South Island Trips And Itineraries

There are many great things to do in New Zealand’s South Island. Begin your day traveling through Fiordland National Park past native rainforests, beech forests, alluvial flats, and meadows. At your first stop in Mirror Lake, enjoy a walk on the boardwalks as the surrounding mountains are reflected in the water.

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Wind your way through the Homer Tunnel, where the sheer rocky ranges have been cut through, to the Cleddau Valley. On your way to Chasm, you’ll see the alpine scenery unfold before you stop to watch the Cleddau River rip its way through the rock. Then get right in the middle of the stunning scenery cruising the tranquil waters of the Milford Sound. Watch Bowen, Stirling Falls cascade into the sea from hanging valleys. Also, see the sheer pinnacle at Mitre Peak rising from deep waters of Fiord. With photo ops at every turn and maybe a dolphin or two popping up, it’s a gorgeous afternoon on Milford Sound and a must-do experience on your New Zealand South Island tour. As we arrive in Queenstown, the adventure capital of Queenstown, our excitement will be high as we check into our charming hotel on the shores Lake Wakatipu.

You will embark in Arthurs Pass, where you can take one of the many nature walks within the national park. You will be able to search for the Kea, New Zealand’s native alpine pararot. Our favorite spot has a spectacular waterfall of 150 metres and stunning views of the mountains from the vantage point of native beech forests. Driving further you can stop in Hokitika to have a look at the greenstone factory, where you can view up close how the local people carve necklaces and sculptures from the precious stone. As you travel through the farmlands to Te Anau, take in stunning scenery.

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Small but mighty, drastic in beauty but humble in charm, you could get lost forever in the land of the long white cloud and not care one bit. Our New Zealand travel packages could see you skydiving in Queenstown one moment, to staying in a traditional Maori Marae the next – and that’s before spotting dolphins in the beautiful bay of islands. Our New Zealand trips are for adventurers of all levels. After the excitement of the previous day, we leave the West Coast and take a relaxed drive along the Haast River and over one of the most spectacular scenic roads ever built; the Haast Pass.

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