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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9 Days Southern Wonders Christchurch to Christchurch Itinerary Map
Location
South Island
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
18 Jun 2018

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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9 Day Southern Spotlight Small Map
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
10 Jun 2018

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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Taste of New Zealand's South Island Coach Tour Small Map
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
10 Sep 2018

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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10 Day New Zealand Escorted Tour
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All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
13 Jul 2018

After Auckland's harbour, geothermal wonders and Maori culture in Rotorua, it's on to the South Island for the TranzAlpine train, Franz Josef Glacier and a chance to cruise on Milford Sound. Get close-up and feeling the power of the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere, as our local expert explains the mythology.

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TranzAlpine Panorama Small Map
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
19 Sep 2018

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!

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South Island Spectacular Small Map
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
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Christchurch
Next Departure
21 Sep 2018

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.

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10 Days Southern Spectacular Christchurch to Christchurch itinerary Map
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
10 Jun 2018

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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11 Day Southern Discovery Small Maps
Location
South Island
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
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Christchurch
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23 Sep 2018

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.

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11 Day Festive South Island Tour Small Map
Location
South Island
4 to 4.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
20 Dec 2018

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!

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14 Day Wonders of NZ Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
18 Jun 2018

Check all the must-sees and must-dos off your New Zealand bucket list as you travel from the bottom of the South Island to Auckland in the North. This is your chance to take a world-renowned train journey, meet a kiwi, swim in the Pacific Ocean and learn the famous Maori Haka.

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14 Day New Zealand Vista Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
05 Jun 2018

A two week New Zealand comprehensive tour visiting the major city centre’s and experiencing those iconic kiwi classics like cruising Milford Sound, seeing the Waitomo Glow-Worms Caves, Maori cultural show and hangi, TranzAlpine train between Arthur's Pass and Christchurch and much much more.

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New Zealand Panorama Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
10 Sep 2018

Discover one panorama after another on this scenic tour all over New Zealand. You'll explore forest and sea, mountains and lakes, glaciers and geysers, whales and glow worms. Create friendships with like-minded holiday makers from all over the world as you explore New Zealand’s most beautiful places.

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 Southern Spirit Escorted Tour Small Map
Location
South Island
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
25 Oct 2018

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!

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15 Day Splendid New Zealand Coach Tour
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotel
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
05 Jun 2018

Experience New Zealand’s magnificent landscapes and unique hospitality on this magical touring holiday. Soak up stunning scenery and the energetic food and wine scene whilst enjoying quality accommodation. This tour is perfect for everyone wanting to enjoy the best of New Zealand.

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15 Day New Zealand Explorer Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
23 Sep 2018

Experience the best New Zealand has to offer on our classic, all-inclusive 2 week tour, travelling from Christchurch to Auckland. The highlights include a a cruise in Abel Tasman National Park and a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise, the alpine scenery of the Mt Cook National Park before continuing to Rotorua where you will see boiling mud pools, exploding geysers and learn about local Maori traditions - and more.

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Highlights of New Zealand Coach Tour Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
10 Sep 2018

A relaxing tour of both New Zealand islands at an affordable price with a modern coach to view the magical natural beauty of snowy mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches, fiords, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers.

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17 Day Kia Ora New Zealand Tour Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
02 Jun 2018

Enjoy an epic 17 days escorted coach tour. Beginning your New Zealand story with a stunning Bay of Islands cruise. Continue the narrative with the arts and traditions of Maori culture, glowworms and the sweeping vistas of the Marlborough Sounds. Cruise through magnificent Milford Sound, explore the West Coasts Glaciers and enjoy a delicious dinner on a high country farm. All this and more is included on this fantastic tour.

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17 Day Magical Tour of New Zealand
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
18 Jun 2018

Travel across endless patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through misty rain forests and along hand-carved mountain roads. Travel through pristine stunning natural landscapes as you journey from the South to the North Island.

Franz Josef Glacier, Sail Lake Wakatipu and Queen Charlotte Sound, Jade Demonstration, Queenstown, Cruise Milford Sound and the Bay of Islands, Lake Tekapo, Kaikoura Fur Seals, Maori Culture, Glowworm Caves.

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Map 17 Day Festive Season Tour
Location
All of New Zealand
3 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
19 Dec 2018

Enjoy the ultimate festive season holiday in New Zealand with Christmas in the adventure capital of Queenstown and New Year's Eve in the cultural capital of Rotorua! Enjoy the best of the North and South Island during this 17 Day  escorted coach tour. Many outstanding activities and destinations are included in this tour. Visit the Larchnach Castle, enjoy a cruise through Milford Sound or a ride on the TranzAlpine train. Many highlights are waiting for you!

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Essence of New Zealand Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
25 Oct 2018

Visit iconic Franz Josef glacier and the mountain ranges and fiords of Milford Sound. Experience the spirit and energy of a Maori cultural performance in Rotorua. Venture underground to see the magical Te Anau glow worm caves. Starting in Christchurch and ending in Auckland this 18 day tour lets you discover the essence of the North and South Island's.

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18 Day Best of NZ Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
02 Jun 2018

Discover our 18 day New Zealand escorted tour of the north & south island.  Luxurious coaches gets you discovering the maritime beauty of the Bay of Islands, enjoying the warm embrace of Maori culture in Rotorua and tasting the world’s top Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough.

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18 Day Panorama Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
11 Sep 2018

Explore the length of our country, experience the natural beauty and unique culture of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. See the Bay of Islands and cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock. Experience the majestic thermal wonders of Rotorua. Admire the Art Deco architecture in Napier - a city frozen in time. In the South Island, see the majesty of Mt Cook, take a cruise along stunning Milford Sound, experience glacier country and take the famed TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps.

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Location
All of New Zealand
4.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
06 Jul 2018

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises. Cruise enchanting Milford Sound, which is set deep in Fiordland National Park. Enjoy time to relax at Mount Cook National Park and take in its spectacular views. Explore the Bay of Islands with your choice of activity. Home to 144 islands, there is no lack of discovery options.

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New Zealand Showcase Coach Tour Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
12 Sep 2018

Experience the best of New Zealand. See the natural beauty and unique icons of both New Zealand's North and South Islands. Discover incredible attractions such as famous Hobbiton, Napier’s unique art deco architecture, sunny Blenheim and scenic Milford Sound.

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New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour Small Map
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
10 Sep 2018

This ultimate voyage of New Zealand's both Islands leads you to up to the most spectacular natural and cultural treasures. Via rail, cruise and luxurious coach you'll explore sensational boiling mud and spurting geysers, to the ancient frozen wonder of Franz Josef Glacier and the mystical splendour of Milford Sound.

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21 Day New Zealand group tour small map
Location
All of New Zealand
3 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Escorted Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
25 Oct 2018

Venture into New Zealand less traveled. Indulge in star-gazing during your overnight stay on Milford Sound, journey into the Abel Tasman National Park where you can stroll along pristine golden beaches and learn about the history of coastal city Napier, rebuilt in Art Deco style after the devastating 1931 earthquake.

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