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Scenic Pacific South Island Tours

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

7 Day Mountains and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,645
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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A very popular South Island tour. You'll visit the 'must see' spots during this 7 day bottom of the south tour. Enjoy the TranzAlpine Train through Arthur's 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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5 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,560
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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This top-notch 5 day tour showcases the best New Zealand's South Island has to offer. After an eye-full of majestic Mt Cook, take in the beauty of Milford Sound where the forested cliffs reach dizzying heights. After a day to 'chill out' in Queenstown continue your tour through some stunning West Coast rainforest. This tour is jaw-dropping gorgeous - even for those short on time.
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8 Day Southern Traverse Tour Image
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2,445
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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A South Island tour including everything you would want to experience in the lower South Island – a memorable glacier heli hike on Franz Josef, time to explore Queenstown, visit Milford Sound, travel to the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin and enjoy a wildlife tour on Otago Peninsula where you'll view yellow-eyed Penguins & NZ Fur Seals in their natural habitat.
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6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,645
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch

'In over 45 years of international travel, I have never dealt with an agent who was so thorough and pleasantly engaging...' More Reviews

Board the renowned TranzAlpine Train to the West Coast of the South Island, enjoying lush ancient rainforest of the Westland National Park before continuing south to the 'Adventure Capital' of NZ - Queenstown. Visit picturesque Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park. Final stop is the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin, including a cruise of the Otago Peninsula.
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2 Day Glacier Express Tour Image
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685
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown

'Your service was wonderful and I look forward to being able to recommend scenicpacific to others just as you were recommended to us.' More Reviews

Pushed for time? This 2 day tour is a great way to travel from Queenstown to Christchurch. Travelling through Wanaka to the West Coast, home to temperate rainforest, wild coastline and the breathtaking Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. Your travels end with a traverse through the Southern Alps on the famous TranzAlpine Train.
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3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour Image
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845
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown

'Thank you so much for your prompt, personal, and efficient service! It was the trip of a lifetime!' More Reviews

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 South Island journey to Christchurch.
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4 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,460
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Departs from: Christchurch
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This tour ticks all the ‘must sees’ even for those dashing around the countryside. Take in the stunning turquoise blue waters of Lake Tekapo before catching sight of dazzling Mt Cook. Marvel at the sheer vertical mountains protruding from the waters of Milford Sound and experience the enchanting West Coast and glacier region before returning to Christchurch via the world renowned TranzAlpine Train.
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6 Day Best of the South Tour Image
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1,760
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
Let us guide you through the popular South Island tourist destinations of Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park (with Milford Sound cruise) and the Glacier region.
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4 Day West Coast Tour ex Christchurch Image
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1,225
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
This cool 4 day South Island 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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5 Day Dunedin, Queenstown and Milford Tour Image
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1,245
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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Travel via Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook to Queenstown - NZ's premier resort town.
Cruise the length of Milford Sound and spend a night in Te Anau. Visit Dunedin - gateway to Otago Peninsula which is home to New Zealand Fur Seals, rare Hooker’s Sea Lions, Yellow-Eyed Penguins, and the only mainland Royal Albatross colony.
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