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
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 10-15 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 2-8 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 3,208 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 3,208 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- This tour covers a diversity of trails including dirt, rock, rugged, well maintained, slippery…etc.
- Be prepared for a variety of moderate hiking with signficant but not extreme elevation gains and losses.
- be active and healthy
- regularly exercise vigorously
- be comfortable hiking 8-10 miles in a day in mountainous terrain with a 10-15 pound backpack
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.Learn More about our Rating System
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.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.5
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.3
- 6-7 People: Rate x 1.2
- 8-10 People: Rate x 1.1
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply
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