Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Hikers Paradise (13 days)

Southern World New Zealand

Arthur's Pass, New Zealand To Nelson, New Zealand

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Nov 2020


Day 1
Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Wilderness Lodge Breakfast

Arrive Christchurch and drive to Arthur's Pass (2 nights)

Day 2
Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Wilderness Lodge Breakfast

Explore Arthur's Pass National Park

Day 3
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Breakfast

Drive to the Glacier region of the South Island's West Coast (2 nights)

Day 4
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Te Waonui Forest Preserve Breakfast

South Island West Coast - Forest, coastal and glacier hiking.

Day 5
Queenstown, New Zealand
Eichardt's Private Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Drive to Queenstown

Day 6
Queenstown, New Zealand
Hollyford Track Guided Hike Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Hollyford Track 3 day Guided Hike (2 nights)

Day 7
Queenstown, New Zealand
HollyfordTrack Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Hollyford Track

Day 8
Queenstown, New Zealand
Eichardt's Private Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Hollyford Track to Queenstown

Day 9
Queenstown, New Zealand
Eichardt's Private Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Routeburn Guided Day Hike or Queenstown adventure activities

Day 10
Nelson, New Zealand
Edenhouse Breakfast

Fly to Nelson (1 night)

Day 11
Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman 3 day Hike Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Abel Tasman 3 day Hike

Day 12
Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman 3 day Hike Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Abel Tasman 3 day Hike

Day 13
Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman 3 day Hike Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Abel Tasman 3 day Hike

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With so many great hikes to choose from, including our favourites; the Hollyford Track Abel Tasman National Park and Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand is the perfect place for the active discerning traveller. From fully guided multi-day hikes in hosted luxury accommodation, to independent and off beaten track 'real New Zealand' hiking experiences, Southern Worlds keen hikers within the team can assist in choosing the right experiences for your clients.

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Terms & Conditions


On confirmation of booking by your clients, a non-refundable deposit of NZ$250.00 per person is required to cover facilitation administration costs in the event of cancellation. Some hotels or special service suppliers require deposits to secure availability on specific booking dates. In such cases, and in compliance with New Zealand taxation law, we will require those deposits to be paid to us. We will immediately pay the service supplier in trust for your client and advise confirmation. Such deposits are subject to the cancellation policies of the supplier which we will advise before the deposit is made.


Final payment is required a minimum of 30 days prior to the clients arriving in New Zealand.


Cancellations must be advised in writing. The date of cancellation will be the first weekday date, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, that Southern World New Zealand receives the written advice.

• More than 60 days prior to arrival date – deposit forfeited, plus any charges passed on to us by the New Zealand land suppliers

• Between 30 days and the arrival date – 100% deposit forfeited, plus 10% of the total tour cost, plus any charges passed on to us by the New Zealand land suppliers

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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

All venues and side trips were well organized and we were pleased with the attention

Visit of a Lifetime! Love NZ!

By: TomInNaples

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

Queenstown, Wellington, Kerikeri, Auckland...just fabulous! We were blessed with good weather. This allowed for a helicopter tour of Milford Sound, including a landing on a glacier, tour of a working sheep farm (6,000 acres), sailing on a 54' catamoran, driving tour of the North Island, watching bungee jumping, a wonderful wine tour...need I say more? Our accomodations were all first class! People and service a "10"! Seriously, one of the best trips we have ever taken.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Wonderful Sightseeing Trip

By: Nebraska John

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

Our tour guide, Julia, was friendly, pleasant, and professional. She was very familiar with the places we visited and was able to solve any problem that occurred (we were a little late arriving at the glowworm cave but Julia called ahead and got us on the next tour). She kept drinks and snacks in the vehicle which was much appreciated. I enjoyed our discussions concerning the differences between New Zealand and American cultures. On our last day Julia found a wonderful place to have a late lunch before going to the Auckland airport. The Villa Marie winery is only a ten-minute ride from the airport but is in a world of its own. Beautiful grounds, great food, and, of course, great wine. What a wonderful place to conclude our trip. Julia provided first class service and even kept me from stepping out into oncoming traffic. I'm used to looking left before crossing the street but learned quickly that in New Zealand you first look right before crossing the street.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

Nz southern world

By: Kay

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

Fabulous, above and beyond excellent customer service in difficult circumstances
Travel Advisor:  Elizabeth Pickerill

New Zealand

By: Duke

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Every hotel was first class and exceeded our expectations, our planned activities were extremely enjoyable and without any problems and our car rentals were exactly as planned. We would diffinately use Joanne and this agency again.
Travel Advisor:  JoAnne Patterson

No Question--THE trip of a Lifetime!!!

