Spend 12 days hiking, kayaking and adventuring in this rugged South Pacific paradise. We begin by exploring the South Island’s west coast, dotted with flowing rivers, gorgeous rainforests and icy glaciers. Paddle by kayak among diverse and fascinating flora in Okarito Lagoon’s lush wetlands. Next is the formidable Franz Josef Glacier. To witness this majestic force of nature grind dramatically downhill to just above sea level is a highlight. We spend some time boating in Milford Sound, a stunning fjord in a park of stunning fjords. The fjord is rated a top travel destination and considered to be the eighth Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling. We kayak on Lake Wanaka and Lake Wakatipu, and enjoy a free day in Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of the world. Our last two nights are spent surrounded by mountains and native flora and fauna at a comfortable lodge within the Mount Cook village. Watch the stars of the Southern Hemisphere shine brightly on clear nights, completely undisturbed by competing lights.