Christchurch Tours
14 Day South Island Grand Adventure Tour (Small Group & Carbon Neutral)

14 Day South Island Grand Adventure Tour (Small Group & Carbon Neutral)

By Cheeky Kea Ltd
This 14-day South Island tour is the only way to truly see the Island. We stop at all the hot spots that other tours drive straight past and include some off the beaten track. Our small groups give us the flexibility to be able to change the day up to suit your needs. Travelling in a small group also gives you the benefit of feeling like you are travelling with a group of mates. Our guides are passionate locals who will make sure you get an 100% kiwi as experience of a lifetime. We have packed as many essential stops and inclusions to get the most out of your trip. On our tours you will See More, Do More & Spend Less -Small group -Accommodation included (free upgrade for couples) -Breakfast included -Some lunches and dinners included -New Zealand snacks included -Slow paced with plenty of stops -Carbon neutral -Ice Bar entry and drink -Wine Tasting And much more We cannot wait to show you around

Ages 18-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 14 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • USB Charging
  • Clay Cliffs Entry
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Local New Zealand snacks provided along the way
  • Entry/Admission - University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Clay Cliff
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Clay Cliff
What's not included
  • Activities not listed
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Pools Track

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Christchurch Bus Interchange, Corner of Lichfield St and, Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    We will pick you up from the bus stop outside the Christchurch bus exchange on Lichfield Street.
Pickup details
  • Pick up times will vary depending on locations. We will notify you of your pick up time 24hrs before departure
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Christchurch International Airport, 30 Durey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, 41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 312127P14

