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Fully Guided Small Group 18-30's Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
8 Day Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island Itinerary (Topdeck)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Our Price From 2,037 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 259 Per Person
 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
8 Day Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island Itinerary (Topdeck)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Trip Operator:
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2.5 - 3.5 Star
Max. Group Size
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Trip Style
Delve Deep
Trip Code
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Trip Operator:
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Trip Style
Delve Deep
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Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Topdeck's 8 Day Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island. Take one week of pure unadulterated Kiwi adventures and turn them into a trip of a lifetime. From the adrenalin-pumping capital of Queenstown to the jaw-dropping scenery of Franz Josef, Milford Sound and Mackenzie Region, this is your chance to see all this great southern island has to offer - with a bunch of mates just as stoked to be here as you are. It's time to dive in: you ready?
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Topdeck's 8 Day Delve Deep: New Zealand South Island. Take one week of pure unadulterated Kiwi adventures and turn them into a trip of a lifetime. From the adrenalin-pumping capital of Queenstown to the jaw-dropping scenery of Franz Josef, Milford Sound and Mackenzie Region, this is your chance to see all this great southern island has to offer – with a bunch of mates just as stoked to be here as you are. It’s time to dive in: you ready?

Itinerary

One minute you're stuck in that boring home routine, ‘nek minnit' you're landing in Christchurch, meeting a bunch of people who are 100% different but 100% the same. We're kicking things off with an included group dinner – swap notes on all the weird and wonderful stuff you're planning to do. Get ready to delve into the South Island's local hot spots, legendary cities and mind-blowing natural wonders. See you in the morning! (D)

In the mood to see Mother Nature showing off? You're in luck – today we're making tracks to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. But first up: historic Hokitika. Head to the beach and find the quirky sculpture made by the locals. Buy a pounamu (greenstone) for good luck. And give ‘mountain oysters' a try (hint: Google it first). We'll make a photo stop at Lake Matheson to make your friends back home jealous AF – before rolling into the jaw-dropping Franz Josef Glacier region. Tonight: seek out the resident glow worms on an after-dark adventure – just ask your in-the-know Trip Leader. (B)

Rise and shine! If the weather is good, you'll have the chance to explore this chilly playground on an optional Heli-hike. Strap on your crampons and pile into the chopper – we'll head up to 800 m above sea level to explore the maze of ice formations with an expert local guide. Or go all-out with a scenic flight that'll leave you with goosebumps and a full camera roll. Then: we'll turn our attention to the adventure capital of the world. Get the lay of the land with your Trip Leader, then there's a group dinner on us. Later: hunker down in World Bar – with world-famous teapot cocktails, it's the perfect spot to make a plan for next three days. (B/D)

If Queenstown had a Tinder profile it would read: fun-filled outdoor enthusiast – looking for a fellow adrenalin junkie to share adventures with. And be filled with pics of people throwing themselves off extreme heights. Swiping right? Hell yes! Skydiving. Bungy jumping. Jet boating. White water rafting. Canyon swinging. You want it, this place has it. And you've got 24 hrs to embrace it all.

DW if all the above makes you want to run and hide – there's more here than death-defying antics. Take the skyline gondola for some incred views over Lake Wakatipu. Race your Topdeck buddies on the sky-high luge track. Jump aboard the TSS Earnslaw for a scenic cruise. Or strap on those Nikes and hike the Ben Lomond Saddle Loop – the views are worth the sore legs in the morning. Trust us. Tonight, head to Winnies and tuck into pizzas with toppings you can't prepare for – they're that good. (B)

Today, we'll take a break from all the high-octane screaming with a day trip to the mesmerising Milford Sound. Plaster your face to the window as we take the scenic route through Fiordland National Park. Then, the main event: a cruise on the Milford fjord complete with thundering waterfalls, razor-edge cliffs and resident seals. This place is National Geographic on steroids (like Schwarzenegger steroids). Tuck into lunch on board surrounded by a view you'll tell your children (12 cats) about for years to come. Then, back in Queenstown, gather your new mates and explore the local haunts – your Trip Leader knows ‘em, just ask. (B/L)

Didn't tick everything off? We've got your back – here's another free day we prepared earlier. Head into Mount Aspiring National Park on a Wilderness Jet adventure. Jump in a funyak down the Dart River (like a kayak, but better). Or conquer the wild Shotover River on an adrenalin-pumping whitewater rafting experience. If you'd rather cruise in the slow lane, sip your way through the Otago region on a wine tour or get your Fergburger take-away and head up to Queenstown Gardens for stunning views over The Remarkables. Tonight: head to the Cookie Bar. We're talking warm cookies, freakshakes, s'more, ice-cream...*wipes drool from chin*. (B)

Ok, nobody panic – the adventure is coming to a close. But we're sure as hell not done yet! Set the course for Arrowtown and stretch out those calves – there's a cycle along the banks of the historic Arrow River in store for today. Venture through some ‘holy-sh*t'-worthy scenery, cross awe-inspiring suspension bridges and try not to stack it in front of your trip mates. Then: press your nose to the window and soak up all the incredible views racing past the coach window as we make our way to our lakeside-lodge for the night. Nestled between towering mountains and overlooking the sparkling lake, this is the perfect place to spend the last night of our southern expedition. We're gonna give this trip the send-off it deserves at tonight's final group dinner. (B/D)

