South Island Accommodated Tours
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.
Tours from Other regions
Accommodated Tours from Christchurch
Get your taste of the South Island and discover the picturesque Abel Tasman National Park, the geo-thermal town of Hanmer Springs, a world-famous wine region and the beautiful marine life of Kaikoura - starting and finishing your adventure in Christchurch.more >
Looking for incredible scenery, adrenalin fixes and a chance to try some of New Zealand's best restaurants, bars and nightlife? Then the south of New Zealand's South Island is for you! Spend nine nights visiting places like Franz Josef Glacier, Doubtful Sound, Queenstown and Mt Aspiring National Park.more >
Get your adventure on in the beautiful village of Queenstown, explore the natural wonder that is Franz Josef Glacier and stay at the foot of New Zealand's largest mountain, Aoraki / Mt Cook. This and much more awaits you on this 10 day / 9 night winter tour.more >
Discover the mountains, lakes and sheer beauty of the stunning South Island visiting icons including Queenstown, Marlborough wine region, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef, Doubtful Sound and the Otago - just to name a few!more >
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 tour. 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!more >
Maximise your time in New Zealand by jumping on a fully guided tour. Spend three weeks exploring this wonderful country taking in sights such as the magnificent Doubtful Sound, fun and adventurous Queenstown, a working conservation farm, Tongariro National Park, Kaikoura, Rotorua, Abel Tasman and much, much more. We have planned everything for you to save you time and packaged transport and accommodation to save you money.more >
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.more >