Tour the South Island’s Top Adventure Locations
We’ll take you to the South Island’s top scenic locations and help you tick off all your bucket-list activities – we’ve even scheduled two days in Queenstown – New Zealand’s adventure capital. Join us for twelve unforgettable days exploring Christchurch, Wanaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef Glacier and Punakaiki – with the option to visit Milford Sound along the way.
Get ready to experience it all! Want to leap from the very place that bungy jumping was invented? You can! Perhaps you yearn to take on New Zealand’s highest bungy? Step right up! Want to experience a high-speed jet-boat ride through a canyon close to where jetboating was invented? You got it! Ever thought about strapping yourself to a beautiful stranger and then leaping out of a plane? We can arrange that! Want to hike the blue ice of a glacier after a breathtaking helicopter ride? We know the place to go! Fancy a scenic flight over two World Heritage Parks? We’ve got it covered. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what a Canyon Swing is, we’ll help you find the answer – and hold your hand on the way there! If paragliding has been your dream, we know where to get the best air – and dream views!
And let’s not forget all the other included sights and activities you’ll experience over 12 action-packed days. You’ll be strolling secluded beaches, traversing jaw-dropping mountain ranges, paddling a Māori waka, staying in a lush rainforest, being wowed by the stars at an International Dark Sky Reserve, admiring turquoise lakes, intriguing rock formations, blue glaciers, picturesque cities, quaint gold-rush towns and carving your own greenstone pendant – phew! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this adventure started!
Adrenalin Junkie Tour Tips:
Activities can also be 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 the day the tour starts makes for a stress-free morning!
The tour price includes dorm share accommodation (4–6 share) but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room. Please note, there is 1 night on this tour where private accommodation upgrades are not available due to limited availability: one night in MacKenzie Country. In special circumstances arrangements may be possible - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can select this upgrade when you start building your tour online.
Abel Tasman National Park (included)
Explore the undisputedly gorgeous coastal scenery and fascinating rocky outcrops of this pristine wilderness area.
Skydive over Wanaka (Add-On)
Strap yourself to a highly-trained stranger then leap out of a plane for unbeatable views.
The Grand Traverse Scenic Flight from Tekapo (Founder’s pick)
Fly over Mt Cook (Aoraki) and Westland National Parks, 12 major glaciers and the highest peaks in Oceania.
What's included on every adventure tour:
- Small groups, up to 16 people
- Passionate Kiwi guides
- Comfortable bus transport
- High-end hostel accommodation
- Tasty continental breakfasts every day
What's also included on this tour:
- 11 nights in high-end hostel accommodation
- Cross Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry
- Continental breakfast every day
- Carve your own pounamu (jade) necklace in Franz Josef
- Spend two nights deep in West Coast rainforest
- Discover NZ's most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas
- Journey through multiple National Parks
- Plus many surprise stops on the way
ENHANCE YOUR TRIP WITH ADD-ON ACTIVITIES AND UPGRADES
Your tour includes all the essentials but you can add extra wow-factor to your tour by adding on the activities and accommodation upgrades that suit you best.
Optional activities you can add to this trip at checkout:
South Island Adrenalin Junkie Tour
- Price from (NZD)
- Deposit only
Only $99 to secure your seat unless you book within 45 days of departure. Once your spot is booked, you can log in and customise your tour with any extra experiences or activities up to 45 days before departure.
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