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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

See the top sights of the spectacular South Island on a 5-day guided coach tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain; enjoy free time to explore the adventure capital of Queenstown; take a boat cruise on Milford Sound, surrounded by steep rock walls; view Fox and Franz Josef glaciers; and travel by rail through the Southern Alps aboard the scenic TranzAlpine Express. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and four nights’ accommodation in Queenstown and Franz Josef.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,213.49 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,213.49 USD

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

View Franz Josef Glacier and experience a Milford Sound cruise on this 4-day semi-independent tour of New Zealand's South Island. You’ll travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown via the Canterbury Plains, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, then motor up the west coast to Greymouth before riding the TranzAlpine train on the return to Christchurch. Listen to narration on board as the driver highlights this scenic region from picturesque mountain peaks to deep fiords. Overnight accommodation and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$1,164.81 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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$1,164.81 USD

6-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Milford Sound, Queenstown and Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier

Gorgeous fiords, magnificent glaciers and other scenic landscapes of the South Island comprise this 6-day semi-independent tour by narrated coach and railway. Travel round-trip from Christchurch and climb aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and TranzAlpine passenger trains — two of New Zealand's  top-rated scenic rail routes. Catch a complimentary shuttle to the Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier lookout point, cruise on Milford Sound, and ride the Queenstown Skyline Gondola above Lake Wakatipu. Overnight stays allow for plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 days
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$1,807.38 USD
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  • Duration: 6 days
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$1,807.38 USD

7-Day South Island Coastal Splendor Tour from Christchurch

Experience the coastal splendor of New Zealand’s South Island on this 7-day tour by coach and Taieri Gorge Railway from Christchurch. Hear live onboard commentary as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to the historic city of Dunedin, then head to Queenstown and Franz Josef Glacier via the rugged west coast before returning to Christchurch on the TranzAlpine. Your itinerary includes six nights’ accommodation, a Milford Sound cruise and a guided sightseeing tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula with admission to the royal albatross colony.
  • Duration: 7 days
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$1,512.52 USD
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  • Duration: 7 days
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$1,512.52 USD

4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Spend 4 days getting to know Akaroa and Kaikoura on this eclectic tour. Explore the volcanic landscapes and take a harbor cruise in Akaroa, go whale watching in Kaikoura. Three nights of accommodation in Christchurch are included, as well as lunch on Akaroa Harbour and round-trip airport transfers.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$831.02 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

See the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Traveling by coach and train, you’ll stop in UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and Queenstown, travel up the west coast to Franz Josef Glacier, and visit the Gold Rush town of Greymouth, then board the homeward-bound TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps and past the Canterbury Plains. Listen to informative onboard commentary and enjoy two nights’ accommodation as you explore the sights independently.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$921.42 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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$921.42 USD

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Queenstown and Milford Sound

See the South Island by coach and railway on a semi-independent 5-day tour, traveling round-trip from Christchurch. Hear informative commentary on your sightseeing coach, gaze at the scenic Southern Alps while aboard the TranzAlpine train, and visit the World Heritage–listed Fiordland on a Milford Sound cruise with lunch. Overnight stays in Fox Glacier and Queenstown allow for plenty of free time to explore New Zealand’s magnificent glaciers and national parks.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,390.13 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,390.13 USD

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

Journey by coach, ferry and railway from the North Island to the South Island of New Zealand during this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch, or vice versa. Ride a boat into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves; see the geothermal wonderland at Te Pua and the Agrodome Sheep Show in Rotorua; take the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait from Wellington; and hop on a Coastal Pacific train from Picton to Kaikoura, where you’ll watch giant sperm whales at play. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Rotorua, Wellington and Kaikoura.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,220.45 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,220.45 USD

10-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch

Experience top sights of the South Island during this 10-day, guided, small-group trip that includes transportation and nine nights’ accommodation. See glaciers, take in coastal views, and enjoy walking trails before spending your evenings relaxing at your accommodations in the rainforest and more. Enjoy a scenic bike ride and dare to jump from the A.J Hackett bungy jumping site before visiting places like Queenstown, Mount Cook and more.
  • Duration: 10 days
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$1,234.36 USD
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  • Duration: 10 days
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$1,234.36 USD

9-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch

Save valuable planning time and avoid the risk of missing some of the South Island’s picturesque highlights on this nine-day tour from Christchurch. Head through Arthur’s Pass to the West Coast and travel down the coast to Franz Josef Glacier. From there, head south to sights like Lake Matheson, Fiordland National Park and the Mackenzie Basin. Take a calm overnight cruise around Doubtful Sound, cycle around Lake Wanaka and speed around Mt Aspiring National Park by jet boat.
  • Duration: 9 days
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$1,589.02 USD
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  • Duration: 9 days
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$1,589.02 USD

6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

Experience a 6-day semi-independent tour by coach and train around the scenic South Island, traveling round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mount Cook, take a Milford Sound cruise and spend a free day in Queenstown, then journey to Pukerangi and cross into Dunedin aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway. Enjoy a guided tour of the Otago Peninsula and royal albatross colony before returning to Christchurch. Transportation, sightseeing tours and hotel accommodation are all included.
  • Duration: 6 days
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$1,390.13 USD
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  • Duration: 6 days
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$1,390.13 USD

