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New Zealand / South Island

9 Day NZ Intro South - Intro Travel

5.0 (1 review)



  • Jet Boating through canyons.
  • Cruise the breathtaking Milford Sound fiord.
  • Hike Mount Iron & check out the famous Wanaka Tree.
  • Hike in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park to view New Zealand’s tallest snow-capped peaks.
  • Everything you need for living and working in NZ, including a bank account, IRD number, SIM card.
  • Help with securing a paid job in New Zealand and support with all onward travel.


  • Airport transfer
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Some meals
  • All Activities mentioned in itinerary.
  • 24/7 support in New Zealand.
  • Help with all onward travel after NZ Intro.
  • Unlimited job finding assistance.


Day 1 : Arrive and meet the group

Kia ora! Landing in Queenstown, we’ll meet you at our centrally located hostel to settle in. Tonight you’ll meet up with the rest of your travel crew and get excited about all the adventures yet to come in New Zealand!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2 : Queenstown orientation and Jet boating

Today we’ll get all your local essentials set up before showing you around Queenstown, a backpacker hub that’s known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. The good news is that our first jolt of adrenaline isn’t far off, as this afternoon we’ll be zipping through Skippers Canyon on a jet boat going over 80 km/h. Tonight we’ll top off our first day of exploring by seeing what Queenstown has to offer after dark!

Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 : Milford sound cruise

Leaving Queenstown, today we’re heading to the majestic Milford Sound. We’ll hop on a boat to cruise around the fjord, feeling tiny amongst sheer cliff faces, ancient forests, and plunging waterfalls. We might even spot some fur seals lazing about! This evening we’ll get cosy in Te Anau, a charming town in the heart of Fiordland.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 : Travel to Wanaka

After soaking up the Tolkien-esque vistas and taking thousands of photos we’ll arrive in Wanaka, a dreamy resort town on sapphire lakeside shores.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 : Discover Wanaka

Today we check out all Wanaka has to offer, including going kayaking on the beautiful Lake Wanaka. Discover Ruby island, a tiny island off of Lake Wanaka. Stroll around the entire island, swim or just relax and take in the beautiful landscape.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 : Aoraki/Mt Cook

We’ll enjoy a scenic drive through the southern alps towards Tekapo. Known for its milky turquoise hue, Lake Tekapo is an alpine oasis! This afternoon we’ll stretch our limbs hiking the iconic Hooker Valley track. This walk winds us through the valley to grant unforgettable views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand.

Meals: None


Day 7 : Lake Tekapo

Today we’ll take a hike up Mt John where we’ll get 360-degree views of the Southern Alps as well as a bike ride around the stunning Lake Tekapo. After the walk we’ll soak our tired muscles in some hot pools.

Meals: None


Day 8 : Work and Onward travel plans

After travelling back to buzzing Queenstown, securing you a paid job in New Zealand is number one on the agenda for today. Our team will help make sure you’ve got everything sorted for living and working in NZ, and get you signed up to our NZ Jobs program. Tonight we’ll get together for our farewell dinner!

Meals: None


Day 9 : Check out and onward travel

This morning your unforgettable South Island adventure comes to an end. Check out and journey home, stay in Queenstown, or continue the next leg of your travels! Whatever your plans, we’ll be there to help every step of the way.

Meals: None

Pickups / Departures

Departs: Every other Tuesdays

Pickup: Queenstown, New Zealand.

Open date bookings please give 30 days notice to book.

Airport transfer provided to accommodation.


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Dietary Requirements:

Please send us any dietary requirements.

Extra Costs:

Travel insurance is compulsory for NZ Adventure South.


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Jennifer C. 27 Mar 2023
Everything was perfect on the tour including the explanations of our knowledgeable tour guide Richie, the itinerary, activities and group setup incl. accommodation. I had a great time and will recommend it also to other solo travelers.

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