Do you want the ultimate South Island Adventure in just 14 days?

The Big South tour combines our most popular Southern Voyager tour with the stunning scenery of our Southern loop, creating the perfect 14-day South Island trip. 

Do you want the ultimate South Island Adventure in just 14 days?

The Big South tour combines our most popular Southern Voyager tour with the stunning scenery of our Southern loop, creating the perfect 14-day South Island trip.

Do you want the ultimate South Island Adventure in just 14 days?

The Big South tour combines our most popular Southern Voyager tour with the stunning scenery of our Southern loop, creating the perfect 14-day South Island trip.

  • Dive into and off the adrenaline capital of NZ – Queenstown
  • Helicopter or hike the natural wonder, Franz Josef Glacier
  • Cruise around the South Island’s pin up – stunning Milford Sound
  • Whale watch or dolphin swim off the Kaikoura coast
  • Soak up the sun and explore some of NZ’s best beaches in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Bungy, skydive, jet-boat, kayak and canyon swing until you drop…
  • Hike one of many trails with the breathtaking views of NZ’s largest mountain – Mt Cook
  • There’s too many, we can’t list them all!

Included in ALL of our tours is an expert guide and driver, daily transport, accommodation, all breakfasts and a hit list of New Zealand’s most incredible spots.

 

Included on this specific tour:

 

  • 1 night in Kaikoura
  • 1 night in Marlborough region – Picton
  • 2 nights in Abel Tasman National Park
  • 1 night at Punakaiki – Home of the pancake rocks
  • 1 night in Hokitika
  • 3 nights in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adrenaline capital
  • 2 nights in Franz Joseph visiting glaciers and rainforests
  • 1 night in the stunning Mt Cook National Park
  • 2 dinners at your guides best spots
  • Transport to Milford Sound (cruise optional)

  • Dive into and off the adrenaline capital of NZ – Queenstown
  • Helicopter or hike the natural wonder, Franz Josef Glacier
  • Cruise around the South Island’s pin up – stunning Milford Sound
  • Whale watch or dolphin swim off the Kaikoura coast
  • Soak up the sun and explore some of NZ’s best beaches in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Bungy, skydive, jet-boat, kayak and canyon swing until you drop…
  • Hike one of many trails with the breathtaking views of NZ’s largest mountain – Mt Cook
  • There’s too many, we can’t list them all!

wild-kiwi-big-south-highlights

Included in ALL of our tours is an expert guide and driver, daily transport, accommodation, all breakfasts and a hit list of New Zealand’s most incredible spots.

Included on this specific tour:

  • 1 night in Kaikoura
  • 1 night in Marlborough region – Picton
  • 2 nights in Abel Tasman National Park
  • 1 night at Punakaiki – Home of the pancake rocks
  • 1 night in Hokitika
  • 3 nights in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adrenaline capital
  • 2 nights in Franz Joseph visiting glaciers and rainforests
  • 1 night in the stunning Mt Cook National Park
  • 2 dinners at your guides best spots
  • Transport to Milford Sound (cruise optional)

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Saturday / DAY 1
CHRISTCHURCH TO FRANZ JOSEF

Today is the start of our South Island travels together, get your adventure shoes on as we depart Christchurch at 9.30am heading for the dizzying heights of Arthurs Pass and the stunning snow-capped Southern Alps. We’ll have a brief stop in Hokitika and explore the area before cruising over the spectacular scenery and arriving into Franz Josef – the gateway to glacier country.

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Sunday / DAY 2
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

After breakfast, it’s ice o’clock. We’ll hit the Franz Josef Glacier where you can hike, helicopter, or both. These stunning formations made over thousands of years, or as Maori legend has it, from a lost lover’s tears, will have you weeping with joy. Want something different? Try your hand at quad biking or kayaking in this beautiful setting. Afterwards, celebrate your cool adventure with some ice in your drink.