Squeeze in one last pano at Lake Tekapo before we make tracks for Christchurch. After a jaunt around the city with your fact-filled Trip Leader, it's time to say goodbye. Eight days. Countless thrills, spills and good times. You embraced it all and shared the adventure with a bunch of strangers who are now like family. Reunion trip next year? 100%. (B)

One minute you're stuck in that boring home routine, ‘nek minnit' you're landing in Christchurch, meeting a bunch of people who are 100% different but 100% the same. We're kicking things off with an included group dinner – swap notes on all the weird and wonderful stuff you're planning to do. Get ready to delve into the South Island's local hot spots, legendary cities and mind-blowing natural wonders. See you in the morning! (D)

In the mood to see Mother Nature showing off? You're in luck – today we're making tracks to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. But first up: historic Hokitika. Head to the beach and find the quirky sculpture made by the locals. Buy a pounamu (greenstone) for good luck. And give ‘mountain oysters' a try (hint: Google it first). We'll make a photo stop at Lake Matheson to make your friends back home jealous AF – before rolling into the jaw-dropping Franz Josef Glacier region. Tonight: seek out the resident glow worms on an after-dark adventure – just ask your in-the-know Trip Leader. (B)

Rise and shine! If the weather is good, you'll have the chance to explore this chilly playground on an optional Heli-hike. Strap on your crampons and pile into the chopper – we'll head up to 800 m above sea level to explore the maze of ice formations with an expert local guide. Or go all-out with a scenic flight that'll leave you with goosebumps and a full camera roll.

Then: we'll turn our attention to the adventure capital of the world. Get the lay of the land with your Trip Leader, then there's a group dinner on us. Later: hunker down in World Bar – with world-famous teapot cocktails, it's the perfect spot to make a plan for next three days. (B/D)

If Queenstown had a Tinder profile it would read: fun-filled outdoor enthusiast – looking for a fellow adrenalin junkie to share adventures with. And be filled with pics of people throwing themselves off extreme heights. Swiping right? Hell yes! Skydiving. Bungy jumping. Jet boating. White water rafting. Canyon swinging.

You want it, this place has it. And you've got 24 hrs to embrace it all. DW if all the above makes you want to run and hide – there's more here than death-defying antics. Take the skyline gondola for some incred views over Lake Wakatipu. Race your Topdeck buddies on the sky-high luge track. Jump aboard the TSS Earnslaw for a scenic cruise. Or strap on those Nikes and hike the Ben Lomond Saddle Loop – the views are worth the sore legs in the morning. Trust us. Tonight, head to Winnies and tuck into pizzas with toppings you can't prepare for – they're that good. (B)

Today, we'll take a break from all the high-octane screaming with a day trip to the mesmerising Milford Sound. Plaster your face to the window as we take the scenic route through Fiordland National Park. Then, the main event: a cruise on the Milford fjord complete with thundering waterfalls, razor-edge cliffs and resident seals. This place is National Geographic on steroids (like Schwarzenegger steroids). Tuck into lunch on board surrounded by a view you'll tell your children (12 cats) about for years to come. Then, back in Queenstown, gather your new mates and explore the local haunts – your Trip Leader knows ‘em, just ask. (B/L)

Didn't tick everything off? We've got your back – here's another free day we prepared earlier. Head into Mount Aspiring National Park on a Wilderness Jet adventure. Jump in a funyak down the Dart River (like a kayak, but better). Or conquer the wild Shotover River on an adrenalin-pumping whitewater rafting experience. If you'd rather cruise in the slow lane, sip your way through the Otago region on a wine tour or get your Fergburger take-away and head up to Queenstown Gardens for stunning views over The Remarkables. Tonight: head to the Cookie Bar. We're talking warm cookies, freakshakes, s'more, ice-cream...*wipes drool from chin*. (B)

Ok, nobody panic – the adventure is coming to a close. But we're sure as hell not done yet! Set the course for Arrowtown and stretch out those calves – there's a cycle along the banks of the historic Arrow River in store for today. Venture through some ‘holy-sh*t'-worthy scenery, cross awe-inspiring suspension bridges and try not to stack it in front of your trip mates.

Then: press your nose to the window and soak up all the incredible views racing past the coach window as we make our way to our lakeside-lodge for the night. Nestled between towering mountains and overlooking the sparkling lake, this is the perfect place to spend the last night of our southern expedition. We're gonna give this trip the send-off it deserves at tonight's final group dinner. (B/D)

Squeeze in one last pano at Lake Tekapo before we make tracks for Christchurch. After a jaunt around the city with your fact-filled Trip Leader, it's time to say goodbye. Eight days. Countless thrills, spills and good times. You embraced it all and shared the adventure with a bunch of strangers who are now like family. Reunion trip next year? 100%. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Visit Hokitika
  • Visit Lake Matheson
  • Stay in the scenic Franz Josef Glacier region
  • Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (including lunch)
  • Mountain biking in Arrowtown
  • Orientation walk of Christchurch with Trip Leader

  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 1 night in a lodge, 6 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)
  • Air-conditioned minicoach

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

  • Visit Hokitika
  • Visit Lake Matheson
  • Stay in the scenic Franz Josef Glacier region
  • Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (including lunch)
  • Mountain biking in Arrowtown
  • Orientation walk of Christchurch with Trip Leader

  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 5 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin, double or triple), 2 nights in a lodge (quad-share)
  • Please note: on nights 1, 2 and 7 (Christchurch, Franz Josef and Lake Ohau) you may stay in larger rooms (up to quad-share) with travellers of the same gender
  • Mixed-sex couples travelling together may be separated on these nights
  • Air-conditioned minicoach

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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