Premium New Zealand South Island

04/02/2023 through 04/29/2024
04/02/2023 through 05/02/2024
Intrepid Travel

Premium New Zealand South Island

Taking you from Christchurch to Queenstown via glaciers, wineries, lakes, and an overnight cruise on Milford Sound, this 10-day tour showcases the natural beauty and thriving food and wine scene in the South Island of New Zealand. Forage for fresh ingredients with a local chef in Otago, set your pulse racing during a jetboat ride in Queenstown and come face to face with endangered species at a wildlife centre on the West Coast, including New Zealand’s rarest kiwi. With a friendly leader to guide the way, you’ll experience a landscape that has been shaped by the elements over thousands of years.


  • Christchurch – Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer – Premium Trip
  • Greymouth – Monteith’s Brewery Tour & Tasting
  • Greymouth – Pounamu (Greenstone) Studio Visit
  • Christchurch – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Lake Brunner – Nature Walk
  • Hokitika – West Coast Treetops Walk
  • Franz Josef – West Coast Wildlife Centre Visit with Ranger
  • Punakaiki – Rocks & Blowhole Visit
  • Franz Josef – Glacier View Walk
  • Makaroa – Aspiring Biodiversity Trust Lunch
  • Makaroa – Guided Walk to the Blue Pools with Local Ornithologist
  • Wanaka – Criffel Station Foraging & Lunch Experience with Local Chef
  • Milford Sound – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Queenstown – Shotover River Jetboat Experience
  • Gibbston Valley – Cheese & Wine Pairing
  • Arrowtown – Leader-led walk
  • Queenstown – Farewell Aperitivo


  • Experience some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery during your Feature Stay on Milford Sound aboard a purpose-built vessel.
  • Savour the flavours of the Otago region with a chef-led food and foraging Exclusive Experience on an expansive and stunning New Zealand deer station.
  • Take an exhilarating jetboat ride on the Kimi Akau (Shotover River). This Exclusive Experience takes you deep into the spectacular Shotover Canyons, with the Ngai Tahu – the Maori people of this land.
  • Enjoy a ranger-guided walk around the aptly named Blue Pools that feed the Makarora River and learn about the important work of the Aspiring Biodiversity Trust to reduce predators and save some of New Zealand’s rarest species.
  • Take a ‘backstage tour’ of the West Coast Wildlife Centre, helping bring the critically endangered Rowi and Haast tokoeka kiwi back from extinction. Come face-to-face with these rare creatures.


Day 1 Christchurch
Day 2 Christchurch / Greymouth / Punakaiki
Day 3 Hokitika / Franz Josef
Day 4 Franz Josef
Day 5 Makaroa / Wanaka
Day 6 Wanaka
Day 7 Milford Sound
Day 8 Milford Sound / Te Anau / Queenstown
Day 9 Arrowtown / Queenstown
Day 10 Queenstown

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