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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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5 day Southern Alps Circuit Christchurch to Christchurch

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Landscape of Arthurs Pass
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 29 times in the last 7 days
 

Circumnavigate the Southern Alps on this 5 day tour.  Begin with the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey from Christchurch to the West Coast.  Continue your journey south to the West Coast Glacier region and onto the alpine ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown where you’ll spend 3 nights.  You have a free day to explore before your day trip to the pristine wilderness of Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park.  Return to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park, where you’ll stop for lunch at the Hermitage.

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5 day Southern highlights

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

TSS Earnslaw Cruising Lake Wakatipu
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days
 

A 5 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.An ideal tour to customise to your own schedule.

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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
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 29 times in the last 7 days
 

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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4 day Southern Circuit

4 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 17 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight will be your journey on board the famous TranzAlpine scenic train across the South Island.

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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
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 96 times in the last 7 days
 

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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4 day Southern Circuit

4 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 17 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight is the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey.

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5 day Southern Scenes

5 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Milford Sound cruise, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 19 times in the last 7 days
 

A 5 day introduction to the South Island, including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight is a ride on the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train.

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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
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 39 times in the last 7 days
 

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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Travelmarvel 10 Day Southern Escape

10 days from Wellington to Christchurch

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South Island New Zealand
Travelmarvel
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 28 times in the last 7 days
 

A 10-day tour of New Zealand's South Island.  Travel coast to coast and witness some dramatic scenery across this magnificent island. With this escorted coach tour, there is nothing to worry about.  From the time you arrive at your departure everything is taken care of. 

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3 day Glaciers and TranzAlpine Queenstown to Christchurch

3 days from Queenstown to Christchurch

Tranzalpine train, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days
 

From Queenstown you’ll travel the Kawarau Gorge and spectacular Haast Pass to the pristine wilderness of the West Coast.  With 2 nights in Franz Josef you have time for a glacier adventure of your choosing.  From there continue north on the rugged West Coast road to Greymouth where you’ll catch the world renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Christchurch. 

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Anne Hooper, Breath-Taking 10 Day New Zealand Experience, Travelled on 20th April 2019
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to you for the recent trip you organised for me. I arrived home safely and well last night. The trip was very exciting and went off without a hitch. I would like to recommend 2 hotels whose accommodation was...
John Shew & Family, Southern Highlights with Milford Sound, Travelled on 31st May 2019
The tour was really good and it met my purpose of exploring the southern island within 7 days.
Colleen Gibson, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 11th May 2019
The tour was very good! Accommodation was good loved the hotel in Napier. Loved our tour guide and driver. and the Transfers were good.

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