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New Zealand South Island Tours - over 120 great tour ideas

Experience dramatic scenery, landscapes and wonderful hospitality on a New Zealand South Island tour. We have over 120 great itineraries for you to enjoy 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. Get in touch with us today to get the best advice on the best South Island tour for you.

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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
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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 9 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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Aoraki Mt. Cook Explorer

3 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Mount cook
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
 

The Christchurch to Queenstown journey takes you from the incredibly flat Canterbury Plains right through to the dramatic mountains in the Southern Alps.  The area is out of this world beautiful with many rushing through the country en route to Christchurch or Queenstown. This tour gives you the opportunity to absorb the areas beauty.  Starting in Christchurch you'll travel with GreatSights into the heart of the Mt Cook National Park. After a full day of exploration hop on board the coach to Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital. 

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Grand Pacific Tours 13 Day Warbirds South Island Getaway

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Warbirds over Wanaka
Grand Pacific Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 12 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Travelling for 13 days you'll get to visit all of New Zealand's South Island as you travel with Grand Pacific coach Tours. With a 4 night stop in Queenstown to become part of the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow, you'll have an unforgettable Easter. 

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APT Tours South Island Sensation Small Group Tour

12 days from Wellington to Queenstown

New Zealand National Park
APT Tours
 New Zealand small group tour
 Hotel 4 star - 11 nights
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There is little wonder New Zealand's South Island has become one of the most popular destinations in the world. Only here will you immerse yourself in the Marlborough wine region, before spotting unique marine life off the coast of Kaikoura and Akaroa. And for the perfect conclusion, Franz Josef beckons for exploration. 

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Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day South Island Warbirds Escape

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Warbirds over Wanaka
Grand Pacific Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
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 Viewed 7 times in the last 7 days
 

Come over to New Zealand and visit the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow, Easter 2020.  This escorted coach tour combines a trip around the beautiful South Island with three days to enjoy the dramatic air display in Wanaka - an aviation enthusiasts dream. 

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Customer Reviews

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Gwynfryn & Pamela Ann Jones, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 14th April 2019
We toured the North Island, wow, what a fabulous area. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We met some great people. I would like to give a big thank you to Grand Pacific Tours for looking after us so well.
Thomas & Elaine Williams, Gene and Debbie Pass, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama (2018-2019), Travelled on 24th April 2019
What a wonderful trip, in my life I have traveled to 33 countries. No trip has been as nice as this one. I have rode many buses but never a better driver than Andrew in the South Island. Our guide Barb was great we never had any problems at all. The...
Kee Dizzine, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 23rd April 2019
The 14 Day New Zealand Vista tour was amazing. We were able to see both islands and we feel as if we really know New Zealand now. Our guide, Mel, was very knowledgeable, shared personal experiences, and took great care of our group. Our driver,...

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