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Want to experience the amazing scenery of the South Island? Start your New Zealand South Island tour planning with us. Our great range of itineraries will give you some wonderful ideas and then all you have to do is get in touch with the experts to start creating your perfect New Zealand holiday.

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Pancake Rocks, West Coast, New Zealand

14 Day South Island Wilderness Encounters Tour

14 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
 This 14 day tour explore the best of the South Island's walks and adventures and visits 5 National Parks plus lots more outstanding wilderness areas. more
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Queenstown, New Zealand

South Island 12 day luxury adventure

12 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Luxury touring, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
  The ultimate combination of luxury and adventure, this 10 day tour travels from Christchurch to the Wilderness Lodge in Arthurs Pass, the West Coast Glaciers and the alpine resort town of Wanaka. Further south to Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, then Te Anau gateway to Fiordland National Park, before Queenstown where your journey concludes. This itinerary offers a great balance of relaxation and adventure with plenty of time to enjoy other activities as you wish.more
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Explore the lagoons in Abel Tasman National Park

Top of the South Island Self Drive Loop

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Food & wine, Adventure, Family touring, Luxury touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park.  In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks.  You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, where you stay at the Wilderness Lodge an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand and experience life on a high country station.more
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Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

21 day South Island Encounter

21 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery.  From Christchurch travel through the Mackenzie Country to Mt Cook then on to Otago and Dunedin. A detailed exploration of Fiordland National Park follows, before heading north to Queenstown and then to the West Coast Glaciers. Crossing the Southern Alps enjoy a night in Arthur's Pass National Park before heading to the east coast and Kaikoura. Enjoy the Marlborough wine region and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park before turning south along the wild west coast. You return to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Wanaka, New Zealand

Christchurch to Queenstown luxury explorer

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Luxury touring, National parks, Honeymoon
  Cross the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass and then travel the West Coast to the Southern Lakes region and the adventure playgrounds of Wanaka and Queenstown, staying at premier lodges along the way.more
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Otago Peninsular Dunedin

The Southern Circuit self drive tour

12 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  From Christchurch this tour takes you along the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mt. Cook National Park. It’s then onto Dunedin where you have a whole day to discover the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.  Continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for you Real Journeys Nature Cruise, then to the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown where you have time to enjoy the countless activities on offer here and explore the natural beauty of the region. On your return to Christchurch you journey up the West Coast, with the highlight being the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers which you can experience during a heli-hike or scenic flight if you choose.  You’ll return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Church of the Good Shepherd, Tekapo, New Zealand

Southern Lakes and Tranz Alpine 6 day circuit

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 This short loop of the lower South Island visits the Mackenzie high country and Lake Tekapo first. With views of Mt Cook National Park you continue south to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstownmore
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Routeburn Track view

Southern Alps & Southern Lakes self drive tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Classic driving tours
 From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country past Lake Tekapo before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park. Then to Queenstown for two nights with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities here. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Crown Range Rd between Queenstown & Wanaka

Coast to Coast self drive tour

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Luxury touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour visits Mt. Cook National Park, travels through the Southern Lakes region and into the deep south. Time to explore Dunedin and the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula before crossing the rich farmland of Southland toward Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. There is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise. Then to Queenstown for two nights at the award winning Dairy luxury Hotel with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities on offer in the 'Adventure Capital'. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Kaikoura Coastline

Queenstown to Queenstown South Island highlights

16 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch and Akaroa, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, Hanmer Springs and the West Coast Glaciers.more
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