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.

Open Search Filters
Provider
Location
South Island
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
24 Oct 2020

On this sensational AAT Kings South Island coach journey you'll find natural marvels, cultural delights and perfect landscapes at every turn.

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
Now from $4525
Save $800
Was $5325
per person twin share
On Sale
Top of the South Island Tour Itinerary Small map
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
24 Feb 2021

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.

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
Now from $5100
Save $599
Was $5699
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 2020

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.

 

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
Now from $6490
Save $429
Was $6919
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3 & 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
26 Oct 2020

This 10-day South Island small group tour takes you on a circuit of spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers, glaciers, waterfalls and rainforests. You'll visit Christchurch, Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Lake Tekapo, the Mackenzie Country, and Franz Josef, plus you’ll get to take one of the world’s greatest train rides!

Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
From $4049
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. 

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
From $3645
per person twin share
ON SALE
South Island Spectacular Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
02 Apr 2020

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.

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
Now from $3770
Save $469
Was $4239
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
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
05 Apr 2020

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.

QUICK OVERVIEWpre & post tour
Now from $3982
Save $443
Was $4425
per person twin share