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Kiwi Classic – An Action-Packed Hiking Adventure

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Kiwi Classic – An Action-Packed Hiking Adventure

4.6 Out of 5 (from 13 reviews)
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For those who want to play all day in the great New Zealand outdoors, we’ve saved the most heart-pumping and rewarding missions for you. The Kiwi Classic doesn’t rush, but still packs a punch with plenty of options to choose from, including challenges if you’re keen to push yourself further. You’ll work up a healthy appetite, so our guides cook up plenty of fresh Kiwi fare to fuel your adventures and will ensure that you have a comfortable bed to fall into at the end of each exciting day. Fresh air, sunshine and encouragement provided – finish the Kiwi Classic with a smile on your face and a real sense of achievement.

We have options to suit your fitness level.

Combine this trip with our Sweet North for the best of both North and South islands over 19 days.

“The personal attention and ease of traveling will never be matched. My 20 year old daughter and I felt like we were on a private trip. Josh thought of ways to challenge her on the trip so she had the opportunity to push herself physically. Josh was such a great guide that I may never be able to go on another tour!”

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Kiwi Classic Day-by-Day Itinerary
Day 1
Queenstown
Milford Sound

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Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Sightseeing
BoatCruise

Accommodation

Boat in Milford Sound
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Day 1 – Arrive and Overnight Cruise on World-Famous Milford Sound

Get set for your first taste of pure New Zealand mountain air. After making our introductions we’ll head for Fiordland, a National Park where huge granite cliffs rise sharply from the ocean and crashing waterfalls cascade through dense rainforest. We’ll hop aboard a traditionally-designed boat and cruise out on the stunning Milford Sound. You’ll sleep soundly on board tonight – a fitting way to begin your New Zealand adventure.

Journey into Fiordland National Park

We leave Queenstown behind and embark on a truly spectacular journey, following one of New Zealand’s most scenic roads into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Along the way we’ll take time to soak in the views, stopping for photo opportunities and short walks, before reaching Milford Sound, our destination for today.

Overnight boat in Milford Sound

Arriving into Milford Sound, Fiordland’s most famous attraction, you can’t help but be impressed by it’s towering peaks and thundering falls. We’ll explore Milford by boat this afternoon, boarding a purpose-built vessel for the night. Once you’ve settled into your cosy cabin, we’ll spend the rest of the day exploring Milford, cruising the length of the fiord out to the wild Tasman Sea. This evening you’ll get to know your fellow travellers over drinks and a delicious meal.

Day 2
Fiordland NP
Routeburn Track

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

BoatCruise
Hiking

Accommodation

Te Anau
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Day 2 – Cruise Back and Hike Routeburn Track to Key Summit

We don’t want to give too much away, but it’s safe to say that waking up in Milford Sound is a unique experience. After breakfast we’ll sail back to dock, enjoying the waterfalls and alpine scenery en route. Once back on dry land we’ll discover more of Fiordland on foot, with a heart-pumping hike up to one of our favourite spots in this area – Key Summit on the Routeburn Track. Tonight, you’ll have time to explore the lakefront of Te Anau where we’ll spend the night.

Milford Sound Boat Cruise

If you’re an early riser, enjoy a coffee on the deck at dawn and absorb the beauty of Milford Sound in all its pristine tranquillity. As we cruise back to shore, we’re often joined by a pod of lively dolphins playing in the wake of the ship – it’s an awesome way to start the day as you watch them coming right up to the boat and catching the waves!

Hike Routeburn Track to Key Summit

Climbing steadily up through dense beech forest, this hike on the world-famous Routeburn Track is well worth the effort. The view from the top is one of Fiordland’s most iconic landscapes –across to the snow-capped Mount Christina, Mount Tutoko and the imposing Darran Mountains. A natural tapestry of alpine tarns, jagged peaks, granite cliff faces and glacial blue rivers flowing towards the Tasman Sea and clearly visible down the Hollyford Valley.

Arrive Te Anau

After a dose of fresh Fiordland air, we’ll drive through to Te Anau (your guides will help with the pronunciation of that one!) where we’ll rest up for the night. It’s a lovely spot for a relaxed stroll or run along the shoreline of the South Island’s largest lake.

