Southern Voyager

Epic adventure tours for 18 to 35 year olds

Southern Voyager

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Southern Voyager

Southern Voyager

Journey through New Zealand's natural wonderland on a 7-day luxury road trip through the South Island. Explore Queenstown, the adventure capital, hike the Franz Josef glacier, cruise Milford Sound and discover NZ’s highest peak, Mount Cook.

Highlights

Queenstown

Get your adrenaline fix in the adventure capital of the World.

Franz Josef

Hike, heli or climb through New Zealand's steepest glacier.

Milford Sound

Cruise through what is considered the 8th Wonder of the World.

Mt Cook

Hike the Hooker Valley for up-close views of New Zealand's highest peak.

Itinerary

This tour may also operate in the reverse, final itinerary will be confirmed upon booking. At times, weather and other conditions may affect or alter our route. Don't worry your guide will keep you aware of any changes along the way.

Day 1

Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier

Prepare for an incredible first day stopping at the geological wonder that is the Omarama clay cliffs followed by the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo at one of New Zealand’s most insta-worthy spots. Then it's on to one of the gems of the South Island – Wanaka.

Day 2

Franz Josef Glacier

Its high elevation and plentiful dry natural snow marks Cardrona as an outstanding ski resort for all levels. There are plenty of wide-open trails spread over three basins and the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. From here we head to Queenstown, the ski and adventure capital of New Zealand!

Day 5

Franz Josef to Queenstown

After a break in picturesque Wanaka, prepare to be dazzled as we travel along rugged coastline beside ancient rainforests, icy glaciers, and crashing waterfalls as we head over Haast Pass, before we arrive at the gateway to glacier country – Franz Josef.

Day 4

Queenstown & Milford Sound

Larger-than-life waterfalls, ancient forests, awe-inspiring mountainscapes and leaping dolphins, welcome to UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. After taking in the spectacular scenery cruising the fiord, kick back with a beer, drop into a party or devour NZ’s famous burger - the Fergburger.

Day 5

Queenstown

Bungy jumps, canyon swings, or horse riding; whatever your adventure threshold, there’s something in Queenstown for you to choose from! Try one of New Zealand’s most scenic skydives, hit the trails for a bike ride, go luging or jet boat up the canyon.

Day 6

Queenstown to Mt Cook

Crampons at the ready, Franz Josef could be the most beautiful place you'll ever set your eyes on. Explore the stunning formations made over thousands of years, where you can hike, helicopter - or both! Want something at a lower altitude? Quad bike, kayak or relax in glacier hot pools, before kicking back with a cold drink to soak it all in.

Day 7

Mt Cook to Christchurch

After a quick stop off at beautiful Hokitika, experience a spectacular journey through Arthur’s Pass amongst the stunning snow-capped Southern Alps. Then it's back to where it all began in Christchurch where our epic journey comes to an end around New Zealand's South Island. Fear not, we’ll say our goodbyes, hug it out and leave with stacks of great memories.

What’s included on every Wild Kiwi tour

Expert local guide/driverLuxury Travel VehiclesFlash-pack accommodationBreakfast everyday

What's also included on this tour

  • 1 Group Dinner
  • Castle Rock Walk
  • Stop at the Rugged West Coast Township of Franz Josef
  • Transport to Milford Sound (cruise optional)
  • Visit to Mount Cook, One of the Highest Settlements in New Zealand
  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Amazing trip! The itinerary is put together well to see all the highlights of the East Coast in two weeks, while still having enough time to indulge in each city’s unique atmosphere.

Frank Plessers
Belgium

The bus trips were excellent and traveling with a smaller group was far more fun then the larger tour groups. Got to see many things a long the way with plenty of stops. Would definitely recommend this trip. Made family and friends back home very jealous.

Luke Malynn
New Zealand

I could go on and on but I believe with other reviews, this company's reputation speaks for itself. Mahalo for a wonderful time. Aloha!

Florence James
United States

Why Wild Kiwi

Our Vehicles

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!

Our 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.

Small Groups

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!

How it works

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Getting there

You can fly direct (or via Auckland) to Christchurch with many International carriers and the airport is also well serviced with domestic carriers within New Zealand. Your pick-up location will be at the main entrance to Jucy Snooze Christchurch in the carpark, only a 5-minute walk from the airport.