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.

25 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Discover New Zealand by land and sea. Combine a luxury coach tour that takes you to see the best of New Zealand’s iconic attractions and stunning scenery combined with a cruise to New Zealand's coastal highlights, across the Tasman Sea experiencing Melbourne and Sydney on board the indulgent Celebrity Solstice Cruise Liner.
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24 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This comprehensive 24-day New Zealand adventure delivers the most immersive experience possible. Get close to the land by exploring volcanoes, national parks, sustainable farms, explore the sea in kayak and by surfing (lessons) 24 days? You’ll wish it were longer.
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23 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Discover New Zealand by sea and land. Combine a cruise across the Tasman Sea while experiencing Sydney and Melbourne on board the regions highest rated cruise liner the indulgent Celebrity Solstice, combined with a luxury coach tour that take you to see the best of New Zealand’s iconic attractions and stunning scenery, giving you the complete New Zealand experience. An experienced friendly Guide will accompany you throughout the entire tour. They will set the scene and provide advice and recommendations along the way.
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23 Days | Whole of New Zealand
For those who enjoy easy adventure and outstanding sightseeing, with the comforts of home. This tour showcases the very best parts of the country at a relaxing pace with multi-night stopovers along the way. The Kakapo Tour stretches north to south showcasing the very best of what the country has to offer.
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22 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Experience some of the best scenic delights New Zealand has to offer. Overnight in the rainforests of Franz Josef, sleep among the treetops in the Coromandel Ranges and journey into the wild and pristine landscapes of Stewart Island.
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22 Days | Whole of New Zealand
National Geographic Journey’s support sustainable tourism and promote culture, heritage and conservation. By immersing yourself in this 22 day Australasian guided tour you will forge connections with the environment and the people through authentic life-changing experiences. Capture the sunrise at sacred Uluru/Ayers Rock, explore ancient rainforests, ice-age glaciers and be enthralled with the many Aboriginal and Maori myths, legends and cultural traditions that genealogically link the past with the present.
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22 Days | Whole of New Zealand
On this Ultimate New Zealand Adventure Tour you’ll be visiting the absolute must-see places in New Zealand! In the North Island, get a chance to hike two of New Zealand’s Great Walks, breathtaking Lake Waikaremoana and also the volcanic wonders of Tongariro National Park. Kayak in the pristine Abel Tasman National Park, walk on the ice at Fox Glacier.
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Biking to old gold mining sites, kayaking remote coves or hiking some of the most breathtaking routes in the whole world, New Zealand has a lot to offer. This trip combines the best of the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary.
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Venture into New Zealand less traveled. Indulge in star-gazing during your overnight stay on Milford Sound, journey into the Able Tasman National Park where you can stroll along pristine golden beaches and learn about the history of coastal city Napier, rebuilt in Art Deco style after the devastating 1931 earthquake.
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Across 3 action-packed weeks on two islands - you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture. These small group New Zealand tours are just the ticket for those adventurous folk wanting to maximize their New Zealand experience.
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Join the complete New Zealand experience with a luxury coach tour through the highlights of New Zealand’s beautiful South Island. Then board the indulgent Celebrity Solstice Cruise Liner and cruise around New Zealand and explore the North and South Island to see the best of New Zealand’s iconic attractions and stunning scenery before you cruise across the Tasman Sea to visit Melbourne and Sydney. An experienced friendly guide will accompany your entire tour, setting the scene and providing assistance along the way.
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
The Kaka offers the perfect mix of exciting excursions and plenty of relaxing free time. Discover spectacular alpine scenery and the warmth of Rotorua’s Maori Culture and have close encounters with rare native wildlife on this unforgettable kiwi holiday. This is a leisurely holiday in the company of like-minded people on this truly unique touring experience.
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This fully escorted small group luxury tour combines rail, coach & an exclusive overnight cruise. Perfect for those who wish to enjoy the best of New Zealand at a relaxed pace. A traditional Maori concert and feast and a visit to the ancient glaciers of the West Coast are just some of the highlights of this spectacular New Zealand adventure.
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
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.
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Experience the best of New Zealand. See the natural beauty and unique icons of both New Zealand's North and South Islands. Discover incredible attractions such as famous Hobbiton, Napier’s unique art deco architecture, sunny Blenheim and scenic Milford Sound.
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This ultimate voyage of New Zealand's both Islands leads you to up to the most spectacular natural and cultural treasures. Via rail, cruise and luxurious coach you'll explore sensational boiling mud and spurting geysers, to the ancient frozen wonder of Franz Josef Glacier and the mystical splendour of Milford Sound.
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18 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the very heart of New Zealand on the Kakariki, one of our most popular small group tours. The Kakariki Tour offers the perfect mix of exciting excursions and plenty of relaxing free time. Discover spectacular alpine scenery and the warmth of Rotorua’s Maori Culture and have close encounters with rare native wildlife on this unforgettable kiwi holiday.
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18 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Discover our 18 day premium New Zealand escorted tour of the north & south island.  Luxurious coaches gets you discovering the maritime beauty of the Bay of Islands, enjoying the warm embrace of Maori culture in Rotorua and tasting the world’s top Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough.
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