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Best South Island AAT Kings Tour

Our choice for the best NZ escorted tour on the South Island

One of our most popular tours, the AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight tour takes you across the South Island to see all of New Zealand's southern highlights.

AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight tour

Beginning in the quirky city of Christchurch, head south to visit the beautiful waters of Lake Tekapo, surrounded by the rugged peaks of Mt. Cook National Park. Travel to Dunedin and visit Larnach Castle, take a cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound, spend some time exploring the adventure capital of Queenstown, and visit the stunning glacier country of the West Coast. Finish up your incredible tour of the South Island aboard the TranzAlpine scenic train, winding your way across the Southern Alps and back to Christchurch.

Milford Sound, New Zealand coach tour

With so many different tours available to choose from, it's great to have some first-hand recommendations to help you make a decision for your holiday. See what some of our recent travellers had to say about the incredible 9 Day Southern Spotlight!

Alan and Anne travelled in March and thought the tour was 'absolutely brilliant, the sightseeing, the tour guide, the driver, and the accommodation was 200%. If we had a repeat of what we had we would definitely go again!'

After their tour in June, Rene and Katrina said, 'we had the most amazing time. Fantastic tour, awesome people, amazing tour director, wonderful driver, good food, nice hotels, and all in all we just had the most memorable vacation! Kevin (our tour director) was amazing, very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humour. He came up with some very inventive ideas and took us to some 'hidden treasures' which he'd discovered along his travels.'

Escorted coach tour

Citra, Retnasih and Herda travelled in November and had an amazing time! 'New Zealand is such a beautiful country with very friendly people. The tour was organised perfectly. The hotels were nice, the food was marvellous. JP, the guide, knew all the things about New Zealand, remembered our favourite things individually (such as our love of cookies). Looking forward to joining this tour again when we go back to NZ!'

Including all of your tour travel, accommodation, 6 dinners and 8 breakfasts, airport transfers, as well as a range of exciting activities, this tour is a perfect introduction to the South Island. Meet some new friends, see some incredible scenery, and learn all about New Zealand from your amazing guide and driver!

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