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Adventure South Day Tours

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Address: 29 Iversen Terrace, Waltham, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-942 1222
08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Since 1992, Adventure South has been operating the best and most...

Since 1992, Adventure South has been operating the best and most comprehensive range of guided trekking, cycling and adventure holidays available across New Zealand. Our mission statement is Small Groups, Great Guides, Superb Holidays… and we’re confident that the originality, scope and quality of our program ensure that there is an adventure for everyone.Enjoy the pristine splendor of New Zealand’s north and south islands. From the magic of the Southern Alps to the volcanoes and geothermal regions of the north, New Zealand’s forgotten Sub-Antarctic islands to the wild west coast of the South Island, our unique range of guided small group active holiday’s will take you beyond the popular trails to discover the true essence of New Zealand’s pure wilderness.

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Southern Lakes cycle tour (5 nights, 6 days)

Can't recommend this tour more highly. Superbly organised and featuring great food and accommodation along the way. The rides really catered for all abilities and had something... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this tour more highly. Superbly organised and featuring great food and accommodation along the way. The rides really catered for all abilities and had something for everyone whilst keeping the group on the same timetable. We are keen cyclists and were given ample opportunity to ride for longer/take on more hills whilst others, who were more focused on... More 

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bradatwal, Public Relations Manager at Adventure South Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback - we look forward to seeing you again! Brad Atwal More 

Laredo, TX
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We found Adventure South online and it seemed like they could provide the type of experience we were looking for. We are a fit couple looking for bit of a challenging trek as part of 2 wk visit to New Zealand. We booked the six-day Best of the Southern Alps hiking trip. The fee was reasonable and included all accommodations... More 

Thank Dr. Ralph
Port Macquarie, Australia
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95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Spent around 6 days cycling and hiking around the top of the North Island on a tour organised and run by Adventure South. Very well organised and operated from the booking process and information right through to the hotel drop off on the final day. Our 2 guides excelled at their job, being flexible to make our trip as enjoyable... More 

Thank Jeff S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Unfortunately I had the experience of running into this tour at the Westhaven Motel at Fox Glacier on Waitangi day Monday 6th February. When we arrived In torrential rain in the afternoon to book in to the FULLY BOOKED OUT Motel the Adventure South trailer was parked opposite our unit and the coach was parked horizontally alongside the other 4... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We booked the Otago Rail Trail for 4 nights and 5 days and had a pretty great experience. The group only totaled 4, so we probably got extra attention. Before hitting the Rail Trail, we took a short ride near Lake Tekapo along the canal, which, given the great scenery, was an extra treat. The three days on the actual... More 

Thank vectorvictor
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I booked the alps to ocean cycle tour with them. First of al the prebooking information and later on pre-tour support were fantastic, any question i had was answered very quick and with lots of eye for detail. For instance when i had a question about the spd pedals they used, because the can vary, i got a detailed response,... More 

Thank Hans-Smeets
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We booked this tour through Zealandier Tours. Our guide collected us from the pier at Akaroa (tender from cruise ship) and drove us to Christchurch. As he was a local we were able to get a first hand account of the earthquake and rebuilding of the city. Although we had of course seen news footage etc, to see Christchurch itself... More 

Thank Gill G
Dunedin, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

From start to finish our group of 12 had the most fantastic time. We were fortunate enough to have 5 days of clear blue skies and temperature in the mid-high 20's. Sublime riding. Great bikes provided, everyone was fitted and kitted before we departed Christchurch. We had walkers (due to recent illness), we had a E-biker and a eclectic mix... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Just completed the Otago Rail Trail with Adventure South. Evrything was great. The guide (Tim) proved to be very thoughtful with us and quite acquainted with the history of New Zealand. The food we ate in the small cities countryside New Zealand are just delicious.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

The highlight as Queenstown & milford Sound. Beautiful high Peaks-spectacular Lakes. Many Glacial valleys to keep you in awe Loved it Allan

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