SOUTHERN LOOP
7 DAYS

SOUTHERN LOOP
7 DAYS

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 are 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:

 

  • Unlimited WIFI onboard
  • 1 dinner at your guide’s favourite spot
  • 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, Westport
  • 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

Included in ALL of our tours are 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:

  • Unlimited WIFI onboard
  • 1 dinner at your guide’s favourite spot
  • 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, Westport
  • 1 night in Hokitika – The jade capital of NZ

Saturday / DAY 1
CHRISTCHURCH – HANMER SPRINGS

Get ready to start an epic adventure with your new friends as we travel up the coast to 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 1
CHRISTCHURCH – HANMER SPRINGS

Get ready to start an epic adventure with your new friends as we travel up the coast to 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 2
HANMER SPRINGS – KAIKOURA 

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

Monday / DAY 3
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 3
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 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. 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 5
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 5
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 6
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 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.

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$.

  • Kayak hire from $40
  • Dolphin Swim from $180
  • Dolphin Watching from $95
  • Whale Watching from $150
  • Seal Swim from $120
  • Whale Watching Flight from $150
  • Wine & Beer Tasting free-$10
  • Blackwater Rafting $185

  • Kayak & Walk from $140
  • Sail & Walk from $98
  • Skydive from $279
  • Pilot a Plane from $120
  • Canyoning from $279
  • Surfing from $30
  • Fishing Tour from $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, 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 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
25 MAY $1199 Last Spaces! Autumn

JUNE 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
15 JUNE $1199 Available Winter

JULY 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
6 JULY $1299 Available Winter
27 JULY $1299 Available Winter

AUGUST 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
17 AUGUST $1299 Available Winter

SEPTEMBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
7 SEPTEMBER $1299 Available Spring
28 SEPTEMBER $1299 Available Spring

OCTOBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
19 OCTOBER $1199 Available Spring

NOVEMBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
9 NOVEMBER $1249 Last Spaces! Spring
30 NOVEMBER $1249 Available Spring

DECEMBER 2019

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
21 DECEMBER $1249 Available Summer

JANUARY 2020

TRIP COMMENCING PER PERSON (NZD) AVAILABILITY SEASON
11 JANUARY $1249 Available 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 direct to Christchurch with many Internationaland New Zealand domestic carriers.

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