Kiwi Experience Deep South, Queenstown to Queenstown

Kiwi Experience
Deep South, Queenstown to Queenstown

Explore the very bottom of New Zealand’s South Island on a Deep South adventure to include Milford Sound, the stunning Catlins, Dunedin and Queenstown with the option to add-on Stewart Island from Bluff.

Experience the adrenalin in Queenstown, the native wildlife and fauna of the stunning untouched Catlins, and the heritage of Dunedin. Our experienced Tour Guides have loads of experience and stories to tell about this beautifully unique part of New Zealand and will go the extra mile to ensure that you get the most out of your Deep South adventure.


Starts: Queenstown, New Zealand
Ends: Queenstown, New Zealand


We head towards the east coast via the massive Clyde Hydro Dam and the Central Otago fruit growing basin. Dunedin is famous for its student activity, being home to 20,000 plus students at Otago University, the city is also well known for its Scottish heritage. On arrival we do a city tour including a visit to Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest street and in the evening there is an option to visit another icon of Dunedin, the Speights Brewery with one of their tours and tastings!


The Catlins is probably as far south as you may ever go. Travel through awesome native forest, sandy beaches and see rare wildlife. The might of the New Zealand sea-lion (New Zealand’s largest native mammal) is a real highlight as are the many short walks to the Catlins natural attractions, which includes a 180 million year-old fossilised forest (where you are also likely to see Yellow-eyed penguins returning from a hard days fishing). The night is spent in Invercargill, home of the world’s fastest Indian and Henry the tuatara! Here you have the choice to hop over to Stewart Island – it’s definitely worth the visit, an island paradise with a kiwi (bird) population 100 times that of the kiwi (human) one.


Travel through to Milford Sound checking out the most amazing scenery in New Zealand along the way. The day includes a 1 hour 45min boat cruise through the sound exploring soaring peaks, towering waterfalls and New Zealand nature at its best. See the Homer Tunnel, gigantic waterfalls and amazing fiords. See the Homer Tunnel, gigantic waterfalls and amazing fiords. If you have the time jump off in Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and home to a stunning lake, and/or in Milford Sound to spend a night or two. Provided the weather and bank balance permits you have the option of flying back to Queenstown, otherwise the Kiwi Experience bus will take you back to the adventure capital.


Terms & Conditions

Pick-up times are approximate only and subject to change. Always check with your Driver Guide or our reservations team two days before departure to confirm departure point and time. Within NZ call **+64 9 336 4286.** Reservations for each sector of your trip should be made **at least 5 days before departure** to give you the best chance of a seat in the summer period (1 January to 30 April), and 2 days before departure to ensure a seat at other times. Changes to reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to departure. This is a really important point – if you don’t call us we won’t know where or when to pick you up from. Everyone wants to travel with Kiwi Experience, especially in summer, so the more time you can give us the better! Kiwi Experience Travel Passes are non-transferable. Should you fail to show for any booked and confirmed departure your Travel Pass will become invalid unless and until a NZD$50 fee is paid to reinstate the Travel Pass. Luggage is limited to one piece at 23 kilograms. For the ‘Unlimited Travel’ option of this pass, the whole route needs to be completed before any sector can be repeated. When starting this pass in Christchurch, you should travel north and complete the North Island route before travelling south to complete the South Island route. This way you can complete the whole route and then repeat the sectors that you want with the ‘Unlimited Travel’ option. If you wish to repeat the Christchurch to Picton sectors of this pass before you have completed the whole route, the standard Christchurch to Picton sector prices will apply. Please see point 19 of our Terms and Conditions for all Terms and Conditions specific to ‘Unlimited Travel’. Please visit our website for complete terms & conditions.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Kiwi Experience Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 365 days of the start date incur a $166.00 fee.


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