Te Waipounamu is the Māori name for the larger of New Zealand's two main islands.  The South Island, affectionately referred to as the Mainland by its inhabitants, is nearly one third larger than the North however less than one quarter of the population lives there. Read more about how you can experience the South Island on a New Zealand Group Tour.

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Location
South Island
3 .5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Enjoy amazing 5 Days in Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier and Christchurch. Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw, have dinner at a sheep station, enjoy a free day in Queenstown, explore Franz Josef Glacier and enjoy a Rail Journey on the TranzAlpine. Many highlights are waiting for you!

From $1550
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Enjoy and explore the Fiordland during this 5 day trip. Cruise on Doubtful Sound, enjoy an overnight Cruise on Milford Sound, view spectacular waterfalls & wildlife, experience kayaking on Milford Sound. Many highlights are waiting for you! 

From $1870
per person twin share
Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
28 Nov 2018

A true 5-day back country experience combining rafting, hiking and camping.  Our fully-guided trip takes you into spectacular alpine landscapes crossing the main divide on foot, then rafting down the remote Landsborough River. Traverse some of New Zealand's most remote and untouched alpine scenery.

From $2299
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Enjoy Christchurch, Mount Cook and Queenstown during this 6 day journey. View the Church of the Good Shepherd, stay in Mt Cook and walk in the alpine valleys, visit a Queenstown wine cave and have lunch & tastings at a winery. Many highlights are waiting for you!

From $1799
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

A one week tour visiting the most beautiful spots of the South Island. Enjoy the Franz Josef Glacier, a Milford Sound Cruise, a TranzAlpine Rail Journey and many other unforgettable highlights!

From $1710
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
28 Jun 2018

Welcome to New Zealand's ultimate guided ski and snowboard tour – hit 6 different mountains over 7 days with expert guides to show you the best runs and powder-stashes. Includes: Accommodation, Minivan, Lift Passes, Mountain Transport, Expert Guide & Breakfasts.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced 

From $1799
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
4.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Characterised by soaring peaks, pastel-coloured lakes and unspoiled forests, the landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island are nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy stunning scenery and experience some of the south island's most amazing places during this 7 day independent coach tour.

From $2149
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Enjoy the most beautiful Glacier on this 7 Day trip. Travel through alpine rainforest, cruise on the TSS Earnslaw, stay in Mount Cook National Park, have dinner at a sheep station and enjoy a TranzAlpine Rail Journey. Many highlights are waiting for you!

From $2595
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
29 Jul 2018

This is New Zealand’s Ultimate Heli Ski/Board Tour! Over 7 days we will explore 3 different mountain ranges and head deep into our backcountry experiencing some of the longest and deepest runs in the Southern Hemisphere! Fully guided staying in comfortable accommodation.

From $5999
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
23 Jul 2018

Enjoy many highlights of the South Island on this 8 Day Trip. This journey is action-packed and includes various epic optional activities. Experience a Scenic Flight, go Bungy Jumping, Paragliding, Skydiving, biking, Horse Trekking or Canyoning. Cruise the Milford Sound or kayak in the Glacier Country. These are only a few of the many adventurous Add-Ons waiting for you.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

From $1649
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Adventure Tours
Next Departure
06 Nov 2018

The hikes on this 8 day tour range up to 4 hours per day, taking in diverse scenery from coastal rainforests to alpine terrain. At the end of your day you will appreciate the handpicked accommodation all with ensuite. Most meals are also included.

From $4950
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mixture
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
25 Nov 2018

We’ve picked all of the best bits around the South Island and cleverly squeezed them into eight unforgettable days, packing as much fun as possible into this Adventure Tour. Experience the best hikes, paddles and bike rides during this 8 day South Island of New Zealand. Activities like kayaking, wilderness Jet Boating, swimming with dolphins and many other highlights for you - An unforgettable journey. 

From $6365
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3 & 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Explore the best spots of the South Island on this independent tour. Enjoy a TSS Earnslaw Cruise, a spectacular Milford Sound Cruise, a TranzAlpine Rail Journey and many other highlights on this 9 Day trip.

From $2115
per person twin share
ON SALE
9 Days Southern Wonders Christchurch to Christchurch Itinerary Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
27 Aug 2018

Begin your journey across the South Island's best regions with a magical ride on the famous TranzAlpine railway. Soaring peaks, ribbon-like rivers of emerald green and deep, rocky gorges set a precedent for a truly unforgettable Kiwi touring holiday. Travel by luxury coach across the South Island's best region.

Was $2650
Now from $2515
per person twin share
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9 Day Southern Spotlight Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
23 Sep 2018

Enjoy a relaxing 9 day escorted tour around the South Islands hot spots. Explore the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, cruise down wonderful Milford Sound, experience a high country farm and see the West Coast Glaciers with plenty of time in between to experience many great optional tours and activities on the way.

Was $2650
Now from $2515
per person twin share
ON SALE
Taste of New Zealand's South Island Coach Tour Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
10 Sep 2018

This 9 day trip showcases the breathtaking scenic wonders of the South Island. Travel in a comfortable coach and explore Franz Josef National Park, glide along the waters of Milford Sound, experience the TranzAlpine train journey, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world.

Was $3349
Now from $3014
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
4 to 4.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
24 Oct 2018

This South Island tour is jam-packed with magnificent landscapes and great sights. Enjoy the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, be amazed while cruising Milford Sound, experience old mining heritage, rare native birdlife and famous southern hospitality on this leisurely holiday trip.

