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New Zealand Luxury South Island Fishing Tour

12 days from £16,625pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Fishing in the top rivers in New Zealand.

  • Kayaking in a glacial lake.

  • Cruise on the Milford Sound.

  • Explore a high country farm.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Auckland
  • Nelson
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson
  • Christchurch
  • Twizel
  • Mount Cook National Park
  • Twizel
  • Mount Cook National Park
  • Ahuriri Valley
  • Glenorchy
  • Queenstown

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Abel Tasman National Park

Auckland , Nelson , Abel Tasman National Park

Today you will arrive into Auckland. After passing through airport formalities, please make your own way to the Auckland domestic airport (a short walk from the International terminal) and catch your flight to Nelson. Upon arrival in Nelson, please collect your vehicle and make your way to the Stonefly Lodge, near the Abel Tasman National Park, where you will stay for the next three nights.

Day 2 Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park

Today spend the day fishing in one of the best spots in New Zealand. Your guide will provide all the necessary gear, and you will head out to a local river to spend the day taking in the quiet surroundings and catching a variety of trout.

Day 3 Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park

Spend the day at leisure, either relaxing at your accommodation or exploring the Kahurangi National Park.

Day 4 Twizel

Abel Tasman National Park , Nelson , Christchurch , Twizel

This morning, make your way to the Nelson airport and drop your vehicle at the depot, before your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival into Christchurch, please collect your vehicle and make your way towards Mount Cook National Park. Spend two nights along the shores of Lake Pukaki, exploring the Mackenzie Basin.

Day 5 Twizel

Mount Cook National Park , Twizel

This morning make your way to the Mount Cook Village for your full day kayaking and a hiking tour. You will hike into the Southern Alps, towards the Mueller Glacier, where you will spend the next few hours kayaking on a quiet glacial lake.

Day 6 Ahuriri Valley

Mount Cook National Park , Ahuriri Valley

At your leisure drive to the Lindis Lodge. The rest of the day is at leisure exploring the Ahuriri Valley.

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Day 7 Ahuriri Valley

Ahuriri Valley

Head out for a half day fishing tour on the Ahuriri River, which sits right in front of the accommodation. Your guide will provide all necessary gear and fishing advice for your fishing adventure.

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Day 8 Ahuriri Valley

Ahuriri Valley

Spend the day at leisure exploring the Ahuriri Valley. We recommend hiring the lodge's e-bikes and adventuring to the Ben Avon station.

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Day 9 Glenorchy

Ahuriri Valley , Glenorchy

At your leisure drive from the Lindis to Glenorchy. Along the drive you will go over the Lindis Pass and see the stunning Lake Wakatipu and Remarkable Mountains. Spend three nights at the Blanket Bay Lodge near Glenorchy.

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Day 10 Glenorchy

Glenorchy

Enjoy your last day of guided fishing at Blanket Bay Lodge. You will be provided all the necessary gear and your guide will take you to one of the many rivers or lakes for you enjoy the day catching a variety of trout.

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Day 11 Glenorchy

Glenorchy

Today explore the UNESCO Heritage site of Milford Sound. This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and then fly on a light aircraft from Glenorchy to Milford Sound. Spend the next hour and a half cruising along the fiord seeing the cascading waterfalls and spotting wildlife before flying back to Glenorchy. The rest of the day is open for you explore the Glenorchy region.

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Day 12 Return home

Glenorchy , Queenstown

Please make your own way to the Queenstown airport in time for your onward flight.

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Auckland
 
 
 
Nelson
 
 
 
Abel Tasman National Park
 
 
 
Christchurch
 
 
 
Twizel
 
 
 
Mount Cook National Park
 
 
 
Glenorchy
 
 
 
Queenstown