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Picton to Queenstown Camping Tour

Not enough time for the full South Island trip? This is an excellent way to take in the beauty of some our natural wonders- from glaciers and mountains to beautiful beaches and wild coastlines. Plus, experience the adrenaline rush of Queenstown and many other great activities!

What's Included

  • Knowledgable driver-guide who will help get you around the South Island and tell you everything you need to know about New Zealand.
  • Meals as noted on the tour itinerary
  • Multi share tents in commercial and Department of Conservation camps
  • Camping tour focused on adventure, hiking and biking 

Important Notes

  • Departure Time / Location: 11am outside Picton Railway Station

 

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PRICE: $2,485 NZD

Number of Days 10

Starts: Picton Finishes: Queenstown

Tour Type: Camping Tour

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Today is Day 1 for those starting their trip from Picton. We head down towards Kaikoura where you can enjoy the informative and unique whale watching tour to view the incredible sperm whales. Other activities include sea kayaking and deep sea fishing, while cyclists and hikers have some great choices with wonderful coastal tracks.

ACCOMODATION

A beautiful sea side camp with the chance to toast marshmallows by the camp fire.

Today, make the most of the unique and diverse sea life around the shores of Kaikoura from our coast side camp. We highly recommend starting the day with a dolphin swim as this is a unique chance to get up close and personal with these friendly creatures in their natural environment.

Those starting their trip in Christchurch join us today as we head out towards the Southern Alps with fantastic views across the Canterbury plains - real Lord of the Rings country!

ACCOMODATION

Camping, upgrades available.

Enjoy waking up by the stunning Peel Forest near the foot of the Southern Alps. Peel Forest is great for taking shorter walks and rides. We also get the chance to try white water rafting on the Rangitata River.

After a very scenic drive, we arrive in stunning Lake Tekapo with its fantastic lake and Alpine surround. You have some time here to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy its wonderful, insanely blue waters! We then head off to Lake Pukaki, our beautiful campsite for the night.

ACCOMODATION

A camp nestled by the side of Lake Pukaki - absolutely stunning with views of Mount Cook!

Today we explore the area around Mount Cook National Park - this staggeringly beautiful region is home to turquoise waters, the Southern Alps, and the Tasman Glacier - the largest in New Zealand.  Be prepared for snow-capped mountain backdrops and amazing views around every corner!

We then head back to the east coast passing through a few classic NZ country towns, on the way to our magnificent beach camp at Kakanui. Optional activities include a coastal bike ride into camp and penguin viewing at night.

ACCOMODATION

A lovely campsite to the south of Oamaru with views over the Pacific ocean.

Today is your opportunity to visit the wildlife capital of New Zealand, the Otago Peninsula, home to an abundance of magnificent wildlife including albatross and penguins. We will be heading out towards the mystical Moeraki Boulders and onto the historic Scottish city of Dunedin - home to the World’s steepest street.

ACCOMODATION

Camping, upgrades available.

We're heading through some of New Zealand's most dramatic natural scenery on our way through Fiordland. We stop off at magnificent Lake Manapouri for a picnic lunch and swim, then head to Te Anau and the jaw-droppingly beautiful Milford Road. Learn about NZ’s largest national park and some of our most spectacular scenery.

ACCOMODATION

Camping, upgrades available.

We then spend some time at one of the world's natural wonders and we highly recommend taking a boat cruise to enjoy the fiord up close. Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of dramatic waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and possible wildlife spotting of dolphins, penguins and seals!

As an option, you can also join the lucky ones who will be doing the three day hike on the Routeburn Track.

ACCOMODATION

A lake-view holiday park with great facilities at Te Anau. Cabins are available for a small extra charge (subject to availability).

In the morning we're off to Queenstown - the Adventure Capital of the World! Here you can enjoy spectacular views, a free Gondola ride and a huge selection of activities to choose from.

ACCOMODATION

Camping, upgrades available.

Today is yours to explore Queenstown, or partake in one of dozens of adventure activities. Providing the adrenaline junkies with the ultimate fix, every mad thrill sport is here! Queenstown is also a stunning place with excellent shops, cafes and bars.

At midday the Routeburn walkers will re-join the group with their amazing stories to share.

ACCOMODATION

A well-equipped lodge just outside of Queenstown (included in trip price) perfect for exploring the town.

The tour ends here, but there is plenty to keep you busy with options to extend the trip or stay on for more fun and frolics in the stunning, adrenaline capital.

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