The South Island truly is Middle Earth. Home to some of the most diverse terrain on the planet.  One moment you're meandering through plains and twisting waters - the next you're passing blue lakes surrounded by ice-capped mountains. On our New Zealand South Island tours, you'll feel like an explorer conquering remote and beautiful lands with your expert guide leading the way.

The South, has a distinctively more extreme climate than the North, but is easily accessible all year, from sping in September & October, the summer months between November & February and into autumn from March to May. From June to September is Ski Season and Queenstown, in particular, becomes a Mecca for winter travellers.

But, what people on our South Island small group tours tell us they remember most is the Island's inhabitants. Sure, the crazy Kea and clueless Weka will make you chuckle, but it’s the Kiwi (the two legged variety) you meet in the little towns of the South that will really bring a smile to your face.

Kakapo21 Day North & South Island Tour

21 Day New Zealand Tour - Kakapo
Auckland > Christchurch
20 included activities
The ultimate New Zealand small group itinerary, this is the very best of our country. Milford Sound, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Abel Tasman, Tongariro, Rotorua, the Bay of Islands and a few more surprises. Small friendly groups led by our expert Kiwi Guides.

Kaka17 Day North & South Island Tour

17 Day New Zealand Tour - Kaka
Auckland > Christchurch
12 included activities
The best of both islands, all the spots we loved to visit as kids. From Rotorua and Tongariro National Park in the North and Abel Tasman, Milford Sound and Mt Cook in the South. All the comforts of home and unforgettable experiences every day.

Southern Beauty9 Day South Island Tour

Southern Beauty: Aoraki Mt Cook, Milford & Franz Josef
Christchurch > Christchurch
8 Included activities
Enjoy our amazing South Island highlights. Discover Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, stay in Queenstown, cruise and fly Milford Sound, visit Haast's lush rain forests, experience Franz Josef Glacier, and Punakaiki's rugged coastline.