New Zealand - South Island Multisport G Adventures

New Zealand - South Island Multisport

Adventure Travel

Do what you love and try something new on this New Zealand - South Island Multisport escorted tour. Hiking, cycling, kayaking, exploring are key elements of this adventure vacation. Wildlife, natural wonders and thrilling options abound as you travel from Christchurch visiting such iconic destinations as Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown among others.

Travel through a picturesque wine region en route to Nelson, the sunshine capital of New Zealand. Discover the incredible beauty of Abel Tasman National Park. Climb into your sea kayak and glide through the bays on the route to Marahau. See a fur seal colony from the raising of baby pups to feeding at sea. Learn about the 'Pancake Rocks,' dating back millions of years, on a loop trail trek. Hike through Okarito Lagoon's wetlands admiring views of mountains and other spectacular sights. You may want to check out Franz Josef Glacier, take out a quad bike or go on a helicopter hike. In Wanaka, choose from optional activities including Puzzling World's giant maze, skydiving or mountain biking. Queenstown is the "adventure capital of the world." Try optional endeavors like bungee jumping, a vineyard tour or a jet boat outing. Hiking world-famous Routeburn Track provides epic views of snow capped mountains, sparkling waterfalls and alpine meadows. Sail on Milford Sound through Fiordland National Park.


15 Daysfr. $3,199

  • DISCOVER MOMENT: Franz Josef
  • HIKE Abel Tasman National Park
  • SEA KAYAKING Abel Tasman National Park
  • VISIT Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
  • STOP At seal colony
  • WALK Okarito Lagoon
  • FULL-DAY Routeburn Track hiking excursion
  • VISIT Fiordland National Park
  • CRUISE Through Milford Sound
  • CYCLING Excursion Mount Cook
  • HIKE The Mt Cook region
  • ORIENTATION WALK Christchurch
  • FREE TIME in Franz Josef and Queenstown
  • SCENIC DRIVE along coastal road up to Kaikoura
  • TRAVEL Through renowned Marlborough wine region
  • PICNIC In 130 million year old forest
  • Private vehicle, kayak, boat, bicycle, walking
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides
  • Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$375-$490 for meals not included
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CHRISTCHURCH Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Arrive at any time. Meet Your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.

All Stars Inn on Bealey

CHRISTCHURCH/KAIKOURA Location Information Description

Kaikoura, New Zealand

Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura. A free afternoon can be spent swimming or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters frequent the area. Hikers can opt to go on several day hikes in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains.

Breakfast

Dusky Lodge

KAIKOURA/NELSON Location Information Description

Nelson, New Zealand

Take in the scenery of the South Island while traveling to New Zealand's sunshine capital, Nelson. Sample some local produce and wine as you travel through the renowned Marlborough wine region. Enjoy free time to explore upon arrival.

Breakfast

Aquapackers

NELSON Location Information Description

Nelson, New Zealand

Experience the stunning natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park by boat, sea kayak and on foot. After a full day of exploring, reward your efforts with a well earned meal at one of Nelson's gourmet eateries.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Hotel Nelson

NELSON/LAKE BRUNNER Location Information Description

Lake Brunner, New Zealand

Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and at a viewing platform over a New Zealand fur seal colony at Cape Foulwind.

Breakfast

Hotel Lake Brunner

LAKE BRUNNER/FRANZ JOSEF Location Information Description

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Continue south along the coast towards Franz Josef, stopping for an invigorating walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon. Spend 2 nights staying amongst verdant temperate rainforest. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

Breakfast

Rainforest Retreat

FRANZ JOSEF Location Information Description

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

A free day for optional activities. Options include a helicopter hike, a glacier valley walk, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

Breakfast

Rainforest Retreat

FRANZ JOSEF/WANAKA Location Information Description

Wanaka, New Zealand

Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.

Breakfast

Wanaka Hotel

WANAKA/QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Drive the winding route between Wanaka and Queenstown passing through picturesque wine country, the towering Crown Range Mountains, and the turquoise waters of the Kawarau River. Watch as the scenery shifts from vast open valleys to the hustle and bustle of the city, and get ready to enjoy a free afternoon in the "adventure capital of the world."

Enjoy a free afternoon to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boat outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless.

Breakfast

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.

Breakfast, Lunch

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Travel to the fjords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Queenstown for the night.

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN/TWIZEL Location Information Description

Twizel, New Zealand

Enjoy free time in Queenstown, before travelling on to the Aoraki/Mt Cook region.

High Country Lodge Motel

TWIZEL Location Information Description

Twizel, New Zealand

Prepare for an action packed day! Start on two-wheels on a mountain biking excursion around the Aoraki/Mt Cook region. In the afternoon, discover stunning landscapes on foot.

Breakfast

High Country Lodge Motel

TWIZEL/CHRISTCHURCH Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Travel back to Christchurch. Head out for an orientation walk with your CEO before enjoying a few hours to explore the city.

Breakfast

All Stars Inn on Bealey

CHRISTCHURCH Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Oct 02, 2021
$3,199.00
Sat, Oct 30, 2021
$3,199.00
Thu, Jan 27, 2022
$3,199.00
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
$3,199.00
Thu, Mar 24, 2022
$3,199.00
Thu, Apr 21, 2022
$3,199.00
Thu, Nov 17, 2022
$3,199.00
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
$3,199.00
Thu, Dec 15, 2022
$3,199.00

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

  • Physical Rating: 3 - Average: Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • ITINERARY NOTES: Please note that when in Franz Josef optional activities may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Once a booking is cancelled the cancellation fees, if any, will be determined with reference to the date on which notice of cancellation is received by the Tour Operator and are expressed as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled Tour, product or service (excluding any insurance products).
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  • Cancellation received 30-59 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, an amount equal to 50% of the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled Tour will be refunded.
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