South Island Lodge Based Tour
Christchurch, New Zealand
- Comprehensive New Zealand Tour
- Pristine Forests & Lakes
- Stunning Mountain Landscapes
- Iconic & Off-the-beaten-path Highlights
- Unique, Hand-picked Accommodations
- Wonderful, Local Eateries
- Amazing History of New Zealand
HAERE MAI KI NEW ZEALAND! With a mix of highlights such as the Milford Sound, Queenstown and Mount Cook and more off the beaten track locations such as Manapouri and Glenorchy, we’ll show you the amazing beauty of New Zealand. In these 10 days we mix a range of amazing day hikes and spectacular scenery with beautiful accommodations and delicious local fare. Our hikes will take you to mountain top vistas, lush rainforests and 360-degree panoramas of the most dramatic scenery that New Zealand has to offer.
$6150 PER PERSON
$1500 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 310-15 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- River and creek crossings
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this New Zealand hike a solitude 2. You can expect a couple hours of solitude at a time.
For this New Zealand trek you will need to fly into Christchurch Airport on Day 1 in time for the 5PM orientation meeting and dinner. It’s best to arrive before 4PM. Flights to Christchurch (Day 1) and from Queenstown (final day) are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Christchurch and out of Queenstown, most connecting through Auckland or major Australian cities. All international airports in the USA fly either direct or with connections to Auckland and/or major Australian cities like Sydney and Melbourne.
Your flight out will be from Queenstown, and should leave any time after Noon on the final day. Another option is to travel from Queenstown to Christchurch for your return flight. Several bus companies service this route, and the drive time is 6-8 hours.
We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply