7 Day New Zealand Adventure

Oceania> New Zealand

An adventure filled seven day tour including the must do South Island activities and destinations plus the freedom to customise your level of adrenalin.

 

This itinerary balances must-do activities and destinations for adventure hungry travelers to New Zealand, with ample free time in the major destinations of Wanaka and Queenstown. In these resort towns you can choose to relax and take it easy in the splendour of the mountains and lakes, seek further adventure activities at your leisure, or of course jump head first into some extreme sports for some adrenalin highs! Our NZ Adventure is a popular freedom choice and runs concurrently with our NZ Adrenalin itinerary which is perfect for groups who have travelers with different appetites of adventure. No comprises!

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Day 1: CHRISTCHURCH TO METHVEN

After a morning trip briefing in the central City, we head out to Victoria Park located in the Port Hills above Christchurch. At 150m high and with ziplines over 1 Kilometre long you’ll experience the highest and longest ziplines in NZ, and as it is dual lined, you can race others through the park too.
After lunch in the park we head inland for a scenic waterfall hike with great views over the Canterbury Plains and to the Pacific Ocean.

Overnight: The Lodge Methven (Lunch included)

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Day 2: METHVEN TO LAKE TEKAPO

After breakfast we drive South to Peel Forest Scenic Reserve for short hike through native Podocarp forest and home to the giant, and truly impressive Totara. From here we continue a short way to the Rangitata rafting base and get geared up for an afternoon of big volume white water rafting that’s home to some serious grade 5 rapids sections and real adventure! Once you’re safely off the water you’ll shower and change back into dry clothing and then tuck in to a classic kiwi BBQ before we continue South to the stunning Lake Tekapo, our destination for the evening.

Overnight: Lake Tekapo Village (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 3: LAKE TEKAPO TO LAKE WANAKA

This morning there is time to take in the views of this stunning glacially formed lake and its beautiful blue water via an early lakeside hike or an optional scenic flight that traverses Aotearoa/Mt Cook as well as the West Coast glaciers. Departing Tekapo, we continue south to our destination of Lake Wanaka where we pick up a picnic lunch and head up the Matukituki Valley to Mt Aspiring National Park. This afternoon you’ll be crossing thundering streams via swing bridge, hiking through ancient Beech forest that are home to many endangered birds only found in New Zealand, experiencing beautiful waterfalls and of course viewing the amazing Rob Roy hanging glacier. If you’re really lucky then you might have an encounter with Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot!

Overnight: Clearbrook Wanaka (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 4: LAKE WANAKA

Free day! After a busy three days of activities and travelling, today provides the opportunity to either kick back and relax on the shores of Lake Wanaka or explore and look for more adventure. Popular activities in Wanaka include SUP and kayaking on the lake, rock climbing, hiking, and exploring the lakeside trails by mountain bike. There is also extremely good canyoning available for those feeling adventurous.

Overnight: Clearbrook Wanaka (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 5: LAKE WANAKA TO QUEENSTOWN

After breakfast we travel around the mountains to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world and our destination for three nights. Today you take a spectacular extended helicopter flight to the top of one of our local mountains for an alpine landing. Here the chopper will shut down and you can get out and take in the incredible scenery of the Regions Lake and big mountain views. Simply stunning.

Overnight: Whistler Queenstown (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 6: QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown simply has it all and today is free for you to fill your day at your own pace.
Not only is this incredible resort town home to world class, downhill MTB, it also has an extensive network of super scenic non-technical rides available around the lakes and across the rivers.
Adrenalin is naturally on tap here with numerous bungy, canyon swing, skydiving, hang gliding, paragliding, and canyoning options. There are also fantastic lake cruises, quad bikes, vineyards, 4WD trips and ziplining options to consider and more. Your guide is of course on hand to give you the low down and make arrangements to help you maximize your time.

Overnight: Whistler Queenstown (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 7: QUEENSTOWN

Following breakfast you’ll be taken for the ultimate jet boat experience and blast through the narrow canyons on the world famous Shotover River whilst doing awesome 360 degree spins. This activity put Queenstown on the map for adventure tourism and is simply a must do activity for thrill seekers.
Your final afternoon is free to relax and wind things down, or in true Adventure Junkies style, chase one more adventure!

Overnight: Whistler Queenstown (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Activities

Accommodations

THE LODGE METHVEN

The Lodge offers comfortable, well appointed, centrally located 4* accommodation in the heart of Methven.  This family run business provide spacious ensuite studio rooms in a friendly and welcoming environment.

THE TEKAPO VILLAGE

Located in the very heart of Lake Tekapo village, these comfortable studio apartments are self-contained and well equipped for your comfort with views over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains.

CLEARBROOK MOTELS

These spacious apartments are peaceful, modern, well-appointed and just a short stroll from the township and shores of Lake Wanaka. Each has its own private balcony or deck and is set alongside the Bullock Creek stream.

WHISTLER APARTMENTS

The Whistler apartments offer warm, 4* modern, private ensuite one bedroom apartments that are centrally located.
All apartments have a large balcony so you can enjoy the fresh clean air of Queenstown, and enjoy the warmth of the summer sun while enjoying the great views of the Skyline gondola, and the paragliders, who land on the sports fields just in front of the Whistler.

TERRACE DOWNS LUXURY VILLA

These villa’s provide beautiful self-contained suites with luxurious beds, a delightful raised spa bath and spacious open plan living areas. The Villa Suites all look out directly onto the 18th fairway of the Terrace Downs golf course with a spectacular view of Mt Hutt and the Southern Alps mountain range.

PEPPERS BLUEWATER RESORT

Your modern and stylish one bedroom Lake View Suite with private balcony is perfectly positioned to take in the finest views across the village and to overlook the stunning Lake Tekapo and mountains of the Mackenzie country.

WANAKA HOMESTEAD

Award winning Wanaka Homestead on the shores of Lake Wanaka offers luxury lodge and cottage accommodation with beautiful grounds and mountain views. It’s ideally located just 200m from beautiful Lake Wanaka and within easy walking distance of Wanaka’s vibrant township.

SOFITEL QUEENSTOWN HOTEL & SPA

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa invite you to celebrate the French art de vivre amidst the pure dramatic grandeur of New Zealand, conveniently located in the heart of New Zealand’s premier alpine resort.
The Prestige Suite is an elite offering, boasting a separate living area with a dining table for four, a plush couch, an armchair and coffee table, plus a private Juliette balcony.

  • Professional guides
  • All transfers
  • All relevant National Park fees
  • All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Fully serviced mountain bikes & helmets
  • All activities as described in the itinerary
  • All required equipment and training in its use
  • International flights
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities – there is a discretionary tipping culture in New Zealand
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
  • Laundry (unless stated by hotel)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical and evacuation costs – comprehensive health and travel insurance is required