South Island, New Zealand

South Island tours, things to do and tickets

Queenstown: TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak w/ Gourmet BBQ

Duration: 4 hours
Combine a leisurely cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Whakatipu before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a full gourmet BBQ buffet, small farm demonstration and farmland tour.
$107.26*Per person

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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.
$101.01*Per person

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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.
$144.03*Per person

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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Duration: 10 hours
This full-day Milford Sound extraordinaire tour from Te Anau will have you traveling along the spectacular Milford Road. With fun commentary and plenty of local knowledge provided you will have a chance to see keas, seals, dolphins and the Fiordland crested penguin.

Enjoy an amazing morning tea that includes wonderful date scones, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits, chocolates
Experience an amazing 20-minute walk to the Chasm.

You will have the chance to do the most spectacular 30-minute walk to Milford Sound. It is the Marian Cascade which is a continuous cascading waterfall draining from a glacier fed lake. Your day will be topped off with a 2-hour cruise on the famous Milford Sound.
$158.14*Per person

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Te Anau: Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy a cruise across Lake Te Anau to the Murchison Mountains’ network of natural caves. Explore an underground world of sculptured rock, underground waterfalls, and a silent hidden glowworm grotto.
$72.85*Per person

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From Manapouri: Premium Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip

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.
$201.41*Per person

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From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Duration: 12 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.
$193.06*Per person

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Milford Sound: Cruise and Underwater Observatory

Duration: 3 hours
Discover Milford Sound from a unique perspective as you admire the rainforests and waterfalls of the fiord. See it all on your cruise, including the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory.
$88.77*Per person

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Queenstown: TSS Earnslaw Cruise of Lake Whakatipu

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.
$60.68*Per person

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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.
$88.77*Per person

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Milford Sound: Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy an uncrowded and hassle-free cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound, taking in the stunning views as you go. Benefit from a premium vessel specifically designed to capture the beauty of the fiord with unique glass-roof and spacious viewing decks.
$76.52*Per person

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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Duration: 2 hours
The fascinating Te Anau caves system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.

Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.
$75.58*Per person

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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.
$395.32*Per person

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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 river.
$82.74*Per person

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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.
$88.77*Per person

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From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise, and Walks

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.
$149.98*Per person

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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 18 stops and there are up to four Trams operating. Trams run approximately every 15 minutes and your ticket lasts all day as a hop on and off pass
$22.23*Per person

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Queenstown: TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on the TSS Earnslaw steamship across Lake Whakatipu. Experience New Zealand's farming lifestyle at the Walter Peak High Country Farm with afternoon tea included.
$88.87*Per person

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Jet Boat Journey through Fiordland National Park - Pure Wilderness

Duration: 2 hours
This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in Fiordland National Park - far from the crowds found elsewhere. Fiordland Jet is is the only scenic commercial operator on these waterways, which means guests can enjoy an authentic kiwi experience in a small, personalized group tour.

As a locally owned and operated business, we are taking tourism back to what it use to be - personal - and invite you to explore our beautiful home as one of the family. No rushing. No lines. Just wide open spaces and jaw dropping scenery.

This is not the typical jet boat 'ride' - this is a journey - time to explore and learn about this amazing area and its rich history all while having heaps of FUN!
$117.49*Per person

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From Queenstown: Milford Sound Cruise and Coach Day Trip

Duration: 13 hours
Experience the stunning Milford Sound on a day trip including a 2-hour cruise and round-trip luxury bus transportation from Queenstown. Look out for native wildlife and soak up the scenery in Fiordland.
$150.16*Per person

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