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wild kiwi river dip
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wild kiwi waterfall

Monday / DAY 3
FRANZ JOSEF – QUEENSTOWN

After breakfast, prepare to be dazzled as we take one of most spectacular natural drives in the world. Travelling along mile after mile of rugged coastline, we hit the Haast Pass where ancient rainforests, icy blue glaciers and booming waterfalls collide to create a stunning kaleidoscope of natural scenery. After a brief stop in the picturesque Wanaka, it’s time to catch your breath – we’ve just landed in beautiful Queenstown – the adrenaline capital of New Zealand.

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Tuesday / DAY 4
QUEENSTOWN & MILFORD SOUND

Today we cruise around the fiord at UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Here, mountains rise, dolphins leap and water tumbles. Not just a driver favourite but this is a traveller must see. You will forget all about that early start and long drive the moment you enter the National Park. After all that, kick back with a beer, drop into a party or devour NZ’s most famous burger – the Fergburger!

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Wednesday / DAY 5
QUEENSTOWN

Action awaits. Go off-piste and make up your own itinerary. Choose from adrenaline pumping activities like bungee jumping, canyon swings or quad biking. Define gravity and try one of New Zealand’s most scenic skydive spots. Maybe hit the trails for a mountain bike, go luging or take a jet boat up the canyon.

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Thursday / DAY 6
QUEENSTOWN – MT COOK

Don’t feel blue about leaving Queenstown today, because we’re off to bigger and better things. We’ll be checking out the iconic Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, and its surrounding glaciers. Known as Aoraki to the Maori, the mountain stands at a mind-numbing 3,724 metres (that’s 12,218 ft for you Europeans), but don’t worry we won’t be climbing to the summit – there are plenty of short walks and glacier hikes to choose from. We’ll wind up the night with a bit of stargazing in this beautiful National Park.

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Friday / DAY 7
MT COOK – CHRISTCHURCH

After a final brekky, we’re off again. we have a brief stop in one of New Zealand’s most insta-worthy spots. With its stunning, turquoise waters and mountain views, it’s Lake Tekapo, snap a pic of the Church of the Good Shepherd or grab a coffee, then we are off, back to where it all began – Christchurch. If you have some time, check out the cool pop-up cafés and grab a souvenir from one of the quirky shops. Unfortunately, this epic journey is at an end. Fear not, we’ll hug it out and leave with stacks of great memories.

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wild kiwi nature walk
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wild kiwi cheers for the good times
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Saturday / DAY 8
CHRISTCHURCH – KAIKOURA

First stop on your Southern Loop is the passionate community of Kaikoura, there are very few places in the world that can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. The dramatic, rugged cliffs on the edge of town are as impressive as the whale watching. Make sure you get some time on the water and experience some of NZ’s best sealife.

Saturday / DAY 8
CHRISTCHURCH – KAIKOURA

First stop on your Southern Loop is the passionate community of Kaikoura, there are very few places in the world that can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. The dramatic, rugged cliffs on the edge of town are as impressive as the whale watching. Make sure you get some time on the water and experience some of NZ’s best sealife.

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Sunday / DAY 9
KAIKOURA – PICTON

Today we venture up the Kaikoura coast where you will still get to see the effects of the Earthquake damage back in 2016. We will get some time to explore the Wine Region of Marlborough before we approach the port town of Picton and the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds.

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Monday / DAY 10
PICTON – ABEL TASMAN

Today we get to visit a real gem… Arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park, Abel Tasman is full of exciting things to do . This little piece of paradise can be explored in so many different ways: kayaking, water-taxi, walking or sailing. So many things to do but don’t worry, we have plenty of time here to get to see the best spots.

Monday / DAY 10
PICTON – ABEL TASMAN

Today we get to visit a real gem… Arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park, Abel Tasman is full of exciting things to do . This little piece of paradise can be explored in so many different ways: kayaking, water-taxi, walking or sailing. So many things to do but don’t worry, we have plenty of time here to get to see the best spots.

