We love to show Kiwis around on our small group South Island Tours

South Island Tours NZ specialise in creating all inclusive guided tour packages for Kiwis, each tour showcasing a different region of the South Island. We have more than 28 years experience to share with you. Our philosophy is based on conscious tourism which means we support and include as many small businesses and individuals as possible in the creation of our product itineraries. When you purchase a tour from us you are supporting multiple kiwi businesses at the same time,  

Your guided tour options are; small group tours for seniors to discover the hidden gems a region. A specialist range of guided cycle tours, or fabulous guided 4WD Tagalong Tours where you bring your own 4WD to explore off the beaten track destinations. Talk to us about a personalised itinerary which can be created for you to icons of the South Island. 

We will look after you and you will be driven by a friendly local guide.

In the South Island we have heaps of beautiful places to visit and awesome things to do that thousands of our customers over the years have enjoyed and we think you will love doing our tours as well.

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Scenic small group tours of New Zealand
14 tours

Small Group Tours

Discover the beauty of New Zealand on our small group tours of the…
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Mt Cook beside blue lake on our private tour
4 tours

Private Tours

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and we…
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Cyclists riding across old Truss Bridge in River Valley
5 tours

Cycle Tours

What better way to see the scenery and sights of the South Island…
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4WD tour at edge of high country lake
4 tours

4WD Tours

Join us on one of our epic, unforgettable 4WD tours and see amazing…
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  • Our group of 11 loved the tour through the iconic Molesworth and beyond. Hosts very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and responsive to individual needs. Food and accommodation top class. Scenery fantastic and our group (half using e-bikes and half mountain bikes) all loved the daily rides. Some who wanted to do more were able to which was much appreciated. A big thank you to our tour leaders for making this one of our best NZ cycling experiences

    Margreet S.
    Cycle Molesworth
  • It was a really great ride made all the more enjoyable with all the interesting stories told by Geoff and Phil and the great food presented beautifully by our “hostess with  the mostest” Sue, aka bus driver. She’s a multitasker extraordinaire!!!

    The meal at Kelly’s farm was lovely. It was neat to have her and her wee girls join us for lunch and being able to ask her questions about the farm made it really interesting. The stay at the shearers quarters was cool. We loved the meal there too. Great  to have the support of Phil riding with us encouraging everyone and the bus to collapse in if you wished to.

    All in all a wonderful experience which I would highly recommend to anyone.

    Hanna M.
    Cycle Molesworth
  • Just to say thank you to you both for a really great holiday! For all the necessary background work and admin required for a tour like this you do a wonderful job Lee so much appreciation! Geoff, you were an excellent tour guide, really well informed and great company, all the details which help to make a very special experience. To add to it all, your baking was delicious Lee and also much appreciated! Thank you again

    Eileen E.
    Stewart Island and Catlins Tour
  • Thank you for organising the new trip to the West Coast and White Heron Colony. We know that under our own steam we could never have seen and done as much as we did in the time your trip took. So thanks to your planning and the excellent driving, we were both able to relax and enjoy everything on offer. ​

    Of course the highlight was the visit to the White Heron nesting site – an experience to stow away in the memory bank! Having said that there were so many other memorable experiences and I’ll never forget that wonderful garden at Walter Peak Station.

    Barbara and Dermot G.
    White Heron & West Coast Tour
  • We had a FANtastic trip, Phil and Sue were both amazing and I have to say that I honestly have not enjoyed an organised trip more ever (and I’ve done a few ). The food was unbelievable, the scenery stunning and I really enjoyed staying at the station and even got to see a bit of mustering. An added bonus! I would highly recommend this company and would do another tour with them for sure!

    Tina B.
    Molesworth & Spooners Tunnel Cycle
  • We had the best tour ever far exceeded our expectations from the guides Sue and Phil to the food prepared by Barb and the hosts at the stations were amazing. Sue and Phil were outstanding …so down to earth and friendly nothing was too much bother. ​

    The scenery was spectacular and the ride exhilarating…loved it.

    E Morse.
    Molesworth & Spooners Tunnel Cycle
  • It was an amazing experience, allowing us the opportunity to see some of the vast countryside and scenery up close and talk to some of the locals. You cannot appreciate the landscape and lifestyle when you “fly over the area at altitude”.

    This trip was on our bucket list and we can now add the memories to our life experience, (some of which was a bit out of my comfort zone) but well worth it! But, don’t forget the yarns, and great company along the way too

    Donna and Glenn Whangarei
    4X4 Tag-along Tour

Molesworth 4WD Tag-Along Tour

Bring your own 4WD with us on this Molesworth 4WD tag-a-long tour. Travel in convoy, joined by two-way radio, with your guide Geoff bringing every landscape to life with a different story.

Cutting Tracks Overview Central Otago Rail Trail

A high quality mini documentary series about cycling The Central Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand.

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail – New Zealand

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand in all its colour and beauty – from our highest mountain- Mt Cook, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean.