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8-Day Tour: South Island from Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown provided by The Road Trip New Zealand

8-Day Tour: South Island from Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown

8-Day Tour: South Island from Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown
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from $8,088.00 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5818SIA
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Private tour • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • Live commentary on board • Professional tour guide (who is also the driver) • Transport by private vehicle and all fuel charges • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Round-trip airport transfer (Christchurch) • 7 nights accommodation in your selected category of hotel • Entry/Admission - Amisfield Winery
Exclusions
Gratuities • Optional activities • Personal expenses • Food and drinks, not specified in the itinerary (lunch and dinner) • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
Duration
8 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your Christchurch hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 48 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher)
Airports:
Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
Ports:
Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 61 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Private tour • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • Live commentary on board • Professional tour guide (who is also the driver) • Transport by private vehicle and all fuel charges • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Round-trip airport transfer (Christchurch) • 7 nights accommodation in your selected category of hotel • Entry/Admission - Amisfield Winery
Exclusions
Gratuities • Optional activities • Personal expenses • Food and drinks, not specified in the itinerary (lunch and dinner) • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your Christchurch hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 48 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher)
Airports:
Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
Ports:
Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 61 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8 days
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Please bring good walking shoes, warm clothing, swim wear and towel
Please note: All participants must have a current passport that is valid for at least 3 months after date of entry into New Zealand
If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your Christchurch hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 48 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher)
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Christchurch Sightseeing
Day 2
Christchurch to Arthurs Pass to...
Day 3
Hokitika – Franz Josef Glacier
Day 4
Franz Josef Glacier to Lake...
Day 5
Wanaka to Queenstown
Day 6
Queenstown Free Day
Day 7
Queenstown to Lake Tekapo Via Mt...
Day 8
Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
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Lynda Close
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Unforgettable Experience
Jul 2020
This trip was amazing, the scenery was mindblowing, we ran out of superlatives to describe the beauty of the scenery. Our guide, Alex, is a friendly, professional and knowledgeable young man who made our trip so enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble. He took us to places we would have missed had we done this trip by ourselves and the best vantage points for taking photos, The whole team at The Road Trip were friendly, professional and efficient. All the extra things we wanted to do were booked without any fuss and all the hotels we stayed in were exceptional. We would recommend this trip for all ages. Thank you Road Trip for an unforgettable and memorable experience.
Written 25 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shmulik Moscowitz
Cypress, CA2 contributions
Best Family Trip Ever!
We were a family of 10 and we never had a better trip and tour guide in our life! Alex was the most incredible tour guide and did a phenomenal job in so many ways! He was extremely kind, knowledgeable, interesting, and helped us through any situation we needed help with and helped adjust the trip when the weather was bad. Our entire family can’t stop talking about our New Zealand trip and it would have never been the same without our incredible tour guide who arranged everything from A to Z.
Written 7 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Soesanti Oeij
Bandung, Indonesia1 contribution
Amazing trips with The Road Trip
May 2019
We went to New Zealand on 2015 and 2016 for 2 years in a row. The tour was amazing, with The Road Trip’s itinerary we were able to experience New Zealand to the fullest. We went to different places each year, first trip we explored South Island, and second trip we visited North Island. The itinerary was customized to our needs and it fits our interest perfectly.
Our tour guide, Alex, was very friendly and professional. Everything was well-planned and well taken care of, from food to destinations, accommodations and transportation. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. Thank you Road Trip for making our holiday in New Zealand so memorable. We’ll definitely recommend The Road Trip to our family and friends.

We hope you are doing well, stay healthy and stay safe.
Written 1 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael H.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates411 contributions
Impeccable and memorable tour in every way possible
I’ve been on many tours, but I’ve never encountered such a professional team and service. Everything was impeccable from the first day of planning with Chris and his team and until the last day of our trip. As honeymooners with little time to plan anything, the road trip made everything seem easy. Every day was very well organized and planned. Our chaperon or as we like to call her, our new family member Constance turned every hour of the day into an unforgettable experience. Truly! We would recommend The road trip to anyone looking for one of a kind experience. And when we go back again to NZ, we will hopefully finish touring what we couldn’t. Love NZ! Love Road Trip! Bravo.
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gerard Rajendra
1 contribution
Magnificent South Island
Apr 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful time visiting the beautiful South Island. We opted for a private tour with The Road Trip NZ. Our guide was the owner Chris Cameron. Chris has a wonderful knowledge of all the sites and took us many off the beaten track sites to explore. Nothing was ever too difficult or troublesome for Chris. Travelling with young kids - this tour was god send. We had flexibility with our itinerary and could stop at the many beautiful sights to really take in all the place had to offer without the rush. The tour was smooth, Chris organised everything from airport transfers, hotels and entry into certain attractions that we wanted to explore.

Delightful trip with another family from Singapore made all the more memorable by Chris.
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PaulN
1 contribution
Amazing 8 day trip to New Zealand
Apr 2019
My family and I from Singapore, along with another family, had the time of our life, enjoying beautiful scenery after beautiful scenery in the hands of our expert and patient and most warm and friendly guide Chris Cameron. He brought us off the beaten track and took time to explain patiently to us and wait on the young kids too. I am truly grateful and happy we chose Chris for the trip. Will do it again.
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natasha L
3 contributions
Stunning experience South Island New Zealand
Nov 2019
We had a great time in New Zealand! During the planning of the trip the team was very responsive to our changes and customised everything to our needs. The whole trip was perfect, even the rain did not spoil the trip! We loved all the places we visited, they were stunning. I think one of the highlights was the glowworm caves in Te Anau which was very interesting! The star gazing tour at Mt John was fantastic since we rarely get to see so many stars back at home and we get to learn from expert astrologists themselves! Self-drive was very comfortable, the car size was perfect and we loved the written guide, especially giving us recommendations on all the rest stops, food stops and tips of where to stop which made it very easy to plan the day. The roads were very good as well, with clear signage so we didn’t have any problems. We had a perfect 14 day trip! Thank you The Road Trip Team!
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa Chia
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
8 day private tour to South Island
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was our first time my family and I had visited New Zealand (South Island) and I cannot thank The Road Trip enough for the service level that they had given and how smoothly everything went. Our tour guide (Alex) was very patient and always quick to suggest ideas or alternatives to what we could do each day. We were glad to have done the farmstay which was a learning and very memorable experience for all of us. The level of service was excellent!
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joanne W
1 contribution
Our best family trip ever
Apr 2019
We had The Road Trip organise us a 10 day self-drive tour of South Island, with overnight accommodation stops, car hire, tickets for cruises, etc, all arranged for us in 2015.

I am so glad we took that option. The hints on where to stop off in transit were excellent with great insider tips. All the motels and apartments booked were excellent value. This truly was a holiday to remember. Now we have to do the North Island!

Communication with The Road Trip staff was excellent. Highly recommended.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claudia L
17 contributions
Relaxing and comfortable trip
Jul 2019 • Friends
The road trip gave us an Unforgettable experience. Had my first bungee jump. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a trip where you don’t need to lift a finger.
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Overseas...but still in NZ
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A BIG thank you to Alex and The Road Trip team for arranging our recent trip to visit the South Island. Their local
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The Road Trip made our 14 day self-drive tour of the South Island very easy and smooth. The accommodation choices w
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Really great Itinerary
I want to thank Road Trip Aus for planning and coordinating such a great itinerary. I wouldn’t have known where to
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