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Southern Pioneer
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10 Days / 9 Nights Trip to New Zealand

Southern Pioneer

Go on an adventure through the North and South Islands of New Zealand, peppered with spectacular sights and adrenaline-thrills.
Join us on a journey through a strange and fantastical land, where constellations of blue-green glow worms twinkle like stars in dark caves, and the wildlife is as bizarre as it’s possible to be; a landscape of velvety-green mountains and silver waterfalls; and meet fierce warriors and friendly Kiwis along the way.


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  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,341
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Haka Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

The magic of Lake Ohau
Highlight #1
The magic of Lake Ohau
Snowcapped mountains, a sparkling lake and dramatic landscapes make Lake Ohau the perfect place for skiing, hiking and cycling.
 Queenstown: the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand
Highlight #2
 Queenstown: the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand
The ultimate adventure destination! From parasailing to hiking, bungy jumping to skiing, you’ll find plenty of adventures at every twist and turn.
 Christchurch : a lively city like no other
Highlight #3
 Christchurch : a lively city like no other
Welcome to a city alive with vivacious people, wineries, and white-sand beaches
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Itinerary

Christchurch

Settle into your boutique Christchurch city accommodation and be ready for your pre-tour meeting where you’ll meet your guide and new tour mates! 

Christchurch to Ohau ( via lake Tekapo)

Explore Christchurch before we visit Lake Tekapo. We’ll spend the night on the outskirts of a Dark Sky Reserve where you can feast your eyes on the visible universe! 

Ohau to Queenstown

Soak up the dramatic Southern Alps scenery as we make our way to Queenstown. We’ll pause at Kawarau Gorge – the world home of bungy – will you take the leap? 

Queenstown

Spend the whole day working on that bucket list, choosing anything from bungy jumping to Lord of the Rings location horse treks to visiting Milford Sound. 

Queenstown to Wanaka

More bucket list activities in the morning, set off to Queenstown’s slightly quieter little sister, Wanaka, in the afternoon. 

Wanaka / Criffle

Choose to walk, hike, boat or bike through this tranquil lake region before a night of ‘glamping’ at spectacular Criffel Station where a sumptuous dinner is included 

Wanaka to Franz Josef

Today’s drive is packed with mountains, lakes, rainforests and then we’ll arrive into the UNESCO World Heritage area famous for its spectacular glaciers. 

Franz Josef

Choose from many ways to discover Franz Josef: skydive, heli-hike, take an ice climb, or kayak glacial lakes. Today you’ll also carve your own pounamu (jade) pendant. 

Franz Josef to Christchurch

 Yet another spectacular drive, a quick stop to a jade factory for souvenirs – then all aboard the TranzAlpine that will take us through Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch. 

Christchurch

 Swap highlights, photos, email addresses and memories with your new friends before parting ways. 

Inclusions

 Stay 9 nights in twin-share 3–4 star accommodation: a mix of hotels, motels, lodges, and rainforest retreats.

 Feast on 6 continental breakfasts and 2 dinners.

 Take in the stunning Southern Alps and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine, New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey. 

  Spend one night glamping (luxury camping) on Criffel Station – a working deer farm.

 Cruise along Wanaka’s lakeside on a guided e-bike (bicycle with electric motor) tour.

 Carve your own pounamu (jade) pendant in Franz Josef.

 Plus, many more surprise stops along the way! 

Not Included

 5% GST

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Dates and prices

Start date

26 Oct 2020

End date

04 Nov 2020

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10 Days / 9 Nights

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This Trip Is Operated By Haka Tours

Widely regarded as the Adventure Capital of the World, New Zealand has it all and, whatever adventure looks like to you, we have a tour to match. Our tours include everything you need for a stress-free trip: accommodation, transport, Kiwi tour guide, breakfast, and a few key cultural inclusions that are simply not be missed! That means you’re only paying for stuff that is 100% essential to your experience.

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