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New Zealand Southern Pioneer

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New Zealand Southern Pioneer

New Zealand’s South Island has a reputation as one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth, yet it still manages to defy expectations. On this 10-day round trip from Christchurch, you’ll be met with astonishing sight after astonishing sight as a local leader shows you what they love about their country. Get your heart racing in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, discover the laidback delights of postcard-perfect Wanaka, stand in awe of the Franz Josef Glacier, and cross the Southern Alps on one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys. Between glacial lakes and snow-capped peaks, you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about.

Activities
  • Lake Tekapo - Mt John Lookout
  • Wanaka - Glamping Experience
  • Wanaka - Guided e-bike Tour
  • Franz Josef - Blue Pools Walkway
  • Franz Josef - Greenstone Pendant Carving
  • Greymouth - Tranz Alpine Train Journey
  • Hokitika - Mountain Jade Greenstone Factory
Highlights
  • Starting and finishing in the city of Christchurch, your local leader will show you the innovative and creative ways the city is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake in 2011.
  • Live it up in the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. Whether you fancy bungy jumping, jet boating, horseback riding or wine tasting, there’s something here to entice everyone.
  • Get to know Wanaka, one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns (and that’s saying something!). Join your leader on an e-bike tour past glittering lakes and gorgeous peaks.
  • Visit a local gallery in Franz Josef and carve a pendant out of pounamu while learning about the precious stone’s significance to Maori culture.
  • You’re on track for one of the world’s most scenic train journeys – cross the spectacular Southern Alps on the famous TranzAlpine from the West Coast to Christchurch.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

Our leaders are born and raised in-count ...
Dec 05, 2022 through
Dec 14, 2022
Dec 1, 2022 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$2,295.00 (USD)
Per Person
7585078
Nov 25, 2022 through
Dec 04, 2022
Nov 30, 2022 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$2,550.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7532624
Dec 16, 2022 through
Apr 07, 2023
Apr 3, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$2,550.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7486081
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Christchurch
2 Christchurch / Lake Tekapo / Ohau
3 Mackenzie Country / Queenstown
4 Queenstown
5 Queenstown / Wanaka
6 Wanaka
7 Wanaka / Franz Josef
8 Franz Josef
9 Hokitika / Greymouth / Christchurch
10 Christchurch
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.