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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
The 12 Day South Island Snow Odyssey tour takes you off the beaten track to a range of smaller more intimate South Island ski fields like Temple Basin and Broken River. They may not sound familiar to you now but we can guarantee you will fall in love with them. Ski: Christchurch, Ohau, Wanaka, Lake Tekapo, Broken River, Craigieburn, Temple Basin
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.
No stone is left unturned as you venture into the South Island less travelled. From the wild and pristine natural wonderland of Stewart Island to the spectacular vistas of Mt. Cook, through to Milford Sound, where you will sail under a blanket of mist and shadows on the crystal clear waters of the magnificent fiord.
This 13 Day independent coach tour brings you the most beautiful spots of the South Island. Experience wide beaches, lakes and the majestic Southern Alps & Glaciers. Cruise on the Milford Sound and in the Abel Tasman National Park and enjoy a three night stopover in the adventurous Queenstown. Many unforgettable highlights on this journey are waiting for you on this journey!
This premium small group escorted tour highlights the extraordinary treasures and dramatic extremes of the South Island. Enjoy your private beach in the wonderful Kenepuru Sounds. 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...
This tour incorporates the great outdoors whilst enjoying the beauty of nature with fun friendly people just like you. You`ll experience New Zealand's best hikes and activities in the stunning Southwest World Heritage New Zealand area, comfortably staying in premium accommodation and enjoying excellent food and wine.
This tour incorporates the great outdoors whilst enjoying the beauty of nature with fun friendly people just like you. You'll experience New Zealand's best hikes and activities in the stunning Southwest World Heritage New Zealand area, staying in premium accommodation and enjoying excellent food and wine.
This is the ultimate South Island tour - no stone is left unturned. 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 and sail through the Marlborough Sounds - and that's only the start!
Enjoy an action-packed hiking adventure on the South Island. Hike the Routeburn Track, the Kaikoura Peninsula, the Paparoa National Park or the Fox Glacier. Many hiking highlights combined with unforgettable experiences like kayaking, biking or a Milford Overnight Cruise are waiting for you on this two week journey!