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Discover New Zealand’s scenic South Island!

New Zealand’s South Island is magical. You can be travelling through a beautiful farmland one minute, and the next, travelling through the iconic mountains and glaciers. The beauty of the landscape, with rivers, lakes, mountains and fiords is just spectacular.

From the majestic Milford Sound to the mighty West Coast, the South Island is a must visit destination that will simply take your breath away. Discover it all on a 10 Day South Island tour with Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist. 

Start your tour in Christchurch, one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity. 

From Christchurch, breathtaking scenery awaits when you jump on-board the TranzAlpine, regarded as one of the world’s great rail journeys.

Tranzalpine Rail Journey

Travel through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, view alpine scenery, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. 

Experience the mighty west coast and travel south via Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown for a two-night stay. 

Board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

TSS Earnslaw

Visit picturesque Milford Sound and travel through the breathtaking fiords and dramatic mountain peaks which were carved by glaciers during the ice ages and are described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.

Discover the South-East coastline towns of Dunedin and Oamaru in the Otago Peninsula. Dunedin is regarded as the Edinburgh of the South with its Scottish influence and is home to amazing buildings including the Dunedin Railway Station, one of the most photographed buildings in the country.

A must-see Dunedin attraction is Larnach Castle which dates back to 1871. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, learn about its scandalous past before having time to wander through the Garden of International Significance.


The 10 Day South Island itinerary is available to travel by either Ultimate Small Group Tour or Signature Mid-Size Group Tour.

Ultimate Small Group Tour

Ultimate 20 seat coach

The itinerary is specifically tailored to provide the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel "Business Class on Wheels" on a full-size, purpose built, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 passengers.

Signature Mid-Size Group Tour

Signature 32 seat coach

Travel in the Premium Economy comfort of a full-size coach, touring with a mid-size group of up to 32 travellers, fully escorted. The Signature coaches are beautifully crafted offering an array of onboard features.


Tours include airfares and taxes, return airport transfers in New Zealand, stylish coach travel, 4 - 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

New Zealand’s South Island is a truly unique place with captivating landscapes and sensational culture; experience it all on one of Grand Pacific Tours South Island tours. 

*Airfares and taxes are only included on tours that depart from Australia.

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Port of Departure

To enable us to present you with the best Tour Pricing and Bonus Offers please select your intended Port of Departure and Accommodation Room Type. If you do not require an air inclusive package, please select LAND ONLY.

All prices are in Australian Dollars. For air inclusive package pricing, airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your Travel Agent at the time of booking.