Day 3
Biking near Queenstown
Dark Sky Reserve

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Biking
Stargazing

Accommodation

Ohau/Mt Cook/Lake Pukaki
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Day 3 – Bike near Queenstown

Today we’ll leave the Fiordland forests behind as we head for high country lakes of Central Otago. You’ll explore the Queenstown area by bike, before a hearty picnic lunch and wine tasting in Cromwell. Our journey will take us on to the Mackenzie high country where we’ll spend the next few nights. An internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve, the absence of light pollution in this area provides a rare opportunity to gaze up at an outstanding night sky and its myriad of wonders.

Biking near Queenstown

Queenstown is an internationally acclaimed, adrenaline-fuelled destination. The fresh mountain air exudes excitement, with locals and visitors alike feeding off the buzz. You’ll see people out running, riding their bikes, climbing mountains and then parachuting off them! Living in one of nature’s playgrounds certainly has its advantages, one of them being the fantastic purpose-built bike trails that weave their way around the Wakatipu Basin. We’ll get fitted out with bikes and gear in Arrowtown, an old gold mining town with a rich Chinese mining history, before heading out on the trail. We’ll follow the Kawarau River out towards the Gibbston Valley vineyards and the world’s first commercial bungy bridge.

High Country farm near Mount Cook

After an elegant dismount from our bikes, we’ll carry on to Cromwell for a well-deserved lunch, before journeying on to the Mackenzie Basin, an area of and rugged natural beauty. Tonight, you’ll be staying on a working high-country station. ‘Station’ is Kiwi for ranch and ‘high-country’ means its pretty tough farming country, but incredibly scenic. We’ll be staying in the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, which means all you need to do is wander outside and look up for some world-class stargazing this evening.

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Day 4
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Your Choice of Activities

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Choices

Accommodation

Ohau/Mt Cook/Lake Pukaki
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Day 4 – Your Choice in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Some of New Zealand’s most spectacular alpine hikes are in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. With views normally reserved for serious mountaineers, our hikes today take us into the heart of the National Park and provide jaw-dropping vistas for our efforts. Home to not only its namesake, our highest and most sacred peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park boasts a further 19 peaks topping more than 3,000 metres. Your options today include a choice of hikes, exploring the village at your leisure or splurging on a heli-hike or glacier boat tour.

Day 4 continued

Whichever option you decide on, you won’t be disappointed. After a full day of activities, we’ll meet up and return to our accommodation for a delicious home-cooked meal and a chance to trade stories from the day.

Choice 1

Hike to Mueller Ridge (Challenge)

The hike up to Mueller Hut via Mueller Ridge is one of our favourites and with a bit of grit and determination, most can enjoy jaw-dropping views usually reserved only for serious mountaineers. It’s the most challenging option today and involves a steep but steady climb on a well-formed track. The views are worth every drop of sweat.

Choice 2

Walk the Hooker Valley Track

This is one of the South Island’s most popular glacier country trails. Looking down from swing bridges over rushing rivers, you’ll walk a track that leads to an alpine lake complete with icebergs. For those with an interest in New Zealand flora, the Hooker Valley is one of the best places to see Mount Cook lilies in season.

Choice 3

Free time around Mt Cook Village

Today is a great opportunity to explore on your own. Visit the museum and planetarium at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Take some short walks around the area or just soak in the views with a coffee and good book.

Day 4 Optional Add-ons

Below are some of the optional add-ons you can also enjoy:

Glacier heli hiking

Take a helicopter up to land high on the Tasman, New Zealand’s longest glacier. In the company of an experienced guide, you’ll don crampons to explore the striking ice caves of this frozen wonderland.

USD$390+TAX

Glacier lake boat tour

Hop aboard a Zodiac boat and set off across the iceberg-filled lake for an up-close encounter with the Tasman Glacier’s terminal face.

USD$110+TAX
Day 5
Tekapo, Geraldine
Kaikoura coastline

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

Accommodation

Kaikoura
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Day 5 – Sightseeing & Explore Kaikoura Peninsula

Today’s journey takes us from mountain to ocean, leaving the wide-open spaces of the Mackenzie Country for the green fertile plains of Canterbury. We’ll take our time along the way, stopping in some of our favourite spots to stretch our legs and capture the glorious views. Our destination is Kaikoura, a seaside settlement on the East Coast where we’ll spend tonight.

