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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South Island
Wilderness Camping
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
28 Nov 2018

A true 5-day back country experience combining rafting, hiking and camping.  Our fully-guided trip takes you into spectacular alpine landscapes crossing the main divide on foot, then rafting down the remote Landsborough River. Traverse some of New Zealand's most remote and untouched alpine scenery.

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From $2299
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch

Welcome to New Zealand's ultimate guided ski and snowboard tour – hit 6 different mountains over 7 days with expert guides to show you the best runs and powder-stashes. Includes: Accommodation, Minivan, Lift Passes, Mountain Transport, Expert Guide & Breakfasts.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced 

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From $1799
per person
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Location
South Island
3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
21 Jul 2019

This is New Zealand’s Ultimate Heli Ski/Board Tour! Over 7 days we will explore 3 different mountain ranges and head deep into our backcountry experiencing some of the longest and deepest runs in the Southern Hemisphere! Fully guided staying in comfortable accommodation.

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From $5999
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
25 Nov 2018

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.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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From $1649
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Adventure Tours
Next Departure
04 Dec 2018

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.

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From $4950
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
A Mixture
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
25 Nov 2018

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. 

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From $6365
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3 Star Ski Lodges
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch

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

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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From $2999
per person
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Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
03 Dec 2018

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!

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From $8258
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
26 Nov 2018

Experience all the highlights of the South Island during this 2 week trip. Enjoy 14 days of adventure at a comfortable pace. A huge variety of outdoor activities like a historic bike trail, swimming with dolphins or kayaking on the Queen Charlotte Sound are waiting for you!

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From $8602
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
30 Nov 2018

New Zealand's South Island is the perfect place for an adventure holiday.  Covering ground (or water) by kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's probably time to start packing. This adventure suits anyone with the right attitude but generally speaking those that join are between 18 to 35 years old.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $4159
Now from $3756
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Location
South Island
Huts / Camping
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Next Departure
27 Nov 2018

Become immersed in a remarkable walking journey throughout New Zealand. Walk through the pristine golden beaches and along the gentle waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Travel south into the lush rainforests to explore New Zealand’s West Coast canyons and its treasure of ice-age glaciers.

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From $4250
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
22 Nov 2018

This adventure trip incorporates hiking, kayaking, cycling and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes including rainforests, glaciers and gorgeous coastline. Exciting even when you’re not moving, accommodations include a seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest. Unique? You bet.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $2679
Now from $2379
per person twin share