BIG SOUTH
14 DAYS

BIG SOUTH
14 DAYS

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!

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)

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.

wildkiwi arthurs pass
wild kiwi group shot
wild kiwi window smiles
wild kiwi hill runs
wildkiwi franz josef itinerary day two

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.

wildkiwi franz josef itinerary day two
wild kiwi river dip
wild kiwi south island explore
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.

wild kiwi queenstown view
wild kiwi group view
wild kiwi jump in
wild kiwi cheers beers bars
wild kiwi milford sound

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!

wild kiwi milford sound
wild kiwi luge lift
wild kiwi bungy
wildkiwi shotover jet

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.

wild kiwi wanaka view
wild kiwi mountain biking queenstown
wild kiwi lakeside laughs
wild kiwi the gang
wild kiwi lake tekapo

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.

wild kiwi lake tekapo
wildkiwi bbq boys
wild kiwi kayaking
wildkiwi lake splash

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.

wild kiwi lindis pass
wild kiwi nature walk
wild kiwi group goodbye
wild kiwi cheers for the good times

Saturday / DAY 8
CHRISTCHURCH – HANMER SPRINGS

First stop this week is the beautiful resort town, Hamner Springs. The ultimate destination for adventure, relaxation and indulgence, this picturesque alpine village is full of exciting things to do. Best known for its natural hot pools and stunning landscapes, you’ll get the chance to try out all of those outdoor adventure activities that NZ is famous for, before indulging in the famed 20+ natural hot pools surrounded by native trees.

Saturday / DAY 8
CHRISTCHURCH – HANMER SPRINGS

First stop this week is the beautiful resort town, Hamner Springs. The ultimate destination for adventure, relaxation and indulgence, this picturesque alpine village is full of exciting things to do. Best known for its natural hot pools and stunning landscapes, you’ll get the chance to try out all of those outdoor adventure activities that NZ is famous for, before indulging in the famed 20+ natural hot pools surrounded by native trees.

Sunday / DAY 9
HANMER SPRINGS – KAIKOURA 

The next stop on your tour 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 and dolphin swimming. Make sure you get some time on the water and experience some of NZ’s most abundant sea life.

Monday / DAY 10
KAIKOURA – ABEL TASMAN

After a morning swim, we venture up the Kaikoura coast. We’ll explore the Marlborough Wine Region and have a sip or two of it’s world-famous Sauvignon Blanc before heading through the seaside town of Picton and off towards arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park, Abel Tasman. This little piece of paradise can be explored in so many different ways: by kayak, water-taxi, walking or sailing. There are so many things to do, but don’t worry, we have plenty of time here to see the best spots.

Monday / DAY 10
Kaikoura – ABEL TASMAN

After a morning swim, we venture up the Kaikoura coast. We’ll explore the Marlborough Wine Region and have a sip or two of it’s world-famous Sauvignon Blanc before heading through the seaside town of Picton and off towards arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park, Abel Tasman. This little piece of paradise can be explored in so many different ways: by kayak, water-taxi, walking or sailing. There are so many things to do, but don’t worry, we have plenty of time here to see the best spots.

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 think 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. Fancy something a little more hair-raising? Try out the only skydive in New Zealand that allows you to see both the North and South Islands or give Abel Tasman’s canyons a go!

WEDNESDAY / DAY 12
ABEL TASMAN – westport

After a scenic drive through Nelson lakes and possibly a morning swim, we head down the West Coast to the former mining town of Westport which is situated on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. Spend your day seeking out glow-worms, black water rafting, giving surfing a go or doing a coastal walk to see the local seals. After a busy day, wind down with dinner and a cold one before heading to your accommodation for the night.

WEDNESDAY / DAY 12
ABEL TASMAN – westport

After a scenic drive through Nelson lakes and possibly a morning swim, we head down the West Coast to the former mining town of Westport which is situated on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. Spend your day seeking out glow-worms, black water rafting, giving surfing a go or doing a coastal walk to see the local seals. After a busy day, wind down with dinner and a cold one before heading to your accommodation for the night.

Thursday / DAY 13
westport – HOKITIKA

We leave Westport behind this morning and head to Hokitika. Before we get to Hokitika, we’ll stop off at Punakaiki to explore the natural blowholes and pancake rocks and Paparoa National Park. As we head into the old gold mining town of Hokitika, you’ll discover that it 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 stunning turquoise gorge and a cheeky swim.

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.

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$. Prices are subject to change.

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$. Prices are subject to change.

Lower South Island 

 

Upper South Island

 

  • Skydiving over Abel Tasman from $299
  • Sailing from $133
  • Whale Watching from $150
  • Dolphin Swim from $180
  • Kayak and Walk from $140
  • Canyoning from $279
  • Seal Swim $120
  • Blackwater Rafting $185
  • Pilot a Plane from $120
  • Whale Watching Flight from $150
  • Fishing Tour $120

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!