Kaikoura Peninsula

The scenery shifts dramatically today, and we’ll encounter more evidence of civilization along the way. Once we reach Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city, we’ll head up the coast a short way to Kaikoura. It’s a striking area set on the edge of a deep continental shelf where towering cliffs meet an ocean floor that plunges even further in the other direction. The nutrient rich water and startling topography has created a unique mecca for an abundance of marine life. Whales, dolphins, fur seals and more are thriving in these coastal waters.

Day 6
Swim with Dolphins
Maruia Falls

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Breakfast
Lunch

Activities

DolphinSwimming
WineTasting

Accommodation

Nelson
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Day 6 – Swim with Dolphins, Marlborough Wine Tasting

Today’s an unforgettable day and a dream come true for wildlife lovers. You’ll be up bright and early to swim with Dusky dolphins, a rare breed known for their aerobatics. We’ll see how many different varieties of fish, seals and even whales we can spot in this outstanding marine reserve, where unusually deep waters make a unique habitat close to shore. We’ll then enjoy a vineyard lunch and wine tasting in Renwick, before we carry on north to Nelson, where we spend the next couple of nights.

Dolphin Swimming Kaikoura

The early start is well worth it today for the best chance at meeting some of the local wildlife that calls this area home. We’ll don very flattering(!) wetsuits to swim with a pod of dolphins in their natural environment. Of course, this is all dependent on whether the dolphins cooperate, but they usually do! The tour is an educational experience designed not to interfere with the natural behaviour, routines or habitat of the dolphins. There are strict regulations in place to protect and respect the dolphins, and to keep you safe in the water.  Our boats are well-equipped with swimming/snorkelling platforms. Small Dusky dolphins are typically found in pods of around 400 and are well-known for their aerobatic feats and interactive behaviour. Whether you opt to get in the water, or watch from the boat, it’s a joyful experience for all. Many of our guests have told us this is one of the highlights of their time in New Zealand.

Arrive Nelson

After a thrilling morning, we’ll travel to Nelson, the sunniest spot in New Zealand. With a geography that spans everything from golden beaches and crystal-clear water, to lush forests and rugged mountains, it’s the perfect place to spend a couple of days. This afternoon we’ll enjoy lunch and a wine tasting, while the evening is free to explore Nelson’s culinary delights on your own.

Day 7
Nelson
Free Day

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Activities

FreeDay

Accommodation

Nelson
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Day 7 – Explore Nelson

Today is yours to spend as you wish, and conveniently we’ll be staying just a short walk into town. Your guides can point you in the right direction if you’d like to go for a hike or bike ride. Nelson is a colourful wee town with a lively arts scene and fantastic beaches, so we recommend you enjoy a relaxing day and indulge in the fine seafood, local wine and craft beer. Or if you’d like to keep your heart rate up, the adrenaline activities on offer are plentiful – canyoning, jet boating, skydiving or quad biking, to mention just a few. One of the most popular options is a sea kayaking tour in nearby Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 8
Nelson
Multi-Day Hiking or Sea Kayaking

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Choices

Accommodation

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Day 8 – Backpacking Nelson Lakes National Park OR Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman

The choice is yours here - either challenge yourself to complete a backpacking circuit in stunning Nelson Lakes National Park or head off on a sea kayaking adventure in the exquisite Abel Tasman National Park.

Oh, choices, choices...

Kiwis look forward to the weekend with gusto, we’re a nation of outdoor enthusiasts who never miss an opportunity to get out in our own backyard. We wake up on a Saturday morning and ponder where the day will take us. Over our obligatory flat white, we weigh up the options – will we be on foot, bike, water or snow? There are so many options and, in some places, it’s even possible to go surfing and skiing on the same day. Most of us have a garage full of ‘toys’ including various bikes, boats, kayaks, skis and of course a few pairs of well-worn hiking boots on standby ready for the next adventure. The hardest part is narrowing down the options!

