as:
Glow-worm(insects like fireflies)night walk at Franz Josef Glacier
Hokitika Beach

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have any special requests or if you are more than 11 and need a larger vehicle.


Day 1
Chch. City tour.
Day 2
Christchurch-Mt Cook(5. 5 hours driving, 427KM)
Lake Tekapo. Mt John (walk 1 hour or drive). . . great views
Mt Cook Village
Day 3
Mt Cook-Dunedin (4H, 331km)
Signal Hill (views over Dunedin)
Baldwin St (world's steepest street)
Day 4
Dunedin-Te Anau (4H, 295km)
Day 5
Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown (7. 5H, 420km)
Day 6
Queenstown Day (driver/guide needs this day off-legal requirement)
Day 7
Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier(7. 5H, 371km)
Day 8
Franz Josef Glacier - Punakaiki(4H, 250km)
Day 9
Punakaiki- Greymouth(45min, 50km)
Christchurch - Akaroa
Day 10
Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Day Tour(1. 5H each way, 90km)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet your flight at Christchurch International Airport or meet you at your hotel.

End location: Your hotel in Christchurch or Christchurch International Airport

Duration: 10 days


Ford Transit 11 seater with caged baggage area, aircon, mike etc,

What’s Included

The services of your guide and 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. 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). The radio/music unit can utilise blue tooth, cd's, flash drives, i-pods etc. Your baggage is safely stored in a trailer unit.
Guide accommodation and meals are included.

Not included options such as -
International Antarctic Centre (from NZ$35 pp)
Mt Cook 3D movie/planetarium , The Hermitage
Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Dunedin
Penguin Place , Otago Peninsula

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 NZD - Its always a good idea to have some cash on hand for personal purchases.

What’s Extra

**your accommodation..look at suggest the following hotels :

.....Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport (approx $310 NZD per room).It is near to the airport and Antarctic Centre.

.....The Hermitage, Mt Cook Village ( hotel with views of Mt Cook and very nice food.

....Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin.

.... Lakeside Motels and Apartments, Te Anau
(NZ$170/room).Garden rooms available.

.....Heartland Hotel , Queenstown. Good views and central. Nice restaurant.

.....Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. restaurant, views of the sea
or (Paparoa Park Motel).Clean nice accommodation on small hill

.....Akaroa Village Inn (, views of sea
Akaroa Waterfront Motels (quieter, beside water's edge)

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Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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