      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 16 travellers

      • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 312127P14

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      • Cheeky Kea Ltd
        Christchurch, New Zealand
        Joined in August 2018
      • trishadepasquale
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book now. Don’t hesitate!
        This tour is fantastic and our guide, Clive, did an excellent job. He was so patient and knowledgable. I loved this tour and am so happy we booked it! Thank you, Cheeky Kea and Clive, for giving us memories that will last a lifetime!
        Written 12 June 2024
      • BoardingPass782208
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend
        Special mention to Diane- our driver n guide who made our journey so special n amazing. She was so patient n gave us some extra time to rxplore Tasman Glaciers which we would not normally have experienced.
        Written 11 June 2024
      • Malcolm M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent trip to Mt Cook and Lakes
        Excellent trip to Mt Cook and Lake areas. Diane, our driver/guide was great 👍 very informative and interesting. We lucked out as the weather was very good. Lunch provided was good as well. Highly recommend 👌
        Written 11 June 2024
      • Jo-Anne P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The king tour
        Amazing tour! Joseph made sure we were looked after up to transfer in Mt Cook. My kids super adored him! Thanks for the tour and for looking after us.
        Written 27 May 2024
      • juliek414
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great scenery, great driver!
        Joseph our driver was very accommodating. He was an accomplished driver and at no time did I feel unsafe. The country side was beautiful and I would recommend this tour, even though it was a lot of driving!!
        Written 27 April 2024
      • KhairilC
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip Will our guide was super friendly and accommodating. View along the journey was amazing. Will definitely do again
        Written 23 April 2024
      • J4160OIjuliam
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great variety in a day
        Van was comfortable, and drinks with snacks were appreciated. Lunch was ok but not great. Guide was engaging and personal. Selection of stops was nice. They could have been shorter but I know timing was important. A good day in general. Food on train was pretty sad though.
        Written 20 April 2024
      • Nicole S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highlight of My Trip to the South Island
        WOW just wow, without a doubt the best experience of my trip to New Zealand. My group just happened to be all girls my age, and the tour operator matched our energy to the max. He gave us plenty of time in each destination and took so many pictures for us. This tour was so fun and provided SO much food. Every time we’d leave the van and come back there was a new snack bag. The bakery was so cute, eclectic, and yummy! You definitely get your bang for your buck. If you do one tour in the South Island, make it this one.
        Written 24 March 2024
      • 642rajc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mt Cook
        A beautiful place to visit a must for trekking and view . Unfortunately we were passing through could not stay longer . We stopped at the cafe for lunch and watched beautiful view from the balcony
        Written 23 March 2024
      • H9027VXnikkih
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Well organised and a great day out seeing some amazing places.
        Our guide, Willem, was great, he was very informed and friendly. It was a lovely group too - it wasn't too big to be impersonal like some tours can be. The places we saw were fantastic, wonderful views and Willem had some great stories too. The train ride back was also awesome, even though it was running late and Willem met us at the other end to make sure we were dropped off safely at our stops, despite the lateness of the train. Well organised and well worth it.
        Written 22 March 2024
      • Maps62053285355
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        five stars !
        My first trip to NZ. This has been delightful experience. Beautiful views, just the right amount of hikes and rests (some of us also did a jet ski boating along the way -- super fun!). The guide Clive was experienced, knowledgable, friendly... Highly recommend !
        Written 19 March 2024
      • julie080556
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Mt Cook.
        The trip was amazing and the guide very informative and happy. Saw a couple small avalanches which was exciting. Great way to see the country as well as Mt Cook. Love New Zealand
        Written 6 March 2024
      • 927hannam
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Long drive but amazing views
        Great tour for everyone who doesn't want to drive themselves for long distances. Few stops along the way and at a lovely bakery. The hike is about 2 hours and has amazing views! Absolutely worth it! You should be ok with walking over swaying brides though. The tour guide offered some interesting insights into NZ and the area. The provided lunch was good and gluten-free options were available.
        Written 5 March 2024
      • gabor1028
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A very enjoyable trip
        We took the Arthur’s Pass daytrip with the TranzApline train on the return leg. Clive is a very informative, knowledgable guide. Really liked his relaxed, unhurried style. The lunchpacks were brilliant and they catered for our veggie diet. The minibus was also very comfortable to travel in. I have no hesitation in recommending this travel company. Keep up the good work guys.
        Written 4 March 2024
      • lynnfarrellswain
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awe inspiring countryside, best day ever!
        Highly recommend this trip with Cheeky Kea. Clive, our guide, was terrific! There were four of us on this day long tour to Arthurs Pass. He queried us as to what we hoped to see, custom tailored it for us, and made this day really special. We were mostly interested in seeing the countryside and he did not disappoint. Clive, a New Zealand native, was extremely knowledgeable and great at explaining the history, geology, topography and present day changes in the area. He fielded all the questions we peppered him with and made our entire day really enjoyable and carefree. Our first stop was the best meat pie shop you can imagine, for morning coffee and a pie, yum! We headed to the town of Springfield and the Waimakariri River, where the alpine jet boats were located. Due to time constraints on our cruise departure time, we went into the jet boat museum and shop only. We then needed to do a little exercise and stopped at Castle Hill, a limestone rock formed area, where we hiked a loop trail around the limestone boulders. The scenery was outstanding, meadows, ice-fed mountain lakes, mountain ranges, including ski areas, and rivers all the way to Arthurs Pass. We did a brief stop at the awe inspiring Otira Gorge Lookout for pictures, truly a spectacular view and an engineering marvel. Next stop was the Devil's Punch bowl hike near to Arthur's Pass village, where we could either have a bit of lunch or walk up to the waterfall. The views were not disappointing and really special. We then headed back to town to catch our shuttle to the ship. Clive made sure we were not late, which made our entire day stress free. Cheeky Kea's clean, comfortable, air-conditioned van was perfect for taking in all the sites. We appreciated our"goody" bags with water and local snacks to eat along the way. This tour, with Clive, was definitely one of our best tours on our 16 day trip!
        Written 4 March 2024
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      Main Beach, Australia1 contribution
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      The tour was cancelled by Cheeky Kea Tours 2 months before the trip. I struggled to get a refund for the $5682.98 I had paid for my mother and myself. I had to resort to applying for a merchant refund through my bank to get the money back. It caused me a lot of stress, I only got the refund after 2 months. We were offered no decent alternative by Cheeky Kea Tours, as we wanted to do a 14 day South Island tour and go to some specific places. So we had to book a 14 day South Island tour with another company since the tour went to some of the places we wanted to go. As Cheeky Kea Tours just gave us 2 months notice that the tour would be cancelled, we lost the $299.23 we paid for flights to Christchurch. We had to pay for flights to Christchurch for the new tour we booked as it had different starting and ending dates from the Cheeky Kea Tour we originally booked.
      Written 22 January 2024
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      Hi, As per our Terms and Conditions we can cancel a multi day tour with as little as 1mnths notice. To inconvenience our customers as minimally as possible we decided to cancel a few of these tours earlier than the 4 week notice period. At this time a few of our competitors still had tours available, We also offered you single day tour options that could have been booked to get you around the country. However, you were not interested. It is on the customer to get Travel Insurance for any travels to cover such issues.
      Written 8 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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