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PunaKaiki, West Coast South South Island
PunaKaiki, West Coast South South Island
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Kaikoura - Swimming with the Dolphins
Kaikoura - Swimming with the Dolphins
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Kaikoura to Blenheim Drive - Nins Bin for fresh crayfish
Kaikoura to Blenheim Drive - Nins Bin for fresh crayfish
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Blenheim (Malborough Region)
Blenheim (Malborough Region)
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Queen Charlotte Sound Drive
Queen Charlotte Sound Drive
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Marlborough Tour Company Land & Sea Tour
Marlborough Tour Company Land & Sea Tour
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Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park
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Lake Matheson, West Coast, New Zealand
Lake Matheson, West Coast, New Zealand
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand
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The Hermitage Hotel - Mt Cook
The Hermitage Hotel - Mt Cook
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Mt Cook - Evening Big Sky Stargazing
Mt Cook - Evening Big Sky Stargazing
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Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
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Canterbury Plains with Southern Alps
Canterbury Plains with Southern Alps

Soul of the South Island

14 Days / 13 Nights
Christchurch to Christchurch

Departs: Daily


Priced at USD$3,673 per person
Price is based on peak season rates. Contact us for low season pricing and specials.

INTRODUCTION

Highlights: Christchurch | Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins or Whale Watching Cruise | Blenheim Wine Tasting | Malborough Sounds | Nelson - Abel Tasman | Punakaiki | Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers | Wanaka | Queenstown | Mount Cook | Big Sky Stargazing

Boasting more extreme scenery than the northern half of New Zealand, the South Island holds sights you’ll swear are straight out of a postcard. 

From the bright blue waters of Kaikoura to the sky-scraping Southern Alps, your adventure here holds huge appeal, be it wine tasting in Blenheim, heli-hiking at Franz Josef Glacier or big sky stargazing at the base of Mount Cook. 

Have a chance to swim with dolphins or watch whales in the wild, indulge in fine wines, soak up the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki and dig into fresh seafood in Picton. 

Looping through Lake Tekapo at the end, your journey ends back in Christchurch.. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Christchurch | Arrival
Day 2
Christchurch to Kaikoura (181km / 112mi)
 
Freedom of Choice – 1 of 2 Excursions
 
1. Swimming with Dolphins
 
2. Whale Watching Cruise
Day 3
Kaikoura to Blenheim (128km / 80mi)
Day 4
Blenheim Region
 
Full Day Marlborough Wine Tasting Tour & Seafood Cruise
Day 5
Blenheim to Nelson via Queen Charlotte Drive (135km / 83mi)
Day 6
Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park Cruise
Day 7
Nelson to Punakaiki (265km / 164mi)
Day 8
Punakaiki to Franz Josef Glacier (217km / 134mi)
Day 9
Franz & Fox Glaciers – Day at Leisure
Day 10
Franz Josef Glacier to Wanaka (286km / 177mi)
Day 11
Wanaka to Queenstown (67km / 41mi)
Day 12
Queenstown | Freedom of Choice – choose 1 of 5 Excursions
 
1. Full Day Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Coach
 
2. Half Day Boutique Wine Tour
 
3. Sheep Station to Sheep Station Cycle Tour & Walter Peak BBQ Lunch
 
4. Shotover Jetboat Ride & Walter Peak High Country Farm Excursion
 
5. Half Day Wilderness Safari - Jetboat & Forest Walk
Day 13
Queenstown to Mt Cook (240km / 149mi)
 
Evening Big Sky Stargazing
Day 14
Mt Cook to Christchurch (309km / 192mi) | Departure

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Soul of the South Island
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