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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Location
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.
From $2299
per person twin share
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Affordable Coach
Independent Coach
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Enjoy the most beautiful Glacier on this 7 Day trip. Travel through alpine rainforest, cruise on the TSS Earnslaw, stay in Mount Cook National Park, have dinner at a sheep station and enjoy a TranzAlpine Rail Journey. Many highlights are waiting for you!
From $2595
per person twin share
Location
South Island
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Adventure Tours
Next Departure
06 Nov 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.
From $4950
per person twin share
Location
South Island
Cabin on Cruise
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Cruise
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
12 Jan 2019
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.
From $10950
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
22 Jul 2018
National Geographic Journeys are built on meaningful encounters with people and places, interactions with knowledgeable local guides, and the freedom to roam. This unique itinerary blends fun and hands-on exploration with opportunities to forge human connections with people we meet. Usually limited to 16 or fewer travellers, this immersive trip are accessibly priced and offer more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
From $4359
per person twin share
Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Group
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
05 Nov 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!
From $8258
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5 to 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
11 Jul 2018
National Geographic Journey’s support sustainable tourism and promote culture, heritage and conservation. By immersing yourself in this 22 day Australasian guided tour you will forge connections with the environment and the people through authentic life-changing experiences. Capture the sunrise at sacred Uluru/Ayers Rock, explore ancient rainforests, ice-age glaciers and be enthralled with the many Aboriginal and Maori myths, legends and cultural traditions that genealogically link the past with the present.
From $10639
per person twin share