South Island Tours – New Zealand

New Zealand is best enjoyed close up, whether you’re on foot or by boat. Highlights like Mount Cook and Milford Sound are highlights of our New Zealand tours. We are proud of our guides. When we ask guests what their favorite part of their trip is, they usually answer that it’s meeting their guides. Originally published in 2002, this sensuous novel is set in rural New Zealand and spans the end of World War I to the present day. Brought together by their obsession with the tango, two couples experience the trials of true love and the power of storytelling. This guide to Maori language is for travelers who are looking for a foundation in the language, culture, and traditions of the Maori people. Phil, Wash, DC$6,774$6,974$7,274$7,474Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices.

You’ll pause at Kawarau Bridge to appreciate the world’s first commercial bungy jumping operation. You can save energy by not relying on pedal power and enjoy wine while watching brave souls leap over the bridge. Place seafood, meats, and veggies in baskets and cook on hot stones in a pit dug in the ground.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

She shares her pick of the best from across the North and South Islands. Audley country specialist John explains why, for him, self-drive is the best way to explore New Zealand.

Arrive in Christchurch, New Zealand’s second city. Enjoy the evening exploring and having dinner on your own. New Zealand’s raft of luxury wilderness lodges allow you to retreat to the backcountry while staying in well-designed properties equipped with indulgent touches. Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to New Zealand. We share our suggestions for how to enjoy New Zealand at its best. You can spot elusive kiwis at night while you trek through a protected area, learn about Maori culture at Waitangi Treaty Ground in Bay of Islands, and taste Marlborough’s wines. Our range of suggested itineraries is a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to New Zealand.

For more tours from Wellington, check outThe Best New Zealand Tours Starting in Wellington. You can find out more information about this tour by looking at Adventure Junkies on Tourradar. You can also find more tours starting from Christchurch in The 5 Best New Zealand Tours. See The 10 Best 7-Day Tours in New Zealand for more week-long tours, including small-group tours.

New Zealand is unique in that practically every type of landscape is found within this very small country. We carefully select all activities that showcase each unique location, as well as any customised activities. Our small group tours are limited to 16 people and offer a better experience. Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It is important to remember that acceptable behavior, dress, and language in one country may not be appropriate in another.


Both fees are exempt for Australian citizens, but permanent residents of Australia must pay the ETA. Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to six miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain. Although we expect to complete the itinerary, the order of things may change depending on the weather or other local conditions.