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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Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail

Linda · Traveled February 2024
This trip was awesome. Mostly fairly flat but I'm 65 & of dubious fitness, so I got an ebike which I would recommend unless you are a regular bike rider. The accommodation was really good, scenery amazing, plenty of stops for photos etc, went to some nice pubs & cafes. Curling was fun. Griff, the leader was a legend, and the group were fantastic & very supportive. I'd definitely recommend this tour.
Review submitted 14 Feb 2024

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

Andrew · Traveled February 2024
Review submitted 07 Feb 2024

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

ellen · Traveled February 2024
Review submitted 07 Feb 2024

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

Kellie · Traveled February 2024
Maybe later - just got home
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

Jana · Traveled February 2024
I really enjoyed the trip, the group and the tour guide. A great chance to hike a bit on the popular tracks in Fiordland Nationalpark.
Review submitted 13 Feb 2024

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