South accommodated tours start in Christchurch, the largest South Island city which also has an international airport.

You can do a tour which only visits the South Island or you can see South Island attractions and then continue on to visit the North Island for an extended tour itinerary.

The South Island of New Zealand is most well known for its dramatic mountain scenery and coastal landscapes.

Most people reach the South Island by either flying into the largest city Christchurch or coming across on the ferry from Wellington.

Popular attractions here include whale watching at Kaikoura, the beauty of the coastal Abel Tasman National Park, the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, Queenstown's adventure activities and Fiordland National Park sounds (fjords).

Here we have some great NZ Itineraries starting from Auckland showcasing the South Island. We also have tours of New Zealand that go to both the North island and the South Island these can be found in our national accommodated tours section. 

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Hike the captivating Abel Tasman National Park

15 Day Full South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Winter Tour

If you're into nature, spectacular views and more fresh air then you know what to do with this tour is for you!

Keen for some spectacular snow-capped scenery mixed in with some adrenalin, marine wildlife and a bit of culture along the way? Then the South Island of New Zealand is your oyster on this 15 day Winter. Visit all of the main sites you have ever desired including Franz Josef, Queenstown, Abel Tasman, Kaikoura, Doubtful Sound and Wanaka and even some you may not have heard of!

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Jump on the orange bus and discover the real New Zealand

26 Day North and South Christchurch to Christchurch Winter Tour

Visit both the North and South Island of New Zealand on this great value tour.

This tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch and allows you to see the highlights New Zealand has to offer including Rotorua maori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound, Kaikoura, Queenstown and much, much more. You'll be able to conquer your fair share of the New Zealand terrain. Hike the volcanic craters of middle earth and traverse icy glaciers as you take in all the highlights of the North Island and South Islands.