Winter Adventure in Southern New Zealand - AdventureTripr

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Winter Adventure in Southern New Zealand

duration: 14 days

difficulty: Easy

group size: 12

experience: Beginner


Discover the South Island without the crowds on our 14-day New Zealand Winter Adventure hiking trip. To let you in on a secret, exploring the dramatic landscapes of the South Island during New Zealand’s winter months is largely underrated. Between May  

and September, ski fields come to life and mountains look spectacular covered in snow. Highlights:  

1. Sea kayak on Okarito lagoon  

2. Hike Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park for stunning views of the Park’s glaciers and surrounding mountains  

3. Multi-day hikes or day walks in some of New Zealand’s most diverse national parks: Mt Aspiring, Fiordland, Westland and Paparoa  

4. Wanaka lakeshore cycling  

If you’re ready to see New Zealand in all its beauty, the Winter Adventure in New Zealand is calling your name.  

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Day 1: Arrive to Christchurch, Hike Mt John

Once you arrive on a short flight from Auckland to Christchurch on the South Island you will be transferred to your hotel. We then head to Lake Tekapo for a hike along the lakeshore before emerging above the treeline on Mt. John for breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Then we’ll carry on to the remote and beautiful Lake Ohau Lodge. The lodge is tucked in beside an alpine lake, with stunning views stretching across to Aoraki/Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps – the ideal spot to soak in the hot tub and star gaze! Today is a relaxed introduction to New Zealand. Depending on where you’re coming from, you’ll probably find jetlag is no big deal.  

Hiking distance: 8kms  

Hiking time: 2-3 hours  

Meals: Lunch and Dinner  

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On day 1, for 2 days

You will be staying at the Lake Ohau Lodge in Lake Ohau on double occupancy basis.  



Admission fees
Guide fees
Local guide
Some meals


Travel insurance
Personal gear
Airport transfer

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that it becomes necessary for you to cancel the trip, the following cancellation charges will apply: More than 90 days prior to departure: $500 cancellation fee. 90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of full ticket price (no refund)  


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$6150 USD