That choice is yours to make for the next few days - we’ll split up in Nelson for our multi-day adventures with the hikers heading to Nelson Lakes National Park and the kayakers to Abel Tasman National Park. The hike will take us through wilderness backcountry and is best suited to those who are comfortable walking on rugged terrain. You’ll be carrying an overnight pack and some gear, while your guides will carry the rest of the supplies needed. The sea kayaking is a gentler option, although not without its challenges if that’s what you’re after. You certainly don’t need to be a technical expert to enjoy either choice, but feel free to chat with us if you’re unsure about which option would suit you best.

Choice 1

Hiking Nelson Lakes National Park

The anticipation for the adventure ahead builds as we travel to the start of our hike in St Arnaud. Here we’ll load our overnight packs onto our backs and begin the first day of the Angelus Circuit with an 11km hike alongside Lake Rotoiti to Lakehead Hut. The path is well marked and easy going, so take the chance to learn more as your guide points out the local birds and other flora and fauna along the way. Towards the end of the afternoon, we’ll reach Lakehead Hut, where we’ll stay the night. It’s one of over 800 public backcountry huts dotted around the country and is maintained by the NZ Department of Conservation (DOC).

Overnight in a Lakehead hut. 

Choice 2

Sea Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman is world-renowned for its golden beaches, imposing granite cliffs and clear warm water. It’s a sea kayaker’s paradise, with paddling to suit both beginners as well as more experienced kayakers. This is one area where it makes sense to sleep under canvas and we’ll take advantage of some secluded camping spots accessible only from the water, enjoying the park to ourselves. Your guides will take excellent care of you, helping you to get set up and comfortable. You’ll enjoy delicious meals matched with local beers and wine if you fancy at the end of the day.

The adventure begins with your sea kayak guides collecting you from our accommodation in Nelson to take you up to the paddling base in Motueka. You’ll get geared up and ready for the next few days of kayaking in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque coastal locations. You’ll travel through to Marahau and board a water taxi up to Awaroa, close to the top of the National Park. Catching the water taxi one way ensures you won’t need to backtrack, meaning you’ll really make the most of your time on the water. Today you’ll explore Shag Harbour and the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Keep your eye out for playful New Zealand fur seals on your way to Mosquito Bay, where you’ll set up camp for the night.

Tonight we camp at Mosquito Bay

(Please note this 3-day option incurs an additional cost and requires a minimum of 4 people)

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Day 9
Backpacking
or Sea Kayaking

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Choices

Accommodation

Backcountry Huts or Camping
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Day 9 – Multi-Day Hiking or Sea Kayaking Continued

Today we continue with your choice of either backpacking the Angelus Circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park, or sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

Choice 1

Hiking Nelson Lakes

Days start bright and early in a New Zealand backcountry hut, with everyone keen to get the day’s adventure underway. And with such exhilarating scenery right on our doorstep, it’s not hard to see why! We’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off for the Hukere Stream and a steady climb through beech forest up to alpine tundra. As we get above the treeline, the moss-covered forest gives way to expansive views down the valley and up to the ridgeline. Waterfalls, rocky peaks and delicate alpine flowers line our route to the top, where we’ll be greeted by two large mountain lakes nestled into the rugged hills.

Angelus Hut, where we’ll spend the night is perfectly positioned between the lakes with a lovely big wraparound deck - the ideal spot to relax and reflect on your achievement. On a warm day, a quick dip in the lake is a welcome way to top off the adventure, followed by a tasty dinner whipped up by your guides.

Overnight in Angelus Hut.

Choice 2

Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman

We’ll continue south today, exploring the eye-catching Tonga Arches (tides permitting) and then down to Bark Bay, followed by a leisurely drift up Falls River. Depending on the tides, we’ll also explore the Frenchman and Torrent Bay lagoons, before paddling further south to set up camp for our second night.

Camp on Observation Beach.

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Day 10
Finish Multi-day Choices
West Coast Beach

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Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Choices

Accommodation

Punakaiki
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Day 10 – Finish Hiking or Kayaking Options, Regroup and Head to the West Coast

Today is the final day of your Angelus Circuit Hike or Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking adventure. Having spent the last couple of days apart, we’ll then reconnect with the rest of the group and travel together across to Punakaiki on the West Coast where we’ll spend the night. In true Kiwi tradition we’ll catch up over a drink or two and enjoy a national favourite – ‘fish and chips’ at the local tavern!

