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South Island New Zealand coach & bus tours

The South Island of New Zealand has the most dramatic scenery and landscapes. Explore on a South Island New Zealand coach tour - see our range of South Island itineraries here.

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5 day Southern highlights including Milford Sound

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Majestic Milford Sound
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
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Enjoy 5 days exploring New Zealand's South Island with this excellent independent touring itinerary. Journey from Christchurch in a loop around the South Island. Cruise through Milford Sound, visit Mt. Cook National Park, explore the West Coast glaciers, and travel on the TranzAlpine scenic train.

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AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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AAT Kings coach tours New Zealand
AAT Kings
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 3 star - 8 nights
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Discover the dramatic South Island on this 9 day escorted coach tour. Cross the Southern Alps to the wild West Coast, travel through Mt. Aspiring National Park to Queenstown and Milford Sound before crossing Southland to Dunedin. Explore Mt. Cook and return to finish in Christchurch.

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AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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AAT Kings New Zealand
AAT Kings
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 3 star - 8 nights
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The perfect tour for those wanting to see the best of the South Island with a great group of like minded travellers. Visit Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Mt. Cook National Park, Dunedin, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Franz Josef Glacier with this AAT Kings 9 day Southern Spotlight tour.

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Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Milford Sound, New Zealand coach tours
Grand Pacific Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
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See the South Island's highlights including the garden city, Christchurch, Mighty Mt. Cook, Lake Tekapo, the wonderful city of Dunedin, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park including a Milford Sound cruise, Queenstown, the West Coast and Franz Josef Glacier and the world famous Tranz Alpine train journey.

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Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Mt. Cook National Park, escorted coach tour
Grand Pacific Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 3 star - 8 nights
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Beginning and ending in Christchurch, the Grand Pacific 9 day Taste of the South Island tour offers the perfect itinerary to see the best that the south has to offer. Tour through Mackenzie country, visit Te Anau and Milford Sound, enjoy time in our adventure capital plus much more!

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Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown

3 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
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Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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AAT Kings 10 Day Southern Spectacular

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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View over the lupins to Mt. Cook
AAT Kings
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
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Explore the spectacular South Island on this fully escorted AAT Kings 10 day coach tour. Visit Christchurch, Mt. Cook and Dunedin before crossing Southland to Fiordland National Park, where a Milford Sound cruise and the stunning surrounding alpine regions will prove a trip highlight.

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2 day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

2 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Tranzalpine Rail Route
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 1 nights
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Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train • The wild West Coast • Visit Franz Josef Glacier •  Lakes Wanaka and Hawea • the Gibbston Valley • Queenstown

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6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

New Zealand Queenstown
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
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Travel Christchurch to Mt Cook to Queenstown, then visit Milford Sound before taking the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin, finish your tour in Christchurch

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3 day Tranz Alpine , Glaciers and Queenstown

3 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
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 Viewed 55 times in the last 7 days
 

From Christchurch you’ll cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.  On reaching the ruggedly beautiful West Coast you’ll follow the coastline south to Franz Josef where you’ll spend the next 2 nights.  From your base in Franz Josef you’ll have time to explore the pristine wilderness of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and the fabulous glaciers.  Leaving the glacier region you’ll continue south through the stunning Haast Pass to the Southern Lakes region and the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.

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Chi Ping Tsang & Siu Lee Sze, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 3 Day Tour, Travelled on 9 October 2018
My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. We had a wonderful time in Auckland (we walked a lot, travelled a lot and ate a lot). We have seen the scenic beauty of New Zealand many times on the internet but to now experience it in person was...
Helen Churchill, Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer, Travelled on 27th September 2018
Your prompt and efficient service was very much appreciated! Had a great trip overall- met some lovely people and our driver David Underwood was competent, knowledgeable and good company. Loved the Ultimate Coach concept and will be unlikely to...
Philippa Boardman, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 19th September 2018
Thank you Sarah for doing a sterling job on my recent "Taste of the South Island" tour which went wonderfully well. Highlight was the helicopter scenic flight over Lake Tekapo and all the friendly, mainly Australians on board. Was very memorable,...

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