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14 Day South Island Family Guided Tour | All Inclusive New Zealand Vacation Packages

Tour Highlights

 Private Escort / Tour Guide-Driver & Private Mercedes Touring Vehicle
 Excellent 4-Star Family Accommodation 14 Nights, 15 Days Touring - All Inclusive & Customisable
 Included NZ South Island Tours: Queenstown Gondola, Luge and Dinner TSS Earnslaw Cruise, Lunch & Farm Tour Shotover Jet - The World's Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride! Mou Waho Cruise and Scenic Walk Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing Abel Tasman National Park Boat Cruise Kaikoura Whale Watch Cruise

Experience the best of New Zealand on this top family guided tour. We offer the best all inclusive New Zealand vacation packages. Each escorted tour is flexible, with no date or itinerary restrictions. Book the best for your family on this privately guided tour of New Zealand inclusive of a private tour guide and chauffeur plus private touring vehicle.

Read on for more details on our all inclusive New Zealand family vacation packages.

14 Day South Island Family Guided Tour Itinerary | All Inclusive New Zealand Vacation Packages

Day 1 Christchurch

Your once-in-a-lifetime South Island family guided vacation begins in Christchurch, New Zealand’s “Garden City.” 

Discover the vibrant and picturesque garden city, renowned for its natural beauty, lively entertainment scene, and strong cultural heritage. 

Explore Christchurch with your guide. Options include; experiencing Christchurch Tramway, Gondola, Botanic Gardens, visiting the International Antarctic Centre or venturing to Sumner Beach.

In the evening option to add dinner aboard the Christchurch Tram. Enjoy a three-course meal whilst touring the inner city, the perfect way to start your New Zealand tour.

Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

Day 2 Lake Tekapo

Travel time Christchurch to Lake Tekapo – 3 hours 

Lake Pukaki bike tour, Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand
Biking Lake Tekapo

Your scenic journey through the Mackenzie Basin begins today. As the Southern Alps loom before you, there will be photo opportunities around every corner.

Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing and booking a stargazing tour

Lake Tekapo has many things to do and explore. Visit the historic Church of the Good Shepherd, one of the most photographed places in the country. Around the corner from the Church is the Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue, another great photo opportunity in an extraordinary setting. 

One of the most popular attractions in town is Tekapo Springs. With hot pools, spas, water slides, steam rooms, saunas and more, they have everything covered for everyone.

Stay 1 night at Lake Tekapo or Mount Cook (depending on availability).

Day 3 Queenstown  + Queenstown Gondola Dinner & Luge

Travel time Lake Tekapo to Queenstown – 3 hours 

As you continue the spectacular drive south, you have the option to make a side trip to Mt Cook Village.

Along the way to Queenstown, your guide will take you to sample the fresh fruit from the orchards of Cromwell. Buy the freshest fruit available, sample manuka honey and treat yourself to a real fruit ice-cream.

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Queenstown Gondola

Queenstown sits on the shore of Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. Let Queenstown awaken your inner-explorer. Whether you’re interested in exploring trails, food and wine, or seeking adrenaline thrills – there are adventures to be found here of all tastes and tempos.

Come afternoon sit back and relax and take in the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola. It is the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the must-do activities in Queenstown!

You’ll be carried 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, where you’ll enjoy the best view in the region. When you get to the top, take the drivers seat with the gravity-fuelled Skyline Luge. Next enjoy a dining experience that is out of this world. The menu is inspired by iconic New Zealand cuisine and infused with international influences.

Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

Day 4 TSS Earnslaw Cruise, Lunch & Farm Tour + Arrowtown

TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Queenstown
TSS Earnslaw Cruise, Lunch & Farm Tour

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience – a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch and a farm tour in a stunning lakeside setting. Your experience starts with a cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once there, you can sit back on the lakeside terrace of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and savour the delicious aromas as our chef has the best of local produce, sizzling away on the grill. After lunch, you can join an entertaining farm demonstration or explore the beautiful lakeside gardens.

In the afternoon visit Arrowtown with your tour guide. This charming gold rush village sits in a natural paradise. A Queenstown “must-do.” Arrowtown is a lively, quirky, historic village. So many pleasures to choose from – Arrowtown satisfies many sides of your personality. The nature lover, photographer, the museum visitor, the shop browser. The charm of historic Buckingham Street, while savouring a coffee.

Day 5 Shotover Jet + Queenstown Activities

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Shotover Jet – The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride!

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Jet Boating experience with Shotover Jet – the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof. You’ll speed over 10cm deep water, along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.

Continue your quest for adventure and choose from any adventure activity on offer in Queenstown. Bungy jumping, skydiving, paragliding, quad biking, zip lining, heli flights, 4WD off-roading, you name it we can book it.

If you’re looking for a slightly slower pace there’s plenty of recreational activities including scenic flights to Milford Sound, the Kiwi Birdlife Park, or spa and wellness options to help you truly feel worlds away.