 

Choice 1

Hiking Nelson Lakes

Hopefully, you’ve saved enough space on your camera for today! After breakfast, we’ll leave the hut for our final day of the Angelus Circuit up to Robert Ridge. It’s a short but steep climb up to the rocky outcrop and on a clear day, the views are spectacular. We’ll follow the ridgeline all the way, taking in the vistas that stretch out to the Abel Tasman National Park to the north, and the Tasman Sea to the west. As we begin our descent down into St Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti glistens invitingly beneath us. There’ll be time for a quick swim in the lake at the end of our hike if you’re keen! We’ll regroup with the sea kayakers and trade stories as we head through to Punakaiki on the West Coast.

Overnight in Punakaiki.

Choice 2

Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman

We’ll finish our Abel Tasman kayaking trip with a morning paddle from the golden sands of Observation Beach through the Astrolabe Roadstead and back to Marahau. After disembarking from your trusty kayak, the guides will drive you south to St Arnaud where we’ll regroup with the hikers and trade stories as we head through to Punakaiki on the West Coast.

Overnight in Punakaiki.

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Day 11
Paparoa National Park
Hokitika

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

Accommodation

Okarito
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Day 11 – Hike Paparoa National Park & Explore Hokitika

This morning we’ll hike the secluded Pororari River Walk deep into the rainforest. With its lush greenery and limestone cliffs, it’s like stepping into Jurassic Park! We’ll spend a little time at the aptly named Pancake Rocks, watching as the ocean’s powerful surge courses through holes in the rock. We’ll then head south to explore the quirky town of Hokitika. We’ll spend the next two nights in the small beach settlement of Okarito, a chance to relax far from the regular tourist routes.

Hike Paparoa National Park

Today’s hike is unique, set amongst dense temperate rainforest with a backdrop of towering limestone cliffs, we’ll follow the Pororari River as it winds its way through the lush undergrowth. Your guides will tell you about the fascinating flora and fauna along the way and maybe even offer you some ‘bush tucker’ to taste if you’re game! We’ll pop out at the ocean and spend some time checking out the Pancake Rocks before heading south to Hokitika.

Explore Hokitika

After our hike this morning we’ll visit the quirky town of Hokitika, known for its Pounamu (greenstone/jade) carvers and jewellery. A short onward drive away from civilisation and down a quiet lane, we’ll arrive at the tiny but charming beachside settlement of Okarito. Home to less than 30 locals, this is a place of uncomplicated tranquillity and incredible sunsets. It’s a little off the beaten path, but always a huge hit with our visitors and somewhere we can’t resist returning to.

Day 12
Kayak Okarito Lagoon
Explore Okarito

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Kayaking
Hiking

Accommodation

Okarito
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Day 12 – Kayak Okarito Lagoon and Hike Okarito Trig

This morning, paddle out on Okarito Lagoon to quietly observe the abundant birdlife in its natural habitat. Enjoy the reflections of snow-capped peaks in the still waters as you explore hidden channels and catch glimpses of rare birds. This afternoon the choice is yours whether you’d like to relax with a book, stroll along the deserted beach, or hike up to the Okarito Trig for extraordinary views of the rugged coastline, mountains, rainforest and lagoon.

Kayak Okarito Lagoon

Set your watch to Okarito Time today and enjoy the laid-back simplicity of this lovely spot. We’ll start the day by hopping into sea kayaks to discover the Okarito Lagoon, just a short walk down the road from our accommodation. This tranquil body of water is home to over 70 different bird species, including the rare white heron (Kōtuku), royal spoonbills and pied stilts. Paddle the peaceful channels and soak up the outstanding views of the rainforest and the majestic Southern Alps in the distance.

Hike Okarito Trig

After lunch you can take yourself down to the beach for some peace and quiet, walk the sands, make driftwood sculptures, or if you’re feeling more energetic, your guide will take you up to the Okarito Trig. This hike offers expansive views of the mountains, sea and lagoon. We’ll spend a second night here in Okarito and if we’re lucky we’ll watch one of its famous sunsets, perhaps over a beach bonfire.

