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New Zealand South Island Christmas & New Year Tours & Trips

Explore a wide diversity of christmas & new year tours through New Zealand South Island. We have 78 tours that vary from 3 days to 21 days. With the greatest number of departures in December, this is also the most popular time of the year.

78 New Zealand South Island Christmas & New Year trips with 1,530 reviews

  • ' Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 10 Days)

    "I've never had an experience like it. I loved it so much I have been trying to save..."
    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Lake Ohau, Oamaru, Dunedin, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Wellington+1 more
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $134
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    $1,575
    US$1,339
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  • Southern Spectacular

    "Fantastic! We love the country, view much more , it amazing"
    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Twizel, Oamaru, Dunedin, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Mirror Lakes, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Lake Wanaka, Franz Josef, Hokitika, Punakaiki+10 more
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $272
    From
    $3,020
    US$2,718
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  • 'Sweet As' South (including Picton)

    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Lake Ohau, Arrowtown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Wanaka, Haast, Franz Josef, Hokitika, Arthur's Pass Village, Kaikoura, Picton, Wellington+9 more
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $136
    From
    $1,599
    US$1,359
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  • Southern Spotlight

    destinations
    Christchurch, Omarama, Dunedin, Te Anau, Queenstown, Franz Josef
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $294
    From
    US$2,650
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  • Southern Voyager

    "Just returned back from the best week exploring the South Island on the Southern..."
    destinations
    Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mount Cook
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Regions
    New Zealand South Island, Milford Sound+1 more
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Discovery, Sightseeing, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    Wild Kiwi
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $115
    From
    US$807
    • +$121 upfront costs
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  • Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines

    "The tour is a once in a life time opportunity, packed with plenty of amazing activities...."
    destinations
    Auckland, Raglan, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Abel Tasman NP, Westport, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Te Anau, Wedderburn, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Picton+7 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Adventure, Group, Fully Guided, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    G Adventures
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    Tour length
    21 days
    Price per day
    $125
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    US$2,634
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  • New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

    "Great tour to experience 2 weeks of the highlights of the South island"
    destinations
    Wellington, Abel Tasman NP, Westport, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Wedderburn, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Picton+6 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Adventure, Group, Fully Guided, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    G Adventures
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    Tour length
    16 days
    Price per day
    $122
    From
    US$1,954
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  • New Zealand South Island Explorer

    destinations
    Christchurch, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Doubtful Sound, Mount Cook
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    11 days
    Price per day
    $278
    From
    US$3,055
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  • Southern Spectacular

    destinations
    Christchurch, Twizel, Dunedin, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Punakaiki+1 more
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Trafalgar
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $359
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    US$3,590
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  • Contrasts of New Zealand (End Queenstown, 9 Days)

    "All are well arranged, but need much more time to spend the designated tour areas...."
    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Milford Sound, Queenstown
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Trafalgar
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    Deal
    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $322
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    US$2,896
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  • Essence of the South Island

    destinations
    Christchurch, Franz Josef, Makarora, Mount Aspiring National Park, Lake Hawea, Wanaka, Queenstown, Ben Lomond, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Manapouri Lake+6 more
    age range
    16 to 90 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Mountain Hikes, Group, Fully Guided, Sightseeing, Historical, Christmas & New Year+4 more
    operator
    Active Adventures
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    Tour length
    8 days
    Price per day
    $604
    From
    US$4,829
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  • South Island Lick Tour

    "The changes in itinerary were disappointing but unavoidable. The train ride was canceled..."
    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Wanaka, Lake Wanaka, Franz Josef
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Discovery, Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+4 more
    operator
    Haka Tours
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $154
    From
    US$1,076
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  • Ultimate South Island Adventure

    destinations
    Christchurch, Kaikoura, St Arnaud, Lakehead Hut, Angelus Hut, Anakiwa, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Okarito, Makarora, Lake Hawea, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Manapouri Lake, Cromwell, Mount Cook+11 more
    age range
    16 to 90 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Hiking & Trekking, Christmas & New Year, Wine tasting+3 more
    operator
    Active Adventures
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    Tour length
    14 days
    Price per day
    $468
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    US$6,554
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  • Pure Adrenalin (Ex Wellington) 2020-21

    "Both Jessica and our driver, John Nock, made it their mission to ensure we had an..."
    destinations
    Wellington, Nelson, Abel Tasman NP, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Hokitika, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Lake Ohau, Mount Cook+7 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    Topdeck
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    Tour length
    11 days
    Price per day
    $177
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    US$1,945
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  • ' Sweet As' South (6 destinations)

    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Ohau, Te Anau, Queenstown, Franz Josef
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Adventure, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $130
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    $1,375
    US$1,169
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New Zealand South Island Christmas & New Year Tour Reviews

  • "This trip was amazing! I'd highly recommend everyone doing a Contiki at some point..."
    ' Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 10 Days)
  • "Fantastic! We love the country, view much more , it amazing"
    Southern Spectacular
  • "Just returned back from the best week exploring the South Island on the Southern..."
    Southern Voyager
  • "This is the best tour I have done so far in my travelling. It is very well organized..."
    Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines
  • "The itinerary was very good always busy but I would of liked an extra day in kaikora..."
    New Zealand: South Island Encompassed
  • "Simply magnificent, well organised and first class service 10/10"
    Contrasts of New Zealand (End Queenstown, 9 Days)