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New Zealand South Island Wildlife Tours & Trips

Explore a wide diversity of wildlife tours through New Zealand South Island. We have 14 tours that vary from 5 days to 14 days. With the greatest number of departures in February, this is also the most popular time of the year.

14 New Zealand South Island Wildlife trips with 352 reviews

  • 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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    -10%
    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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    -15%
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $136
    From
    $1,599
    US$1,359
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  • Southern Wonders

    destinations
    Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Te Anau, Dunedin, Omarama
    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
    9 days
    Price per day
    $297
    From
    US$2,670
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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, In-depth Cultural+1 more
    operator
    Inspiring Journeys
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    -10%
    Tour length
    12 days
    Price per day
    $425
    From
    $5,660
    US$5,094
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  • South Island Explorer

    destinations
    Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson, Abel Tasman NP, Cape Foulwind, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Okarito, Makarora, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Manapouri Lake, Cromwell, Ohau, Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo+14 more
    age range
    16 to 90 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Hiking & Trekking, Sightseeing, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    Active Adventures
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    Tour length
    14 days
    Price per day
    $493
    From
    US$6,899
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  • Milford Hiking Adventure

    destinations
    Christchurch, Castle Hill Peak, Punakaiki, Point Elizabeth, Hokitika, Lake Mahinapua, Franz Josef, Makarora, Wanaka, Queenstown, Manapouri Lake, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Ben Lomond, Mount Crichton, Ohau, Mount Cook+13 more
    age range
    16 to 90 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Sightseeing+1 more
    operator
    Active Adventures
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    Tour length
    14 days
    Price per day
    $534
    From
    US$7,474
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  • Queenstown Southern Loop

    destinations
    Queenstown, Te Anau, Catlins Forest Park, Stewart Island
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Hiking & Trekking+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    6 days
    Price per day
    $291
    From
    US$1,745
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  • Southern Escape (2020)

    destinations
    Christchurch, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Lake Tekapo+2 more
    age range
    8 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    APT
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    Tour length
    8 days
    Price per day
    $246
    From
    US$1,965
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  • Queenstown to Wellington Highlights - 7 Day Self Drive Tour

    "Everything was great with the except of the hotel accommodations in Wellington and..."
    destinations
    Queenstown, Mount Cook, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Picton, Wellington
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Independent, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Discover New Zealand
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $241
    From
    US$1,686
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  • Milford Sound Spectacular - 7 Day Self Drive tour

    destinations
    Christchurch, Mount Cook, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Moeraki
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Independent, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Discover New Zealand
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $116
    From
    US$809
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  • Southern Lakes (with TranzAlpine) - 6 Day Self Drive Tour

    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Greymouth
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Discover New Zealand
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    Tour length
    6 days
    Price per day
    $135
    From
    US$809
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  • Taste of the South - 8 Day Self Drive Tour

    destinations
    Christchurch, Mount Cook, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Greymouth
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Discover New Zealand
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    Tour length
    8 days
    Price per day
    $169
    From
    US$1,348
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  • Top of the South Island Loop - 10 Day Self Drive Tour

    destinations
    Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Queen Charlotte Sound, Abel Tasman NP, Punakaiki, Arthur's Pass National Park+2 more
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Discover New Zealand
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $142
    From
    US$1,416
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  • E-Bike West Coast Wilderness

    destinations
    Christchurch, Hokitika, Lake Kaniere, Kumara, Punakaiki
    age range
    16 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    New Zealand South Island, New Zealand West Coast, Southern Alps+2 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife
    operator
    Adventure South
    Tour length
    5 days
    Price per day
    $285
    From
    US$1,425
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New Zealand South Island Wildlife Tour Reviews

  • "Fantastic! We love the country, view much more , it amazing"
    Southern Spectacular
  • "Everything was great with the except of the hotel accommodations in Wellington and..."
    Queenstown to Wellington Highlights - 7 Day Self Drive Tour