Day 13
Hike near Fox Glacier
Hike Lake Matheson

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Activities

Hiking

Accommodation

Wanaka
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Day 13 – Hike near Fox Glacier & Lake Matheson

Today you’ll experience mountains, beaches and glaciers all in one phenomenal day. Our hike today takes us near to Fox Glacier for impressive views of the terminal face emerging from the rainforest. We’ll capture the reflection of Mount Cook in the shimmering waters of Lake Matheson, before we make our way back to the wide-open spaces of Central Otago this afternoon. We’ll spend our last night together in Wanaka, a relaxed lakeside resort and firm favourite with the locals.

Fox Glacier

The West Coast Road is a journey voted by Lonely Planet readers as one of the best coastal drives in the world. Rivers, rainforests and tumbling glaciers meet isolated beaches and crashing waves, it’s easy to see why people are drawn to this barren but beautiful place. We’ll travel this morning to the small township at the foot of Fox Glacier. Descending 13km from the Southern Alps into lush rainforest just 300m above sea level, Fox Glacier is one of our most accessible glaciers. We’ll take a relaxed hike to learn about the geology of the area, as well as enjoy views of the terminal face.

West Coast Beaches

We’ll finish our journey down the coast with a couple of stops along the way taking in the rugged beaches and powerful waves. Quite often we get the whole beach to ourselves and occasionally we catch a glimpse of Hector’s dolphins playing in the surf. After getting our fill of fresh sea air, we’ll travel back over the Southern Alps via the Haast Pass to Wanaka, where we’ll spend the last night of the trip.

Day 14
Hike Rocky Mountain, Wanaka
Finish in Queenstown

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Breakfast
Lunch

Activities

Hiking

Accommodation

Finish in Queenstown
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Day 14 – Hike in Wanaka & Finish in Queenstown

This morning we’ll end on a high note with a hike to Diamond Lake and steady climb up Rocky Mountain. Once we break through the treeline, we’ll be rewarded with incredible views over Lake Wanaka. There’ll be time to enjoy a final flat white or pick up any last-minute souvenirs in Wanaka, before we head back to Queenstown where our adventure concludes, and we say our farewells.

Hike Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain Track

On our final morning of the trip, we’ll stretch our legs with a hike to Diamond Lake and appreciate the sweeping views out over the Southern Alps and Lake Wanaka. We’ll then carry on up to Rocky Mountain for scenic vistas that just keep getting better with every step. It’s the perfect hike to end your trip on a high note. If you’d rather have a more relaxed morning, there’s plenty to enjoy in the town itself, from great coffee and boutique gift shops to a gentle stroll along the lakefront and obligatory photo in front of Wanaka’s ‘giant hand’ sculpture.

Finish in Queenstown

After lunch, we’ll travel over the short but dramatic Crown Range road and back into Queenstown where we’ll drop you at the airport or your accommodation. After your epic exploration of the South Island, you’ll leave knowing you’ve experienced the very best of New Zealand. Now that you’re practically a local, be sure to come back and show your friends around or join us up on the North Island for another amazing adventure!

Kiwi Classic Tour

14 Day South Island Tour – Queenstown to Queenstown. All inclusive. For the 2 nights that we stay in our exclusive lakefront property at Ohau, we have access to a range of rooms, including some multi-share accommodation, and separate bathrooms for men and women. When aboard the Milford Wanderer on Milford Sound, you’ll have private cabins, and bathrooms are shared, with private showers & toilets, as is routine on boats and ships. Our trip prices are set in US dollars. If that’s not your home currency, get an indication of what it converts to by using our currency converter below. Or ask us for trip prices in your home currency. US$47994799 + tax, per person (twin or double share)

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Combine this trip with the Sweet North to see both islands in 19 days! We do have shorter trip options and solo travellers don’t pay more, unless you’d like an upgrade to a private room. PLEASE NOTE: This is a sample of our current itinerary. Keep in mind we are constantly fine-tuning and improving our trips based on feedback from our guests and guides, availability, etc. So your trip will be at least this good, but we reserve the right to make slight alterations without notice to make it even better!

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