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07 Day South Island Luxury Guided Tour

Tour Highlights

 Private Tour Guide/Driver & Vehicle
 Luxury 5* Accommodation 7 Nights, 8 Days Touring
 Included South Island Tours: Mount Cook Helicopter Tour Jet Boat New Zealand Milford Sound Nature Cruise Queenstown Must Do High Country Dinner Wine Tour Queenstown
•• Complimentary New Zealand Gift Basket on Arrival worth $100 ••

Experience the top destinations of New Zealand’s South Island on this luxury guided tour. Offering the best flexible New Zealand and Queenstown private tours and highly experienced tour guides, we cater for 1-35 people. With no date or itinerary restrictions, your luxury South Island guided tour can be fully customised.

7 Day South Island Luxury Guided Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Christchurch

Your fantastic guided holiday begins in Christchurch, New Zealand’s “Garden City.” With a thriving restaurant scene, a string of beautiful parks, and a historic town centre, Christchurch is an excellent holiday destination.

Explore Christchurch with your guide, visiting the botanic gardens, the Riverside Farmers Market, the Cardboard Cathedral and the Canterbury Museum.

Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

Day 2 Mount Cook Village + Mount Cook Helicopter Tour

Travel time Christchurch to Mt Cook Village – 4 hours 

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Mount Cook Helicopter Tour

Your scenic journey through the Mackenzie Basin begins today as you cross over Burkes Pass. As the Southern Alps loom before you, there will be photo opportunities around every corner.

Continue past Lake Pukaki on your way to Mt Cook Village, nestled at the foot of New Zealand’s highest mountain.

In the afternoon, explore the length of the majestic Tasman Glacier on a helicopter tour past Mt Cook, and land atop the glacier itself to experience the immense scale of this alpine paradise.

Stay 1 night in Mt Cook Village.

Day 3 Wanaka

Travel time Mt Cook Village to Wanaka – 2.5 hours 

Continue south to Wanaka, an alpine town boasting panoramic views and a relaxing atmosphere. Along the way, your guide will give you a chance to sample the fresh fruit from the orchards of Cromwell.

Explore Wanaka in the afternoon – your guide could take you to Puzzling World or Rippon Winery, or you could simply relax on the lakefront and do a bit of boutique shopping.

Stay 1 night in Wanaka.

Day 4 Te Anau + Jet Boat New Zealand

Travel time Wanaka to Te Anau – 3.5 hours 

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Jet Boat New Zealand

Enjoy the scenic drive over the Crown Range – your guide will stop along the way for photos at fantastic viewing points. Your scenic tour will continue as you make your way past Lake Wakatipu on your way to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park.

In the afternoon, enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the majestic trout filled Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri, step foot into ancient beach forests and learn all about this unique location among Fiordland National Park. Suddenly, find yourself out on the breath-taking Lake Manapouri. Surrounded by mountains that have been carved by snow and ice over thousands of years, experience a sense of wonderment as you gaze at the magnificent mountains and sit in awe of their sheer beauty.

Stay 2 nights in Te Anau.

Day 5 Milford Sound Flight & Boat Tour

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Milford Sound Boat Tour

Embark on a fantastic journey to Embark on a scenic coach journey to Milford Sound, known as the “eighth wonder of the world.” As you venture deep into the heart of Fiordland National Park, you will get the chance to stop and view a number of must-see destinations along the way.

Upon reaching Milford Sound you will enjoy a 2.5 hour Milford Sound Nature Cruise. With specialist nature guides on board, offering a close-up experience of Milford Sound’s rainforest, soaring rock walls, towering snow capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, hanging valleys and wildlife… words just don’t do it justice, you have to see it for yourself! Throughout the cruise, the guides share stories of the fiord’s history and are happy to answer your questions.

Option to upgrade to a Milford Sound Overnight Cruise, a once in a lifetime experience!

Day 6 Queenstown Must Do Gourmet High Country Dinner

Travel time Te Anau to Queenstown – 2.5 hours 

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Gourmet High Country Dinner

Return past Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Get ready for an exciting range of Queenstown private tours during your stay.

Visit Arrowtown with your guide in the afternoon, and explore the quaint historic mining settlement. If there are any Lord of the Rings fans in the group, your guide will show you the filming locations for Minas Tirith, Argonath, the Misty Mountains, and the Ford of Bruinen. Your guide will tailor your Queenstown private tours based on your interests.

In the evening, relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a stunning gourmet BBQ meal and farm tour.

Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.

Day 7 Wine Tour Queenstown

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Wine Tour Queenstown

Taste the Central Otago wine region today on a private boutique wine tour. With four winery tastings and a delightful platter lunch at Carrick Winery Restaurant, this tour will give you an exclusive look at the most prestigious vineyards of the Queenstown area. Queenstown private wine tours offer a more in-depth, personalised experience.

In the evening, raise a glass to a fantastic holiday!

Day 8 Depart Queenstown

Your guide will deliver you to Queenstown Airport for your departing flight.

South Island & Queenstown Private Tours

We offer the very best of the South Island on our luxury guided tours. From unmissable highlights such as Milford Sound to personalised tours, we aim to showcase the most breathtaking scenic destinations.

In addition, our luxury guided tours are fully customisable. In other words, we will work with you to design a bespoke experience based on what you value most in travel.

Take a look at our 10 Day South Island Luxury Guided Tour or our 7 Day North Island Luxury Guided Tour.


As our Guided Tour prices are split between travellers, pricing will vary depending on the number of travellers on the tour. Please make a tour enquiry to receive your personal quote.

11 + Travellers:  Please enquire for your custom quote
10 Travellers: NZD$6399 per adult | NZD$5549 per child
9 Travellers: NZD$6549 per adult | NZD$5699 per child
8 Travellers: NZD$6649 per adult | NZD$5749 per child
7 Travellers: NZD$6899 per adult | NZD$5999 per child
6 Travellers: NZD$7149 per adult | NZD$6299 per child
5 Travellers: NZD$7599 per adult | NZD$6699 per child
4 Travellers: NZD$8199 per adult | NZD$7299 per child
3 Travellers: NZD$9249 per adult | NZD$8349 per child
2 Travellers: NZD$11,349 per adult | NZD$10,449 per child
1 Traveller: NZD$19,699

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