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Featuring whitewater rafting, jet boating, Milford Sound BBQ, and wine tasting in Gibbston Valley


You must have a roommate or be willing to room with another guest to sign up for this trip. Join us in Queenstown, New Zealand for the ultimate adventure trip. This truly is the dream trip of a lifetime. Our first tour will be the twin challenge which features white water rafting down the shotover river. After we conquer the river we will go jet boating down the cannon http://www.queenstownrafting.co.nz/half-day/combos/twin-challenge/ Our second tour will take us to the Milford Sound aboard the BBQ Bus. Milford Sound New Zealand is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand. Milford Sound is located at the northern most end of the 3 million acre Fiordland National Park, this also forms part of a large UNESCO world heritage area known as ‘Te Wahipounamu’ (place of Greenstone). Milford Sound bounded by steep cliffs and dense alpine rain forest continues to captivate even the most seasoned of travellers. Rising 1,692 vertical metres from Milford Sound is its most famous land mark, ‘Mitre Peak’ one of the highest mountain peaks in the world to rise directly from the sea.

After a cruise around the sound we will enjoy a kiwi style’ barbeque lunch which includes New Zealand lamb shish kebabs, our famous mango curry marinated chicken shish kebabs, and tasty sausages. (vegetarian option’s available) We will also enjoy a visit to the fabulous Gibbston Valley Winery for a wine/cheese tasting tour. Our hotel is minutes away from the nightlife and action of central Queenstown. This is an active trip for fun minded people. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring, and adventure, then this trip is for you. Bring a friend or a family, but make sure they are fun. Guests traveling to New Zealand need to apply for the New Zealand ETA card online at https://application.etanewzealand.com/application

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What’s Included:

  • 5 nights shared room only
  • White water rafting and jet boating tour
  • BBQ bus tour to Milford Sound with scenic boat ride to Milford Sound. (Lunch Included)
  • Meet and greet party on the first night. (Complimentary Munchies and local beer will be served)
  • Wine Tour
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from New Zealand plus Visa.

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Personal Drinks, any additional activities or transfers, gratuities, medical expenses or additional entrance fees to theatres, parks, museums/visitor centres not outlined in this itinerary, additional travel expenses or waiting time. Travel insurance and personal spending are travelers responsibility.

What’s Not Included:

Airfare and New Zealand Visas

Guests traveling to New Zealand need to apply for the New Zealand ETA card online at https://application.etanewzealand.com/application

Meals other then the ones mentioned


Trip Insurance (Highly Recommend)

Travel Insurance:

Trips booked after January 1, 2023 will be required to have medical travel insurance for all You Can’t Steal My Happy trips. 

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Trip Overview

Day 1 :

November 2nd

Arrive at the Lomond Lodge in Queenstown http://www.lomondlodge.com We will have a meet and greet at 5pm with light snacks and local beer. (Dinner on your own)

Day 2 :

November 3rd

Whitewater rafting/Jet boating adventure. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel 11:45am to prepare for a  12:15pm pick up across the street.

Our first activity will be an exhilarating ride on a jet boat! Race through the dramatic Shotover River Canyons before your skilled driver sends you from high speeds into a 360-degree spin.

We will then start an unforgettable coach trip through Skippers Canyon, famous for it’s exciting cliff edges, enough to get your adrenaline pumping before we hit the water.

Experience grade 3–5 whitewater rapids in one of the most scenic environments in the world. The rapids can change on a daily basis, but be assured our guides are expertly trained and have a keen sense of adventure. They will guide you through canyons, navigate the rapids and the famous 170m Oxenbridge tunnel to finish.

Enjoy a hot shower at Rafting Base before returning to Queenstown.

Return to the hotel around 6pm (Dinner on your own) 

Day 3 :

November 4th

This is your free day. I will forward you a list of recommend activities such as bungy jumping, paint ball, hiking trails. (Dinner on your own)

Day 4 :

November 5th

 Meet in the lobby at 7:15am for the famous BBQ bus to Milford Sound. Bring your appetite because we will be treated to the ultimate kiwi bbq. Enjoy lamb, pork and chicken cooked kiwi style! If you are a vegetarian please email so we can make sure you have plenty of veggies! The bus will then take us to the Milford Sound where we will board boats for a unforgettable 2 hour cruise.

Day 5 :

November 6th

Half day wine tour of Gibbston Valley featuring wine and cheese samplings. We will meet in the lobby at 11:30am. We will be back between 5-6pm.

Day 6 :

November 7th

Today is your departure day and you will need to be checked out by 11am.  There are no planned activities.