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New Zealand South Island Itineraries & Tours

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Tranquility and awe abound with a tour of New Zealand. Remoteness and raw beauty make the region a must-see for adventurers and nature-lovers alike. Paddle through staggering fjords and hike along magnificent glaciers as you indulge in a spectacular wilderness. Explore the South Island’s kaleidoscopic landscape with an adventure tailored to you by Zicasso.

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  1. Describe your dream New Zealand South Island itinerary.

  2. We match you with up to 3 top travel specialists (travel agencies). They compete to plan your tour.

  3. Book the trip when you are satisfied.

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Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travelAny number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Go down the Shotover River by jet boat, Queenstown

Marvelous Highlights Tour of New Zealand’s South Island

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,745

From tropics to fjords, experience the ultimate island immersion into nature on this one-week tour of New Zealand’s South Island. This is an exclusive itinerary that includes Fjordland, Franz Josef, Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks. Handcrafted with three distinctive natural realms, you will helicopter and hike into the wild and escape into landscapes that are rarely encountered by visitors.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Savor great taste while wine tasting in Otago, Wanaka region.

Best New Zealand South Island Vacation in 9 Days

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

Handcrafted with South Island’s most iconic and exclusive experiences, this exciting 9-day adventure will reveal glaciers, icebergs, fjords, caves, vineyards, lakes, mountains, and charming towns. New Zealand’s South Island is a canvas of dramatic landscapes, invigorating adventure, and natural wonders. Indulge in wine tasting, spend a night on Milford Sound, and explore the Fiordland from a helicopter.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Ballooning over Christchurch landscapes

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Jet boating in Queenstown, New Zealand

Adventurous Two-Week South Island Family Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

From $4,825

Your epic two-week family-friendly New Zealand tour will create unforgettable memories of timeless adventures on the South Island. You can swim with dolphins and cycle down winding hilltop trails. Kayaking on clear turquoise waters will provide surprising wildlife sightings. Cruise through the pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound and immerse the family in Middle Earth by visiting Lord of the Rings filming locations for a dynamic New Zealand family excursion.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Couple sitting on the pier at Nelson Lake National Park

Romantic South Island Vacation for Couples

14 Day Custom Tour

From $9,795

Sublime scenery and secluded luxury will create your perfect 14-day romantic New Zealand vacation. You can reach isolated mountainscapes by helicopter for a private picnic and sample delicious wines on celebrated vineyards. An opulent cruise will take you along the sparkling waters of Milford Sound while the charming waters provide exceptional views passing whale pods. You will experience the opulence of New Zealand’s South Island for passionate and spirited couples.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Queenstown with the Remarkables mountains in the background

New Zealand’s South Island: Leisure Tour for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

You can indulge in idyllic vineyards and rugged glacial landscapes during your 14-day New Zealand tour for seniors. You will travel at your preferred pace on a custom-tailored tour perfect for an easy-going exploration that reveals the highlights of South Island. You will cruise the majestic Milford Sound, watch for fascinating whales off the Kaikoura coast, and witness preserved Maori heritage for your perfect New Zealand adventure.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Surround yourself with the natural beauty of Kaikoure Island

Heritage Tour of New Zealand’s South Island: Powhiri to Pounamu

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,245

Discover 800 years of dynamic heritage during your 13-day culture tour of New Zealand. Experience the powerful pōwhiri welcome and search for Scottish and Victorian architecture. Find a spirit of exploration exuding from pioneer history and the customs of wayfinders. Explore raw natural history and local traditions during your custom-tailored tour connecting the timelines between settlers and explorers, archipelagos and cities across the North and South islands.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Nugget Point at sunset in Otago, New Zealand.

Best of New Zealand's South Island in 11 Days

13 Day Custom Tour

From $8,445

This 13-day self-drive tour of New Zealand’s South Island introduces you to the natural splendor that this country has to offer. Drive from the largest cities, through the countryside, over soaring mountain ranges, and by awe-inspiring glaciers. Your days of driving will be interspersed with cruises over alpine lakes and adrenaline-inducing activities. Experience the charm that New Zealand provides its visitors.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Morning fog over Lake Matheson and Mount Cook, New Zealand

Exclusive South Island New Zealand Tour for Couples

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

Handcrafted with the island’s most romantic activities and five-star lodges, this exciting 9-day adventure is the perfect celebration for two. Romance echoes across New Zealand’s South Island landscapes. Hot air balloon over Canterbury, indulge in wine tasting in Marlborough, bask in a spa in the wilderness, and partake in a scenic flight above the fjords. Private tours and exclusive excursions place the two of you amid the forefront of breathtaking landscapes and amorous surprises.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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