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.
Explore the rolling hills and incredible mountain and coastal scenery on this ultimate South Island adventure. Experience a selection of boutique hotels with individual style or a larger hotel where it's spirited ambiance suits the lively location. Receive a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and thoughtful touches that create a lasting experience.
Spend 12 glorious days in New Zealand's South Island on a small group tour with an expert local guide. Leaving from Wellington, you'll cross the Cook Strait to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, then venture into the majestic Southern Alps and the adventure playground of Queenstown.
Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation
Welcome to Middle-earth! Many people have dreamed about Middle Earth, and these Lord of the Rings tours takes the dream and makes it a reality. This Lord of the Rings tour will take you from the capital Wellington to New Zealand’s adventure capital Queenstown. On the way, you will discover captivating scenery, visit unique filming locations, meet characters involved in the making of the films, and experience a whirlwind adventure through Middle-earth.
This premium small group escorted tour highlights the extraordinary treasures and dramatic extremes of the South Island. Enjoy a Queen Charlotte Sound Seafood Cruise. Experience the whales off Kaikoura. Get up close to icebergs on your Tasman Glacier boat expedition in Mt Cook National Park. Further South discover Milford Sound - and much much more...