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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Departs: Every other Tuesdays
Pickup: Queenstown, New Zealand.
Open date bookings please give 30 days notice to book.
Airport transfer provided to accommodation.
What to Bring:
Please send us any dietary requirements.
Travel insurance is compulsory for NZ Adventure South.
Best Value Guaranteed
No Booking Fees*
Flexible Travel Bookings