Spend a week exploring New Zealand's stunning South Island, sleep amongst the glaciers in Franz Josef & discover Lake Tekapo & Queenstown!
7 Day South Island Lick Tour Highlights
Get up to $90 cash back per person when you book with us
A 7-day loop of New Zealand's South Island, packed full of spectacular scenery & adventure
7 nights high-end hostel accommodation, in shared dorm rooms with shared facilities
Meals included: 7 breakfasts
Discover New Zealand's most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas
Take a tour of Christchurch & see its inspiring regeneration
Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo
Enjoy unparalleled stargazing opportunities in Tekapo’s Dark Sky Reserve
Spend time in Arrowtown, a historic gold rush village
Carve your own pounamu (greenstone/jade) pendant in Franz Josef
Cross the stunning Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train
Services of an expert tour manager
Transport onboard a comfortable 22-seat Toyota Coaster
Please note bookings are on a request basis. You will be contacted within 72 hours to confirm your booking or discuss alternative dates.
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
This tour starts at 8am at our Haka accommodation - (location may vary - we'll confirm the location in your final tour letter 3-4 weeks before your tour.)
On the final day, we take the world famous Tranz Alpine Express Train from Greymouth to Christchurch. This train journey is rated one of the top 10 train journeys in the world as the scenery is simply spectacular! This means the tour ends at Christchurch Railway Station at 6:30pm.
There are shuttle buses that take you into the city centre for around $5 and for all of you staying at Haka Lodge after your tour, a group taxi will cost just a few dollars each. There is a busy taxi stand directly outside the train station.
A high number of people stay at Haka Lodge the night the tour ends but if you are needing to depart immediately, we suggest booking flights for anytime later than 9pm.
Yes. Around 70% of guests are solo so you can absolutely join this, or any other tours.
Yes - but The Operator cannot guarantee availability, especially in peak times, so if there is something that is definitely on your bucket list we suggest you pre-book it as part of your tour.
Everyone has their own favourites, but in general, these are the most popular:
- Milford Sound Day Trip
- Skydiving – Wanaka
- Nevis Bungy – Queenstown
- Scenic Flight – Lake Tekapo
- Heli-Hike – Franz Josef
Your guide will supply a continental breakfast each morning of your tour. This will consist of cereal, toast, tea, coffee and juice. And they take any special requests also.
Lunches and dinners are at your own expense. The guides know the best places in each town and city depending on your budget and what you are after, and they will point these out on the way into each location.
Some nights the tour group may choose to cook a meal together. You will head to a supermarket to get everything and then cook as a group at the hostel. Whoever joins in splits the cost, and it usually works out to be about $10 NZD per person. It's a fun, social and cheap dinner.
Likewise, the tour group and guide often head out to a local pub for a beer and a meal. Meals can range from $15 upwards. In summer, it’s not uncommon to have a BBQ washed down with a few drinks.
Yes – all cafes and restaurants in New Zealand offer these options. If you can’t see any on the menu, just ask, as most places will happily prepare something for you.
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