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Tuesday / DAY 11
ABEL TASMAN

After brekkie, you can spend the day sunbathing and enjoying the beach or if you are feeling adventurous then join us on a hike and discover why we thing this National Park has some of New Zealand’s best beaches. If you are lucky you may get to see some of NZ’s exciting native wildlife such as the Tui and the Tuatara.

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WEDNESDAY / DAY 12
ABEL TASMAN – PUNAKAIKI

After a scenic drive through Nelson lakes and possibly a little wake up swim, we head down the West Coast to the little coastal town of Punakaiki which is situated on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. Punakaiki is a quaint little community that hosts the Pancake Rocks. We will have a short walk around the crazy blowholes before venturing back to our accommodation for the night. Perfect place to take in the scenery surrounding us.

WEDNESDAY / DAY 12
ABEL TASMAN – PUNAKAIKI

After a scenic drive through Nelson lakes and possibly a little wake up swim, we head down the West Coast to the little coastal town of Punakaiki which is situated on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. Punakaiki is a quaint little community that hosts the Pancake Rocks. We will have a short walk around the crazy blowholes before venturing back to our accommodation for the night. Perfect place to take in the scenery surrounding us.

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Thursday / DAY 13
PUNAKAIKI – HOKITIKA

After breakfast we are going to take out time around the Hokitika region and explore some of the more untouched areas. The old gold mining town has turned into something of a west coast must see with amazing arts and crafts, pubs and café’s and not to mention the friendly locals. A trip here wouldn’t be complete without seeing the gorge and a cheeky swim.

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Friday / DAY 14
HOKITIKA – CHRISTCHURCH

Don’t feel sad about heading back to Christchurch, we are taking you across one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand. Arthurs Pass takes us up and over the Southern Alps with views to die for. We have plenty of distance to cover today but we will have plenty of scenic stops before we arrive back into Christchurch.

Friday / DAY 14
HOKITIKA – CHRISTCHURCH

Don’t feel sad about heading back to Christchurch, we are taking you across one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand. Arthurs Pass takes us up and over the Southern Alps with views to die for. We have plenty of distance to cover today but we will have plenty of scenic stops before we arrive back into Christchurch.

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No-one wants to be tied to an itinerary.
So be spontaneous and take part in activities as you go.
No fixed plans, no pressure, just book any of the below as and
when you please. All prices are in NZ$.

No-one wants to be tied to an itinerary.
So be spontaneous and take part in activities as you go. No fixed plans, no pressure, just book any of the below as and when you please. All prices are in NZ$.

  • Bungy Jumping From $205
  • Kayaking From $115
  • Milford Sound $80
  • Jet Boating From $120
  • Skydiving over Southern AlpsFrom $299
  • Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike $449
  • Quad Biking $160
  • Mt Cook Scenic Flight $245
  • Skippers Canyon Jet $145
  • Canyon Swing From $215
  • Horse TrekkingFrom $120
  • Heli-Mountain Biking $399
  • Rafting $229
  • Funyaks $319
  • Ziptrek Ecotours From $139
  • Canyoning $200
  • Horse Riding From $95
  • Paragliding $219

This NEW, LUXURY CRUISER makes travelling a pleasure.

 

Our vehicles get wolf whistles wherever they go – and for good reason, with massive windows to give you an incredible view (they’re tinted too, to protect you from baking in the sun), USB ports and enough leg room to stretch out. There’s also unlimited WIFI available – Talk about the high life!

WE DON’T HIRE BUS DRIVERS – WE HIRE GUIDES.

 

We find epic humans with a love for NZ, a fondness for creating good times, and the gift of the gab when we put them behind the wheel, tasked with giving you the EXPERIENCE of a lifetime. Our experienced guides pride themselves on finding places a little off the beaten track to ensure your trip is a memorable one.

WE LIMIT THE SIZE OF OUR GROUPS TO 18

 

Our adventure tours are for small groups of 18-35 year olds. Despite what people say, we think small is best – when it comes to travelling, that is. It means you don’t get lost or left out in the chaos of a large group and you really get to know your fellow Wild Kiwis.

 

Be prepared to make some awesome friendships with people from around the globe – we tend to get tight on our tours!

