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A glacial lake on New Zealand’s South Island, Lake Tekapo is an adventurer’s playground by day—and a stargazer’s heaven at night. On a clear night, southern hemisphere constellations, plus the Milky Way and the southern lights, shine spectacularly in the UNESCO-listed Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

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Dark Sky Experience

Dark Sky Experience

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Embark on a journey through time and space with this ticket to the Dark Sky Experience at Lake Tekapo. No need to wait until after dark to admire the night sky at this indoor exhibition which draws on Māori astronomy and recent discoveries to tell the story of our skies. This kid-friendly attraction is ideal for families, with multimedia exhibits and hands-on activities offering something to do for everyone.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27,06
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US$27,06

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

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View Franz Josef Glacier and experience a Milford Sound cruise on this 4-day semi-independent tour of New Zealand's South Island. You’ll travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown via the Canterbury Plains, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, then motor up the west coast to Greymouth before riding the TranzAlpine train on the return to Christchurch. Listen to narration on board as the driver highlights this scenic region from picturesque mountain peaks to deep fiords. Overnight accommodation and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 4 days
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US$1 227,70
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US$1 227,70

Summit Experience - University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

Summit Experience - University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

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Our most popular astronomy experience at the world-renowned astronomical research centre. Prepare for an awe-inspiring evening of discovery. Immerse yourself in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and sophisticated viewing technologies as our expert guides share the science and stories of our Southern Skies. Don't miss New Zealand's premier stargazing experience. Exclusive to Dark Sky Project, the Summit Experience at Mt John Observatory is in partnership with the University of Canterbury.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107,56
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US$107,56

Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
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Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)

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Mount Cook (Aoraki) is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 12,218 feet (3,724 meters) and lies surrounded by some of the South Island’s most stunning natural landscapes. On this tour, enjoy magnificent views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, and Lake Pukaki; pose for photos amid fields of lavender (summer season only); and hike through the Mount Cook National Park to see the Tasman Glacier.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145,11
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US$145,11

Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Private Tour

Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Private Tour

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Enjoy a picturesque private tour of the gorgeous Central Otago of New Zealand on a day trip from Christchurch. The tour will take you from iconic Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo to pristine Lake Pukaki as well as the majestic Aoraki Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in Aotearoa New Zealand. With the opportunity to sample award-winning cheese in Geraldine and lunch with a view at Heritage Hotel, this tour is not one to miss.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$362,77
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US$362,77
Price varies by group size

Crater Experience at Cowan's Observatory

Crater Experience at Cowan's Observatory

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Make the most of the pristine night skies over the Mackenzie Basin with this observatory experience tailored for first-time stargazers. Watch the night sky through one of Cowan’s Observatory’s telescopes, finding stars, constellations and other hidden secrets with the help of one of the observatory’s knowledgeable astronomy guides. With discounted tickets for visitors aged 17 and under, this is a great way to introduce children to the wonders of the Milky Way.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77,80
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US$77,80

3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

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See the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Traveling by coach and train, you’ll stop in UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and Queenstown, travel up the west coast to Franz Josef Glacier, and visit the Gold Rush town of Greymouth, then board the homeward-bound TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps and past the Canterbury Plains. Listen to informative onboard commentary and enjoy two nights’ accommodation as you explore the sights independently.
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  • 3 days
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US$967,39
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US$967,39

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

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See the top sights of the spectacular South Island on a 5-day guided coach tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain; enjoy free time to explore the adventure capital of Queenstown; take a boat cruise on Milford Sound, surrounded by steep rock walls; view Fox and Franz Josef glaciers; and travel by rail through the Southern Alps aboard the scenic TranzAlpine Express. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and four nights’ accommodation in Queenstown and Franz Josef.
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  • 5 days
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US$1 265,70
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US$1 265,70