Day 6 Wanaka + Wanaka Activities + Wanaka Tree

Travel time Queenstown to Wanaka – 1 hour

Your scenic tour will continue as you enjoy the drive over the Crown Range to Wanaka. Your guide will stop along the way for photos at fantastic viewing points. You can also stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel and Cardrona Distillery.

Explore Wanaka with your guide. You may want to visit Puzzling World, Wanaka’s illusional attraction. The National Toy and Transport Museum. Or the Wanaka Lavender Farm located just a few minutes from Wanaka, where you can experience 20 acres of beautiful lavender fields, farm animals & display gardens.

Test out your fishing skills at “Hook”, Wanaka’s very unique interactive Lake to Plate dining experience. Catch a Chinook salmon from the scenic spring-fed fishing lakes and then relax as the team prepares it for you. No experience is necessary and fishing equipment can be hired on the day.

Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.

Day 7 Wanaka + Mou Waho Cruise and Scenic Walk

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Mou Waho Cruise and Scenic Walk

Enjoy a luxury cruise on the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island nature reserve, home of the lake on an island in a lake. Mou Waho is a predator free Department of Conservation reserve and home to many native birds not seen on mainland NZ. Here you can see first-hand results of conservation efforts including the rare flightless Buff Weka (extinct on the mainland since 1920), the wood pigeon and the native falcon. A one hour guided bush walk is included which takes you up to a lake right on top of the island, with magnificent mountain and lake scenery in every direction. On returning to your luxury 55 foot catamaran, you can enjoy afternoon tea aboard as the guides share some of the fascinating history of this entrancing island (Duration 3.5 hours).

Enjoy Wanaka today. Get an aerial perspective of the region and take a scenic flight. Stroll the streets and be inspired by galleries and stylish shops, or indulge in a delicious meal from the excellent selection of cafés and restaurants.

In the evening you have the chance to catch a film at Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka’s quirky local theatre (hint: the homemade cookies and ice cream at half time are delicious).

Day 8 Franz Josef Glacier + Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Travel time Wanaka to Franz Josef – 4 hours 

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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

The Haast Pass Highway is one of the most scenic alpine routes in New Zealand. Explore the pass with your guide, stopping to view cascading waterfalls, broad alpine meadows, craggy snowcapped mountains, and the turquoise depths of the Blue Pools.

Continuing along the West Coast, your guide will take you to Lake Matheson, where you can take a 20 minute walk (one-way) to the jetty, to admire the reflected views of the Southern Alps on the surface of the lake.

In the afternoon, take an unforgettable helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier, where you will land in the snow to enjoy incredible views of the majestic Southern Alps.

Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.

Day 9 Hokitika

Travel time Franz Josef to Hokitika – 2 hours 

Discover the West Coast’s beauty in Hokitika, famous for its wild beach and arts and crafts scene. Hokitika is known as the ‘Cool Little Town’. There are some lovely old buildings on the town’s historic walk. You’ll also notice galleries specialising in pounamu jewellery and artworks.

While in Hokitika, you may wish to make the scenic drive to Hokitika Gorge, where an impressive turquoise river flows through a narrow canyon.

You could also visit the National Kiwi Centre, where you will be able to see a rare kiwi; view New Zealand’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara; and participate in feeding the giant eels.

You will find a great attraction in the West Coast Treetop Walk. Here, you’ll enjoy the views of the birds with the canopy walk that’s been carefully constructed across the ancient Kamahi and Rimu trees. The walkway is 450 metres in total and reaches heights of 20 metres giving you fantastic panoramic views of all around.

Stay 1 night in Hokitika.

Day 10 Punakaiki ‘Pancake Rocks + Blow Holes’ + Nelson

Travel time Hokitika to Nelson – 5 hours 

Visit the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki on your drive north, where you will get the chance to marvel at the strange limestone formations that have been weathered by the relentless sea.

Punakaiki pancake rocks, West Coast, New Zealand guided holiday
Punakaiki ‘Pancake Rocks’

Nelson is a picturesque city offering beaches, wineries and boutique breweries. If you like scenery, nature, food, wine, and beer, you will love Nelson! The region also enjoys New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours, which makes it a mecca for fruit-growing.

Walk the sun-drenched golden sand beaches, and in the evening sit in the sun, sip a wine from one of the local vineyards, and dine on the famous Nelson cuisine.

Stay 3 nights in Nelson or Abel Tasman.

Day 11 Abel Tasman National Park Boat Cruise

Travel time Nelson to Abel Tasman – 1 hour  

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Abel Tasman National Park Cruise

Only a short drive away is Abel Tasman, renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, rich unmodified estuaries, long sunshine hours, and the world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Take a boat cruise into Abel Tasman National Park today, where you can relax on the hot golden sand, enjoy a day walk, or simply remain aboard for the return cruise. Soak in the natural beauty and enjoy! This trip allows you to explore sections of the Abel Tasman Coast Track; the boat will stop at scenic points along the way where you can get off and walk a section of the track. The boat will then collect you later in the day. You could also just pack a picnic lunch and beach towels and laze on the beach for the day. 

