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8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm

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Sweet as South
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students


Vacation Overview

Experience the best of South! From Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch - it's an adventure you won't want to end. Start off on a scenic flight over Mt. Cook then head to Dunedin! Later, get ready to hit Queenstown, the adventure Capital of the World. Try bungy, 4WD’ing or if it’s winter, you can opt to take a day trip to stunning Milford Sound. In Franz Josef you'll hike a glacier before your tour ends in Christchurch.

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Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch
Arrive in Christchurch & check into Bealeys Hotel, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore. Meet your fellow travelers & Tour Manager this evening. Hotel

Vacation Day 2 - Christchurch to Lake Ohao
We’ll stop off to see the intense milky blue waters of glacially-fed Lake Tekapo. Kick start your tour with a spectacular optional glacier flight over Mt. Cook, Australasia’s highest peak. With views over towering Mt. Cook and a lakeside position, our overnight stay at Lake Ohau in a traditional ski lodge is all about its fantastic location. Tonight, get to know the other Contiki travellers, your Tour Manager and Driver over dinner. Then relax in the hot outdoor jacuzzi, or play darts at the lodge bar. Lodge (D)

Vacation Day 3 - Lake Ohau to Dunedin
We’ll hit the road & make a stop at Benmore Dam for a look at this impressive structure & maybe spot some gliders – it’s one of the world’s premier spots for this pretty cool sport. We’ll also stop in at historic Oamaru, with it’s cute old buildings, many of which are made out of it’s own stunning white Oamaru stone. It’s hard to believe these impressive formations really are natural & they make for some pretty cool pics to show off to your mates. On arrival in Dunedin you’ll see why it really is the city that looks old, but definitely thinks young! There’s loads of places to head out in Dunedin, from cool clubs & bars in the Octagon to the student pub vibes around George Street. So later, why not take it up a level & head to some of the local night spots for a taste of how partying is really done! Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 4 - Dunedin to Queenstown
This morning, we make our way towards New Zealand’s adventure hub, Queenstown! This place is awesome. With so many amazing activities to choose from, plus fantastic nightlife, cool people & stunning surroundings, you’re in for a few incredible days here. First though, we make a stop at the original home of bungy jumping. You can even have a go yourself if you're brave enough! This is one high-energy destination that has something for everyone. From jet boat rides to fantastic local food, gorgeous countryside and the world’s most southern wineries, the list really is endless. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 5 - Queenstown
This morning, you’ll take a ride on ‘The world’s most exciting jetboat’ the iconic Shotover Jet! Hold on tight - speeding down the Shotover River on a jetboat amongst the fierce canyon walls (so close you could probably touch them) is a thrilling experience & getting a pic to take home of the group in action is a must. Next up, legendary Queenstown! This traveller favourite is world renowned as the home of action & adrenalin & needs no introduction – your time here is guaranteed to be epic, no matter what you choose to do. The nightlife here is equally as awesome as its adrenalin fixes & with VIP entry to one of the town’s hottest nightspots you're sure the start the night out right. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 6 & 7 - Queenstown
With two more days here, you’ve got time to try out adrenaline-pumping activities, to take it easy with a glass of local wine or beer and of course, to party – something Queenstown in known for. There’s also the option to take advantage of our explore more highlight optional – your chance to experience the stunning Milford Sound. Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s gems. This slice of paradise has been voted one of the world’s top destinations & is known around the world for its gorgeous waters & stunning scenery. You can chill out and enjoy the scenery on deck & hopefully you’ll get a chance to spot seals, dolphins, whales and penguins.Choose to take a coach over, then jump on a boat & cruise this stunning spot then head back to Queenstown on the coach. Or, if you’re feeling up for it, there’s the option to fly back to Queenstown too. Pumping at night, Queenstown is the place to hit some of New Zealand’s best bars and clubs. With cool cocktail bars, old-style pubs and plenty of clubs, there is so much to choose from. Hotel (B) (B) (D)

Vacation Day 8 - Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier
Relax on the coach, chat with friends and take in the stunning scenery as we head to the rugged West Coast. Leaving the golden grasslands, cliffs and hills of the Otago region behind us, we travel through Haast Pass. See the ancient rainforests and small glaciers that give this area its unique atmosphere - we also make stop at the majestic Thunder Creek Falls. Then cruise past remote beaches and the coastal dunes of the West Coast before arriving in the Westland National Park, where lush bush land and glaciers almost reach the sea. We overnight in Franz Josef, a cute alpine township. Lodge (B) (D)

