With so many great adventures on offer in New Zealand, we have chosen to select the premier adventures in the Southern Lakes region and showcase the best of the best. You’ll get to walk one of the iconic walks of the world, the Milford Track, staying in wonderful accommodation along the way and eating gourmet meals. We take a small boat trip on Milford Sound and a flight back to Queenstown over the mountains and lakes of the region. We ride Shotover Jet, take in a sheep farm and helicopter in to the spectacular Landsborough River, where we’ll raft the fun rapids and camp in comfy surroundings. You’ll even get a hot shower! We travel up the West Coast and finish up with the gorgeous rail journey over Arthurs Pass back to Christchurch. 14 days packed with hiking, rafting, beauty, friendly people, wonderful food and a million memories.
Arrival into Christchurch where your friendly guide will meet you and get you checked into your hotel. You’ll generally have time to explore this beautiful city before our dinner at one of the many local restaurants.
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take a stunning drive across the Canterbury Plains to reach the foothills of the Southern Alps and the stunning lakes en route. We’ll stop at Lake Tekapo to take in the vistas and history before we make our way to our unique accommodation at Lake Pukaki overlooking Mt Cook, New Zealands highest mountain. Barbeque dinner in this stunning location.
Included: All meals
After a filling breakfast, we take the drive to Queenstown, past turquoise lakes and over beautiful passes. We take a ride on the exciting Shotover Jet, to get our thrill fix for the day! Back to the hotel and into town for a quick briefing on our hike, along with passing out some last minute gear such as backpacks. We’ll be on hand to help with any last minute questions.
Included: All meals
We’ll depart Queenstown for Te Anau where we have lunch. Early afternoon, we leave for Te Anau Downs where our boat departs for the start of the Milford Track at Glade Wharf. The 1 mile walk to Glade House is a perfect introduction to this gorgeous area and we sit down to a 3 course meal in stunning surroundings.
Included: All meals
After a sumptuous breakfast, it’s time to don our backpacks and walkthrough the spectacular ancient New Zealand woodlands. The track is wide and generally smooth today for the 10 mile hike to reach Pampolona Lodge.You can take the short deviation to Prairie Lake for a quick cool down before reaching the lodge.
Included: All meals
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|Monday 28 March 2022 - Sunday 10 April 2022||14 days||£4950||€5595||$6995|
If you would like advice about flight options, please call our UK or US office’s. Many airlines offer flights to Christchurch International Airport (CHC). For UK travellers, have a look at skyscanner.net for your best flight options. Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines are great carriers. For USA based travellers, we suggest Exito Travel who can provide you with a competitive flight quote. Because of the distance involved, you might like to consider stopping off for a day or so on the way to break up the journey, if you have the time.
Our price and departure date information below does not include your international flights.
Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office. Please check with us first.
In order to secure your place you can pay just your deposit now of £1000 per person. The final payment isn’t due until 120 days before your trip.
Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate daily. The actual rate payable is always the GBP price.
We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for an adventure holiday. Bear in mind, your trip to New Zealand may involve many different types of weather from hot sunny days (expected) to cold rainy days and everything in between. Bear in mind as you will be flying internally in New Zealand, we recommend being under 20kg (32 lb) of check on baggage.
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, all travelers entering New Zealand (except those from Australia, Antarctica, and most Pacific islands) are required to have a COVID-19 test taken and a negative result returned within 72 hours of their first scheduled international flight. For more information visit: covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
Information regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists:
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals.
From 11:59pm on 28 April 2021, travellers to New Zealand from very high risk countries are temporarily restricted to New Zealand citizens, their partners, dependent children, the parent of a dependent child who is a New Zealand citizen, and those with significant humanitarian reasons. All non-New Zealand citizens must hold a valid visa to enter New Zealand. Other travellers, including New Zealand residents, can enter only if they spend 14 days outside a very high risk country before their arrival here. Transit through a very high risk country is excluded from the 14-day requirement. See New Zealand Immigration’s (INZ) website for further details.
The following countries currently meet the threshold of being very high risk:
From 19 April 2021 travellers who have been in Australia for 14 days can travel by air to New Zealand without having to enter a managed isolation facility. See the New Zealand government COVID-19 website for details.
Travelling from elsewhere then contact us to find out the latest.
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