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New Zealand South Island Tours - over 60 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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  • Enjoy 5 days exploring New Zealand's South Island with this excellent independent touring itinerary....

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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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NZD$2,960

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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving int...

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    Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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NZD$1,530

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  • Short and sweet, this tour to the glaciers is a New Zealand bucket list experience.

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NZD$1,690

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  • Hotel 3 star
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  • A great 8 day tour which introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sou...

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    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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NZD$4,085

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  • Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train • The wild West Coast • Vis...

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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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NZD$1,850

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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • This 5 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, Milford Sound including a cruise plus time in wonderful...

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    This 5 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, Milford Sound including a cruise plus time in wonderful Queenstown before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.

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NZD$1,895

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
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  • A classic 3 day itinerary this tour gets you from Christchurch to Queenstown in comfort on reliable ...

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    A classic 3 day itinerary this tour gets you from Christchurch to Queenstown in comfort on reliable small group tours. Witness the West Coast and southern lakes whilst enjoying the TranzAlpine Scenic Train and a stay in Queenstown.

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NZD$2,183

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
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  • An introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford ...

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

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NZD$3,450

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  • This 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour visits Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau's Glow Worm Ca...

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    This 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour visits Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau's Glow Worm Caves and leaves you with time to experience the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.

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NZD$3,240

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie Country and the Southern Alps on your way to Queensto...

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    Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie Country and the Southern Alps on your way to Queenstown. Then take the time to enjoy a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real NZ.

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NZD$1,880

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Can't quite find what you are looking for?

Even with hundreds of New Zealand coach touring ideas we know that sometimes you need something special. That's why the team at NZCT are experts at designing New Zealand holidays to suit everyone.
We can combine our Guided Coach Tours with a tailor-made independent tour in another part of New Zealand and then design a self drive holiday to finish off your itinerary.
Whatever you can think of we can create so you get the New Zealand touring experience you deserve.

Prefer to explore New Zealand with a Self Drive tour?

Our sister company, New Zealand Self drive Tours, specialises in just that - Self Drive Holidays across New Zealand. With over 200 great itinerary ideas to help inspire you there is something for everyone.
Our team of NZ Specialists tailor-make each itinerary to suit you. With hundreds of accommodation options, activity ideas, a great rental car range and our expertise to pull it altogether you are guaranteed a great NZ Self Drive holiday.

About New Zealand Fine Touring

New Zealand Fine Touring is the parent company of New Zealand Coach Tours. Started in 2004 New Zealand Fine Touring grew from a small home business to New Zealand's leading touring holiday planner. We operate many different channels such as New Zealand Coach Tours, New Zealand Self Drive Tours, Fine Tours New Zealand, Discover New Zealand, Thrifty Tours, Ski New Zealand, NZ Road Trip, Pure Journeys and our travel agent only business nzsidekick. Each channel specialises in a particulur style of touring holiday but we can also use our experience across all these channels to create a bespoke itinerary to suit anyone from anywhere. Check out New Zealand Fine Touring here.