Teen Adventure (8 days/7 nights)

TEEN ADVENTURE (8 days/7 nights)


An Action Packed tour on New Zealand's South island for the adventure minded. 

This holiday will bring your family memories for a lifetime.

 

 LOOK WHATS INCLUDED - Blackwater Rafting, Glacier Experience and Gondola/Luge ride valued at NZ$1,120.00 for 4 people!

 

 

 

TOUR ITINERARY:

 

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH TO WESTPORT (4 hours)

 

Collect your automatic rental car from Christchurch airport and drive across the scenic Lewis Pass to Westport.  Plenty of photo stops along the way.  Break up your journey at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools or take in a Jetboat ride/Bungy jump along the way! 

 


Overnight Westport (Superior Apartment - 2 bedroom unit)

 

 

DAY 2 - WESTPORT (Black Water Rafting)

 

This is an award winning adventure at its best. Discover why!  A superb 4 hour Black Water Rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park.  Take the Nile River rainforest train up into the heart of the rainforest.   Once fitted out with designer wet suits, it's a short climb to enter the enormous Nile River Cave System where you meander through a calcitic paradise of stalactites and stalagmites in the upper dry levels of the cave.  Down in the lower active levels of the Cave, you meet up with a slow moving underground river on which you float in your tube using only the natural light of a simply awe inspiring display of glow worms for navigation.  You emerge from the cave into a remote and untouched world before leaving its tranquility for the rushing bubbling waters of the low grade Nile River Rapids. (Children must be 10 years or over and water confidence required)


Overnight Westport (Superior Apartment - 2 bedroom unit)

 


DAY 3 - WESTPORT TO FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (4 hours)


 

Continue South along the rugged West Coast on to "Glacier Country".   The two mighty glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef, unsurpassed views of New Zealand's two highest mountains Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman and the lowland rainforest of Westland National.

 


Overnight Franz Josef Glacier (Superior Apartment - 2 bedroom unit)

 

 

DAY 4 - FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

 

From helicopter flights to kayaking at Okarito Lagoon to the Glacier hot pools and  the Flowing West glacier movie on the GIANT HELIMAX screen - activities are plentiful.


Included in your stay here is a half day Glacier Experience.  This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice, traversing spectacular tracks of only moderate difficulty.   After a short walk through regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley with your guide calling stops to explain the unique features of the Franz Josef Glacier and its surroundings.  After strapping on crampons you make your way up the terminal face of the glacier, where pre-formed tracks make exploring the lower reaches of the glacier achievable for most agile people.  The terrain can look daunting, but the huge effort our guides put into creating extensive trails, allows you to travel further and see more, in comfort and ease.


 

Overnight Franz Josef Glacier (Superior Apartment - 2 bedroom unit)

 

 

DAY 5 - FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER TO WANAKA (4 hours)


 

Continue South to lake Wanaka  where you will be greeted by striking mountains, deep alpine lakes and air as clear as crystal.   Activities include kayaking, Puzzling World -  A world unique attraction with a theme of Puzzlingly Eccentricity, go for a ride in or drive the world's biggest school bus monster truck over an obstacle course and cars at Cardrona Adventure Park or see a movie at Cinema Paradiso where you can enjoy irresistible home made ice cream, cakes, hot cookies or dinner and wine waiting at intermission a seating is a choice of couches to lazy boys to cars!  No normal cinema - this is a must during your stay in Wanaka.


From Jetboating to mini golf to lake cruises - with so much to do you may want to add an extra night or even two!

 

Overnight Wanaka - 2 bedroom apartment

 


DAY 6 - WANAKA TO QUEENSTOWN (1 hour and 40 minutes)

 

The shortest route to Queenstown is over the Crown Range Road. It's a challenging drive, but the views are amazing.  More conservative drivers can take the route that runs beside the Clutha River, Lake Dunstan and the Shotover River.

Spectacular Queenstown is the most popular holiday destination in New Zealand for international visitors and offers an incredible range of things to do no matter what the season.  Known as New Zealand's adventure capital, here you can experience bungy jumping, rafting, skydiving, heli-flights, heli-skiing and many more thrilling activities. There is also a wide range of more passive activities such as cruises, walking, hiking, golf, fishing, farm visits, sightseeing and wine tours. Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski resorts are close by.

 

Overnight Queenstown - Superior two bedroom apartment

 


DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN


Included in your tour is the Gondola Ride to Bob's Peak - Reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere.  Plus the luge ride back down - The scenery's a blur! Hurtle down a winding downhill track through the trees.  Race through the bends, or pull in for a breather and enjoy the panorama.  Burn it up on the advanced track or cruise sedately down the scenic track.  Skyline Luge - it's 800 metres of fast-paced freedom.

 


NOTE - With so much to do you may decide to extend your stay here.  Full Day Coach/Cruise tours can be added to your trip from Queenstown for the world famous Milford and Doubtful Sounds in Fiordland. 

Overnight Queenstown - Superior two bedroom apartment

 

DAY 8 - TOUR ENDS


Today your tour ends when your return your rental car to Queenstown to fly home.  If you require flights back to Christchurch or Auckland or elsewhere we can arrange this for you.

 


Teen Adventure Tour price -Price is for 2 adults and 2 children ( 12 to 18 years)
Family price $POA
Includes 8 day car hire (automatic full size vehicle including, Unlimited kilometres, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW),Airport Concession Fee Recovery and Accident Excess Reduction), 7 nights accommodation, Blackwater rafting in Westport and Half Day Glacier Experience at Franz Josef and GST.


Tour prices are in New Zealand Dollars and subject to availability at time of booking.  High season surcharges may apply during peak seasons.  Low season discounts may apply during the off-season.  Please enquire for full details.  All tours are available in reverse and can be amended to suit.