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New Zealand South Island Tours - over 120 great tour ideas

Experience dramatic scenery, landscapes and wonderful hospitality on a South Island New Zealand tour. We have over 120 great itineraries exploring the South Island by coach from escorted and guided tours to highly flexible Thrifty Tours which depart every single day. New Zealand's South Island has it all, from the beaches of Abel Tasman National Park to the thrill of a jet Boat ride in Queenstown or a heli hike on the West Coast glaciers. All our South Island New Zealand tours visit iconic locations of the south including Mt. Cook National Park, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier plus much more. Get in touch with us today to get the best advice on the best South Island tour for you.

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Trains, Fiords and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Queenstown, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
 

Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island.

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6 day Southern Express

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Milford Sound cruise, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
 

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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Glacier Wonder

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island visiting Mt Cook National Park, 2 nights in Queenstown and a night in glacier country to explore the West Coast glaciers. A highlight is the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey crossing the Southern Alps. This tour can easily be customised to your suit you perfectly.

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8 day Queenstown and Glacier Explorer

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 7 times in the last 7 days
 

Explore the Southern Alps, its glaciers and mountains as well as time in Queenstown to enjoy the alpine adventure atmosphere. Includes a glacier explorers tour in Mt Cook, an exciting Shotover jet Boat ride and the Tranz Alpine train journey.

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8 day Glacier and Queenstown Explorer

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Shotover Jet, Queenstown
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
 

Arrive into Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown where you enjoy a Shotover Jet Boat ride and time to explore at leisure. Onto Mt Cook National Park to enjoy a Tasman Glacier tour and then return to Christchurch.

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6 day Dunedin, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Mt. Cook

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
 

This 6 day tour starts and finishes Christchurch and includes a visit to Dunedin, the Taieri Gorge Train trip, a day tour to Milford Sound then Queenstown to Mt Cook to Christchurch with Great Sights coaches.

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Trains, Fiords and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Dunedin, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
 

Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island.

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Nataly Hernandez, Nataly's Customised NZ Exploring, Travelled on 22nd July 2019
I had a fantastic time with all the activities I booked! :) Chelsea was extremely helpful and patient to answer all my queries and suggest activities based on the things I liked and the fully-packed itinerary I wished for. All chosen companies in...
Jennifer Moody, Jenny's South Island Adventure, Travelled on 7th July 2019
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Colleen Gerbrandt, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton Experience, Travelled on 16th July 2019
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