This NEW, LUXURY CRUISER makes travelling a pleasure.

 

Our vehicles get wolf whistles wherever they go – and for good reason, with massive windows to give you an incredible view (they’re tinted too, to protect you from baking in the sun), USB ports and enough leg room to stretch out. There’s also unlimited WIFI available – Talk about the high life!

wild-kiwi-wheels

WE DON’T HIRE BUS DRIVERS – WE HIRE GUIDES.

 

We find epic humans with a love for NZ, a fondness for creating good times, and the gift of the gab when we put them behind the wheel, tasked with giving you the EXPERIENCE of a lifetime. Our experienced guides pride themselves on finding places a little off the beaten track to ensure your trip is a memorable one.

wild-kiwi-guides

WE LIMIT THE SIZE OF OUR GROUPS TO 18

 

Our adventure tours are for small groups of 18-35 year olds. Despite what people say, we think small is best – when it comes to travelling, that is. It means you don’t get lost or left out in the chaos of a large group and you really get to know your fellow Wild Kiwis.

 

Be prepared to make some awesome friendships with people from around the globe – we tend to get tight on our tours!

wild-kiwi-groups

See below for our individual rates.

See below for our individual rates.

See below for our individual rates.

Prices include your tour, 13 nights accommodation,
professional driver & guide and breakfast every day.

Prices include your tour, 13 nights accommodation, professional driver & guide and breakfast every day.

MAY 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 MAY $2449 Available Autumn
12 MAY $2449 Available Autumn
19 MAY $2449 Available Autumn
26 MAY $2449 Available Autumn

JUNE 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 JUNE $2449 Available Winter
9 JUNE $2449 Available Winter
16 JUNE $2449 Available Winter
23 JUNE $2449 Available Winter
30 JUNE $2449 Available Winter

JULY 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 JULY $2449 Available Winter
14 JULY $2449 Available Winter
21 JULY $2449 Available Winter
28 JULY $2449 Available Winter

AUGUST 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 AUGUST $2449 Available Winter
11 AUGUST $2449 Available Winter
18 AUGUST $2449 Available Winter
25 AUGUST $2449 Available Winter

SEPTEMBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
1 SEPTEMBER $2449 Available Spring
8 SEPTEMBER $2449 Available Spring
15 SEPTEMBER $2449 Available Spring
22 SEPTEMBER $2449 Available Spring
29 SEPTEMBER $2449 Available Spring

OCTOBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
6 OCTOBER $2449 Available Spring
13 OCTOBER $2449 Available Spring
20 OCTOBER $2449 Available Spring
27 OCTOBER $2449 Available Spring

NOVEMBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
3 NOVEMBER $2449 Available Spring
10 NOVEMBER $2449 Available Spring
17 NOVEMBER $2449 Available Spring
24 NOVEMBER $2449 Available Spring

DECEMBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
1 DECEMBER $2449 Available Summer
8 DECEMBER $2449 Available Summer
15 DECEMBER $2449 Available Summer
22 DECEMBER $2449 Available Summer
29 DECEMBER $2449 Available Summer

JANUARY 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 JANUARY $2449 Available Summer
12 JANUARY $2449 Available Summer
19 JANUARY $2449 Available Summer
26 JANUARY $2449 Available Summer

FEBRUARY 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 FEBRUARY $2449 Available Summer
9 FEBRUARY $2449 Available Summer
16 FEBRUARY $2449 Available Summer
23 FEBRUARY $2449 Available Summer

MARCH 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 MARCH $2449 Available Autumn
9 MARCH $2449 Available Autumn
16 MARCH $2449 Available Autumn
23 MARCH $2449 Available Autumn

Terms & Conditions

You can fly into Christchurch with many international and domestic carriers

 

To fly domestic use Jetstar or AirNewZealand. If you need any information about flights and times then get in touch.

You can fly into Christchurch with many international and domestic carriers

 

To fly domestic use Jetstar or AirNewZealand. If you need any information about flights and times then get in touch.