Cultural New Zealand South Island Tours & Trips

Explore a wide diversity of cultural tours in New Zealand South Island tailored to suit your taste and thirst for adventure. We have 25 tours that vary from 7 days to 15 days. With the greatest number of departures in January, this is also the most popular time of the year.

25 cultural trips to New Zealand South Island

  • Contrasts of New Zealand (from Auckland to Queenstown)

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Adventure, Group, Partially Guided, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing, Historical, Christmas & New Year+5 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $350
    From
    US$3,150
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  • Southern Stories

    destinations
    Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Gore, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Mirror Lakes, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Lake Tekapo, Geraldine+8 more
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing+2 more
    operator
    Trafalgar
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    Deal
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $363
    From
    US$2,543
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  • New Zealand Express — Plus

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Lake Ohau, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound+2 more
    age range
    12 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Historical+1 more
    operator
    G Adventures
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $255
    From
    US$2,294
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  • Contrasts Of New Zealand (End Queenstown)

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Christchurch
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    New Zealand South Island, Milford Sound+1 more
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing+2 more
    operator
    Trafalgar
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    Deal
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $309
    From
    US$3,087
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  • Southern Explorer

    destinations
    Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau, Queenstown
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Group, Partially Guided, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing+2 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $363
    From
    US$2,543
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  • The Southern Drift

    destinations
    Christchurch, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wedderburn, Mount Cook+1 more
    age range
    12 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Food & Culinary, Group, Partially Guided, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural+3 more
    operator
    Inspiring Journeys
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    Tour length
    12 days
    Price per day
    $520
    From
    US$6,245
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  • Rhythm And Alps (4 Days)

    destinations
    Queenstown, Wanaka
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island, Otago, Te Araroa Trail+2 more
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing+2 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    Deal
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $56
    From
    US$394
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  • The Southern Drift

    destinations
    Christchurch, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wedderburn, Mount Cook+1 more
    age range
    12 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Group, Partially Guided, In-depth Cultural+2 more
    operator
    Inspiring Journeys
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    -10%
    Tour length
    12 days
    Price per day
    $425
    From
    $5,660
    US$5,094
    You save: $566
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  • Rhythm And Alps (7 Days)

    destinations
    Queenstown, Wanaka
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island, Otago, Te Araroa Trail+2 more
    Travel style
    Group, Fully Guided
    operator
    Contiki
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    Deal
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $102
    From
    US$714
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  • South Island Lick Tour

    "Great to have a small group and great to have no WiFi on the bus!"
    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
    $153
    From
    US$1,072
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  • Pure Adrenalin (Ex Wellington) 2020-21

    "Amazing trip, guide, driver and experience!"
    destinations
    Wellington, Nelson, Abel Tasman NP, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Lake Ohau+3 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
    From
    US$1,945
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  • Southern Explorer 2019-20 (14 destinations)

    destinations
    Christchurch, Hokitika, Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, Lake Hawea, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Arrowtown, Lake Ohau, Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook+6 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    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
    7 days
    Price per day
    $123
    From
    US$859
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  • Contrasts of New Zealand

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Christchurch
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    New Zealand South Island, Milford Sound+1 more
    Travel style
    Group, Partially Guided, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    -10%
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $270
    From
    $3,000
    US$2,700
    You save: $300
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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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  • New Zealand Marvel

    destinations
    Christchurch, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Haast, Cromwell, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Oamaru, Omarama, Kaikoura, Picton, Wellington, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland+11 more
    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
    14 days
    Price per day
    $270
    From
    US$3,780
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New Zealand South Island Cultural Tour Reviews

  • "Great taste of NZ South Island it was a quick tour so didn’t expect too much time..."
    South Island Lick Tour
  • "Amazing trip, guide, driver and experience!"
    Pure Adrenalin (Ex Wellington) 2020-21