South Island Sightseeing

Here are our top 10 Must Dos in the South Island

10: Christchurch Grand Tour

Discover the character of our Garden City of Christchurch on this fully guided day trip. Travel comfortably between highlights by luxury coach. Tour the famous Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take a punt ride on the Avon River, ride high by gondola for panoramic views of the region. Tour the central city by heritage tram and visit the seaside township of Sumner.

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9: Queenstown Funyak

Experience our wilderness from a different angle. Paddle by Funyak deep into Mt Aspiring National Park. Explore the Dart River’s side streams, rock pools and chasms. Drift at a leisurely pace with guides who commentate along the way. Stop for lunch in the wilderness before returning through stunning scenery used as a backdrop for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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Queenstown Funyak

8: Glacier Ice Explorer

Take an exciting journey into the enthralling world of ice as you explore our world famous Franz Josef Glacier. Start with a short helicopter transfer to the remarkable pinnacles area. Step out into this pristine, icy wonderland. Learn about Franz Josef Glacier and the ever-changing glacier lands as you follow your expert guide and navigate an intriguing maze of ice.

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7: Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

The natural thermal pools of Hanmer Springs are an enticing collection of 
hot springs, surrounded by redwood forest and mountains. As well as the thermal pools, this stunning complex includes a spa, massage pools, fun hydroslides, a water playground and New Zealand’s only Superbowl, a thilling, aquatic ride. Relax and soothe away your cares or take an exhilarating ride.

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Hamner Springs Hot Pools
Queesntown Gondola

6: Queenstown Gondola and Dinner

Book a dinner date you will never forget at Queenstown’s Skyline Restaurant. Ride by gondola to reach the restaurant perched high above spectacular Queenstown. Dine on delicious New Zealand cuisine, enjoy the atmosphere of live music and awe inspiring scenery as you watch the sun go down over Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu, Cecil and Walter Peaks.

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5: Shotover Queenstown White Water Rafting

Start this spectacular white water rafting tour with a breathtaking journey up and into Skippers Canyon. Sit tight and travel the winding through twists and turns, tight corners and past sheer cliff drops. Join your expert guide to ride the Shotover River’s rapids, waterfalls and whirlpools cutting through the ancient canyon. Return to Queenstown for a sauna and hot shower.

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Queenstown Rafting
Speights Brewery and Dinner Tour

4: Speights Brewery and Dinner Tour

Visit Dunedin’s legendary Speight’s Brewery founded in 1876. Go inside the historic working brewery on an informative and interactive tour. See the process, taste, touch and smell the ingredients that go into Speight’s famous ales. Learn about the history of beer and the introduction of beer to 
New Zealand. Taste your choice of six Speight’s beers at the brewery bar.

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3: Cadbury Chocolate Tour

Chocolate lovers will thoroughly enjoy this journey into Cadbury’s delicious world. Don your hairnet to enter factory heaven. Learn how chocolate is made from cocoa bean to Dairy Milk. Follow the scent to find the chocolatiers at work. See the purple silo drop one ton of liquid chocolate. Enjoy tasting before exit the factory door to see the vintage trucks.

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Cadbury Chocolate Tour
Milford Sound Cruise

2: Milford Sound Cruise

Experience the majesty and serenity of the amazing Milford Sound on a leisurely two hour cruise, hosted a specialist nature guide. As you cruise, learn about Fiordland’s fascinating environment and history as your guide story tells along the way. Watch out for dolphins, seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguins. Pass by waterfalls and towering cliffs and sheer rock walls.

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Our #1 South Island Must Do is…

1: Shotover Jet

Buckle up and hold on tight for a thrilling ride through Queenstown’s narrow Shotover River Canyons. Experience the Shotover Jet, renowned as the world’s most exciting jet boat ride. Feel the adrenaline rush as you speed down the fast flowing river, encased on both sides by steep rock walls. Breathtaking, fabulous fun, but not for the faint hearted!

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