8. New Zealand: 11 Day South Island Tour
Set off on an adventure-filled 11-day tour to discover and explore New Zealand's South Island with accommodation and some activities included.
Day 1 - Wellington to Kaikoura
Travel across the Cook Strait, one of the most enjoyable and beautiful ferry journeys in the world. Go for a wine tasting in the Marlborough region and visit the Kaikoura Seal colony.
Day 2 - Kaikoura to Christchurch
Hike the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Kaikoura and discover hidden gems of Christchurch in a city street art trail.
Day 3 - Christchurch to Lake Tekapo
Marvel at the stars at the Dark Sky Project, Lake Tekapo. Visit The Church of the Good Shepherd. Hike up Mount John for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.
Day 4 - Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook (return)
Spend the day at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park before Hiking the Hooker Valley Track to Hooker Lake.
Day 5 - Lake Tekapo to Queenstown
Delight your palate with a buffet dinner with panoramic views of Queenstown at the Skyline Stratosphere Restaurant (at your own expense).
Day 6 - Queenstown free day
Have the whole day to yourself and explore the wonders of Queenstown.
Day 7 - Queenstown to Glenorchy day trip
Cruise past the late, soaking up the views, and onto Glenorchy where you'll do some short walks.
Day 8 - Queenstown to Wanaka
Hike Roys Peak (6-hour return) and take in breathtaking views over Lake Wānaka (only accessible from November to May). Mt Iron hike (alternative to Roys Peak); provides 360-degree views of The Pisa range. Visit the famous Wanaka tree.
Day 9 - Wanaka to Franz Josef
Thunder Creek falls in Mt Aspiring National Park. Visit Lake Matheson, famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook.
Day 10 - Franz Josef
Design and carve your own Greenstone jewelry in a West Coast workshop (included) and walk the Glacier valley walk in Franz Josef.
Day 11 - Franz Josef to Christchurch
Take a scenic hike across Arthurs Pass, walk the Castle Hill track, and admire Devils Punchbowl waterfalls.