South Island adrenaline junkie tour: New Zealand adventure trip

On the South Island adrenaline junkie tour you'll tick off most of your bucket-list! During this New Zealand adventure trip there are 30+ activities to try


Join us on this South Island adrenaline junkie tour for eleven unforgettable days exploring Christchurch, Wanaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef Glacier and Punakaiki – with the option to visit Milford Sound along the way.

Get ready to experience it all with our New Zealand adventure trip! Want to leap from the very place that bungy jumping was invented? You can! Perhaps you yearn to take on New Zealand’s highest bungy? Step right up! Want to experience a high-speed jet-boat ride through a canyon close to where jetboating was invented? You got it!

Ever thought about strapping yourself to a beautiful stranger and then leaping out of a plane? We can arrange that! Want to hike the blue ice of a glacier after a breathtaking helicopter ride? We know the place to go! Fancy a scenic flight over two World Heritage Parks? We’ve got it covered.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what a Canyon Swing is, we’ll help you find the answer – and hold your hand on the way there! If paragliding has been your dream, we know where to get the best air – and dream views!

And let’s not forget all the other included sights and activities you’ll experience over your 11 day action-packed South Island adrenaline junkie tour in New Zealand. You’ll be strolling secluded beaches, traversing jaw-dropping mountain ranges, paddling a Māori waka, staying in a lush rainforest, being wowed by the stars at an International Dark Sky Reserve, admiring turquoise lakes, intriguing rock formations, blue glaciers, picturesque cities, quaint gold-rush towns and carving your own greenstone pendant – phew! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this adventure started!

Adrenalin Junkie Tour Tips:

Activities can also be purchased on the road – just let your tour guide know. We can\’t always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre-booking any activities you especially want to do.

As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation in Christchurch with us the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour starts makes for a stress-free morning!

The New Zealand adventure trip price includes dorm share accommodation (4–6 share) but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room. You can select this upgrade when you start building your tour online.

Price Includes

  • Small groups, up to 16 people
  • Passionate Kiwi guides
  • Comfortable bus transport
  • High-end hostel accommodation
  • Tasty continental breakfasts every day
  • Experiences to teach you about our unique Māori culture
  • 11 nights in high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share as standard)
  • Explore downtown Christchurch and see its inspiring regeneration since the 2011 quake
  • Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, nestled by the shores of Lake Tekapo
  • Unparalleled stargazing opportunities in Tekapo’s Dark Sky Reserve
  • Visit the charming, historic gold rush village of Arrowtown
  • Carve your own pounamu (jade) pendant in Franz Josef
  • Visit the Mountain Jade Factory in Hokitika
  • Visit the famous Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki
  • Two nights and a full day to play in the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Learn to paddle a waka (Māori war canoe) along the Abel Tasman coastline
  • Iconic ferry ride between the North and South Islands across the Cook Strait
  • Fall in love with Wellington’s cafe and craft beer culture

Price Excludes

  1. Wellington to Auckland transfer $25
  2. Wanaka e-bike experience $150
  3. Surf lesson $90
  4. Skydive Queenstown $379
  5. Skydive Wanaka $369
  6. Skydive Abel Tasman $339
  7. Shotover Jet Boat $159
  8. Sail and walk the Abel Tasman (Half day) $157
  9. Quad Biking $180
  10. Paragliding $249
  11. Nevis bungy - NZ's highest $50
  12. Mou Waho island cruise & nature walk $239
  13. Milford Sound ''fly cruise fly'' package $530
  14. Milford sound ''coach cruise coach'' package $149
  15. Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour $225
  16. Kayak Tour $120
  17. Kawarau bridge bungy $205
  18. Horse Trek - Lord of the Rings $195
  19. Heli Mountain Biking $399
  20. Heli experience with snow landing $280
  21. Grand traverse scenic flight $395
  22. Glacier Heli hike $485
  23. Glacier country kayaking $115
  24. Flying lesson $199
  25. Eco boat tour (Full day) $219
  26. Cave tubing $185
  27. Canyoning in Abel Tasman $289
  28. Canyoning in Queenstown $219
  29. Canyon swing $249
  30. Private room upgrade $1149

What to expect

New Zealand adventure trip itinerary

Christchurch to MacKenzie Country
- We'll explore some creative ways Christchurch has rebuild itself before heading to the striking lakes and mountains of Tekapo. If you're a budding astro-photographer, tonight is your night!

MacKenzie Country to Queenstown
- You could start your day with a flight of a lifetime before we take a road trip to the place where you can seriously shred your bucket list - or at least shorten it.

- The Quintessential Queenstown Question: what're you going to do? Skydive! Bungy! Canyon swing! Milford Sound! Get into whatever adventure floats your jet-boat, for one of the most exciting days of this South Island adrenaline junkie tour. Then ask your guide the best place to eat.

Queenstown to Wanaka
- Crossing the mountains into Wanaka is a short but superb drive. Our Haka Tours Founder can personally recommend skydiving in Wanaka - it is how he arrived at his own wedding!

Wanaka to Franz Josef
- Take in more of Wanaka before we see more epic scenery on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage area famous for its spectacular glacier.

Franz Josef
- Explore blue-tinged icy crevasses on a guided heli-hike adventure, or perhaps kayak on a glacial lake; or just relax in steamy hot springs. Today you'll carve your own pendant.

Franz Josef to Punakaiki
- We get off the beaten track and head up the West Coast where a rainforest retreat is home for the next two nights. Unplug and rest before tomorrow's leg of this New Zealand adventure trip.

- A giant stack of stone pancakes is a must-do today! Geology rocks. Seriously. Go kayaking, explore Paparoa National Park, or simply enjoy the beach near your rain forest home.

Punakaiki to Abel Tasman
- Golden beaches, tranquil lagoons and crystal clear waters await exploration! We'll arrive in time for an opportunity to get the lay of the land from above with a skydive.

Abel Tasman
- A full day to enjoy and explore this pristine area. Take a hike, go for a kayak, or go canyoning: jump, slide, abseil and zipline your way down a river.

Abel Tasman to Wellington
- You'll enjoy some essential NZ experiences on our last day of this South Island adrenaline junkie tour. Learn to paddle a Maori canoe, visit a winery and sample mussels before catching the ferry.


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