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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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 Southern Spirit Escorted Tour Small Map
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South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
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Escorted Tours
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Christchurch
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28 Jan 2021

This is the ultimate South Island tour - no stone is left unturned, with a bonus two night stay to explore Wellington the capital at the journeys end. Experience the high-country Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park, an overnight cruise in Fiordland National Park. See the West Coast Glaciers and the Pancake Rock formations of Punakaiki, time to venture in to the Abel Tasman National Park and sail through the Marlborough Sounds - and that's only the start!

 

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Top of the South Island Tour Itinerary Small map
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Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
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11 Oct 2021

32 Premium Economy Comfort seats on a full-size coach... This escorted coach tour is one of a kind.  Looping the South Island north of Christchurch you will travel along the beautiful coastline, through impressive gorges exploring by coach and on foot. Visit the famous wine-growing Marlborough region, experience the popular TranzAlpine Scenic Railway and cruise in the awe-inspiring Abel Tasman National Park.

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South Island Spectacular Small Map
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Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
31 Jan 2021

This itinerary is for guests seeking a relaxing holiday. It is a fully escorted tour showcasing the majestic South Island's beautiful nature. 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. Travel in a modern coach enjoying 4 Star Accommodation. 

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10 Days Southern Spectacular Christchurch to Christchurch itinerary Map
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South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
26 Jan 2021

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.

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9 Day Southern Spotlight Small Map
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Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
24 Jan 2021

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.

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9 Days Southern Wonders Christchurch to Christchurch Itinerary Map
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Location
South Island
4 Star Hotels
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Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
25 Jan 2021

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.

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Taste of New Zealand's South Island Coach Tour Small Map
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South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
02 Feb 2021

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.

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