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New Zealand – South Island Multisport

New Zealand

New Zealand – South Island Multisport

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

On this two week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot.

Activity
LocationNew Zealand
Duration15 days
Start / EndChristchurch / Christchurch
Tour operatorG Adventures

New Zealand

New Zealand – South Island Multisport

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

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 trails around Mt Cook. If you're not out of breath just fr...

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Itinerary

Day 1Christchurch
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Christchurch/Kaikoura
Transfer to Kaikoura, with a free afternoon to explore the area or take in an optional activity. Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura. A free afternoon can also be spent swimming 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 3Kaikoura/Abel Tasman National Park
Take in the scenery of the South Island while travelling to Abel Tasman National Park.
Day 4Abel 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 5Marahau/Lake Brunner
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Day 6Lake Brunner/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 7Franz Josef
A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, quad biking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 8Franz 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 9Wanaka/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 10Queenstown
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 11Queenstown
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 Queenstown for the night.
Day 12Queenstown/Twizel
Enjoy free time in Queenstown, before travelling on to the Mt Cook region.
Day 13Twizel
Prepare for an action packed day! Start on two-wheels on a mountain biking excursion around the Mt Cook region. In the afternoon, discover stunning landscapes on foot.
Day 14Twizel/Christchurch
Travel back to Christchurch. Learn more about how Christchurch has recovered from the 2011 earthquake on a G Adventures-supported walking tour. Opt for a final dinner with the group.
Day 15Christchurch
Depart at any time.

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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. Abel Tasman National Park hike. Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park. Punakaiki pancake rocks visit. Seal colony stop. Okarito Lagoon walk. Full-day Routeburn Track hiking excursion. Fiordland National Park visit. Cruise through Milford Sound. Mount Cook cycling excursion. Hike the Mt Co... Read more

Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

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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