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8 Day South Island Highlights Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Absolute Aotearoa Limited

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This 8 Day South Island Highlights private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, hike on a glacier, sample beautiful New Zealand wines and experience the iconic Shotover Jet. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. This is all while riding in the comfort of your own vehicle with a very knowledgeable, experienced Driver/Guide.

What You'll Get

This 8 Day Tour takes in the highlights of the South Island.  While on tour you can relax and let your experienced Driver/Guide show you our beautiful piece of paradise, while travelling in comfort of a late model minivan exclusive to your group, at a pace that suits you.  This tour is perfect for families, friends or active adventurers.  You will experience nature while travelling through some of the greatest alpine passes in New Zealand, tasting some of the finest wines, cruising on the oldest steamship in New Zealand plus so much more.  

Children pricing available on request.  

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Travel Itinerary 

Day 1     Arrive into Christchurch Airport 

Day 2     Christchurch to Franz Josef  

Day 3     Franz Josef to Queenstown  

Day 4     Queenstown Sights 

Day 5     Milford Sound Day Trip 

Day 6     Queenstown to Lake Tekapo 

Day 7     Lake Tekapo to Christchurch                                                                                     

Day 8     Christchurch Departure 


After an exciting and in-depth tour of New Zealand’s South Island and we hope you’ve loved New Zealand as much as we have loved showing it to you.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation of your tour booking will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour.
  • Children prices are available on request. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking
  • Some activities are not wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking.
  • Luggage is restricted to 1 large suitcase and 1 small carry on bag. Oversized items such as surfboards, golf clubs, bikes etc. may not be able to be carried. Please advise at time of booking if you have any oversize luggage.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 8 Day, private, escorted tour with a knowledgeable and experienced Driver Guide
  • 7 Nights’ Accommodation (4 Star)
  • 4 Breakfasts, cooked or continental
  • TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth
  • Gibbston Valley Prestige Wine Tour with Two Course Lunch
  • Shot Over Jet Boat Ride
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Walter Peak Dinner Cruise
  • Breakfast

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Personal Expenses

Departure Point
Christchurch Airport or Christchurch Accommodation

Departure Time

8 days

Return Details
Christchurch Airport or Christchurch Accommodation

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Absolute Aotearoa Limited in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.