Come and explore New Zealand's stunning South Island on one of our South Island tours


Our South Island tours showcase the very best of this beautiful island.

Queenstown's famous Shotover Jetboat

There are few places on earth more diverse or as visually stunning as New Zealand's South Island.

From the bays, beaches and inlets of the Nelson and Marlborough regions, to the World Heritage listed Mt Cook, the stunning Southern Alps and lakes and the west coast's fiords, glaciers and rugged beaches, the South Island will leave you breathless with its beauty.

Come and join us on one of our South Island tours, which range from 9 to 15 days, and experience first hand, the magic of the South Island.

Choose from our range of Ultimate, Classic, and Highlights tours - See Features.

And of course we also have a full range of Dual Island Tours and North Island Tours.

Read on to learn more about our range of South Island tours.

For additional information on each tour please click on the More Info... buttons or scroll down to the Enquiry Form.

* All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars

Awaroa Inlet in the Abel Tasman National Park - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

15 Day Ultimate South Island

Ultimate Series Tour4 to 4.5 star hotels, more 2 & 3 night stops, operates in summer only.

from $3,725 AUD

If you want to see exactly what the South Island is famous for, look no further. This 15 day South Island tour takes you to the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps, the imposing West Coast glaciers, and New Zealand's number 1 attraction, the majestic Milford Sound.You won't be disappointed.



Lake Wanaka - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

13 Day Ultimate Southern Highlights

Ultimate Series Tour4 to 4.5 star hotels, more 2 & 3 night stops, operates in summer only.

from $3,450 AUD

Visiting the bottom half of the South Island, this tour takes you to New Zealand's beautiful adventure capital Queenstown, and the Scottish influenced Dunedin, where you will enjoy a Scottish Haggis ceremony. Also on the itinerary is a trip on one of the World's great train journeys, the Tranz Alpine, which weaves its way through the Southern Alps.



The stunning Southern Alps - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

12 Day Classic Southern Discovery

Classic Series Tour – 3.5 to 4 star hotels, more 2 night stops, operates year round.

from $2,600 AUD

We begin this tour on the North Island in Wellington, before boarding the Inter Island ferry for the journey across Cook Strait to the Marlborough Sounds and the South Island. Also on this itinerary are the garden city Christchurch, Dunedin and its Scottish charm, the majestic Milford Sound, adventure capital Queenstown, and the West Coast's imposing glaciers. The tour concludes with a trip on the Tranz Alpine train for a memorable trip through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. A trip to remember.



Great views from Queenstown's Skyline Gondola - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

11 Day Alpine Highlights

Highlights Series Tour 3 to 3.5 star hotels, more time at leisure, operates in summer only.

from $2,199 AUD

Your 11 day South Island tour takes you to the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, Dunedin, the beautiful lakeside towns Queenstown and Wanaka, the iconic Milford Sound and the West Coasts amazing glaciers. The tour allows plenty of free time to explore and relax.



The Marae in Te Papa Museum - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

11 Day Southern Highlights

Highlights Series Tour 3 to 3.5 star hotels, more time at leisure, operates in summer only.

from $2,199 AUD

This tour takes you to many of the South Island's best spots. Highlights are Mt Cook (New Zealand's highest peak), Queenstown, Wanaka, the West Coasts glaciers, and Dunedin. Also included is a trip to the North Island and Wellington aboard the Inter Island ferry. butWith plenty of time to relax and explore, this tour is the perfect introduction to the charms of the South Island.



Lake Tekapo, a winter wonderland - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

10 Day Classic Southern Panorama

Classic Series Tour – 3.5 to 4 star hotels, more 2 night stops, operates year round.

from $2,395 AUD

This great value for money tour takes you on a loop of the southern South Island. Experience Mt Cook, Dunedin, the breathtaking Milford Sound, Queenstown and the glaciers. And you have the option of a trip on the World famous Tranz Alpine train through the Southern Alps to Christchurch to conclude your tour.



Mt Cook reflected in Lake Matheson - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

9 Day Classic TranzAlpine

Classic Series Tour – 3.5 to 4 star hotels, more 2 night stops, operates year round.

from $2,160 AUD

Packing a lot into a relatively short time, this South Island tour takes you to the stunning Mt Cook, historic Dunedin, the iconic Milford Sound, adventure capital Queenstown, and the West Coast's glaciers. Your tour concludes with a trip on the Tranz Alpine train through the Southern Alps.



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