When visiting the south island of New Zealand, it is New Zealands face for the great outdoor. Examples of which come no bigger or better than Queenstown, Wanaka & The Milford Sound. It is bigger in size but with one third of the population of its North Island neighbour. You would not be blamed for thinking that the South Island just feels bigger, especially with its sprawling landscapes.

Queenstown makes this island known as the adventure island of New Zealand, combining this with the large amounts of open land, make tourism and farming the main industries down south.This is the highlight of New Zealand for most people due to the countless activities and incredible nightlife. Highlights are without doubt Skydiving, Bungy Jumping, Snowboarding and Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka. Check out below for a list of awesome South Island activities.

South Island: Tours & Activities

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3+ Week North/South Max Hopper Pass | NZ$1,535

The Max Hopper Pass loops the North and South Islands and includes a fantastic new Beach Hopper pass. Start and finish anywhere you like and is especially great if you have 4-5 weeks in New Zealand - this pass is perfect for you to see as much as you can - Click For Details

Milford Sound Coach / Cruise / Fly | NZ$575

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Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise | NZ$199

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Mount Aspiring Siberia Experience | NZ$310

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Mount Cook & Glaciers incl. Flight | NZ$465

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15 Day Auckland-South Island Bus Pass (Short Dave) | NZ$875

a great pass if you want to focus your time on the South Island but are flying out of Auckland. You will visit some of most popular South Island stops and then travel on our express service from Wellington to Auckland - Click For More Details

20 Day Auckland-South Island Bus Pass (Dave) | NZ$995

a great pass if you want to focus your time on the South Island but are flying out of Auckland. You will complete the whole South Island circuit and then travel on our express service from Wellington to Auckland - Click For More Details

Shotover Jet – Jet Boat Ride | From NZ$135

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Milford Sound Fly / Cruise / Kayak / | NZ$725

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