Outstanding Alpine River Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo

Outstanding Alpine River Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo

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Get exclusive access to backcountry around Lake Tekapo with this private 4WD tour. Using a private access route, travel through The Cass Valley, seeing the gorgeous mountainous landscape of the Mackenzie Country. Marvel at the amazing rock formations, U-shaped valleys, unique local tussock and the mesmerizing braided river at the heart of it all. With merino sheep dotted over the landscape, this is a quintessential ‘kiwi’ experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174,79
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US$174,79

Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry

Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry

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There’s much more to see in the South Island than what you can get to on the State Highways. This exciting off-road adventure gives you the chance to experience some of what this dramatic landscape has to offer. Drive around the Mackenzie Country for half a day and get exclusive access to back-country stations. Take in dramatic views of landmarks like Lake Pukaki, Mount Tasman and Aoraki Mount Cook, and learn about life on New Zealand’s high-country farming stations from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$197,21
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US$197,21

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch
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Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

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Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Avoid long lines at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre by having admission included. Another highlight is a visit to the Tasman Glacier, and a delicious lunch is included too.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$280,72
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US$280,72
Price varies by group size

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

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Surround yourself with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on this day trip from Christchurch. Travel by coach past the foothills of the Southern Alps to the Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Basin; stop at Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukari; and enjoy views of Tasman Glacier. Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in UNESCO-listed Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park. Includes round-trip hotel transport by coach with morning and afternoon tea.
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  • 12 hours
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US$286,92
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US$286,92

23-Day Epic New Zealand Tour

23-Day Epic New Zealand Tour

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Experience the best of both the North and South Islands on this comprehensive 23-day tour of New Zealand. From the Bay of Islands in the north to Queenstown in the south, and many places in between, you’ll see and do the best New Zealand has to offer. Relax on golden-sand beaches, touch glaciers, and experience the city life of Wellington. This tour is an easy way to fit a lot into just over three weeks.
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  • 23 days
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US$3 297,24
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US$3 297,24

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

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Avoid the hassle of planning all the logistics of your grand tour of New Zealand on this comprehensive 21-day guided tour. Starting in Auckland and ending in Christchurch, you’ll explore a wide range of landscapes in between. Admire the ancient kauri forests of the Hokianga, relax in the Bay of Islands, take the ferry from Wellington to Picton, spot whales in Kaikoura, try adventure sports in Queenstown, and more.
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  • 21 days
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US$8 304,12
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US$8 304,12

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Tour

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Tour

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Journey by coach, ferry and railway from the North Island to the South Island of New Zealand during this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch, or vice versa. Ride a boat into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves; see the geothermal wonderland at Te Pua and the Agrodome Sheep Show in Rotorua; take the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait from Wellington; and hop on a Coastal Pacific train from Picton to Kaikoura, where you’ll watch giant sperm whales at play. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Rotorua, Wellington and Kaikoura.
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  • 5 days
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US$1 217,01
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US$1 217,01

Stray New Zealand: 18-Day Ruru Tour

Stray New Zealand: 18-Day Ruru Tour

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Experience the best of New Zealand without the hassle of arranging transport, accommodation, and activities yourself on this comprehensive 24-day hop-on hop-off tour route. You can hop on and off the route as much as you like over a 12 month period. The route covers both the North and South Islands, including highlights like the Coromandel Peninsula, Mount Cook, and Kaikoura. Go at your own pace while being supported along the way.
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  • 18 days
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US$3 297,24
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US$3 297,24

Stray New Zealand: 11-Day Takahe Tour
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Stray New Zealand: 11-Day Takahe Tour

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The big birdie Takahe is your reliable companion for the South Island. She’ll have you fanning round the South Island highlights in a loop, showing off her favourite foraging spots. From the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park, to the West Coast's glaciers and rainforests, the party and adventure capital of Queenstown, to the "Roof of Aotearoa" Mt Cook National Park, she’s not shy of a good time!
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  • 11 days
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US$1 843,53
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US$1 843,53

