This one-of-a-kind 9 day New Zealand South Island tour takes you on a wonderful journey from Queenstown. The first stop is Milford Sound where you’ll take a cruise on the picturesque sound against the backdrop of the iconic Mitre Peak.

Then we travel on to Wanaka, experience the West Coast’s rainforests, the jaw dropping Franz Josef Glacier and the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Finally, our journeys finishes in Christchurch after a stunning journey over the Southern Alps.

A short tour that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

8 Night / 9 Day New Zealand South Island Tour

Milford Sound
Franz Josef Glacier
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Tour Price

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2018 / 2019 Season

$4490.00 pp twin
$5690.00 pp single

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Mary Kavanagh

Visiting Arrowtown in New Zealand with MoaTrek
Buffalo, New York USA
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

New Zealand is a spectacular country. The scenery is breathtaking. Moa Trek took care of all the details from start to finish. The accommodations were deluxe. Every part of this tour was outstanding. This is my second tour of New Zealand. As soon as my brother and I finished the first visit we knew we had to return and we chose Moa Trek again because we were so pleased. New Zealand is a place you dream about.

Joanne Sobelman

Bonfire at the beach in Punakaiki, New Zealand
United States
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

This was the first time we used a tour company while traveling and did not really know what to expect. MoaTrek was a perfect choice for us. They were attentive to our needs, easy to work with and responded to our questions. The trip itself was lovely. Each day's activities were well planned, extremely enjoyable, educational and interesting and really gave us a great sense of the South Island - its beauty, its history, its natural resources, the Maori culture and how that informed the development of the island. All of the accommodations were top-notch and the options for activities were well prepared and appropriate for our group. I would highly recommend MoaTrek to guide you through the New Zealand countryside.

Lynne Edwards

Relaxing on the lawn at Lake Wanaka - MoaTrek Tour Review
United Kingdom
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

This 9 day small group tour of the South Island met our needs perfectly. We could sit back and enjoy the scenery with the services of a very knowledgeable MoaTrek Kiwi driver/guide. We also had a choice of a range of optional activities to do in our free time. I definitely recommend MoaTrek tours if you are looking for a smaller group tour in New Zealand.

Nakari Family

Family photo near Queenstown, Nakari Family - MoaTrek Tour Review
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

Kia Ora ! On behalf of our family just wanted to pass big thanks to Matt for taking care and guiding us through our fantastic tour of the South Island! Everything went as planned and much more than expected. Thank you!

David & Jill Wright

MoaTrek Guests at Mt Cook - David & Jill Wright review
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

We had the most wonderful and memorable tour of the South Island.  It could not have been bettered in any way from beginning - booking process through to the trip itself.  Matt our guide and all Moatrek staff seemed to go above and beyond the call of duty to make our trip special. We found the whole trip amazing and Matt's character contributed greatly to this.

Hanna and Heidi

MoaTrek guests walking in Mt Cook - Tour Review
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

We took the first ever MoaTrek winter tour of the South Island, and we loved it! Because of the season, we were the only people in many places, we could take photos, go kayaking in the Blue Lagoon with no one else in sight and drive around the countryside on empty roads.  Our guide Matt was very professional, among other things he told us all about NZ's history, agriculture and geography (with a sense of humour). The hotels, special lunches and activities included were superb! We thoroughly enjoyed the well-organised tour and would recommend MoaTrek to everybody interested in NZ!

Lisa Myers

Happy MoaTrek people - Tour Review
United States
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

What a great experience! I was a little concerned that a tour would be rigid and impersonal, but this trip was perfect. It was great to not have to figure out the best places to go and how to get there – all done for me. The hotels were great and scenic, and our stops were beautiful and allowed us to see so much of the landscape and beautiful features New Zealand has to offer. Our Kiwi guide Lloyd was brilliant! So much fun and really helpful. Thanks for making New Zealand a great experience!

John and Carol Danforth

MoaTrek guests taking the rest in the valley - Tour Review
United States
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

Matt our Kiwi guide made the South Island come alive with his incredible knowledge of all things New Zealand. We loved the pace of the tour with many stops that allowed us to “stretch out” as well as learn about the history and culture. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.


Katie Wheeler

Happy MoaTrek guest Katie - Tour Review
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

This has been a wonderful trip full of incredible landscapes, outdoor activities, bird watching etc. Lloyd was very kind, funny, knowledgeable and professional. He was the perfect driver and guide. I especially enjoyed lunches at local Kiwis’ homes and really appreciated having the opportunity to explore so much of New Zealand. Thank you for a great tour!


Frederique Visscher

MoaTrek guests enjoying the brewery - Tour Review
Kea 9 Day South Island Tour

This is the trip I’ve been dreaming of for 30 years and it was more exciting, interesting and impressive than I ever could imagine. Our driver was an incredibly good, thoughtful and helpful guide. Thanks to him for making it such as wonderful experience.

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