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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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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
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
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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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4 day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound highlights

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Autumn Colours, Central Otago
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 31 times in the last 7 days
 

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, Milford Sound and Mt Cook National Park.

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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
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 31 times in the last 7 days
 

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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8 day South Island Scenic Explorer

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Avon River, Christchurch
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 48 times in the last 7 days
 

A great 8 day tour which introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and includes the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.

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Kirra Tours Platinum 10 Day Southern Encounter

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Larnach Castle
Kirra Tours
 New Zealand small group tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 34 times in the last 7 days
 

Explore New Zealand on this 10 Day Southern Encounter Coach Tour. Highlights include a TranzAlpine Train excursion, an overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise, high tea at Lanarch Castle, wildlife cruise on the Otago harbour, and star gazing at Mount Cook.

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Trafalgar 10 Day Southern Spectacular

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Over cast day in Wanaka
Trafalgar Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
 

A Journey from the Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki to the picture-perfect Lake Te Anau.  Tuck into a taste of country life with the Taylors, board the TranzAlpine train and cruise the Milford Sound.  This 10-day tour takes you to all the South Island's must-see locations.  You will be surrounded by outstanding views from start to finish and be enlightened and guided by some of New Zealand's most experienced guides.

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6 day South Island Encounter

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 29 times in the last 7 days
 

A 6 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers.  Highlights are the renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey and the Ko Tane Maori Experience.

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Kirra Tours 10 day Classic TranzAlpine Panorama

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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The Styx River in Christchurch
Kirra Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 34 times in the last 7 days
 

Discover the spectacular South Island of New Zealand, taking in the southern loop from Christchurch down the central spine of the Southern Alps and onto the East and West Coasts. Board the famous TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch, a great way to finish off your holiday experience!

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Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour

11 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Grand Pacific Ultimate
 New Zealand small group tour
 Hotel 4 star - 10 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 36 times in the last 7 days
 

Spend 11 day's exploring New Zealand's South Island with Grand Pacific's Ultimate Christmas Tour! Enjoy a Christmas-themed adventure with a range of great activities included. Visit Larnach Castle, ride the TranzAlpine train and enjoy a Christmas dinner in the mountains plus much more!

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Inspiring Journeys 12 Day The Southern Drift

12 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Cruise boat comes into Milford Sound Harbour
Inspiring Journeys
 New Zealand small group tour
 Hotel 4 star - 11 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
 

Discover 100% Pure New Zealand on this Inspiring Journey through the bountiful natural treasures of the South Island. From the still waters of Milford Sound and snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps, to rolling hills and grassy plains of Central Otago, delve into the exquisite beauty of a land that has remained unchanged for millennia.

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Customer Reviews

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Cherryl and Nicholas Ware, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th march 2019
Chelsea you did a magnificent job organising our first tour ever, we had a wonderful experence and can't thank you enough for all your help, even booking online I had never done before. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts....
Rani & Sandrasegara Balachandra, Custom North Island North Island Experience, Travelled on 23rd March 2019
We started our custom made tour in Auckland and finished in Queenstown. We were very pleased with the service. The tour was very well organised and we brought back a lot of great memories.
Michael and Dorla Tobey, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 12th March 2019
We had an amazing experience. New Zealand Coach Tours did a magnificent job of setting up a tour we will remember forever.

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