14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch

Spend two full weeks exploring New Zealand's magnificent South Island witht his guided tour. You and your fellow travelers will get to experience the best of the island, including the thermal baths of Hanmer Springs, the seaside town of Picton, the glorious Abel Tasman National Park, and the stunning Franz Josef Glacier, as well as Queenstown, Lake Matheson, and Lake Tekapo. You’ll even have some free time to go bungee jumping, if the mood strikes!
  • Duration: 14 days
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$2,166.21 USD
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  • Duration: 14 days
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$2,166.21 USD

4-Day South Island Southern Discovery Tour from Christchurch

Spend three nights in Queenstown on this 4-day semi-independent tour of the scenic South Island. You’ll travel round-trip from Christchurch by narrated coach via Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mount Cook, with a full day of free time to spend at your leisure in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital.’ Experience all the highlights along the way, including a Milford Sound cruise on the majestic fiord.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$893.60 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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$893.60 USD

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

Visit multiple South Island highlights on this unforgettable 8-day private tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Make the journey from ‘The Garden City’ in a counter-clockwise direction, traveling with ease in your very own luxury vehicle with a private guide at the helm. The route covers Arthur’s Pass, west coast rainforests, Aoraki/Mount Cook and Queenstown, to name a few. Enjoy seven nights’ accommodation including breakfast, entry to the Franz Josef Glacier hot pools and a train ride on the TranzAlpine. Optional activities include helicopter rides and bungy jumps (own expense).
  • Duration: 8 days
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$3,587.46 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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$3,587.46 USD

South Island Flexible Travel Pass - Christchurch Return

Discover the famous cities, natural wonders, and national parks of New Zealand’s South Island with a great-value yearlong travel pass. Enjoy unlimited access to the hop-on and hop-off buses, stopping at destinations including Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier, Mount Cook National Park, and Abel Tasman National Park.
  • Duration: 16 to 365 days
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$416.55 USD
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  • Duration: 16 to 365 days
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$416.55 USD

3-Day Christchurch and Akaroa Tour with Harbor Cruise

Get to know Akaroa on this 3-day tour from Christchurch, including a full-day tour through the volcanic area around Akaroa and a cruise on Akaroa Harbour. Round-trip transfer from the airport, 2 nights' accommodation in Christchurch, and meals per itinerary included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$737.14 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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$737.14 USD

4 day Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glacier Highlights

A fantastic 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers PLUS the TranzAlpine Scenic Train journey. You get a combination of scheduled tours and transportation along with plenty of free time to explore on your own. Enjoy comfortable transportation, guided tours, and your choice of either standard or superior accommodations.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$1,008.35 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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$1,008.35 USD

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

This 12 Day South Island private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand and show you what this beautiful island has to offer.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, kayak in a National park, whale watch and cruise on the oldest steam ship in New Zealand. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime, all while riding in the comfort of your own vehicle with a very knowledgeable, experienced Driver/Guide.
  • Duration: 12 days
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$4,157.69 USD
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  • Duration: 12 days
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$4,157.69 USD

12 Day South Island Adrenalin Junkie Tour

Starting from Christchurch, we will take you on an adrenalin-fueled South Island experience that is bursting with optional activities to get your blood pumping. We include two days in Queenstown to maximise the rush. It all starts at 8am at our Haka accommodation in Christchurch and ends around 9am on day 12 in Wellington. As with all our tours, we do include a few 'must-do' events, ranging from a pounamu pendant carving experience, and the chance to paddle a waka (Māori canoe) with your group. We have a massive range of optional activities available to add, from bungy jumping and dolphin swimming to jet boating and scenic flights. None of these are compulsory; just add the ones you want. Simply let your tour guide know.  As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to stay at our Haka accommodation in Christchurch the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour starts makes for a stress free morning.
  • Duration: 12 days
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$1,577.55 USD
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  • Duration: 12 days
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$1,577.55 USD

3-Day Kaikoura Whale Watching and Christchurch Tour

Get to know Kaikoura on this 3-day tour from Christchurch, including a whale-watching excursion. Airport transfers, two nights of accommodation in Christchurch, and lunch are also provided.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$657.16 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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$657.16 USD

7 Day South Island Lick Tour

Starting and ending in the “Garden City” of Christchurch, we show you the ultimate highlights of New Zealand’s stunning South Island over 7 action-packed days. From turquoise lakes to towering mountains and glaciers, the South Island’s scenery will blow your mind, and the nation’s adventure capital, Queenstown, has all the adrenalin activities on offer that you could possibly wish for. Included in your tour is a unique opportunity to carve your very own pounamu (greenstone) pendant with local carvers on the West Coast. Activities can be pre-booked or purchased on the road - just let your tour guide know. We can't always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre-booking any activities you especially want to do. As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation in Christchurch with us the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on day 1 makes for a stress-free morning.
  • Duration: 7 days
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$934.85 USD
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  • Duration: 7 days
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$934.85 USD

8 Day South Island Highlights Tour - Private - Fully Guided

This 8 Day private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand as you experience the higlights of this beautiful island  We will explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, hike on a glacier, sample beautiful New Zealand wines and experience the iconic Shotover Jetboat. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime, all while travelling in the comfort of an exclusive vehicle to your group, with a very knowledgeable, experienced Driver/Guide.
  • Duration: 8 days
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$3,118.23 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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$3,118.23 USD

10-Day Photography Expedition of the South Island of New Zealand

If you love taking photos and want to see as much of the South Island of New Zealand as possible, then this is for you! This 10-Day photography expedition will allow you to travel from Christchurch down to places such as Queenstown, Mount Cook, Milford Sound and more! All the while taking beautiful pictures following the theme of that day.
  • Duration: 10 days
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$2,399.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 days
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$2,399.00 USD


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