Backpackers World offers a range of amazing New Zealand South Island itineraries to explore this glistening paradise from kayaking and hiking tours to catamaran sailing trips. Trust us, you will not be disappointed by New Zealand’s South Island itineraries.

Explore our best New Zealand South Island itineraries and head to the Tonga Island Marine Reserve for a glimpse at the incredible coastal landscape and wild New Zealand fur seals, penguins, and Bottlenose dolphins. If you're looking for something more active, stroll along the Abel Tasman Coast Track - an extensive winding track that stretches between Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north.

Descending from the Southern Alps and sitting just 300 meters above sea level, Franz Josef is an ideal stop for any adventurer! Take a guided walk and discover ice caves, crevasses, and stunning blue ice formations or treat yourself to a once in a lifetime scenic helicopter ride over this incredible landscape.  

Situated on the south-west coast of New Zealand's South Island, Milford Sound is on everyone's New Zealand itinerary bucket list and for good reason. This fiord is famous for the towering Mitre Peak, the cascading waterfalls of Stirling and Bown Falls, lush hiking trails and a nature reserve that is stuffed full of native wildlife!

Or visit Queenstown, also known as the adventure capital of the world. Queenstown is an action-packed hub bursting with excitement amidst beautiful mountain ranges. A New Zealand South Island itinerary you can definitely not miss out on! Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and home to a backdrop of the Southern Alps, it's the ultimate picture-perfect location

If you are ready for an unforgettable New Zealand experience than book your South Island activity now!

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