South Island, New Zealand

South Island tours, things to do and tickets

TSS Earnslaw: Queenstown Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ

Duration: 4 hours
Combine a leisurely cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Station for a full BBQ buffet, a small farm demonstration and extensive gardens to enjoy.

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

Duration: 13 hours
Visit Milford Sound by premium coach for a 2-hour nature cruise and picnic lunch. Enjoy the scenery, informative commentary, and photo stops before sailing close to the fiord's waterfalls.

Milford Sound: Cruise, Underwater Observatory, and Lunch

Duration: 3 hours
Go further, get closer, and discover more on this tour of Milford Sound that includes a picnic lunch. See it all on your cruise, including the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory.

Kaikoura: Whale Watching Cruise

Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a unique whale watching experience off the South Island of New Zealand. Experience an up-close encounter with the world’s largest toothed predator, the giant sperm whale. Look out for other wildlife, including seals, dolphins, and birds.

Milford Sound: Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch

Duration: 2 hours - 2 hours
Discover the wildlife and waterfalls of Milford Sound on a round trip nature cruise by purpose-built catamaran. Marvel at the majesty of Mitre Peak, get up-close to Stirling Falls as you cruise both sides of the fjord.

From Queenstown: Lake Wakatipu TSS Earnslaw Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Climb aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Edwardian steamship, for a relaxing cruise from Queenstown. Watch the stokers feed the coal fires, explore the historic vessel, and soak up the mountain views.

Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu to discover hidden gems and incredible scenery. Take in panoramic views and enjoy a relaxing lunch on board.

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk

Duration: a day
Take part in an exciting day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau with a local guide. Travel by coach, cruise, and on foot to explore spectacular scenery from mountains to sea.

Manapouri: Fiordland National Park Doubtful Sound Cruise

Duration: 7 hours
Travel to an untouched world in Fiordland National Park. Cruise across Lake Manapouri, ride over Wilmot Pass in a coach, and explore the magical waterways of Doubtful Sound.

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Duration: a day
Welcome aboard the Christchurch Tram! Travel on our newly extended track & enjoy this unique and historic way to view the inner city. Drivers provide a live and entertaining commentary. A full circuit takes 50 minutes, includes 17 stops and there are up to four Trams operating. Trams run approximately every 15 minutes and your ticket lasts all day.

Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Duration: 12 hours
Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

Te Anau: Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Begin with a calm cruise across Lake Te Anau, before travelling through the caves by path and small boat. Deep inside the caves thousands of glowworms inhabit a silent hidden grotto.

Queenstown: Pilot's Choice Helicopter Tour & Alpine Landing

Duration: 20 minutes
Today your pilot chooses your scenic adventure with a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing. Marvel at incredible views of Queenstown from the sky and at a remote spot accessible only by helicopter.

Queenstown: Shotover River and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

Duration: an hour
Take an exhilarating 1-hour Jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and head down the Shotover and Kawarau rivers. Get an adrenaline rush as you take 360° spins and travel at high speed through the shallow channels of the Shotover River.

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Premium Day Tour and Cruise

Duration: 12 hours
Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery in the warmth and comfort of a luxury coach with glass rooftop as you travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound, then embark on a stunning wildlife cruise. Stop multiple times for breathtaking photo opportunities.

Queenstown: Scenic Lake Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Experience New Zealand's farming lifestyle at the Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Milford Sound: 2-Hour Small Boat Scenic Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Climb aboard a smaller boat for a 2-hour scenic cruise of Milford Sound. Navigate closer to the shoreline and get right up close to cascading waterfalls, rainforest, and wildlife under the expert care of your friendly, local crew.

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat

Duration: 5 hours
Fly return from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, waterfalls and lakes of the Fiordland National Park. In Milford Sound you will board the Cruise and travel the length of the Sound to the mouth of the Tasman Sea.

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

Duration: 6 hours
Enjoy a relaxing day out around some of the beautiful wineries in Marlborough. Learn about the regions great wines and sample at least 4 wines at each cellar door. Our tour is door to door so you don't have to worry about driving, just relax and enjoy your tour. Outside of peak times we don't have preset cellar doors so if you have somewhere you would like to go please message us and we will do our best to schedule your visit. There are over 30 cellar doors to choose from on a daily basis so plenty of variety.

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise from Picton

Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a scenic afternoon cruise on a working mail boat to share the excitement of Mail Day. Join the skipper as they deliver post, groceries and freight to the residents that call the sound's waterways home.