6 Day South Island NZ Private Tour from Auckland

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Embark on this signature 6 day tour offering a perfect blend of daily travel to majority of top attractions in New Zealand's South Island, with handpicked activities and optional handpicked hotels.

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  • Discover majority of top attractions in NZ’s South in relaxed style over 6 days
  • Visit Akarao, Arthur's Pass, Lake Tekapo & Pukaki, Aoraki Mount Cook, Queenstown
  • Admire Te Anau Glowworm Caves & venture to the sparkling waters of Milford Sound
  • Enjoy the included handpicked activities, besides visiting top attractions
  • Leave behind the stress of planning numerous things and driving long distances


Experience the beauty of the NZ South Island in a relaxed style with this carefully crafted itinerary. Avoid the hassle of planning various things and driving long distances on your own. Dive into exciting activities like a Nature Cruise, Alpaca farm tour, TranzAlpine scenic train ride, stargazing, jet boating, Gondola ride, Kiwi park visit, a cruise at Milford Sound, and Te Anau Glowworm caves tour. Day 1: Auckland-Flight to Christchurch (CHC)-CHC-Akaroa-CHC Board your flight from Auckland to CHC and commence your multi-day tour with a pickup from CHC airport. Visit the French-inspired village of Akaroa, where you can choose to spend time with alpacas or embark on a nature cruise to see Hector's dolphins. Return to CHC for drop-off at your hotel. Day 2: CHC–TranzAlpine Train–Otira Viaduct–Arthur’s Pass Village–Castle Hill–Lake Lyndon–Lake Tekapo Start your day with a pickup. Board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train for stunning views. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass Railway Station. Enjoy the Otira Viaduct Lookout. Explore Arthur’s Pass National Park with a walk. Visit Castle Hill for limestone formations. Take a break at Lake Lyndon before reaching Lake Tekapo. Check into your hotel at Lake Tekapo and recharge before stargazing in the Dark Sky Reserve. Day 3: Lake Tekapo–Lake Pukaki–Aoraki Mount Cook–Lindis Pass–Queenstown Visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ and enjoy a walk along Lake Tekapo. Next, see Lake Pukaki's turquoise waters and views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Drive to Aoraki Mount Cook, where you can hike the Hooker Valley Track or the Tasman Glacier Walks. Look for the kea, the world's only alpine parrot. Pass through Lindis Pass on your way to Queenstown. Stop at Lindis Pass Summit Lookout for views. Check in to your Queenstown hotel. Day 4: Queenstown City Explore Get picked from your hotel. Visit Queenstown Gardens for a tranquil retreat. Stroll through central Queenstown streets for its vibrant atmosphere. Relax by Lake Wakatipu before thrill jet boating on the Kawarau River. Ride the Gondola for stunning views. Explore the area or enjoy luge rides. Watch the sunset before returning to your hotel. Day 5: Queenstown – Milford Sound - Te Anau Glowworm Caves – Te Anau Start this epic day with a pickup. Enjoy a scenic drive to Milford Sound, capturing the stunning landscape along the way. Embark on a cruise to experience the fiord's beauty up close. Marvel at the cliffs, waterfalls, and wildlife. Return to Te Anau for the Te Anau Glowworm Cave tour. Explore the caves and experience the magical atmosphere. Check into your Te Anau hotel. Day 6: Te Anau - Queenstown - Flight to Auckland/Christchurch Enjoy a scenic drive from your Te Anau hotel to Queenstown. Experience NZ's unique wildlife at Kiwi Park in Queenstown, getting up close to the iconic kiwi bird and other native species. Your journey concludes in Queenstown, where you can start another adventure or catch your optional departure flight to either Auckland or Christchurch.


Private transportation Guide-driver exclusively for your group WiFi on board Packaged water bottles Packaged snacks & chocolates Alpaca Farm Tour & Nature Cruise Ticket at Akaroa TranzAlpine Train Ticket - Christchurch to Arthur's Pass Stargazing Activity Ticket at Lake Tekapo Cruise Ticket at Milford Sound Glowworm Caves Tour Ticket at Te Anau Gondola ride, Thrill Jet Boating & Kiwi Park Ticket at Queenstown Activities as listed above (If an activity is canceled by provider or unavailable, alternatives will be offered) Use of charging cables & emergency rain gear Standard Economy Arrival Flight Ticket (2 bags - 23+7 kg) from Auckland to Christchurch Optional: Standard Economy Departure Flight Ticket (2 bags - 23+7 kg) from Queenstown to Auckland/Christchurch Optional: Accommodation for 5 nights in 3.5 to 4-star handpicked hotel based on availability and season

Important Information

  • Travelers should have their own comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for pre-existing illnesses. The activity provider will reach out to you to confirm your optional return flight preference from Queenstown to either Auckland or Christchurch.

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