7 Day South Island Lick Tour
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7 Day South Island Lick Tour

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Starting and ending in the “Garden City” of Christchurch, we show you the ultimate highlights of New Zealand’s stunning South Island over 7 action-packed days. From turquoise lakes to towering mountains and glaciers, the South Island’s scenery will blow your mind, and the nation’s adventure capital, Queenstown, has all the adrenalin activities on offer that you could possibly wish for. Activities can be pre-booked or purchased on the road - just let your tour guide know. We can't always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre- booking any activities you especially want to do. As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation in Christchurch with us the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on day 1 makes for a stress-free morning. Accommodation is included on the last night of your tour, but we can also book a few extra nights for you if you would like to extend your stay.
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  • 7 days
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US$1 120,63
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US$1 120,63

Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day Tour

Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day Tour

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Visit the scenic areas of Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki on this picturesque day tour. It can be difficult to get to remote rural areas without a car, but you won’t have to worry about planning transport as Christchurch pickup and drop-off is included. The journey itself will showcase spectacular landscapes along the way. Once you get to Lake Tekapo, highlights include visiting Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Pukaki, and Tekapo Springs.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$329,79
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US$329,79
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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch
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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch

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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Tour. This small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the famous Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier as key highlights. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. Highlights: Lake Tekapo Church of the Good Shepard Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park Tasman Glacier, Lake Pukaki While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164,24
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US$164,24

6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

Experience a 6-day semi-independent tour by coach and train around the scenic South Island, traveling round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mount Cook, take a Milford Sound cruise and spend a free day in Queenstown, then journey to Pukerangi and cross into Dunedin aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway. Enjoy a guided tour of the Otago Peninsula and royal albatross colony before returning to Christchurch. Transportation, sightseeing tours and hotel accommodation are all included.
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  • 6 days
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US$1 530,23
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US$1 530,23

Overnight Luxury Tour - Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo from Christchurch

Overnight Luxury Tour - Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo from Christchurch

Enjoy a 2-day tour to Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo from Christchurch. Travel in a small-group in a Mercedes Benz minivan with your chauffeur/ guide. Spend the day exploring alpine walks and glacier valley in Mt. Cook and enjoy your evening stargazing in the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Enjoy your lunch in Mt. Cook and splurge on dinner and breakfast with overnight stay in a 4-star accommodation in Lake Tekapo. Soak yourself in hot pools at Tekapo Springs before heading back to Christchurch.
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  • 2 days
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US$1 820,44
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US$1 820,44

4-Day South Island Southern Discovery Tour from Christchurch

4-Day South Island Southern Discovery Tour from Christchurch

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Spend three nights in Queenstown on this 4-day semi-independent tour of the scenic South Island. You’ll travel round-trip from Christchurch by narrated coach via Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mount Cook, with a full day of free time to spend at your leisure in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital.’ Experience all the highlights along the way, including a Milford Sound cruise on the majestic fiord.
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  • 4 days
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US$960,35
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US$960,35

10 Day Adrenalin Tour. Skydiving, Bungy, Rafting, Climbing, Heli MTB & more.
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10 Day Adrenalin Tour. Skydiving, Bungy, Rafting, Climbing, Heli MTB & more.

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This tour has been the #1 bucket list New Zealand adventure tour since 2005 and includes skydiving, bungy jumping, heli biking, white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, jet boating, high ropes and cross country biking in the price! Also included are 10 nights of comfortable dbl/twin share ensuite accommodation in modern, centrally located 4* studio apartments, plus breakfast and lunch daily. We deliver seamless, professional and fun once in a lifetime tours for visitors to NZ and our trips have been carefully planned to visit fantastic off-the-beaten-track locations as well as the spectacular must-visit destinations for which the South Island is famous. Our guides are experienced and 100% dedicated to the needs of our clients who come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our tours are typically made up from a mix of solo travellers, couples, and friends and we also frequently run this itinerary as a private option for small groups and families.
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  • 10 days
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US$3 756,31
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