Skip to contentSkip to menu

7 Day Kea Small Group Tour

Days
7

Pricing From
$3890

South Island
Book Now

Overview

Travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound to cruise by Mitre Peak on a 7 Day Kea Small Group Tour in New Zealand before travelling the West Coast to Christchurch. Enjoy a scenic flight back to Queenstown and enjoy the view of the alps along the way.  Stay in Wanaka and enjoy the rainforests along the West Coast, Franz Josef Glacier and Punakaiki.

Included Sightseeing and Exploring

  • Walk in the great outdoors in Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini Westland and Arthur’s Pass National Parks.
  • Explore the gold mining history of Arrowtown.
  • View the Great Southern Lakes of Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea.
  • Stroll in the Haast Pass mountain beech forests.
  • See the magical Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Walk through native New Zealand rainforests and experience the powerful blow holes at the Punakaiki Pancake rocks.
  • Drive the Otira Gorge highway to the settlement of Arthur’s Pass, viewing kea birds and mountain terrain.

Included Activities and Entrance Fees

  • Enjoy a 2.5 hour nature and wildlife cruise around the majestic Milford Sound.
  • Take flight on one of the world’s most scenic flights over the Southern Alps, from Milford Sound to Queenstown.

Wanaka

Wanaka

Haast

Haast

Mirror Lakes

Mirror Lakes

Glacier Hike

Glacier Hike

Punakaiki

Punakaiki

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown - Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Scenic Flight Back(B)

After meeting your guide and group in Queenstown today is all about the one and only Milford Sound, guests always tell us that experiencing the Milford Road, a scenic cruise on the sound and a magical flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown is a day they’ll never forget! 

  • From Lake Te Anau through Fiordland National Park on the Milford Road
  • Small Boat Cruise on Milford Sound, under waterfalls and out to the Tasman Sea
  • A memorable scenic flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown

Stay: Queenstown Scenic Suites 2 nights

Day 2Queenstown(B)

Today is yours to make the most of the infinite choice of day tours and activities Queenstown has to offer. From lakeside walks, galleries, bike tours, food & wine and of course the famous adventure activities like jet boating and bungy jumping, there’s something for everyone!

  • Take your pick from literally hundreds of activities and tours on offer in Queenstown.
  • Take a leisurely walk or cycle on the excellent trails in the Wakatipu basin.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the many award winning restaurants on the lakefront
Day 3Queenstown - Arrowtown - Wanaka(B)

Today is a highlights reel of the Southern Lakes beauty, from Arrowtown we climb up the Crown Range for our last views of the beautiful Wakatipu basin before calling into picture perfect Cardrona Hotel and on to our lakeside accommodation in Wanaka.

  • Gold mining history comes to life in Arrowtown
  • Morning tea in the garden at the Cardrona Hotel
  • Short walks or a Lake Eco Cruise in Wanaka
  • Stroll along the lake edge at Wanaka, we’re right on the lakeside tonight

Stay: Wanaka Edgewater Resort 1 night

Day 4Wanaka - Franz Josef(B)

Today is a quintessential kiwi day, where else in the world can you visit the seaside, a rainforest and a glacier all in the same day? From Lakes Hawea & Wanaka over the Haast Pass and out to the West Coast before ending our day in Franz Josef Glacier, your camera will be working overtime today!

  • The stunning World Heritage Highway
  • Short walks in the subalpine zone, rainforest and on on the beach
  • Wake up by the lakeshore in Wanaka, go to sleep surrounded by rainforest in Franz Josef

Stay Franz Josef Glacier Scenic Hotel 1 night

Day 5Franz Josef - Punakaiki(B)

Your morning is free to discover Glacier Country and Westland with a walk to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley lookout or a visit to Okarito, home of the revered Kotuku - White Heron. After lunch we head north via Hokitika to Punakaiki and Paparoa National Park.

  • Franz Josef Glacier walks, or the option of heli hiking or a glacier landing
  • An optional wildlife cruise on Okarito Lagoon
  • Explore Hokitika, the ‘pounamu’ or jade capital of New Zealand
  • Sunset views from our hotel right on the beach at Punakaiki


Stay: Punakaiki Resort 2 nights

Day 6Punakaiki and and Paparoa National Park(B)

Paparoa National Park is very different to any other area on the trip, towering limestone cliffs and karst rock formations with beautiful river valleys draped in subtropical forest.

  • Discover the Pancake Rocks and blowholes
  • Short walks at Cape Foulwind or the Pororari River
  • Exciting West Coast optional tours like Underworld Rafting or an off road 4WD adventure
  • A few “guides favourites” like Denniston Plateau or the Brunner Mine site
  • Toast your last Kiwi sunset with your friends on the beach at Punakaiki at our MoaTrek beach BBQ
Day 7Punakaiki - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch(B)

Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach, traverse the Southern Alps and the stunning Canterbury High Country before crossing the plains into the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch.

