"Sweet As" South

9 Day Guided Tour from Christchurch to Christchurch with Contiki

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Contiki's 9 Day "Sweet As" South. Experience the best of South! From Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch - it's an adventure you won't want to end. Start off on a scenic flight over Mt. Cook then get ready to hit Queenstown, the adventure Capital of the World. Try bungy, or...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Christchurch
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Christchurch
Accomodation
Accomodation
2.5 - 3.5 Star
30
Max Group Size
30
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Contiki
Contiki
30 Reviews
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Christchurch to Lake Ohau via Lake Tekapo
Christchurch what's up! New Zealand's South Island is the home to adventure, adrenalin and good times and we're here to take it all on and more... We'll stop off to see the inense milky blue waters of glacially-fed Lake Tekapo - a spot you've most likely spotted on Instagram before. Well guess what, now it's your turn, and it's all about that #nofilter beauty. Oh Lake Ohau how you impress with your glorious views of Mt. Cook. Yet another swoon-worthy location where you'll have to pick that jaw up off the ground. Kick start the evening with a spectacular optional glacier flight over Mt. Cook for all new views of the country's highest mountain. M Air Safaris Grand Traverse
2 Lake Ohau to Te Anau via Arrowtown
Departing Lake Ohau we will stop by a farm to experience true country NZ life. Envisage - Horse back farmers, mustering sheep using dogs. Following that we travel to Arrowtown for a lunch stop then onto Te Anau. We make a quick stop for lunch in this historic gold mining town before heading onto Te Anau. The time has come totravel the beautiful lake side town of Te Anau.
3 Te Anau to Queenstown via Milford Sound
It's time to make tracks to the spectacular natural wonder of Milford Sound. Welcome to New Zealand's most stunning attraction, with a magical combination of mountain peaks, forest-clad cliffs and deep dark waters. We take an included cruise of the fiord and experience the beauty of this pristine destination by boat, the best way to see Milford Sound in all its glory. Later, we head to our home for the night in Queenstown.
4 Queenstown
Today is yours to get acquainted with Queenstown and spend some time mulling over the activities up for grabs in the next two days. First stop is the legendary Kawarau Bungy Bridge, get your morning adrenaline hit with a heart pounding jump at the world home of the bungy. Later, take a stroll around beautiful Queenstown, nestled in the Southern Alps this stunning town has plenty to offer other than adventure activities.
5 Queenstown
With our last day in adrenalin city ahead of us, this is the time to push yourself to the limits and hurl over any mental barriers you've put up around yourself. Jump into #NOREGRETS spirit and conquer those niggling fears once and for all. For those who did their dash yesterday, a day staying mellow and enjoying this beautiful region will prove more than sufficient.
6 Queenstown
It's times like this that you really start to work out what sort of traveller you are. And human for that matter. You might be the one trailing through wine country and doing a spot of horse back riding, or you may be that guy that crams in a bungy jump, a skydive and a heliraft & still craves more. It's your holiday - run wild as you see fit.
7 Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier via Wanaka & Haast Pass
Time to return our adrenalin levels to normal and make tracks to the wild (and often wet) West Coast and it's towering glaciers. But before we do, bridge bungy jump, anyone?Enjoying our scenic drive we'll stop for lunch in Wanaka, a pretty ski resort town situated on a lake front and dwarfed by mountains. This town is fast becoming one of NZ's most popular spots, and a trip to the'Dough Bin' for a luscious pie should be high on the list today. Our first piece of NZ eye-candy comes in the form of Hasast Pass, beautified by ancient rainforests, small glaciers and waterfalls. Note how the scenery changes as we roll away from Queenstown through the Southern Alps. Playing host tonight is the town of Franz Josef, home to some of NZ's finest natural beauty with bushlands and glaciers that almost reach the sea. Tomorrow we'll be out and about making the most of it - who's excited?
8 Franz Josef Glacier
This morning will be another big ol' tick off the list as we take to the ice of Franz Josef Glacier. Want to double tick the list in gold sparkly pen? We've got a heli ride over the glacier up for grabs for an ultra special experience. Satisfaction levels on high, tonight will be topped off with story swapping and crew drinks at the local. Be sure to breathe in that fresh alpine air - doesn't it feel good.
9 Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch via Hokitika & Arthur's Pass
Armed with a new found appreciation for frozen water, we hop back on the coach & start making our way back to Christchurch. In the gold rush town of Hokitika we'll watch authentic carvers get to work on green jade and take a look at traditional Maori art. Back on the coach we're coastline bound to one of the islands most jaw-droppingly beautiful spots... Take in the beautiful scenery as we wind our way across the highest and most spectacular mountain pass across the Southern Alps. Arriving into Christchurch marks the end of our adventure (sob). NZ - you've been real.

Contiki Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Experience rural NZ country life with a farm visit in Te Anau
  • Stop at AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge
  • Tour and tasting of a Central Otago Wine vineyard and Craft Brewery
Included Meals
  • We'll get 11 of your meals, you get the rest. You can expect a healthy breakfast every morning, as a few dinners along the way. We'll also give you plenty of opportunities to try the best gourmet eats in NZ.
Accommodation
  • Throughout your trip you'll be getting your beauty sleep in cosy, warm beds in multi-share rooms, plus the chance to stay in funky sleeping pods that can be completely enclosed for sleeping and chilling out. Your accommodation will always be located in the heart of the action, with communal areas for you and your new best friends to relax and socialise.
Your Tour Guides
  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

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