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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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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 Tekaop, 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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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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Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular (2017-2018)

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Grand Pacific Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
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Circle New Zealand's South Island on this 10 day touring adventure! Visit southern highlights including Christchurch, Dunedin and Mt. Cook National Park. See Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, explore Queenstown and finish with a journey on the TranzAlpine 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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7 day Southern Alps to the Southern Lakes

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Queenstown, South Island
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 6 nights
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This 7 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Begin with the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, then there is time to explore the west coast glacier regions, the alpine-adventure town of Queenstown and the breath taking Milford Sound.

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5 day Southern Alps to the Southern Lakes

5 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

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Tasman Glacier Lake, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
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This 5 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Along the way you will explore Mt Cook National Park, before continuing on to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, for a few days of relaxation or exhileration - you decide!

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Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island (2017-2018)

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Grand Pacific, New Zealand
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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AAT Kings 10 Day Southern Spectacular

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Stop off on the road to Milford
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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6 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

New Zealand independent tours
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
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Experience Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Glaciers on this 6 day itinerary. Includes the Taieri Gorge Train trip, a Milford Sound day tour including a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise and the famous Tranz Alpine train.

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9 day Coast to Coast

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Dunedin railway station, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 8 nights
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This is one of our most popular 9 day South Island touring itineraries. Travel the coastline from Christchurch to Dunedin with an afternoon to explore the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Cross the rich farmland of Southland to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Then visit Milford Sound and a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise. Return to Queenstown for 2 nights and a full day to explore at your leisure. Your journey continues north to the rugged West Coast and the unique Franz Josef region. A full day to fully enjoy the regions walks and unique activities. Then its onto Greymouth where you board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train for your return across the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

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Thank you so much for organising | David Collins and Ann O'Halloran, 7 Day Alpine Express | Travelled on 14th December 2017
My mum and her partner had an amazing time - thank you so much for organising. Each time I spoke to them they were raving about the scenery and their hotels.
Very happy with this tour and will certainly recommend it | Edgardo & Anne-Mari Dimaano, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 Day Tour | Travelled on 15th December 2017
Our recent tour of Rotoura was a joyful and memorable experience. Our pick up from our Auckland hotel and the tours were organised by Natalie from New Zealand coach tours who did an excellent job.
We had an outstanding tour | Nomey & Yona Keidar and David & Sara Oron, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight | Travelled on 17th December 2017
It is our pleasure to state that we had an outstanding tour, comprehensive and breathtaking. Thanks to your excellent team, Isobel and Stu, every moment of the tour was a total pleasure.

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