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One Week South Island, New Zealand Itineraries

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One-week South Island itineraries to New Zealand can explore the surreal and serene as you discover the staggering natural beauty of snowcapped peaks, sparkling glaciers, and glistening fiords. Your adventure takes shape along the canyons and cliffs, mountain trails, and coastal treasures, while remote corners in the valleys and along elegant peaks provide quiet escapes for romantic opportunities. Find inspiration for your trip with our sample itineraries before speaking with the right travel specialist for you.

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Hot air balloon over Christchurch landscapes in New Zealand

New Zealand South Island Itinerary in One Week

8 Day Custom Tour

From $5,595

Adventure, exploration, and unforgettable experiences highlight your perfect 7-day New Zealand tour. Your private tours and specialized guides will immerse you in the splendid landscape around the South Island. The majesty of New Zealand will emerge from Queenstown to Abel Tasman National Park, Milford Sound to Canterbury. Fly over shimmering glaciers, sip celebrated wine in lush vineyards, and cruise down serene fiords in search of waterfalls and wildlife.

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Ship under Mitra Peak in Fiordland National Park on South Island, New Zealand

South Island Romance Tour: New Zealand’s Intimate Excellence

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,745

Celebrate in style with the most romantic one-week tour of New Zealand’s South Island. Handcrafted with exquisite private activities and five-star accommodations, these seven days offer very personal experiences in majestically wild landscapes. Get ready to wander hand in hand through the finest New Zealand nature, from fjords to glaciers and plains.

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Lupins and Lake Tekapo, South Island

Ultimate South Island Nature Tour: Fjords, Mountains & Beaches

17 Day Custom Tour

From $4,245

Nature’s kaleidoscope unfolds on New Zealand’s South Island. New Zealand is full of tropical beaches, tiny rays, massive glaciers, glowworm caves, sperm whales, snowy mountains, and bucolic green valleys. No other island on Earth has such a diversity of landscapes, and this 17-day tour takes you around it all, including hiking, kayaking, canoeing, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, a scenic flight, a Heli Hike, and an overnight cruise.

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Explore the island with a private guide on a scenic flight

Sublime South Island 9-Day Itinerary for Seniors

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

Handcrafted with a laid-back pace and superb accommodations, this exclusive 9-day journey will immerse you in forests, coastlines, penguins, and fjords. From a scenic flight over glaciers to two days in the Catlins, uncover the island’s incredible nature with private tours expertly designed for seniors. Sit back and allow private guides to show you an island like no other.

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Beautiful landscape of the South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island Tour: Christchurch, Queenstown & More

14 Day Custom Tour

From $9,795

New Zealand’s South Island is all about the journey. Here, you can ride on dreamy railways across the untouched wilderness, take a helicopter ride to a remote glacier, relax on overnight cruises through surreal fjords, and cruise on alpine roads past turquoise lakes. The destinations are also something that will have you dreaming about New Zealand for months to come. You can see villages with a mountain view, quaint cities of 19th-century heritage, and towns that are perched on lakes and beneath glaciers. Combine all these majestic highlights on this two-week, best-of tour that connects both nature and culture.

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Misty morning on the Southern Island New Zealand

Adventures of New Zealand's South Island

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,290

Soar to New Zealand for nine days of essential exploration through its Southern Alpines. This tour showcases the frosted allure of New Zealand's picturesque landscapes. Beginning in the buzzing city of Christchurch and culminating atop the icy summit of Franz Josef, every second of this tour will bring you closer to the surreal spectacles that sweep New Zealand’s Southern summits.

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