By: Darragh

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017

There are not enough words to say how wonderful our experience was---from start to finish. Susan Ward, Custom Travel Advisors, made us feel like we were the most important clients she had. Her attention to every detail and every question (and we had many!) was incredibly thorough and amazing! Tim Reid, Southern World NZ, was also super to work with. We spent many hours working out details with Tim and Susan to make our trip PERFECT! Tim even re-arranged a scheduled tour at the last minute while we were on the trip due to weather issues. Every time we see the photos we took, we are reminded of the incredible memories that were created in NZ. Thank you Susan and Tim!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

Milford Trek

By: Scottsdale

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

Our Advisor, Jodi Buskin, partnered with Southern World and we enjoyed an effortless three weeks in New Zealand as a result. The one glitch at the end was easily rectified and the providers relationship with Southern World is strong enough that they were willing to step in with the confidence that it would be worked out without inconveniencing us. Most important, we appreciated the guidance and recommendations that Southern World provided and the most enjoyable aspects of the trip were a result of decisions they made on our behalf.
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Bushkin

New Zealand

By: AlexandMarie

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017

Southern World know New Zealand and helped us make the best of our time there. Their staff was professional. They especially made all the transfers and tours most enjoyable. All the accommodation arranged was terrific.

Well planned

By: RC

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2018

Good timing Professional Excellent company
Travel Advisor:  Janie Bullard

Australia Travel

By: S&J

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2018

They were great to work with. We had a situation that they needed to assist us with and it was handled efficiently and to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor:  Kris Nosworthy

New Zealand honeymoon

By: Koch

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2018

Southern World was helpful to work with. They had great suggestions of lodging and spaced out all that we wanted to do within the two weeks that we were there. When weather became and issue, they helped with either rescheduling it or refunding us. They were available whenever we needed them. We would get to our hotel or B & B and there would be an email from them with updates and times of events for the next couple days. It was nice to know they were keeping us in the loop of things. Thank you for all your help!
Travel Advisor:  Josh King


By: Cat lover

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2018

An amazing experience. Everyone was kind knowledgeable and genuinely supportive of you seeing and experiencing what you wanted Everyone was so proud and knowledgeable about their country and so willing to share info and answer all questions This experience surpassed my expectations
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Streicher

October 2018 tour of New Zealand

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

We recently completed a long trip throughout New Zealand; our local agent enlisted Southern World New Zealand for all of our NZ travel. Out trip: arrangements, accommodations, transfers, car rentals, and personalized guidebooks were professional and first-class. Many thanks go to Southern World and our destination agent Sandrine Blanc! We can recommend Southern World highly.
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem

New Zealand 21 Day Trip

By: Kiwi

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2018

They booked the itinerary, the hotels, the rental car, the ferry and the tours. Everything was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Streicher

Came through in the crunch

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2018

They did a great job of creating our trip around New Zealand. When weather caused us to be stuck in Queenstown they answered our phone call at 6am as we took it upon ourselves to have a car drives out to Christchurch. They delt with ANZ quickly and got us on flights to our next destination. We were really amazed a real person answered the phone at such an early hour and copied our New Wave rep Belle, who called to ensure we were ok. All much appreciated.
Travel Advisor:  Belle Araneta

Great Tours

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

We were very happy with the tours. The staff were very professional and polite. We had no issues and it was very easy to coordinate. We highly recommend Southern World New Zealand.
Travel Advisor:  Anchulee Carranza

Good experience

By: Wandere

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Southern world: did 2 tours. Everything went as planned. Enjoyed
Travel Advisor:  Kim Paterson

Great Service

By: Nelie

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2019

We got to our first hotel and they had a book with our trip itinerary. I would use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

Great trip!

By: Mac and Rose

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2019

Our trip went off without a hitch. We just showed up and everything was taken care of. The tours were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in New Zealand.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Streicher

Southern World New Zealand

By: Down Under

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2019

An excellent company! Tour book available upon arrival at hotel, All tours on time! Extremely well organized!!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Streicher

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience (Grand Pacific Tours)

By: Dave & Colleen Thompson

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

The logistics (i.e. airport transfers & hotels) at the beginning, and the end, of the Grand Pacific Tour were excellent. The Grand Pacific Tour, “19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience,” was excellent. We felt the Tour hit the highlights of New Zealand at a reasonable pace. Some of the mornings were early, but not all the time. We especially liked the small group (20 people); the comforts of the coach; and the fact that most hotel stays were two nights. While the bus driver (Chris Hannah), was also the Tour Director, he did an excellent job managing both. Chris was informative, but we did not feel he talked too much. The hotel accommodations were very good, and the beds comforable. We arrived a day prior to the Tour & arranged a separate Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Streicher


By: Rowe

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

It's unclear what parts of the trip were the responsibility of Southern World New Zealand. Everything went well. Our tour guides were exceptional, on time, fun and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Great service!

By: Mcfar

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

The tours and accommodations were excellent and everything went very smoothly on our trip. Highly recommend them! They made our trip so easy, all we had to do was show up!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Made it down under

By: Crux

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

We were very impressed with Southern World. We had great accommodations, great tours, and everything worked out as planned. We appreciated how all of our bookings were confirmed and they all knew who we were before we could even provide our confirmation info.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

New Zealand trip

By: Chuck P

Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

Awesome job with everything
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit