New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Wellington to Wellington

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Looking to tackle a bundle of different environments all in one go? New Zealand’s South Island has what you need and then some. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that incorporates hiking, cycling, and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes, including rainforests, glaciers, and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is exciting even when you’re not moving; accommodations include a seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest itself. Unique? You bet.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown
  • Excursion to Abel Tasman National Park
  • Seal colony visit
  • Walks in Abel Tasman National Park and Lake Matheson
  • Milford Sound day cruise
  • Cycling excursion (Central Otago)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore the trails of abel tasman national park by foot
  • Get an adrenaline rush in queenstown
  • Cruise through the remote fiords of milford sound
  • Cycle the otago rail trail


Wellington Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on a night out in Wellington. Choose to head to your CEO’s favourite local spot for dinner together before enjoying a social evening of bar games, music, and singing. Then you will have the option to bid in a charity auction for G Adventure’s not-for-profit organization, Planeterra for a chance to do a Canyon Swing and Fox in Queenstown! Grab a dancing partner or two and let the good times roll.
Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park Take a ferry over to the South Island and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park.
Abel Tasman National Park Hike and explore Abel Tasman's golden beaches and waterways.
Abel Tasman National Park/Westport Head south down the coast of black-sand beaches. Visit a seal colony before travelling to Westport, the stop for the night.
Westport/Franz Josef Take in the pancake rock formations at Punakaiki before continuing on to Franz Josef. Enjoy free time for optional activities like helicopter hiking, glacier valley walking, and kayaking.
Franz Josef Free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, kayaking, or a glacier walk.
Franz Josef/Queenstown Visit the adventure capital of the world—Queenstown.
Queenstown Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.
Queenstown Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.
Queenstown/Te Anau Visit Fiordland National Park and enjoy a boat cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound. In the evening, opt to cruise across Lake Te Anau and visit a cave that is home to thousands of glowworms.
Te Anau/Central Otago Enjoy free time in the morning to discover the natural beauty of Te Anau. Later, transfer to Wedderburn in Central Otago.
Central Otago Bike 35 km of the Otago Rail Trail, passing through one historic town to the next. Along the way sample some local food and drink.
Wedderburn/Christchurch Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Christchurch/Kaikoura Opt to go whale watching, swim with seals or take a walk along the coast.
Kaikoura/Wellington Travel to Picton to catch the ferry back to Wellington. Opt for a final night out with the group.
Wellington Depart at any time.