South Island Tours & Vacations

New Zealand's South Island has alpine delights and natural wonders.

From hiking on glaciers to kayaking with dolphins, you can enjoy a range of active experiences while you’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful places in New Zealand’s South Island. If you’re looking for the perfect South Island itinerary, you’ve come to the right place. A New Zealand South Island tour promises breathtaking scenery, heart-pumping adrenaline activities, fascinating cultural experiences, and some of the best food and wine on the planet. If you're having trouble figuring out whether you should explore the South Island or the North Island of New Zealand, you simply have to look at all the fun experiences to be had, from overnight scenic cruises to cultural exchanges and exciting adventure tours. From sampling the region’s famous wine near Queenstown to sleeping on Milford Sound and observing the famous kiwi bird in Christchurch, there are plenty of great things to do in New Zealand’s South Island.

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New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

Laurie · Traveled April 2024
Was a marvellous trip where I did things I never thought I would do. Like Skydiving and Jet Boating. Plus so many other firsts.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

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Cj · Traveled April 2024
The trip lived up to my expectations and actually exceeded them. I needed customer service help at one point and the ladies i dealt with were fantastic, and able to fix my problem immediately. Also the phone was answered by a human, so important in this day and age. Our guide Lexi was excellent, exceptionally organized!
Review submitted 22 May 2024

Walk New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track

Michael · Traveled April 2024
Stunning, beautiful 3 day hike through the Marlborough Sound. Accommodation is warm and cosy, boat transfers easily conducted and you leave with a greater appreciation of the utter sereneness that is New Zealand. Also, so many birds to see!
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

New Zealand South Island Adventure

Stephen · Traveled April 2024
Great itinerary subject to weather conditions but terrific none the less.
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

Alan · Traveled April 2024
Intrepid-Trips & Tramps "Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park" A wonderful way to taste the NZ Great Walks and the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand's Fiordland. Each day a different aspect of the region followed by a comfortable night in the lovely township of Te Anau. Great comradeship of a small group along with the fun of the Glow Worm cave, eBikes and a Jet boat. Many thanks to Rohann Mackrell of Trips & Tramps as a wonderful guide and for expertly show casing the region.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

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