Day 1 - Wellington
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Day 3 - Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Day 4 - Marahau/Westland District
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Day 5 - Westland District/Franz Josef
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 6 - Franz Josef
A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 7 - Franz Josef/Wanaka
Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.
Day 8 - Wanaka/Queenstown
Continue onto the "adventure capital of the world," Queenstown.
Day 9 - Queenstown
Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.
Day 10 - Queenstown
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
Day 11 - Queenstown/Te Anau
Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Te Anau for the night.
Day 12 - Te Anau/Central Otago District
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Day 13 - Central Otago District/Christchurch
Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Day 14 - Christchurch/Kaikoura
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Day 15 - Kaikoura/Wellington
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.