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!

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.

Please note during peak season note this route can run in alternate directions.

Please note during peak season note this route can run in alternate directions.

Please note during peak season note this route can run in alternate directions.

JULY 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
27 JULY $2581 Available Winter

AUGUST 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
3 AUGUST $2581 SOLD OUT Winter
10 AUGUST $2581 Available Winter
17 AUGUST $2581 Available Winter
24 AUGUST $2581 SOLD OUT Winter
31 AUGUST $2581 Available Winter

SEPTEMBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 SEPTEMBER $2581 Available Spring
14 SEPTEMBER $2581 SOLD OUT  Spring
21 SEPTEMBER $2581 Available Spring
28 SEPTEMBER $2581 Available Spring

OCTOBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 OCTOBER $2581 SOLD OUT  Spring
12 OCTOBER $2581 Available Spring
19 OCTOBER $2581 Available Spring
26 OCTOBER $2581 SOLD OUT  Spring

NOVEMBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 NOVEMBER $2631 Last Spaces! Spring
9 NOVEMBER $2631 Last Spaces! Spring
16 NOVEMBER $2631 Available Spring
23 NOVEMBER $2631 Available Spring
30 NOVEMBER $2631 Available Spring

DECEMBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 DECEMBER $2631 Available Summer
14 DECEMBER $2631 Available Summer
21 DECEMBER $2728 Available Summer
28 DECEMBER $2728 Last Spaces! Summer

JANUARY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 JANUARY $2728 Last Spaces! Summer
11 JANUARY $2631 Last Spaces! Summer
18 JANUARY $2631 Available Summer
25 JANUARY $2631 Available Summer

FEBRUARY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
1 FEBRUARY $2631 Available Summer
8 FEBRUARY $2631 Available Summer
15 FEBRUARY $2631 Available Summer
22 FEBRUARY $2631 Available Summer
29 FEBRUARY $2631 Available Summer

MARCH 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 MARCH $2631 Available Summer
14 MARCH $2631 Available Summer
21 MARCH $2631 Available Summer
28 MARCH $2631 Available Autumn

APRIL 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 APRIL $2631 Available Autumn
11 APRIL $2631 SOLD OUT  Autumn
18 APRIL $2631 Available Autumn
25 APRIL $2631 Available Autumn

MAY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 MAY $2631 SOLD OUT  Autumn
9 MAY $2631 Available Autumn
16 MAY $2631 Available Autumn
23 MAY $2631 SOLD OUT  Autumn
30 MAY $2631 Available Autumn

JUNE 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
6 JUNE $2631 Available Winter
13 JUNE $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter
20 JUNE $2631 Available Winter
27 JUNE $2631 Available Winter

JULY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 JULY $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter
11 JULY $2631 Available Winter
18 JULY $2631 Available Winter
25 JULY $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter

JULY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 JULY $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter
11 JULY $2631 Available Winter
18 JULY $2631 Available Winter
25 JULY $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter

JULY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 JULY $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter
11 JULY $2631 Available Winter
18 JULY $2631 Available Winter
25 JULY $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter

AUGUST 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
1 AUGUST $2631 Available Winter
8 AUGUST $2631 Available Winter
15 AUGUST $2631 SOLD OUT  Winter
22 AUGUST $2631 Available Winter
29 AUGUST $2631 Available Winter

SEPTEMBER 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 SEPTEMBER $2631 SOLD OUT  Spring
12 SEPTEMBER $2631 Available Spring
19 SEPTEMBER $2631 Available Spring
26 SEPTEMBER $2631 SOLD OUT  Spring

OCTOBER 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
3 OCTOBER $2631 Available Spring
10 OCTOBER $2631 Available Spring
17 OCTOBER $2631 SOLD OUT  Spring
24 OCTOBER $2631 Available Spring
31 OCTOBER $2631 Available Spring

NOVEMBER 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 NOVEMBER $2631 SOLD OUT  Spring
14 NOVEMBER $2631 Available Spring
21 NOVEMBER $2631 Available Spring
28 NOVEMBER $2631 SOLD OUT  Spring

DECEMBER 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 DECEMBER $2631 Available Summer
12 DECEMBER $2631 Available Summer
19 DECEMBER $2728 SOLD OUT  Summer
26 DECEMBER $2728 Available Summer

JANUARY 2021

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 JANUARY $2631 Available Summer
9 JANUARY $2631 SOLD OUT  Summer
16 JANUARY $2728 Available Summer
23 JANUARY $2728 Available Summer
30 JANUARY $2728 SOLD OUT  Summer

Please let us know your personal details and travel date preference
using the below form. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours to let you know availability.
Any questions just email us at sales@wildkiwi.com

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.