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 just from reading all that, then it’s time to start packing.
Arrive at any time.
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Breakfast | Lunch
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Breakfast | Dinner
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.
A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
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.
Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown.
Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.
Breakfast | Lunch
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
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.
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Your G for Good MomentResourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.