South Island Day Tours & Excursions • Freedom Destinations

South Island Experiences & Day Tours

Enjoy the South Island’s contrasting cities of Christchurch and Queenstown. Christchurch is a food-lovers haven with trendy container parks and shopping malls, whilst Queenstown is home to literally everything adventurers and thrill-seekers could want.

Hike Fox Glacier or cruise impressive Milford Sound on an unforgettable day tour. You can even travel coast to coast and see the Southern Alps from the comfort of the TranzAlpine.

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Day Tours From Queenstown

Our top things to do from Queenstown to make your holiday to New Zealand extra special.

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Day Tour & Cruise

From Queenstown or Te Anau

Day Tour
Wine tasting, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Queenstown Boutique Wine Tour


Day Tour
Views of Shotover River from Onsen Hot Pools

Onsen Hot Pools


Unique Experience
Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

From Queenstown

2 Day Scenic Cruise
Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, New Zealand

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

From Queenstown

2 Day Scenic Cruise
TSS Earnslaw

TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise


Half Day Tour
Safari Of The Scenes, movie locations,, Day Tour

Lord of the Rings Movie Locations Tour

From Queenstown

Half Day Tour
Hiking the Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track Guided Walk

From Queenstown

Day Tour

Day Tours from Christchurch

A selection of experiences from Christchurch, letting your discover more of the South Island during your holiday.

Kaikoura Whale Watching Tour

Kaikoura Whales & Wine Tasting

From Christchurch

Day Tour
Akaroa Lighthouse

Akaroa Day Tour & Harbour Cruise

From Christchurch

Day Tour
Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, Exterior

Tramway Restaurant


Dining Experience
TranzAlpine, South Island

Southern Alps Rail Adventure

From Christchurch

Day Tour
TranzAlpine Train, South Island, New Zealand


Christchurch | Rolleston | Darfield | Springfield | Arthur’s Pass | Moana | Greymouth

Rail Journey from £135

Experiences Around the South Island

Discover more experiences from around the stunning South Island. Most of our day tours include pick up from hotels in the area.

Heli hike, Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

From Helicopter Line Office, Franz Josef

Helicopter Flight & Hike
kayak tour in Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Walk & Kayak

Departs from Motueka

Outdoor Activity
Fox Glacier Heli Hike, Group with Helicopter

Fox Glacier Heli Hike

Fox Glacier

Outdoor Activity
Kaikoura Whale Watching Cruise

Kaikoura Whale Watching


Half Day Cruise
Wings Over Whales Kaikoura Peninsula

Kaikoura Whale Watching Flight


Unique Experience
Marlborough Wine Tasting, New Zealand

Marlborough Wine Tour

From Blenheim or Picton

Day Tour
Kiwi Encounter, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island Wild Kiwi Encounter

Stewart Island

Half Day Tour
Yellow Eyed Penguins, Otago

Otago Cruise & Penguin Tour


Full Day Cruise & Tour
Dark Sky Reserve stargazing evening, Tekapo

South Island Stargazing


Evening experience

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