South Island Tours

Discover the stunning landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island. Explore majestic snow capped mountains, deep fiords, immense glaciers and sparkling lakes. Experience world renowned wineries, heart stopping adventure sports and the purest air imaginable. Indulge your senses on one of our 38 South Island coach tours and small group adventures, and if time permits venture further and explore all of New Zealand.

Top Selling South Island Tours

9 Days Christchurch to Christchurch
Operated By: AAT Kings
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$2,745
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$161
10 Days Christchurch to Christchurch
Operated By: Kirra
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$3,643
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$391
9 Days Christchurch to Christchurch
Operated By: AAT Kings
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$2,745
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$161
10 Days Christchurch to Christchurch
Operated By: Grand Pacific
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$3,714
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$434
11 Days Christchurch to Christchurch
Operated By: Grand Pacific
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$6,311
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$388
11 Days Christchurch to Christchurch
Operated By: Grand Pacific
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$4,871
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$328
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Must do experiences and highlights on New Zealand's South Island

Queenstown from the Water
Queenstown from the Water
Set off across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw, taking in the alpine scenery and soaring peaks that frame the shores of this serene lake.
Heli-Hike on Franz Josef
Heli-Hike on Franz Josef
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over this icy wonderland coupled with a guided walk on Franz Joseph, discovering frozen caves and pillars of glacial ice.
Explore Mt Cook National Park
Explore Mt Cook National Park
Travel through this stunning alpine landscape home to permanent snow fields, opaque lakes and towering peaks, crowned by Mt Cook at 3,724m (12,217ft).
Ride the TranzAlpine
Ride the TranzAlpine
Cross the Canterbury Plains and climb into the Southern Alps on this breathtaking rail journey. Watch from the outdoor viewing carriage as glistening rivers carve their way through the dramatic landscape.
Cruise Milford Sound
Cruise Milford Sound
Discover the tranquil waters, soaring granite peaks and snow capped mountains of Fiordland National Park. Set off on a cruise to marvel at the tumbling waterfalls and lush vegetation visible through the mist.

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Choose from 38 trips to the South Island of NZ with Global Journeys

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38 NZ South Island tours sourced from 19 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys through New Zealand's South Island


“NZ South Island Spectacular”
Jean & Margaret - VIC, Australia Apr 2019
Enjoyed the tour. Grand Pacific looked after us well, hotels and meals were great and enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. NZ South Island is spectacular.

“Perfectly organised tour”
Cheryl & Edwin - NSW, Australia Mar 2019
Throughout our 9 day tour, we experienced superb organisation. Tour guide, Alan, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. Riki, our driver was endless entertainment, being knowledgeable about the history and landmarks, along with telling us stories about his Maori heritage. Both were endlessly patient. A stunningly beautiful part of the world presented in a perfect manner for our needs. Thank you.

“Professional and hassle-free”
Janice - QLD, Australia Mar 2019
From my first contact online with Global Journeys, Yvonne Brooks made the booking of our Grand Pacific Tours' 9 Day Taste of the South Island on 4 March so effortless - it was all completed online with professionalism and without hassle. Thank you Yvonne, your assistance was much appreciated. The Grand Pacific Tour was amazing, from the surprise delivery of the generous and practical baggage pack to our home address, the initial pick up at Christchurch Airport on 4 March to return drop off at ...read more

“New Zealand - South Island tour”
Arie - VIC, Australia Feb 2019
A very well organised and enjoyable tour with lots of like minded people and a great tour guide. We loved every minute of it and would highly recommend.

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Your guide to travelling through the South Island of New Zealand

13 September, 2018
Natasha’s Highlights of NZ’s South Island with Kirra Tours

For a small country New Zealand has a big personality and so much to offer in terms of scenery and experiences. I’ve always been a fan and have visited a few times before, however, my ‘must-see’ list continually gets longer rather than smaller. I was recently lucky enough to cross another..

12 September, 2018
Natasha Rides the TranzAlpine with Kirra Tours

I have wanted to try out New Zealand’s TranzAlpine railway between Christchurch and Greymouth for years. Everyone who has taken the journey through the Canterbury Plains and the stunning Southern Alps has raved about it, so it had cemented its place on my ‘must-do’ list a while ago. Lucky for..

29 August, 2018
Madeline’s 8 Day South Island Vista with Kirra

When the chance to fulfil a bucket list destination of mine arose, of course I jumped at the opportunity! Along with some other lucky travellers, I took part in an 8-day itinerary, which has since been enhanced by Kirra to what is now the 10 Day TranzAlpine Panorama.Now if you’ve read my..