South experience of a lifetime, make awesome friends, experience NZ adrenaline activities and its beauty. Book now, to save your place on this amazing Trip! 15 days Dates:

28th September – 12th October 2019  (FULLY BOOKED OUT) 

30th October – 13th November 2019 (Book by 20th October 2019) spaces available 

(Note: All high school students must have their parents signed permission to travel with Kiwiana Tours )

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Auckland City/ Mt Maunganui/ Taupo/ Wellington/ TBA
DEPARTURE TIME Email us to arrange a time and  best place to meet. We pick up from Auckland, Taupo, Wellington, Nelson
All transport from and to Auckland
Shared Accommodation
Guided Tour
14 x Breakfast
8 x Dinner
Awesome 3-hours ferry crossing (return)
Ice Bar and a Mocktail
Wellington Cable Car
Lord of the Rings scenery
Abel Tasman nature walk
Lake Tekapo and Pukaki
Meet seals in the wild
Te Papa Museum Wellington
Punakaiki “Pancake” Rocks
Blue Pools
Mt Cook Views
National Parks
Waterfalls & Beaches
Puzzle World
Live Kiwi’s at the Kiwi House
Hot Spa
Optional activities
Lunches and some dinners
Swimming costume
Sunscreen / Sunglasses / Sun hat
Comfortable shoes
A light rain jacket (just in case)
Warm clothes
Student ID
Extra cash for optional activities
Please don’t bring a big bag!

NOTE: Kiwiana Tours (follow) comply with the Code of Practice for Patrol care for international Students as set out by the NZ government for the care and safety of the international student while traveling with Kiwiana Tours. We also follow school rules at all times.

Terms and conditions apply.


Day 1: Auckland → Wellington

Travel south from Auckland via the Waikato, Taupo, and Central North Island. Visit the Kiwis in the Kiwi House. Pass by the biggest lake in NZ, amazing farmlands, and the Desert Road until we reach the most southern capital of the world.

Day 2: Wellington → Abel Tasman

Take the Awesome 3-hour ferry crossing to Picton through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. After lunch we travel further through to the sunshine capital Nelson making our way to the edge of Abel Tasman. (B & D)*

Day 3: Abel Tasman

Full day in Abel Tasman National Park. Options: Kayaking along the golden bays near Kaiteriteri, looking out for the local marine wildlife; or catch a water taxi to one of the bays in the Abel Tasman National Park to go for an afternoon stroll in the native New Zealand forest. (B)*

Day 4: Abel Tasman → Punakaiki

Explore the rugged West Coast of NZ, stopping at Buller Gorge. Walk across Buller Swing Bridge. Other activity options: Flying fox, single or tandem. Head to Westport on the West coast, shop for supplies! (B & D)*

Day 5: Punakaiki → Hokitika → Franz Josef

Travel through snow-capped mountains and fantastic lakes on your journey towards the wild West Coast, through rain forest stopping at the scenic “Punakaiki Pancake Rocks”. Next stop at the Greenstone Factory in Hokitika. Arriving early evening at Franz Josef Glacier, a frozen glacial “River” formed thousands of years ago, in time to take an optional flight to the top of the Glacier (weather permitting). (B & D)*

Day 6: Franz Josef → Wanaka - Queenstown

We leave early along the breathtaking West Coast, stopping in at the Blue Pools, driving through the rain forest of Haast Pass on to Lake Wanaka. Here is where we will have fun in Puzzle World. Overnight Queenstown (B)*

Day 7: Queenstown

Arriving early in Queenstown where we stay for the next three nights. Test your limits in the adrenaline capital of the world with these optional activities: bungy jump, skydiving, jet boating, paragliding, canyon swing, and the luge Tonight is Dance Night at the Ice Bar and Mocktail (included). Overnight Queenstown (B & D)*

Day 8: Queenstown

Have a fun day with chosen optional activities. Try. Skydive / Bungy Jumping / Paragliding / Jet boating.  Over night Queenstown (B & D)*

Day 9: Queenstown

Fun Day in Queenstown. Pick from many optional activities like Gondola & Luge / Skydive / Bungy Jumping / Paragliding/Jet boating. or spend the day  shopping, walking around lake Wakatipu, admiring the view around Queenstown it is stunning.  Overnight Queenstown  (B)*

Day 10: Queenstown - Lake Tekapo

Wave goodbye to lovely “Queenie”  Drive north to Twizel, fim location of Gondor in “Lord of the Rings”. From here you can see NZ’s highest mountain Aoraki (Mount Cook), the famous bronze dog and the church of the Good Shepherd. Stopping to feed the Salmon. (B & D)*

Day 11: Lake Tekapo → Christchurch → Kaikoura

We head off to Christchurch: South Island’s largest city, vibrant and ever changing after 2010 earthquake before heading to Kaikoura where you have your own leisure time. The lodge has its own pool and spa so you can chill out and unwinds under the stars!  (B)*

Day 12: Kaikoura

Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals. Optional activity whale and dolphin watching or swim with seals. Others who have no activities booked will be taken to the seal colony and we can do a nice walk around the area. Or you may want to just relax and do some shopping. (B & D)*

Day 13: Kaikoura → Picton → Wellington

Catch the ferry back to Wellington. Tonight we experience the Wellington Cable Car ride. (B)*

Day 14: Wellington → National Park

You will have free time to walk along Oriental Parade, visit famous Te Papa Museum and discover great shops in Cuba Street, before heading to National Park. Overnight National park (B & D)*

Day 15: National Park → Auckland

After breakfast head back to Auckland where we say farewell to our new friends! (B)* Note this itinerary may change slightly due to accommodation availability 

(B) = Breakfast provided, (B & D) = Breakfast & Dinner provided

Fun Optional Activities (Extra Cost)

Bungy Jumping Parasailing
Sky Diving Jet Skiing / Jet Boating
Surfing Sailing
Paddle Boarding Kayaking
 White Water Rafting Gondola and Ludge (Included)
Caving & Tubing Motor bikes, Quad biking, Go karts
Swing Bridge (Included) Helicopter Flight

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