Go down the Shotover River by jet boat, Queenstown, New Zealand

Marvelous Highlights Tour of New Zealand’s South Island

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier, Westhaven Inlet

Suggested Duration

7 Days

From tropics to fjords, experience the ultimate island immersion into nature on this one-week tour of New Zealand’s South Island. This is an exclusive itinerary that includes Fjordland, Franz Josef, Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks. Handcrafted with three distinctive natural realms, you will helicopter and hike into the wild and escape into landscapes that are rarely encountered by visitors.

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend a glorious day exploring Fiordland National Park on a private helicopter tour that can access areas unseen by other visitors
  • Uncover the hidden trails of Kahurangi National Park during a day that will completely immerse you in the park’s indigenous forest
  • Kayak along the South Island’s tropical northern coastline, passing dolphins to golden beaches and deserted islands
  • Rush down the Shotover River in a jet boat, which can be a real thrill for your first day on the island
  • Crunch across the ice on a stunning glacier hike with natural ice sculptures that create artistic memories in all directions
  • Explore the inspiration for Middle Earth on a 4WD vehicle adventure near Queenstown
  • Search for elusive kiwi birds and learn about their future during a private wildlife tour near Franz Josef Glacier
  • Embrace wild landscapes and cross three national parks on the ultimate one-day New Zealand road trip, from Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

Starting Price

$2,270 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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