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Pure Adrenalin (ex. Wellington) 2018-19 (11 Days, Wellington to Christchurch)

It's safe to say that the Kiwis don't do things by halves, and this trip is no exception. Not for the faint-hearted, adrenalin sports are the name of the game for this adventure. The stunning scenery and abundant wildlife dsn't let up either. But we might just let you catch your breath over the odd glass of local wine.

Inclusions

Arrow River bike trails
Milford Sound nature cruise
Visit Lake Matheson
Marlborough Wine Tasting
Visit Kaikoura Peninsula & seal colony
Visit Fiordland National Park
11 Breakfasts
11 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $1,799
Start Location
Wellington, New Zealand
End Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Oct 201819 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
13 Oct 201823 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
22 Oct 201801 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
12 Nov 201822 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
18 Nov 201828 Nov 20181AUD $2,199
22 Nov 201802 Dec 20184AUD $2,199
30 Nov 201810 Dec 20185AUD $2,199
28 Dec 201807 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
10 Jan 201920 Jan 20191AUD $2,199
05 Feb 201915 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
12 Feb 201922 Feb 20195AUD $2,199
18 Feb 201928 Feb 20198AUD $2,199
22 Feb 201904 Mar 20198AUD $2,199
16 Mar 201926 Mar 20195AUD $2,199
29 Mar 201908 Apr 20198AUD $2,199
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Wellington to Nelson
Ferry across the Cook Strait through Marlborough Sounds and into the arms of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc for a private tasting in a family-owned vineyard. Work out how many bottles you can fit in your suitcase without breaking your back. With postcard-perfect vistas and 35,000 hectares under vines, it's a slice of heaven. Included today: -Cook Strait ferry crossing -Marlborough wine tasting Meals: -Breakfast
Day 2: Nelson
Dense forest, snow-capped mountains and acres of pinot noir grapes. Green, white and red… no wonder Nelson has been referred to as the Naples of the southern hemisphere. Throw clay or wield a paintbrush in the creative artist hub. Skydive, kayak or go treasure hunting in Nelson's galleries. Round out the day with a traditional Kiwi BBQ dinner catered by yours truly. Not bad, Nelson. Not bad. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Kayaking -Skydiving
Day 3: Nelson to Kaikoura
Today we head back through the Rai Valley and Marlborough Wine Region to the coast bound for the Kaikoura peninsula. Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea right here. This afternoon we can tackle the elements on the very scenic Kaikoura Peninsula Walk and seafood fans can settle in for some deliciously fresh crayfish (Kai = food, Koura = crayfish). Included today: -Kaikoura Peninsula walk -Crayfish tasting Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: Kaikoura to Christchurch
Make some marine mates and brace yourself for the optional triple threat of dolphin swimming, seal swimming or whale watching. Then, on to Christchurch. The rebuild of this city is now really taking shape and bounced back with new pop-up bars and a shopping precinct, with still more to come. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Dolphin swimming -Whale watching -Seal swimming
Day 5: Christchurch to Fox Glacier
Roll across the pastoral patchwork quilt that forms the Canterbury Plains and watch 50 shades of green melt into snow-topped peaks. Hang out in Hokitika for whitebait fritters and Pounamu (Jade) shopping, then take your best photography shot of NZ's two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson for the #picoftheday. Excited? You should be. Included today: -Visit Lake Matheson Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 6: Fox Glacier to Queenstown
Today's your chance to walk on water. Well, frozen glacial water to be precise. Scale a mountain in minutes to get amongst ethereal ice caves and formations. With barely enough time to let your heart rate slow, we journey back through the mountains past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Fox Glacier hikes -Helicopter scenic flights
Day 7: Queenstown
Here's some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities. You have two days. No rush. This lakeside city has adrenaline on tap and will match any adventure you had in mind and then throw a Fergburger (amazing Queenstown burger place) in there for good measure. Get your fix with a bungy jump, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, hiking or horse riding. If you're bored here, there's something wrong. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Jet boating -Bungy jumping -Canyon swinging -Horse riding -Skydiving -Skiing in winter -Ziplining -Whitewater rafting
Day 8: Queenstown
Free day, take two. Jump off more stuff or chill out and let your pulse drop. Your call. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Jet boating -Bungy jumping -Canyon swinging -Horse riding -Skydiving -Skiing in winter -Ziplining -Whitewater rafting
Day 9: Queenstown (Milford Sound)
By now you might be becoming a little desensitised to the otherworldly beauty of NZ but when you see the fjords for the first time, it’s okay to enter a total Instagram meltdown! Carved by glaciers during the ice age, the Milford Sound comes complete with seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls. Steeped in Maori myth, this is a history and geology lesson rolled into one, minus the homework. Included today: -Milford Sound nature cruise -Visit Fiordland National Park Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Te Anau to Lake Ohau
Back in the heyday of Arrowtown, everyone was here for the gold. Recharge your batteries with a venison pie and a central Otago pinot noir in Arrowtown then zigzag across the five bridges that span the ever-changing Arrow River. Test your nerves on the suspension bridge then chill out by the crystal clear river waters while you catch your breath. Cue relaxation and a chance to practice your stone-skimming skills in Lake Ohau. Included today: -Mountain Bike ride along Arrow River Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 11: Lake Ohau to Christchurch
Lap up Lake Pukaki under the shadow of Mt Cook. It's about as Kiwi as 'fush and chups' (fish and chips with a local accent). Then shift into sheep country, where these furry things outnumber humans 12:1. It makes sense that today includes the Church of the Good Shepherd, a monument to the faithful sheep dog. Then back to into the city of Christchurch as our trip winds to a close. Included today: -Visit Mount Cook Village (weather dependent) -Scenic walks -Scenic flights Meals: -Breakfast