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.

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.

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.

7: Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk & Hot Pools

This relaxing, interpretive walk to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. After a short walk through the regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley with your guide calling stops to explain the unique features of the Franz Josef Glacier and its surroundings.

6: Queenstown Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

A relaxed day of fine cuisine, good company, sampling local cheeses and tasting premium cool-climate wines. Your journey includes unforgettable views and fascinating pioneer history, along with the smooth sophistication of award-winning gourmet food and wines among the region’s soothing backdrop of tussock and thyme.

5: Queenstown 4WD Quad Safari

Experience a unique quad bike tour of Queenstown Hill with breath-taking panoramic views. Don’t forget your camera as the viewpoints provide stunning photo opportunities. A wealth of trails covering different types of terrain allow for a Quad Bike tour that is tailored to the ability of the group.

4: Wanaka Nature Encounter

This full-day nature encounter showcases the best of Wanaka’s raw natural beauty – all yours for a day! Begin your day with a boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve. A guided walk to the spectacular summit reveals the island’s secret – A Lake on top of an Island!

3: Marlborough Icons Tour

The three icons of Marlborough – Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Greenshell Mussels. Experience all three in a single day with the fine wines of Marlborough in the morning and the stunning Marlborough Sounds in the afternoon.

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.

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!