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Stray New Zealand: Southern Circle - Freestyle Travel Pass

The Southern Circle will take you on an epic adventure through the South Island. Jaunt around New Zealand’s most scenic Alpine region. Cross the mighty Southern Alps, take in the soaring heights of Mount Cook, get up close to the epic glaciers of the West Coast and the marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Queenstown. With 12 months to travel, we encourage you to hop off and explore the places you love, and hop back on when you're ready!

per adult from

$800

NZD

Duration

8 days

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Fun and knowledgeable Stray Guide
    • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks
    • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coach
    • A wide selection of free and optional activities
    • Flexibility - stay as long as you like in each destination and travel at your own pace.
    • Access to the exclusive Stray Mate App for special discounts
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation
    • Optional activities
    • Food and drinks
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Day 1: Queenstown to Mount Cook

    Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre, 1 Larch Grove, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
    Welcome to Stray! Your journey starts with a scenic drive from Queenstown to Aoraki/Mount Cook. Mount Cook is a hiker’s paradise and a South Island highlight! Choose from a range of tracks in the gorgeous Hooker Valley with outstanding views of NZ’s tallest mountain. As it grows dark, head outside for some of the country’s best stargazing.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Aoraki/Mount Cook to Rangitata (via Tekapo)

    Stop At: Rangitata Rafts, 53 Waikari Rd, Peel Forest 7992, New Zealand
    Travel through landscapes made famous by the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. Visit Lake Tekapo, a favourite photo stop, then arrive in Rangitata, Peel Forest in the afternoon. In summer there is the option for a top-notch Grade 5 white water rafting experience on the Rangitata River.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Rangitata to Christchurch

    Stop At: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand
    Experience a city where old meets new as Christchurch continues to rebuild after the devastating 2011 earthquake. Wander the laneways, discover creative street art and see New Zealand’s most modern architecture alongside some of its oldest buildings
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Christchurch to Franz Josef (via Greymouth)

    Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Today you'll take an unguided connection to cross the beautiful Southern Alps on route to the West Coast town of Greymouth to meet up with your Driver Guide and group. From here you’ll continue on with the Stray group to the town of Franz Josef, home of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. Your Southern Alps transfer will be on the Atomic Shuttle Bus, unless you've opted to upgrade to the highly regarded TranzAlpine Scenic Train (additional $99 and highly recommended. Contact Stray to arrange).
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Non Travel Day Franz Josef

    Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Spend a full free day in Franz Josef, a quaint alpine town, home to the Franz Josef Glacier! Take a heli-hike, kayak tour or walk to explore the glacier.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Franz Josef to Wanaka (via Fox Glacier)

    Stop At: Wanaka New Zealand
    Can’t get enough of glaciers? Hop off at nearby Fox Glacier or continue with the group to Wanaka. We’ll make a few stops along the way to see some regions most scenic spots: the amazing mirror-like Lake Matheson, Thunder Creek Falls and the Blue Pools.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Wanaka to Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown Hill, Belfast Street, Queenstown New Zealand
    Kick start your day in with a brisk hike, an early morning skydive or learn to fly a stunt plane over Wanaka. Before arriving in Queenstown we’ll stop at Kawarau Bridge, the world’s first commercial bungy jump site, for your chance to take the big leap of faith!
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Non Travel Day Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown Hill, Belfast Street, Queenstown New Zealand
    Spend the day in Queenstown making the most of the wide range of activities on offer. Options include: bungy or swing, zipline tours, canyoning, jet boating, skiing (in winter), skydiving, local bush walks, or just spend the day relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery. However you choose to wrap up your Stray adventure, we hope you’ve had an absolute blast!
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Nomads Queenstown Hostel, 5/11 Church St, South island, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Stray Limited

Activity ID: V-13949P34

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