The South Island is the larger of the two main islands of New Zealand, and includes both Christchurch, the 'Garden City', and Queenstown, the 'Tourist Capital of the World'.
The South Island, New Zealand, offers a wide selection of quality tourist attractions and activities for a fun-filled vacation. more
NB: This South Island directory is specifically for tourism companies that cover the South Island. They either have many outlets or are able to offer you a service throughout this part of the country.
Select a South Island, New Zealand, tourist attractions and activities category from the list below.
Scenic flights over the South Island’s spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
Exclusive chauffeured / guided off-road Lord of the Rings and Custom Made tours from Christchurch. One day to six weeks throughout the Southern Alps and South Island. Friendly experienced hosts, small groups (Min 2, max 8). Magnificent views guaranteed, no crowds or coaches, unlimited photo stops, homemade refreshments and meals, homely Kiwi accommodation. We offer exclusive quality, not quantity.
Proudly owned and operated by New Zealanders, Absolute New Zealand is an award winning, fully licensed travel agency specialising in luxury travel. Over the past decade we've refined our range of exclusive privately escorted, self-guided, and small group tours. Work with one of our friendly travel designers - there to assist from planning right through to while you are travelling.
If you're up for an adventure of a lifetime, we'd love to take you hiking, kayaking and biking around New Zealand! We've handcrafted each itinerary so our legendary guides share the best way to experience the outdoors, explore the local spots and have plenty of laughs while you enjoy the highest level of personal service every step of the way.
A world-renowned mountain guiding company with a legacy of climbing expeditions. We offer 78 expeditions, treks and wilderness journeys to the Himalaya, Antarctica, Arctic, South America, Greenland, Alaska and the Seven Summits in addition to a world class mountaineering guiding service and climbing school in New Zealand and Europe with our IFMGA / NZMGA mountain guides.
Enjoy the thrills of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. Includes transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drink, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing daily all year.
Adventure Trailrides New Zealand offer corporate tours allowing us to put your team through their paces on an enduro motorcycle or atv quad bike in Christchurch. Our tours are suitable for beginners with coaching available and we can cater for up to 16 people. Single or multi-day options are available as well as lunch or corporate meals.
Specialists in customised agricultural tours throughout New Zealand and overseas. Our tailor-made farm tour itineraries are countrywide and can include farm and/or technical visits, farm stay, accommodation, transport, sightseeing, guides, interpreters etc. We are proud to share New Zealand's rural heritage, developments and innovations.
Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted parts to medals and personal war stories. Come marvel at our collection, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and enjoy our children's activities. FREE ADMISSION, open daily.
Make your New Zealand Glacier Country experience complete and see how the power of the colliding Pacific and Australian continental plates have created the awesome Alps of Westland. Learn what is under us influences the Alpine features. Note: As ticket numbers per tour are limited, to ensure your place please make a booking.
Alpine Jet will take you deep into the foothills of the Southern Alps through the breathtaking Waimakariri River canyon. We are situated only 50 minutes from Christchurch Airport. Breathtaking views, excellent mixture of scenery and excitement, our safari tour option doubles as an eco-experience with magnificent scenery, native bush and wildlife.
APT is the leading tour operator in New Zealand. Brands include Australian Pacific Touring and Travelmarvel. Select escorted touring itineraries from eight days to three weeks duration by coach and rail, ranging from luxury through to affordable value.
Unforgettable personalised flights exploring the Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks with birds eye views possible only by helicopter. Take in the grandeur en route to a Milford Sound or Mount Cook experience, or enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Wanaka and its surrounds. Alpine landings included. Available also for airport transfers, filming, fishing etc.
A 15-minute scenic flight with Aspiring Helicopters will take you to Whare Kea Chalet, a luxurious accommodation option and a spectacular base for those looking for the ultimate alpine adventure. This exclusive alpine venue and its surrounding adventures can be enjoyed year round by friends, families and small groups. In winter, it's the perfect base for heli skiing.
Looking to cycle during your visit to New Zealand? Explore the South Island with our cycling tours, travel the Central Otago Rail Trail. Customised tours, bus charters, minibus rental, cycle-trailer hire. Cycle hire for short/long term, groups/individuals, touring bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes. Try our Mountain Bike Adventure; ride up on the Christchurch Gondola, and cycle down, on-road or off-road.
Experience a taste of warm 'Kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between downtown Wellington and Picton—there's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Buy New Zealand Made promotes and connects manufacturers, retailers and shoppers with New Zealand made products. The campaign began in 1988 and member businesses may use the iconic logo on their products and marketing. Visit www.buynz.org.nz for a huge range of genuine New Zealand made products, including souvenirs, arts and crafts, food and drink, clothing and more.
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a fun, family friendly ski resort with high elevation renowned for dry natural snow. With wide open slopes, challenging chutes and NZ’s best terrain park facilities…you won't want to leave! Book your Queenstown accommodation and activities online now!
Farm, forest and beach riding with spectacular views over farmland and native forest both inland & overlooking the coast. Enjoy a personalized service, riding in small groups with the opportunity to ride among farm animals, through our native QEII forest full of bird life and along pristine sandy beaches to play in the surf or view the sea lions.
Just 5kms from Owaka Township on the Owaka Valley Road, our giftshop overlooks 5 acres of park-like gardens. Not only is beautiful soap made here, but the beautiful Kinross Gardens allows you to relax in tranquil environment while fitting in stress-free gift shopping. Jewellery, kitchenware, babywear, culinary sauces/oils, soaps, wall-hangings. Great Coffee. Amazing wedding ceremony venue. Groups welcome (bookings essential).
One of New Zealand's premier tour coach and charter bus operators. With over 30 years experience, we have what it takes to satisfy. Luxury tour coaches and charter buses provide air-conditioned comfort. We can assist to ensure you see the best of what New Zealand has to offer.
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We have New Zealand packaged and ready to go every day. Whether you want self-drive, independent or escorted coach tours, rail tours or “Lord of the Rings” tours, we can arrange all your travel needs. Our packages include transport, accommodation and activities. Our exciting and unique activities give you a truly memorable journey. We are the New Zealand travel specialists.
17 years experience means we offer money back guarantees. If you're not 100% totally pleased it's free! Personalised whitewater rafting, caving, rainforest cruising, walks, self-drive 4x4, gold hunting plus much more. Free New Zealand vacation advice, spare seat deals, free discount cards. Daily pre-planned tours or we'll design your own, including school and conferences.
Adventure tour specialists for 17 years... whitewater rafting, caving, rainforest cruising, guided walks, 4x4 and gold hunting plus much more. This Web site has free New Zealand vacation planning advice, spare seat deals, free discount cards and family travel suggestions. There's daily departure preplanned multi-day tours, or we will design one especially for you.
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