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Tour the South Island of New Zealand with Scenic Pacific - tours depart daily from Christchurch and Queenstown.

National Parks and Glaciers, our most popular South Island tour, delivers huge variety in just four days. Experience the stunning World Heritage Milford Sound, Queenstown (often described as the Adventure Capital of the World), West Coast Glaciers and the TranzAlpine train, one of the world's great classic train journeys.

Alpine Safari - Three South Island tours one! Depart from Christchurch and travel by coach across the Canterbury Plains to the rolling foothills of the Southern Alps. Board a jet boat for a high speed thrills on the Waimakariri river then continue in a Four Wheel Drive vehicle for a high-country adventure tour. Your return journey is on the TranzAlpine Express, one of the world's great train journeys.

 

FEATURED SOUTH ISLAND TOURS

7 Day Mountains and Glaciers Tour Image
FROM NZD
1,535
Independent Coach Tour

7 Day Mountains and Glaciers Tour


Departs from: Christchurch

A very popular tour. You'll visit the "must see" spots during this 7 day bottom of the south tour. Enjoy the TranzAlpine train through Arthurs Pass National Park, views of the glaciers, beautiful Queenstown with its many additional activities, cruise Milford Sound and take in 'The Edinburgh of the South' - Dunedin.

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3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour Image
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815
Independent Coach Tour

3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour


Departs from: Queenstown - Tour departs daily, including Christmas day and other public holidays.

Enjoy the changing scenery as you leave the Central Otago landscape and pass through the rainforests of Westland National Park on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other. We’ve included a terminal face walk at Franz Josef where your guide will provide fascinating details of the natural history of this landscape. You have ample free time to relax and enjoy the sights within this area before continuing further up the West Coast. Board the TranzAlpine train in Greymouth for your journey to Christchurch.

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2 Day Glacier Express Tour Image
FROM NZD
655
Independent Coach Tour

2 Day Glacier Express Tour


Departs from: Queenstown - Departs daily, including Christmas day and other public holidays.

Pushed for time? This 2 day tour is a great way to travel from Queenstown to Christchurch. Travel over the Hasst Pass to the South Island’s West Coast., home to temperate rainforest, wild coastline and the breathtaking Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. Your tour includes a transfer to the glacier carpark where you can view the glacier from a great vantage point. Your travels end with a traverse through the southern alps on the famous TranzAlpine train into Christchurch.

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8 Day National Parks and Queenstown Tour Image
FROM NZD
1,895
Independent Coach Tour

8 Day National Parks and Queenstown Tour


Departs from: Wellington

An eight day tour from Wellington covering the entire West Coast through to Fiordland and returning back through the central South Island to Christchurch. Features include: tour of the Abel Tasman National Park with walking options, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes, visit to a glacier, West Coast rainforests, lakeside resort of Wanaka, Queenstown (NZ's premier resort), Fiordland World Heritage Park, cruise of Milford Sound, Mt Cook (NZ's highest mountain) and the Canterbury Plains.

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4 Day West Coast Tour ex Christchurch Image
FROM NZD
1,175
Independent Coach Tour

4 Day West Coast Tour ex Christchurch


Departs from: Christchurch

This cool 4 day tour takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown via the beautiful West Coast. Travel on the world famous TranzAlpine train, check out some Pancake rocks at Punakaiki, admire Franz Josef Glacier and sit back and relax in the Franz Josef Hot Pools all before reaching New Zealand's premier resort town of Queenstown.

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