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11 Day South Island Adventure Tour

11 Day North Island – Discovery Tour – In Conjuction with School Tour Specialist NZET

Pricing:

35 persons AUD $1695.00pp
30 persons AUD $1795.00pp
25 persons AUD $1925.00pp

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Christchurch

Kia ora and welcome to ‘Te Wai Pounamu’; New Zealand’s South Island! We start our tour by a visit to the ANTARCTIC CENTRE where we experience snow and ice, a storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins!  Tonight we have a delicious home cooked meal and discuss the exciting days ahead of us!  (Dinner)

DAY 2

This morning we have a CITY TOUR to see the devastation that hit Christchurch and what enormous efforts are going in to rebuilding this amazing city. We then visit QUAKE CITY at Canterbury Museum and see an active liquefaction volcano and learn about the science of earthquakes. From here, we drive north to the coastal town of Kaikoura and we visit one of our secret Waterfall spots where we get to see a SEAL COLONY. Tonight head to the beach for a refreshing swim or relax in the spa. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3- Kaikoura to Motueka

Kaikoura is well known for its marine life such as Whales, Dolphins, Sea–birds and other marine species. Bring your cameras as this morning we experience WHALE WATCHING for an up-close encounter with the world’s largest toothed predator, the Giant Sperm Whale in their natural environment!   This afternoon we make our way to the gateway of the famous Abel Tasman National Park (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4- Motueka

We rise and shine bright and early to take advantage of this paradise! Today it’s time to experience the breath taking scenery as we KAYAK and HIKE through the national park.  We also have time to relax and swim at our ‘secluded beach’ before returning for some fun night time activities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5- Motueka to Franz Josef

Have your cameras ready as our drive today takes us through the Buller Gorge and the spectacular West Coast. We visit the famous PUNAKAIKI PANCAKE ROCKS then continue to Hokitika where we visit a GREENSTONE FACTORY and watch experts create beautiful ‘Taonga’ from special West Coast Pounamu. Dinner tonight is your choice! We then regroup and unwind among the NZ rainforest and relax in PURE HOT WATER GLACIER POOLS. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 6- Franz Josef to Wanaka

This morning we clip on the crampons, take our ice pick and head off to explore Fox glacier on our GUIDED GLACIER WALK.  Our guide leads us through crevices, around towering pinnacles and into brilliantly blue ice caves and you will learn the fascinating details of the natural history of this landscape. From here we travel to Wanaka and a place for all of our adrenaline junkies to go Skydiving this afternoon (optional). (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7- Wanaka to Queenstown

First up today is PUZZLING WORLD; a deceptive, frustrating, confusing and definitely out of the ordinary experience! Our next stop takes us to the famous AJ Hackett base where we see THE SECRETS OF BUNGY and for those who dare…you have time for an optional 43m bungy off Kawarau Bridge. We have our GROUP PHOTO then continue into the heart of Queenstown and experience this awe-inspiring alpine town (definitely a favourite hotspot). Tonight you have free time to eat out & enjoy this exciting town! (Breakfast)

DAY 8- Queenstown

FREE DAY! Make the most of Queenstown with one of the many adventure activities on offer!  Try a Canyon Swing, Bungy, Skydive, River Rafting, Horse Riding or any of the other thrilling activities with special NZET prices. Tonight dinner is your choice. (Breakfast)

DAY 9

This morning is your last chance to enjoy one of the many activities on offer or do some last minute shopping.  We then meet up again and take the GONDOLA to the top of Bob’s peak and have two FAST LUGE RIDES down through the forest tracks!  Tonight, you are able to enjoy your last free night for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10- Queenstown to Tekapo

Our morning starts off with the thrilling JET BOAT RIDE and then we have a stunning scenic drive as we travel through the Mackenzie Country to beautiful Lake Tekapo. We visit the famous ‘CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD followed by the COLLIE DOG MEMORIALand then it’s time for the special ‘final night NZET Bash’! (Breakfast, Dinner) 

DAY 11- Tekapo – Christchurch - Home
We make our way to Christchurch airport where we say farewell and leave you to return home with  ‘ferntastic’ new memories.(Breakfast)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Accomodation

  • Shared accommodation (4 to a room) in Youth Hostels and Holiday Parks
  • Teacher in single room with ensuite facilities.
  • Transport
  • Luxury 5 star coach with air conditioning and seatbelts
  • Professional driver throughout
  • Experienced NZET Tour Manager
  • All transfers and sightseeing

Food

  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Seven dinners and two lunches (as per the itinerary)

Activities

  • Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch City tour
  • Quake City exhibition
  • Visit a Seal colony & see baby Seal pups
  • Whale Watching
  • Sea Kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Queenstown Jet Boat ride
  • Guided Glacier Walk
  • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools
  • Gondola and luge
  • Professional Group Photo
  • Visit a Greenstone factory & see a carving demonstration
  • Punakaiki Rocks
  • Rainforest and Waterfall walks
  • View Glow worms

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