Prepare for a journey that will fill your memory with stunning landscapes, unique wildlife experiences and plenty of thrilling activities along the way.
Kaikoura is known for mesmerising marine encounters.
Among its many wonders is the Abel Tasman National Park.
This is a region of untamed natural wilderness & glaciers.
Savour world-class wines & fresh seafood in Marlborough.
Marvel at Lake Tekapo’s turquoise waters & clear skies.
This alpine wonderland is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream.
Home of THE ultimate adventure bucket list & a great vibe.
A hiking paradise & home to the world-famous Milford Sound.
From golden beaches and whale watching in the north to adrenaline-pumping activities and serene fiords in the south, this trip covers the best of New Zealand’s South Island.
Your adventure begins in Kaikoura, a couple of hours drive north of Christchurch. This small coastal settlement is home to grand marine encounters. Keep your cameras handy as you come up, close to giant whales, friendly dolphins and baby seals. From here, travel west to Nelson to explore the sun-kissed coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park by foot or kayak. Indulge in world-famous wines and fresh seafood in Marlborough before continuing your journey to the centre of South Island – Lake Tekapo. Glacial-fed turquoise lakes and star-lit night skies – the best in the world to stargaze – are the highlights of this region.
On the west, ‘the Coast’ as the locals call it is a part of the country that can only be described by superlatives. From the drama of ancient pancake rocks to walking on glaciers and amidst mountainous national parks, West Coast is an outdoor playground unlike any other.
Then gear yourself up for Queenstown! It’s impossible to cover everything there is to do in “the adventure capital of New Zealand”, but here’s a start: bungy, jet boating, skydiving, hiking or simply kicking back and soaking in the majestic views from the comfort of a hot pool. Fiordland is a relaxing contrast to the go-go-go of Queenstown. Unwind on a cruise to the Milford Sound or, if you’re up for a sublime adventure, try kayaking. This pristine region is also home to three of New Zealand’s Great Walks – some of the best multi-day hikes in the world.