7 Day New Zealand Tour - South Island

Be amazed by stunning mountains, fantastic views, and the amazing Queenstown during this South Island trip. Admire unbeatable scenery and enjoy a massive range of optional activities!

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Start time
8:00 am
Max group size
16
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
18 yrs
Meals
Included
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What's Included

  • Transport
  • Accommodation ( max 6 share, upgrades available)
  • Breakfast
  • Passionate Kiwi guide
  • Ticket to ride the Tranz Alpine Express train – one of the world’s top rated train journeys
  • Free gondola ride with stunning views of Queenstown
  • Wake up alongside the beautiful lakes of Tekapo and Wanaka
  • Two nights in Franz Josef surrounded by glaciers and rain forest
  • Small Groups - max 16. Find out why this is ultra important!
  • Guided tour of every location. We show you places you would miss when travelling on a flexible bus pass
  • Be treated to surprise stops only possible with a small group

WHAT TO EXPECT

This 7-day South Island trip takes you on a journey filled with wonders. Admire the stunning beauty of Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef and finish with the Tranz-Alpine Express - rated as one of the world's Top Ten train journeys.

 

Build your very own tour online by adding only the activities and experiences that suit you. 

 

Additional activities can be booked directly with Haka Tours after receiving a booking confirmation of Backpacker Deals.

 

Customise your journey by adding optional activities and upgrades:

 

Activities

  • Skydive over Lake Wanaka, NZ's 4th largest, and some would say the most beautiful, lake
  • Get the blood pumping in Queenstown with a bungy jump, canyon swing or jet boat ride
  • Option to do a Heli-Hike on a glacier in Franz Josef
  • Take an optional day trip to Milford Sound with cruise - bus or fly options available
  • Star gaze at the largest dark sky reserve in the world in Lake Tekapo
  • Kayak in Franz Josef past ancient rainforests, 900 year-old Kahikatea tree's and the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
  • Take a phenomenal scenic flight from Lake Tekapo to see two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery

 

Upgrades and Extensions

  • Upgrade your accommodation to a private room, for $599. The cost is per room, so if there are two of you, you can split the cost.
  • Stay with us the night before and after your tour
  • Remember, nothing is compulsory – just choose what’s best for your journey.

 

 

Itinerary

We start and end our South Island trip in Christchurch. We will be making a clockwise loop to soak up the spectacular alpine surroundings of Lake Tekapo and Wanaka. We will also be spending 2 nights in lovely Queenstown. 

 

The trip starts at 8 am at our accommodation in Haka Lodge (or Haka HQ), Christchurch. 

 

Along the way, we included some special extras, such as a Gondola ride taking in stunning views of Queenstown. On our last day, we will travel from one coast to another, crossing the Southern Alps on the Tranz Alpine Express.

 

You can build your own tour online and add many optional activities. None of these activities are compulsory, however. Unsure about which ones to choose? No problem. Once you have paid a deposit and secured your seat, you can always add activities until 30 days prior to departure.

 

You can also pay for activities on the road - just inform your tour guide and he will be happy to help. However, availability cannot always be guaranteed when booking on the road. We suggest pre-booking any activities you definitely want to do. 

 

You can decide to extend your accommodation at Haka Lodge before and after the tour if you wish. Or you can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a 2-person private room for $599. The cost is per room, so if you share the room with someone else you can split the cost between you.

 

Additional activities can be booked directly with Haka Tours after receiving a booking confirmation of Backpacker Deals.

 

FAQ
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This tour starts at our very own Haka Lodge Christchurch, 518 Linwood Ave, Christchurch at 8 am on Day 1.

Many of our customers stay at Haka Lodge the night before the tour starts which means a super relaxed start to the tour and an informal chance to meet everyone before the tour. If you wish to do this, you can add the extra night as you build your tour.

On the final day, we take the world famous Tranz Alpine Express Train from Greymouth to Christchurch. This train journey is rated one of the top 10 train journeys in the world as the scenery is simply spectacular! This means the tour ends at Christchurch Rail Station at 6pm.

 

There are shuttle buses that take you into the city centre for around $5 and for all you staying at Haka Lodge after your tour, a group taxi will cost just a few dollars each. There is a busy taxi stand directly outside the train station.

 

A high number of people stay at Haka Lodge the night the tour ends but if you are needing to depart immediately, we suggest booking flights for anytime later than 8pm.

Yes. Around 70% of our guests are solo so you can absolutely join this, or any other of our tours.

Everyone has their own favourites, but in general we find that these are the most popular:

  • Milford Sound Day Trip
  • Skydiving - Wanaka
  • Nevis Bungy - Queenstown
  • Scenic Flight - Lake Tekapo
  • Heli-Hike - Franz Josef

Yes - but we cannot guarantee availability, especially in peak times, so if there is something that is definitely on your bucket list we suggest you pre-book it as part of your tour.

Additional activities can be booked directly with Haka Tours after receiving a booking confirmation of Backpacker Deals. The contact details of Haka Tours will be stated in the booking confirmation. 

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  1. The supplier offers’ adventure, snow and mountain-biking tours across New Zealand that are designed for travellers that are young of heart and ready for a good time. To travel with us we require that you are at the minimum age limit of 18 years at the time of travel. Anyone over the age of 50 years is more than welcome on our tours but please be aware that a moderate level of fitness is required whilst on tour, so we do recommend that you are relatively fit, healthy and looking for the adventure of a lifetime.

  2. Each passenger is entitled to take one case, the sum of its length, width and depth not to exceed 160 cm (63 inches), weight limit 20 kilograms along with a small daypack. Airlines permit only one cabin bag per person, in which personal items such as cameras, make-up etc. should be carried, though you need to check with your airline provider as to their specific requirements. Over-limit luggage cannot be carried. The supplier operates in a similar way and asks if you have over the above limit to please get in touch before your tour. Baggage is at 'owner's risk'. Most airports, hotels & hostels offer storage services for additional luggage.

  3. Itineraries are subject to alteration without notice and intended as a guide only. Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, public holidays, local festivals and cultural or other reasons. Due to the nature of the terrain and remote areas, weather fluctuations can adversely affect road conditions that may necessitate alterations to itinerary with little or no notice. Any additional expense incurred by the passenger is not the supplier's responsibility. The supplier can give no guarantee as to the exact arrival and departure times for carriers and operators used by the supplier in the tour and the supplier will not be liable for the failure of any other services or attractions beyond its control.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 45 days before departure: $99 fee
  • Cancellations between 44 and 8 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 7 days of departure: 100% of the cost


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