Minimum trip time: 7 days
Maximum trip time: 6 months from 1st day of travel
The Back Paddock takes you on the famous Rocket through the centre of the South Island to Greymouth. Along the way you'll go for some great bushwalks, as well as see some fantastic alpine scenery as you cross the mighty Southern Alps.
In Greymouth you'll meet the south-bound Kiwi Experience coach, and hop-on and travel toward your overnight destination of Mahinapua, a truly unique stop. You'll then make your way around the South Island, seeing the amazing Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers, awesome alpine vistas, a host of wildlife, and have the experience of a lifetime.