From $4490
per person twin share
Location
South Island
Cabin on Cruise
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Cruise
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
12 Jan 2019

Board Luxury Cruiser Island Passage for the ultimate access to the wonders of the majestic Fiordland National Park, the largest area of true wilderness remaining in New Zealand. Take in the unique ecological features with our friendly guides helping you discover the beauty of this geological mosaic. Deep fiords, towering peaks and native rainforests define this dramatic region and captivate visitors from all over the world.

From $10950
per person twin share
Location
South Island
Cabin on Cruise
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Cruise
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
19 Jan 2019

Explore Southern Fiordland on this Island Escape 8-night cruise package allows guests the ultimate access, in safety and comfort, to the wonders of this majestic World heritage site. This is an invitation to explore the Fiordland National Park alongside ecology guides who travel with us into the heart of the region to discover the beauty of this geological mosaic.

From $10950
per person twin share
On Sale
TranzAlpine Panorama Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
19 Sep 2018

Discover the spectacular central South Island, taking in the southern loop from Christchurch down the Southern Alps, through Queenstown and Fiordland National Park and onto the West Coast. The TranzAlpine train journey is a great way to finish off spectacular touring holiday!

Was $3835
Now from $3450
per person twin share
ON SALE
South Island Spectacular Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
21 Sep 2018

This itinerary is for guests seeking a premiere escorted holiday. We stay at first class properties, with an emphasis on hearty breakfasts and high end dining. This is accompanied by superior commentary from Tour Directors with rich cultural and historical knowledge. Our experienced drivers focus on getting you where you’re going safely.

Was $3869
Now from $3482
per person twin share
ON SALE
10 Days Southern Spectacular Christchurch to Christchurch itinerary Map
Provider
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
16 Sep 2018

Characterised by soaring peaks, pastel-coloured lakes and unspoiled forests, the landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island are nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy stunning scenery and experience some of the south island's most amazing places in the company of like-minded people.

Was $3795
Now from $3605
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Experience a 10 Day independent coach tour around the wildlife hot spots of the South Island. Explore the mountain scenery, take the TranzAlpine Train, enjoy a Milford Sound Cruise, a Monarch Cruise & Tour, explore Dunedin, Queenstown & Christchurch and many other beautiful places on this trip. 

From $3645
per person twin share
On Sale
Ultimate New Zealand South Island Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4.5 to 5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
05 Sep 2018

This is ‘Business Class’ on wheels, just sit back and relax, everything has been taken care of. Your spacious Luxury Coach is decked out with all modern conveniences including a rest room, a fantastic way to experience the very best New Zealand has to offer. The beauty of travelling aboard this ultimate coach in a small group is that every aspect of your holiday is personal. Be treated as a VIP and enjoy premium accommodation combined with a number of exclusive extras.

Was $5399
Now from $4859
per person twin share
On Sale
10 Day Southern Encounter Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4.5 Star Hotel
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
21 Oct 2018

Beginning and ending in Christchurch, The highlight of your 10 day South Island tour will undoubtedly be the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Experience a TranzAlpine Train excursion through the Southern Alps. In Dunedin enjoy high tea at Lanarch Castle, a train excursion on Taieri Gorge Railway, and a unique star gazing experience at Mount Cook.

Was $5989
Now from $5389
per person twin share
On Sale
11 Day Southern Discovery Small Maps
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
23 Sep 2018

Experience the best New Zealand’s South Island has to offer on thisclassic, all-inclusive 11 Day journey, travelling from Christchurch to Wellington. The highlights include a cruise in Abel Tasman National Park and a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise, the alpine scenery of the Mt Cook National and the spectacular West Coast and Glaciers.

Was $4465
Now from $4020
per person twin share
on sale
11 Day Festive South Island Tour Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4 to 4.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
20 Dec 2018

Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas on this 11 Day Festive South Island Tour. Travel through the spectacular South Island and enjoy the festive season in a Kiwi atmosphere. Enjoy a Milford Sound Overnight Cruise, a Larchnach Castle visit and many other highlights!

Was $4999
Now from $4499
per person twin share
On Sale
11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4.5 to 5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
19 Dec 2018

Witness the South Island in Ultimate style and celebrate Christmas with a difference. Travel with a small group of only 20 people and celebrate with a traditional Christmas dinner at Walter Peak Station - a classic Kiwi high country sheep station that you can only get to by steam boat. Included is a great range of 'Must Do' excursions. There is no better way to see New Zealand's beautiful South Island.

Was $5939
Now from $5642
per person twin share
On Sale
The Solo Travellers Luxury Tour of New Zealand Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4.5 to 5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
30 Dec 2018

If you’re travelling solo, you don’t need to be travelling alone. When you join this small-group luxury holiday you’ll be sharing the ‘New Zealand’ experience with other fun-loving travellers. Feel safe and leave the finer details to us, onboard our small group Luxury Coach. Our expert tour leader takes care of day-to-day planning so all you need do is sign up, turn up and enjoy the splendid views and fun excursions on this 11 day tour.

Was $6489
Now from $5840
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
11 Jul 2018

Pure Adrenaline is waiting for you during this 12 Day Trip on the South Island.  A Pounamu pendant carving experience or a paddling a waka (Maori Canoe) is included in this tour. Other optional activities like a Scenic Flight, Bungy Jumping, Paragliding, Skydiving, Canyoning, biking, Glacier Heli hiking, Kayaking or underground Rafting will make this journey to an unforgettable experience!

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

From $2899
per person twin share