All things to do in South Island

All things to do in South Island

Tours & things to do hand-picked by our insiders

Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 166 Reviews

Discover the best of New Zealand’s natural beauty on this small-group 4-hour Franz Joseph Glacier walk. Travel by helicopter to the Pinnacles area of the ...  Read more

Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $215.23

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Queenstown. You'll travel through beautiful Fiordland in a luxury coach with panoramic windows and take an ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $154.30

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

See all the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this five-day guided sightseeing tour. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown, ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

From USD $1,182.10

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

Experience the natural beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise departing from Manapouri on New Zealand’s South Island. Cruise on a traditional ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $178.81

Heli Hiking Franz Josef

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 114 Reviews

Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a 2-hour guided walk on glacial terrain during this exhilarating tour from Franz Josef. Find ...  Read more

Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $281.45

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 Reviews

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length ...  Read more

Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $193.37

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

4.5 star rating: Recommended 182 Reviews

Take in Queenstown's stunning lake and mountain views over lunch or dinner at Queenstown Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar. A scenic gondola ride will take you ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.75

3-Day Hollyford Track Guided Walk with Scenic Helicopter Flight

Located in spectacular Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island, the Hollyford Track is one of the country’s greatest hiking trails, and you can ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,188.72

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 95 Reviews

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to ...  Read more

Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.33

Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

If you’re a movie fan or lover of beautiful landscapes, take the opportunity to see film locations from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ films on this Middle-earth tour ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.89

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $102.65

Private Tour: 8-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown

See the best of New Zealand’s stunning South Island on this unforgettable 8-day tour! Traveling by private luxury vehicle you’ll visit all the highlights of ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $2,449.63

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Marvel at some of New Zealand’s most amazing scenery on this once-in-a-lifetime 30-minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $198.67

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

See Milford Sound by air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown that includes a round-trip flight and a boat tour through the sound. Save time and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $358.93

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Feel a rush of adrenaline as you skim the surface of the Shotover River by jet boat! Hold on tight as you do fishtail turns and 360-degree spins at high speeds ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.43
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