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South Island Destination Hub

The South Island of New Zealand is home to dramatic mountain ranges, powerful waterfalls and eye-wateringly beautiful lakes. More than that though, it’s also known as the adventure capital of the world. Looking to skydive, bungee jump, heli hike and canyon swing? Look no further.

Travelling by bus is the best way to experience the dramatic landscapes of the South Island. Your Driver Guide will know where all the secret stop are, the best times of day to avoid the crowds and help you book all your accommodation and activities.

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South Island Accommodation

The South Island is set up for all kinds of travellers and offers a huge range of accommodation options to suit every style and budget. Our South Island itineraries give you a number of options to choose from, including camping, glamping, backpacker hostels and holiday parks. Read more about our different accommodation options in the South Island.

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South Island Itinerary

Looking for a pre-planned itinerary to make your trip through the South Island as seamless as possible? Look no further. Crafted using our decades of experience travelling the country in a big green bus, we’ve created some epic South Island travel itineraries for 7, 10 and 14 day trips. Swap parts out, use only as a guide, or follow it exactly – it’s up to you.

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South Island Seasons

No matter whether you’re travelling in summer or winter the South Island of New Zealand is a year round destination. From skiing in Wanaka and bungy jumping in Queenstown in winter, to kayaking at Abel Tasman National Park and hiking in Mount Cook in summer, you won’t be short of things to do whatever the weather. Check out our winter and summer to-do lists to make sure you’re packing in all of your chosen season’s must-dos.

Traveller Stories

We love hearing about the adventures our passengers get up to, from meeting your best friend, screaming your way back to earth during a skydive, conquering that MASSIVE mountain or being challenged by a new cultural perspective. Here are a few to inspire you.

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Ard and Arwin

You always have your fellow travellers as a family around you, you are never alone. Read more
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Efia

As a solo traveller, I honestly can’t imagine travelling New Zealand any other way. Read More
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Callum

Each stop offers you an entirely different experience and I really enjoyed that.
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Isabel

You have the best people around you, don't have to care about too much that you can just enjoy your time.

South Island Blogs

Read the latest South Island travel stories, news and travel inspiration from Kiwi Experience's blog.

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