Vacation Day 9 - Franz Josef Glacier
This morning, get physical and pull on your crampons, grab an ice-pick and head out onto the ice of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. On this optional activity, you’ll learn about how these glaciers came about with our professional Local Guides. Otherwise, you can get a bird’s eye view over these icy formations and sweeping vistas in an optional helicopter ride. Lodge (B)

Vacation Day 10 - Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch
Sticking to the untamed coastline, we stop in at the former gold rush town of Hokitika on the West Coast. It’s great for a look into a traditional Maori art. Watch authentic carvers work with New Zealand greenstone (jade) and learn about the importance of this stone. You could even pick up a piece to take home. We travel east through stunning Arthur’s Pass, following an old trade route. The dense native forest, alpine atmosphere and crystal clear rivers give the area its pioneer feel. Hotel (B)

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Vacation Prices

Starts Christchurch / Ends Christchurch

Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceAvailabilityDeparture status
3 Nov 2017 08:00
11 Nov 2017 18:00
US$1365 Available Definite
11 Nov 2017 08:00
19 Nov 2017 18:00
US$1365 Available Definite
19 Nov 2017 08:00
27 Nov 2017 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
27 Nov 2017 08:00
5 Dec 2017 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
5 Dec 2017 08:00
13 Dec 2017 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
13 Dec 2017 08:00
21 Dec 2017 18:00
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17 Dec 2017 08:00
25 Dec 2017 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
21 Dec 2017 08:00
29 Dec 2017 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
2 Jan 2018 08:00
10 Jan 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
6 Jan 2018 08:00
14 Jan 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
10 Jan 2018 08:00
18 Jan 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
14 Jan 2018 08:00
22 Jan 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
18 Jan 2018 08:00
26 Jan 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
22 Jan 2018 08:00
30 Jan 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
30 Jan 2018 08:00
7 Feb 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
3 Feb 2018 08:00
11 Feb 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available  
7 Feb 2018 08:00
15 Feb 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
15 Feb 2018 08:00
23 Feb 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
23 Feb 2018 08:00
3 Mar 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
3 Mar 2018 08:00
11 Mar 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available Definite
19 Mar 2018 08:00
27 Mar 2018 18:00
US$1395 Available  
4 Apr 2018 08:00
12 Apr 2018 18:00
US$1379 Available Definite
20 Apr 2018 08:00
28 Apr 2018 18:00
US$1379 Available  
22 May 2018 08:00
30 May 2018 18:00
US$1379 Available  
7 Jun 2018 08:00
15 Jun 2018 18:00
US$1379 Available  
23 Jun 2018 08:00
1 Jul 2018 18:00
US$1379 Available Definite
1 Jul 2018 08:00
9 Jul 2018 18:00
US$1365 Available Definite
9 Jul 2018 08:00
17 Jul 2018 18:00
US$1365 Available Definite
17 Jul 2018 08:00
25 Jul 2018 18:00
US$1365 Available  
27 Sep 2018 08:00
5 Oct 2018 18:00
US$1365 Available  

*Prices not guaranted until time of booking
*Single Room available (extra cost)


All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


Accommodation

  • 8 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in lodges
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Team

  • Experienced & Professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Food

  • 11 meals:
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners

Inclusions

    • Pick up a treat at NZ's famous Cookie Time factory
  • See the historic Church of the Good Shephard
  • See Mt. Cook across the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau
  • Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo & Geraldine
  • Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam
  • Visit the impressive Moeraki Boulders
  • See Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street
  • Tour & tasting at the iconic Speight's Brewery
  • Stop in Alexandra in Central Otago
  • Stop at AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bridge
  • Set your pulse racing with a hair-raising ride on the Shotover Jet
  • VIP entry to one of Queenstown's hottest nightspots
  • Explore tiny Arrowtown
  • Drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls
  • Chill out at our legendary theme party
  • See a demonstration of traditional Maori greenstone carving
  • Scenic drive across the Southern Alps
  • Stop at Arthurs Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A $200 Non-Refundable Deposit is Required to Book.
Full payment is due 45 days prior to vacation departure.
(If paying within 45 days full payment is required).

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