Day 12 Nelson + Golden Bay

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Golden Sand Beaches of Nelson

A visit to Golden Bay and Te Waikoropupū Springs (the largest coldwater springs in the Southern Hemisphere) makes a lovely day trip. You can also take a tour of the 35km Farewell Spit, home to a vast bird sanctuary and various other wildlife.

In the evening discover the attractive walking mall at the heart of town is filled with galleries, gourmet cafés, and local shops. Visit the art studios, explore the craft markets, taste the delicious locally made artisan products and find something extraordinary to take home with you.

Day 13 Kaikoura + Whale Watch Kaikoura

Travel time Nelson to Kaikoura – 3 hours 

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Today your guide will take you on a scenic drive through the Marlborough wine region, with the option to stop at a winery (or two!) along the way for samples of the award-winning wines.

In the afternoon take a scenic cruise to view the majestic Sperm Whales off the Kaikoura Coast. Whale Watch Kaikoura is New Zealand’s only marine-based whale watching company, offering visitors enchanting up-close encounters with Sperm Whales at all times of the year. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales.

Spend the evening in Kaikoura, a stunning coastal town with a backdrop of majestic mountains. Be sure to sample the superb local seafood at dinner! Local specialties include blue cod, paua (abalone) and of course crayfish (lobster).

Stay 1 night in Kaikoura.

Day 14 Christchurch

Travel time Kaikoura to Christchurch – 2.5 hours 

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Christchurch Walking Track

The impressive scenery of the coastal ranges accompanies your journey from Kaikoura to Christchurch today. From Cheviot you can detour to Gore Bay to see the fascinating cliff formations. Waipara is known for its vineyards and olive groves – an excellent place to pause for lunch. Continuing south your journey takes you past the surf beaches of Amberley, Leithfield, Waikuku and Woodend.

Relax in Christchurch for the afternoon. You might like to take time to explore the city by double-decker bus, vintage bicycle, gondola, tram or classic Edwardian punt. Or grab your walking shoes and discover bars, eateries and an eclectic mix of boutique shops by foot.

On your last evening, make a toast to a wonderful New Zealand holiday. All inclusive New Zealand vacation packages made easy.

Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

Day 15 Depart Christchurch

Your guide will deliver you to Christchurch Airport for your departing flight.

Planning All Inclusive New Zealand Family Vacation Packages

When planning your family tour, we work with you every step of the way. From designing your itinerary through to booking each component, we aim to provide a hassle-free, enjoyable experience.

Your tour guide will tailor each day based on your interests and must-see destinations. In addition, we can design a tour from scratch to match exactly what your family wants.

Contact us now for more information on our all inclusive New Zealand vacation packages.


As our Guided Tour prices are split between travellers, pricing will vary depending on the number of travellers on the tour. Please make a tour enquiry to receive your personal quote.

11 + Travellers: Please enquire for your custom quote
10 Travellers: NZD$8,099 per adult | NZD$7,499 per child
9 Travellers: NZD$8,699 per adult | NZD$8,099 per child
8 Travellers: NZD$8,699 per adult | NZD$8,099 per child
7 Travellers: NZD$9,399 per adult | NZD$8,799 per child
6 Travellers: NZD$9,699 per adult | NZD$9,099 per child
5 Travellers: NZD$11,199 per adult | NZD$10,599 per child
4 Travellers: NZD$11,999 per adult | NZD$11,399 per child
3 Travellers: NZD$15,399 per adult | NZD$14,799 per child
2 Travellers: NZD$18,999 per adult | NZD$18,399 per child
1 Traveller: NZD$35,999

Please see USD pricing below, conversions do vary. When booking a New Zealand Guided Tour, payment is collected in New Zealand Dollars.

11 + Travellers: Please enquire for your custom quote
10 Travellers: USD$5,049 per adult | USD$4,699 per child
9 Travellers: USD$5,449 per adult | USD$5,049 per child
8 Travellers: USD$5,449 per adult | USD$5,049 per child
7 Travellers: USD$5,899 per adult | USD$5,499 per child
6 Travellers: USD$6,099 per adult | USD$5,699 per child
5 Travellers: USD$6,999 per adult | USD$6,649 per child
4 Travellers: USD$7,549 per adult | USD$7,149 per child
3 Travellers: USD$9,649 per adult | USD$9,299 per child
2 Travellers: USD$11,949 per adult | USD$11,549 per child
1 Traveller: USD$22,649

Enquire now for a personalised quote. You may choose a different room configuration to reduce the overall price.

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