10 Day New Zealand: Active South Island

11/22/2019 through 12/19/2020
10/04/2019 through 12/31/2020
Kensington Tours

10 Day New Zealand: Active South Island
A paradise for thrill-seekers, the breath-taking and diverse landscape of New Zealand’s South Island offers the perfect backdrop for adventure. Cruise beautiful fjords, trek a world-famous valley, experience an exhilarating jet boat ride, and immerse yourself in a journey tailored for the intrepid.

Begin your journey in Christchurch, known as the country’s “Garden City”, exploring its Cardboard Cathedral to understand the city’s resilience and innovation. Swim with the Hector’s dolphins of Akaroa, the smallest and rarest marine dolphins on the planet. You’ll next journey to the massifs of the Southern Alps and Arthur’s Pass via the world-famous TranzAlpine Train, which whisks you through the beauty of Greymouth and offers stunning photo opportunities of snow-capped peaks along the way. Opt to either explore the mesmerizing Castle Hill rocks with your guide, widely regarded as sacred by the Maori, or journey to the spectacular Otira Gorge, a route taken by the Maori in their quest for greenstone. As night falls, you’ll experience an unforgettable perspective of Mount Cook’s beauty with a visit to an outdoor stargazing site for spectacular views of that southern sky. Using the naked eye, high powered binoculars and state-of-the-art telescopes, you will tour the Milky Way and beyond. Then explore Mount Cook’s beauty in the daytime with an excursion to the Tasman Glacier by boat and a guided hike through Hooker Valley to see some of the most dramatic views of the country’s sweeping beauty.

The adventure continues in Queenstown as you board a cruise and set sail along the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, Te Anau, to reach spectacular Milford Sound. Coast through this magical land of towering mountains, ancient rainforests and mesmerizing waters, before taking to the skies for a panoramic flight back to Queenstown. Feel the pulse of adrenaline as you ride an exhilarating jet boat along the Dart River, feeling the rush during a high-speed ride before hiking the depths of an ancient forest. All the while you’ll unwind in comfort with a selected of accommodation curated for your convenience and offering peace in between days of adventure.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Welcome To Christchurch
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Day 2 Christchurch
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Day 3 Christchurch
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Day 4 Christchurch
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Day 5 Christchurch To Mount Cook
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Day 6 Mount Cook
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Day 7 Mount Cook To Queenstown
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Day 8 Queenstown
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Day 9 Queenstown
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Day 10 Queenstown
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