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11 Day ADVENTURE Tour Weka - Stray NZ

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Adventure Tours + Includes shared dorm-style (4-8 share) accommodation and adventure plus!  

  • Adventure tours are more in line with Stray's traditional backpacker product and are jammed packed with activities, and slightly longer than our Select Tours.
     
  • The plus icon represents MORE. More activities, more people in your room (ha), more adventure (included activities), and more travel days! 
     
  • Tours include comfortable dorm-style accommodation and daily breakfasts so travellers can budget more easily, and they don't have to worry about peak periods and full accommodations! 
     
  • Tours also include some activities we think they should NOT miss, but we've left plenty of time for optionals so they can curate their own adventure too!

Itinerary

Day 1 : Day 1: Picton to Marahau (Abel Tasman)
Today you’ll meet your group and guide in Picton at the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal. From there we’ll set off through the picturesque Marlborough region to Marahau, our accommodation is situated right on the edge of the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park - perfect for exploring arguably the best National Park in NZ. Meal options: We’ll stop at a supermarket to stock up on supplies - Self-cater or join the optional group dinner Free activities: Stargazing
Meals :Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2 : Day 2: Marahau (Abel Tasman)
Count yourself lucky because you have a full day to explore New Zealand’s most popular national park today. From our accommodation we’ll be picked up and taken by water taxi to Anchorage Bay, admiring the park’s natural golden sand beaches and brilliant blue waters along the way. Enjoy a picnic on the beach before checking out Cleopatra’s Pools, moss lined fresh water pools with a natural water slide and then, we’ll walk approximately 4 hours back to our accommodation, stopping along the way to take amazing photos and swim in the secluded bays. Accommodation: Waterfront accommodation Included activity: Water taxi into Anchorage Bay Optional paid activities: Kayaking, skydiving, canyoning - (PM) Meal inclusions: Breakfast Meal options: Pack a picnic lunch and lots of snacks for your hike, Self-cater in the kitchen or use the BBQs Free activities: Hike in the national park, relax on the golden sand beaches, see Cleopatra’s Pools
Meals :Breakfast

Day 3 : Day 3: Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Franz Josef
Buckle up for an awesome day driving down the incredibly scenic ‘wild’ West Coast, an area known for its untamed beaches and spectacular rainforest. Through Buller Gorge and down a stretch of road named one of the top drives in the world by Lonely Planet, there’s not much phone reception but you are NOT going to need it – we dare you to peel your eyes away from the window for even just a second. We’ll stop at Cape Foulwind and the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and blowholes to explore this unique part of coastline before continuing on to the quaint township of Franz Josef, set amongst the rainforest. Tonight, we’ll have a group dinner together at our accommodation. Accommodation: Central hostel accommodation Meal inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner Meal options: Local restaurants or self-cater in the hostel kitchen Free activities: Cape Foulwind, Buller Gorge, Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Hokitika
Meals :Breakfast

Day 4 : Day 4: Franz Josef
Ice, ice baby! Get ready to experience the Franz Josef Glacier, an iconic highlight of the West Coast. Take a short drive to the beginning of the track. Hike through native bush and across glacial streams to the terminal face of the glacier for spectacular photos or just hang out at the Retreat and relax in one of NZ’s largest spa pools. Accommodation: Central hostel accommodation Optional paid activities: Shuttle to the track Meal inclusions: Breakfast Meal options: Local restaurants or self-cater in the hostel kitchen Free activities: Glacier hike, bush tracks, soak in the spa
Meals :Breakfast

Day 5 : Day 5: Franz Josef to Queenstown
It’s another scenic journey today with plenty of photo stops. First up is the amazing Lake Matheson, known as the mirror-lake, for a short walk. We travel inland through the mountainous Haast Pass and alongside beautiful Lake Hawea to arrive in Queenstown! Once settled, put on your dancing shoes and head out to explore this lakeside resort, there are over 100 clubs and bars to choose from in Queenstown! Accommodation: Central Queenstown hostel Meal inclusions: Breakfast Meal options: Local restaurants or self-cater in the hostel kitchen
Meals :Breakfast

