Ultimate South Island Adventure

09/24/2020 through 03/28/2021
07/01/2020 through 03/31/2021
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Ultimate South Island Adventure
Your heart will pump and your hair will rise on this adrenaline-spiked itinerary.

Rip across the Dart River on jetboat safari
Skydive over the Remarkables Mountains
Coast above Milford Sound by helicopter
Paddle your kayak to Split Apple Rock
Scale the ice of Franz Josef Glacier

It begins in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds. A day spent on the stunning coastline that, according to legend, was formed when Kupe, a great Maori warrior, was chasing a giant octopus and finally caught it in Cook Strait. Next, is a stay on the historic Bronte Peninsula. Sip on wine and watch the sun melt into the Waimea Estuary on the horizon. After a ferry ride, drive to the edges of the Sounds which brings you to Blenheim. A kayak, a beach, and the great Split Apple Rock await on the spectacular Kaiteriteri coastline. Afterward, the journey continues as you cross into Franz Josef. Sleep in the rainforest at night but, by day, you will helicopter to the glaciers. Hike on ancient ice, the very same ice that carved New Zealand out of the earth. The trip concludes in Queenstown, the “adventure capital of the world.” Skydive over the Remarkables mountain range and later embark on a quad safari in the hills of Queenstown. A helicopter flight over the vaunted Milford Sound and jet boat safari on Dart River rounds out the trip.

Your Itinerary Includes:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 3 nights Bay of Many Coves
  • Budget rental vehicle
  • 2 nights Nelson
  • Beaches, Kayak & Walk
  • 2 nights Franz Josef
  • Franz Josef Heli-Hike
  • 4 nights Queenstown
  • NZONE – Tandem Skydive
  • Quad Safari
  • Milford Highlights
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners


Day 1 Fly USA to New Zealand
Day 2 Cross the International Dateline
Day 3 Welcome to New Zealand
Day 4 Day at Leisure
Day 5 Day at Leisure
Day 6 Queen Charlotte Sound to Nelson
Day 7 Beaches, Kayaks & Walk
Day 8 Nelson to Franz Josef
Day 9 Franz Josef Heli-Hike
Day 10 Franz Josef to Queenstown
Day 11 Adventure in Queenstown
Day 12 Milford Highlights
Day 13 Dart River Wilderness Safari
Day 14 Queenstown to USA

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