  • Lake Brunner, the largest lake on the West Coast
  • The engineering marvel of the Otira Viaduct
  • Short walks at Arthur’s Pass & Castle Hill
  • Say goodbye to your guide and group in the Garden City

Cost per person

October 2021 - April 2022

  • Twin Share: NZ$3,890
  • Single: NZ$4,890

Payments

  • 20% Deposit per person on booking, balance 60 days before departure.

Cancellations

  • Bookings cancelled more than 60 days before departure incur 20% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled between 59 days and 45 days 50% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled between 44 days and 31 days 75% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled within 30 days or less of tour departure 100% of tour cost.
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.

Luggage: Try to keep to one suitcase weighing around 23kgs and one small carry on bag.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown - Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Scenic Flight Back(B)

After meeting your guide and group in Queenstown today is all about the one and only Milford Sound, guests always tell us that experiencing the Milford Road, a scenic cruise on the sound and a magical flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown is a day they’ll never forget! 

  • From Lake Te Anau through Fiordland National Park on the Milford Road
  • Small Boat Cruise on Milford Sound, under waterfalls and out to the Tasman Sea
  • A memorable scenic flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown

Stay: Queenstown Scenic Suites 2 nights

Day 2Queenstown(B)

Today is yours to make the most of the infinite choice of day tours and activities Queenstown has to offer. From lakeside walks, galleries, bike tours, food & wine and of course the famous adventure activities like jet boating and bungy jumping, there’s something for everyone!

  • Take your pick from literally hundreds of activities and tours on offer in Queenstown.
  • Take a leisurely walk or cycle on the excellent trails in the Wakatipu basin.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the many award winning restaurants on the lakefront
Day 3Queenstown - Arrowtown - Wanaka(B)

Today is a highlights reel of the Southern Lakes beauty, from Arrowtown we climb up the Crown Range for our last views of the beautiful Wakatipu basin before calling into picture perfect Cardrona Hotel and on to our lakeside accommodation in Wanaka.

  • Gold mining history comes to life in Arrowtown
  • Morning tea in the garden at the Cardrona Hotel
  • Short walks or a Lake Eco Cruise in Wanaka
  • Stroll along the lake edge at Wanaka, we’re right on the lakeside tonight

Stay: Wanaka Edgewater Resort 1 night

Day 4Wanaka - Franz Josef(B)

Today is a quintessential kiwi day, where else in the world can you visit the seaside, a rainforest and a glacier all in the same day? From Lakes Hawea & Wanaka over the Haast Pass and out to the West Coast before ending our day in Franz Josef Glacier, your camera will be working overtime today!

  • The stunning World Heritage Highway
  • Short walks in the subalpine zone, rainforest and on on the beach
  • Wake up by the lakeshore in Wanaka, go to sleep surrounded by rainforest in Franz Josef

Stay Franz Josef Glacier Scenic Hotel 1 night

Day 5Franz Josef - Punakaiki(B)

Your morning is free to discover Glacier Country and Westland with a walk to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley lookout or a visit to Okarito, home of the revered Kotuku - White Heron. After lunch we head north via Hokitika to Punakaiki and Paparoa National Park.

  • Franz Josef Glacier walks, or the option of heli hiking or a glacier landing
  • An optional wildlife cruise on Okarito Lagoon
  • Explore Hokitika, the ‘pounamu’ or jade capital of New Zealand
  • Sunset views from our hotel right on the beach at Punakaiki


Stay: Punakaiki Resort 2 nights

Day 6Punakaiki and and Paparoa National Park(B)

Paparoa National Park is very different to any other area on the trip, towering limestone cliffs and karst rock formations with beautiful river valleys draped in subtropical forest.

  • Discover the Pancake Rocks and blowholes
  • Short walks at Cape Foulwind or the Pororari River
  • Exciting West Coast optional tours like Underworld Rafting or an off road 4WD adventure
  • A few “guides favourites” like Denniston Plateau or the Brunner Mine site
  • Toast your last Kiwi sunset with your friends on the beach at Punakaiki at our MoaTrek beach BBQ
Day 7Punakaiki - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch(B)

Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach, traverse the Southern Alps and the stunning Canterbury High Country before crossing the plains into the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch.

  • Lake Brunner, the largest lake on the West Coast
  • The engineering marvel of the Otira Viaduct
  • Short walks at Arthur’s Pass & Castle Hill
  • Say goodbye to your guide and group in the Garden City

Similar Tours

7 Day North Island Lord of the Rings Tour - Double Rate
7 Day North Island Lord of the Rings Tour - Double Rate

Read more

7 Day Kea Small Group Tour
7 Day Kea Small Group Tour

Read more

7 Day North Island Lord of the Rings Tour - Single Rate
7 Day North Island Lord of the Rings Tour - Single Rate

Read more

7 Day Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour
7 Day Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Read more