South Island Tours

The South Island of New Zealand is famous around the world for its beautiful scenery: soaring mountain peaks, pristine lakes and rivers, wild beaches and volcanic plains stretching as far as the eye can see. South Island day tours are a great way to travel and see the landscape at the same time, enjoying commentary as you go.

Take a day tour to Mount Cook and see Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, or experience a Milford Sound day tour from Queenstown or Te Anau. The West Coast of the South Island is a remote and beautiful place – see it on a sightseeing tour to Fox Glacier or Franz Josef and visit a world of dense rainforest, rugged coastline and ancient glaciers.

21 Day Tours to experience

MUST-SEE
See the unparalleled beauty of the South Island on a day tour to Milford Sound, and cruise the world-famous fiord.
  • 12 hours 25 minutes
  • Luxury glass roof coach
  • Milford Sound cruise

from $240 NZD

MUST-SEE
See the Southern Alps in all their glory on this full day tour to Aoraki / Mount Cook from Queenstown.
  • 11 hours
  • Full Day Tour
  • Multilingual Commentary

from $233 NZD

COMBO
See two of New Zealand's most famous scenic attractions over two days with this great value package tour combo.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Full day tours
  • Spectacular NZ scenery
  • Luxury coach travel

from $345 NZD

Put yourself in the frame with a tour of Lord of the Rings film set locations including Edoras and Helm's Deep.
  • 9 hours 00 minutes
  • Exciting four-wheel drive adventure
  • Misty Mountains and Helm's Deep filming locations
  • Stand on the summit of 'Edoras'
  • Easy Cancellation

from $299 NZD

COMBO
See New Zealand's beautiful scenery three ways: from a glass-roof coach, on a relaxing cruise... and on a high-speed jet boat!
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Milford Sound day tour & cruise
  • Shotover Jet boat ride

from $345 NZD

Find out why Queenstown is famous for adventure, great food and wine and stunning scenery on a half-day tour of its highlights.
  • 3 hours
  • City Sightseeing
  • Lord of the Rings Scenery

from $100 NZD

Enjoy a Christchurch city tour on a classic double-decker bus, seeing the top scenic and urban highlights of the Garden City and learning about its eventful history.
  • 2 hours
  • See the Garden City
  • Open-top double decker tour

from $69 NZD

Travel to spectacular Mount Cook on a half-day sightseeing tour from Christchurch and stay on in Mount Cook Village to soak up the view.
  • 5 hours 20 minutes
  • See NZ's highest mountain
  • Stunning high country scenery

from $229 NZD

Escape into the wild on a jet boat safari, walk through ancient forest and marvel at the astounding mountain views made famous by the Lord of the Rings films.
  • 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Jet boat ride, forest walk & 4WD tour

from $259 NZD

See the South Island's famous scenery on a day tour from Fox Glacier on the West Coast to vibrant Queenstown.
  • 7 hours 55 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Multilingual commentary

from $147 NZD

Set off on a full day tour from Fox Glacier to the sporting paradise of Lake Wanaka, crossing over the Southern Alps from the wild West Coast to the tranquil Queenstown lakes district.
  • 5 hours 50 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • Wild West Coast

from $116 NZD

Discover the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's South Island as you travel through forest, mountain and grassy plains from Franz Josef to Queenstown.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Wild West Coast

from $155 NZD

Cross over the Southern Alps from the rugged West Coast and glacier country, into the peaceful atmosphere of Lake Wanaka, on a full day sightseeing tour.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Luxury Coach Travel

from $116 NZD

Travel along one of the world's most scenic roads to Milford Sound, a place of unrivalled beauty and one of New Zealand's must-see destinations.
  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Full day tour
  • Milford Sound scenic cruise

from $163 NZD

Experience the grandeur of New Zealand's highest mountain on a day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, ending in Queenstown.
  • 11 hours
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Lake Tekapo

from $327 NZD

MUST-SEE
Travel up the South Island and through the Southern Alps to stand at the foot of Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain.
  • 11 hours 50 minutes
  • Mount Cook scenery
  • Glacier lake views

from $290 NZD

Travel across the South Island from Queenstown to Fox Glacier on a full-day coach tour through amazing natural scenery.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • See The Southern Alps
  • Full-day Sightseeing Tour

from $147 NZD

Spend a day surrounded by New Zealand's scenic highlights, crossing through the Southern Alps from Queenstown to Franz Josef on the West Coast.
  • 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Full-day Sightseeing Tour

from $154 NZD

See some of the South Island's most impressive mountain scenery on a one-way day tour to Mount Cook in the Southern Alps.
  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Complimentary pickup/drop-off
  • Multilingual commentary available

from $180 NZD

Take a tour from tranquil Lake Wanaka to the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island, finishing at Fox Glacier.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Spectacular West Coast scenery
  • Driver Guide Commentary

from $116 NZD

Experience the pristine beauty of the South Island landscape as you travel from Wanaka to Franz Josef, home of the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
  • 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Luxury Coach Travel

from $116 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.