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New Zealand – South Island Multisport

New Zealand

New Zealand – South Island Multisport

Hiking·
Horseback riding·
Kayaking·
Biking
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Start: Wellington
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End: Wellington

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity

Activity
LocationNew Zealand
Duration15 days
Start / EndWellington / Wellington
Tour operatorG Adventures

New Zealand

New Zealand – South Island Multisport

Hiking·
Horseback riding·
Kayaking·
Biking·
15 days·G Adventures
Start: Wellington
·
End: Wellington

Description

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, cruise along the waters of Milford Sound, and take two-wheels through the Rail Trail in Central Otago. If you're not out of breath j...

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Itinerary

Day 1Wellington
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Day 3Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park. Start the day with a short hike before setting off from the beach to kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau.
Day 4Marahau/Westland District
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Day 5Westland District/Franz Josef
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier. Continue south along the coast towards Franz Josef, stopping for an invigorating walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon. Spend 2 nights staying amongst verdant temperate rainforest.
Day 6Franz Josef
A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 7Franz Josef/Wanaka
Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.
Day 8Wanaka/Queenstown
Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown. Free day to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boat outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless. Two nights are at a centrally-located hostel, which means you can make the most of your time here.
Day 9Queenstown
Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.
Day 10Queenstown
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
Day 11Queenstown/Te Anau
Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Te Anau for the night.
Day 12Te Anau/Central Otago District
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail. Cycle the Rail Trail, a route created specially for mountain biking. Pass through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads.
Day 13Central Otago District/Christchurch
Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Day 14Christchurch/Kaikoura
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon. Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura. A free afternoon can also be spent swimming with dolphins or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters frequent the area. Hikers can opt to go on several day hikes in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains.
Day 15Kaikoura/Wellington
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.

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Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (14 nts, some multi-share).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Ferry crossing to South Island. Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman NP. Full-day Routeburn Track hiking excursion. Fiordland NP visit. Cruise through Milford Sound. Otago Rail Trail cycling excursion. Free time in Franz Josef and Queenstown. All transport between dest... Read more

Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per perso... Read more
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€2,749per person
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