Join our Southern Loop from Christchurch as we hit all the key spots in the upper South Island.
We will wind our way along coastal roads, through wine country, see NZ’s best beaches and some epic mountain scenery. Coupled with a group of like-minded travellers who will be your best buds in no time, travelling the South Island has never looked so good!

Join our Southern Loop from Christchurch as we hit all the key spots in the upper South Island.
We will wind our way along coastal roads, through wine country, see NZ’s best beaches and some epic mountain scenery. Coupled with a group of like-minded travellers who will be your best buds in no time, travelling the South Island has never looked so good!

Join our Southern Loop from Christchurch as we hit all the key spots in the upper South Island.
We will wind our way along coastal roads, through wine country, see NZ’s best beaches and some epic mountain scenery. Coupled with a group of like-minded travellers who will be your best buds in no time, travelling the South Island has never looked so good!

  • Some of NZ’s best beaches in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Experience the beauty around Picton and the Marlborough Sounds
  • Swim with Dolphins or go whale watching in Kaikoura
  • Taste NZ’s best beer, wine and food
  • Make a splash in amazing lakes, rivers, beaches, waterfalls and natural hot springs
  • Visit the iconic Pancake Rocks
  • Taste some wine in Marlborough, one of NZ’s best wine regions

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

 

Included on this specific tour:

 

  • Transport on your own custom luxury vehicle
  • Unlimited WIFI onboard
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • 1 dinner at your guide’s favourite spot
  • Professional Guide/Driver & Breakfast provided every day
  • 1 night on the Kaikoura, home of year-round whale watching
  • 1 night in the port town of Picton
  • 2 night’s in Abel Tasman National Park
  • 1 night in the charming coastal town, Punakaiki
  • 1 night in Hokitika – The jade capital of NZ

  • Some of NZ’s best beaches in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Experience the beauty around Picton and the Marlborough Sounds
  • Swim with Dolphins or go whale watching in Kaikoura
  • Taste NZ’s best beer, wine and food
  • Make a splash in amazing lakes, rivers, beaches, waterfalls and natural hot springs
  • Visit the iconic Pancake Rocks
  • Taste some wine in Marlborough, one of NZ’s best wine regions

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

Included on this specific tour:

  • Transport on your own custom luxury vehicle
  • Unlimited WIFI onboard
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • 1 dinner at your guide’s favourite spot
  • Professional Guide/Driver & Breakfast provided every day
  • 1 night on the Kaikoura, home of year-round whale watching
  • 1 night in the port town of Picton
  • 2 night’s in Abel Tasman National Park
  • 1 night in the charming coastal town, Punakaiki
  • 1 night in Hokitika – The jade capital of NZ

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Saturday / DAY 1
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 most abundant sea life.

Saturday / DAY 1
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 most abundant sea life.

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Sunday / DAY 2
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 beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

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Monday / DAY 3
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 3
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 4
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.

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WEDNESDAY / DAY 5
ABEL TASMAN – PUNAKAIKI

After a scenic drive through Nelson lakes and possibly a morning 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 5
ABEL TASMAN – PUNAKAIKI

After a scenic drive through Nelson lakes and possibly a morning 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 6
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 7
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 7
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$.

  • Kayaking – West Coast $115
  • Dolphin Swim – Kaikoura $175
  • Whale Watching – Kaikoura $150

  • Walk & Kayak Tour – Abel Tasman $115
  • Sailing Abel Tasman $133
  • Skydive – Abel Tasman From $269

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!

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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!

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See below for our individual rates.

See below for our individual rates.

See below for our individual rates.

Prices include your tour, 6 nights accommodation,
professional driver & guide and breakfast every day.

Prices include your tour, 6 nights accommodation, professional driver & guide and breakfast every day.

MAY 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 MAY $1149 Available Autumn
12 MAY $1149 Available Autumn
19 MAY $1149 Available Autumn
26 MAY $1149 Available Autumn

JUNE 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 JUNE $1149 Available Winter
9 JUNE $1149 Available Winter
16 JUNE $1149 Available Winter
23 JUNE $1149 Available Winter
30 JUNE $1149 Available Winter

JULY 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 JULY $1149 Available Winter
14 JULY $1149 Available Winter
21 JULY $1149 Available Winter
28 JULY $1149 Available Winter

AUGUST 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
4 AUGUST $1149 Available Winter
11 AUGUST $1149 Available Winter
18 AUGUST $1149 Available Winter
25 AUGUST $1149 Available Winter

SEPTEMBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
1 SEPTEMBER $1149 Available Spring
8 SEPTEMBER $1149 Available Spring
15 SEPTEMBER $1149 Available Spring
22 SEPTEMBER $1149 Available Spring
29 SEPTEMBER $1149 Available Spring

OCTOBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
6 OCTOBER $1149 Available Spring
13 OCTOBER $1149 Available Spring
20 OCTOBER $1149 Available Spring
27 OCTOBER $1149 Available Spring

NOVEMBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
3 NOVEMBER $1149 Available Spring
10 NOVEMBER $1149 Available Spring
17 NOVEMBER $1149 Available Spring
24 NOVEMBER $1149 Available Spring

DECEMBER 2018

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
1 DECEMBER $1149 Available Summer
8 DECEMBER $1149 Available Summer
15 DECEMBER $1149 Available Summer
22 DECEMBER $1149 Available Summer
29 DECEMBER $1149 Available Summer

JANUARY 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
5 JANUARY $1149 Available Summer
12 JANUARY $1149 Available Summer
19 JANUARY $1149 Available Summer
26 JANUARY $1149 Available Summer

FEBRUARY 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 FEBRUARY $1149 Available Summer
9 FEBRUARY $1149 Available Summer
16 FEBRUARY $1149 Available Summer
23 FEBRUARY $1149 Available Summer

MARCH 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
2 MARCH $1149 Available Autumn
9 MARCH $1149 Available Autumn
16 MARCH $1149 Available Autumn
23 MARCH $1149 Available Autumn

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You can fly direct to Christchurch with many Internationaland New Zealand domestic carriers.

You can fly direct to Christchurch with many International and New Zealand domestic carriers.