Day 6 : Day 6 and 7: Queenstown (2 Free Days)
Yaaaasssss Queen(stown)! You’ve got 3 full days in the adventure capital. With an awesome night life, beautiful mountain scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s easy to understand why so many backpackers refuse to leave this place. Accommodation: Central Queenstown hostel Optional paid activities: Any adventure activity that we Kiwis can dream up (bungy, swing, jet boating, skydiving, mountain biking, zipline, horse riding…) Meal inclusions: Breakfast Meal options: Local restaurants or self-cater in the hostel kitchen Free activities: Hike Ben Lomond, the Queenstown Hill, or Bob’s Peak
Meals :Breakfast

Day 7 : Day 6 and 7: Queenstown (2 Free Days)
Yaaaasssss Queen(stown)! You’ve got 3 full days in the adventure capital. With an awesome night life, beautiful mountain scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s easy to understand why so many backpackers refuse to leave this place. Accommodation: Central Queenstown hostel Optional paid activities: Any adventure activity that we Kiwis can dream up (bungy, swing, jet boating, skydiving, mountain biking, zipline, horse riding…) Meal inclusions: Breakfast Meal options: Local restaurants or self-cater in the hostel kitchen Free activities: Hike Ben Lomond, the Queenstown Hill, or Bob’s Peak
Meals :Breakfast

Day 8 : Day 8: Milford Day Trip
Today you’ll hop aboard the Coach and we’ll take you to the stunning and world famous Milford Sound. After a super scenic drive, you’ll board the boat and cruise across the Sound. Look out for the impressive Mitre Peak, lush rainforests and (if it’s been raining) thundering waterfalls. You’ll also have the opportunity to spot lots of amazing wildlife like Fur Seals, Penguins and Dolphins. Once you’ve snapped as many pics as you possibly can, it’s back to Queenstown where you can check out some one of the many restaurants Queenstown has to offer - or try the famous Fergburger! Accommodation: Central Queenstown hostel Meal inclusions: Breakfast Included activity: Day trip to Milford Sound
Meals :Breakfast

Day 9 : Day 9: Queenstown to Tekapo
It’s a short drive to Lake Tekapo this morning where we’ll see an electric blue lake framed by the Southern alps. Walk over to the famous Church of the Good Shepherd, a quaint stone church right on the edge of the lake for some awesome photo opportunities. In the afternoon, take a hike up to the Mount John Observatory to see the incredible views, or if you'd rather just have a ‘self-care’ afternoon, then the Tekapo Hot Springs are the perfect place to relax. Tonight, we’ll head to the team at Dark Sky for their Summit Experience where you’ll have the chance to stargaze at one of the best stargazing spots in the country. Accommodation: Tekapo accommodation Meal inclusions: Breakfast Included activity: Dark Sky Summit Experience Optional paid activities: Tekapo Hot Springs, Ice Skating, Snow tubing Meal options: Self-catering in the hostel kitchen or local bars and restaurants Free activities: Mount John Observatory Hike, Church of the Good Shepherd, stargazing
Meals :Breakfast

Day 10 : Day 10: Tekapo to Christchurch
Our final destination is Christchurch, a super cool city with the Avon River running through it, full of lush parks and cool laneway bars! Spend your afternoon wandering the city streets to discover creative street art and hidden eateries, visit the Botanic Gardens, do some shopping or hop on the tourist tram and see the sights! Accommodation: Lodge accommodation Meal inclusions: Breakfast Meal options: Local restaurants or self-cater in the hostel kitchen Free activities: Explore Christchurch by foot, check out the new Riverside Market, Botanic Gardens
Meals :Breakfast

Day 11 : Day 11: Depart Christchurch
Today your adventure comes to an end. Say goodbye to your guide and your new Stray mates, we hope you had a great time and we look forward to adventuring with you again in the future! Meal inclusions: Breakfast
Meals :None


Pickups / Departures

12:30pm - 1PM, The bus stop on Auckland Street outside i-SITE Information Centre (opposite to Picton Railway Station)

*Subject to change depending on ferry arrival time. Please be ready at the pickup 15 minutes prior to the departure.


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