All about the 9 Day Best of South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour

This 9-day adventure takes in all your bucket list things to see and do on the South Island. 

Highlights on this trip are sea kayaking in Doubtful Sound, two full days in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand! Stargazing at the foot of Mt Cook, Seeing the fascinating Moeraki Boulders. Bus tour of the city sights of Christchurch, the stunning ice-carved fiords, valleys, lakes and mountain scenery in the Fiordland National Park. Seeing the mighty Franz Josef Glacier, walking around the mirror-like Lake Matheson and admiring the stunning colours of the Blue Pools in Makarora.

Wildlife is abundant on this 9-day  great group guided tour for your adventure tour in New Zealand.

9 Day Best of South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour Itinerary - 9 days

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Real Kiwi Says:
Make friends on tour with lots of international travellers, be part of our traveller community on and offline. We are continually hunting out and creating our own authentic, off the beaten track, stop-overs and activities that aren’t in the guidebooks or on TripAdvisor. Get the most out of your travels through our local guides. Our fun and enthusiastic guides get involved with your travel experiences. Smaller group sizes in New Zealand mean it’s easier to meet other travellers, you don’t feel herded around and it allows us to include connections to off the beaten track things which can’t be accessed by individuals travelling on public transport or with mainstream travel companies.

9 Day Best of South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour Price information
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Tour code: SH9
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Multi-share (Shared facilities) October 2020 to May 2021
Twin/Double October 2020 to May 2021
Single - Sole Use October 2020 to May 2021

Departure information


Thursdays from Christchurch from 17 October 2019 to 30 Apr 2020

Thursdays from Christchurch from 15 October 2020 to 6 May 2021

Departure pick-up: 7.45 am Christchurch Railway Station (Troup Drive, Addington)

Finish: Christchurch at approximately 5 pm


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Upgrade accommodation is excluded Doubtful Sound
Standard accommodation is 6-share in Whakahoro.
Luggage should be restricted to 15kg per person in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

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