South Island Explorer Tours


Experience the joy of traveling in a small group through the beauty of the South Island. Our South Island Explorer tours embrace the beauty of the South Island of New Zealand, from the Marlborough high country to the Southern Alps, and beyond to The Bluff Oyster Festival or the West Coast regions.

Relax and enjoy being driven by your local guide, meeting the locals, with time for plenty of good old-fashioned country experiences.

Our Classic Molesworth Heritage small group tours depart from Blenheim and head towards the Inland Kaikoura Ranges and the Molesworth Station, where you can experience New Zealand’s high-country lifestyle with the comfort of travelling in our 4WD air-conditioned mini-van.

But it is not just about Marlborough; we have expanded our offerings to include the true highlights of the South Island Tourist Experience.

 

Bluff Oyster Festival and Catlins Tour
From NZD $1,450

Bluff Oyster Festival and Catlins Tour

Join us on an expedition to discover the Catlins region and savour the tastes, sights, sounds and entertainment at the Bluff Oyster Festival.Visit Manderville aviation centre & Bert Munro collection.

  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
Culverden Spring Art in the Garden Tour
From NZD $1,335

Culverden Spring Art in the Garden Tour

Celebrate the new beginnings of spring. Enjoy seeing gardens, lambs and calves, snow-capped mountain peaks, against the blue skies and vibrant greens of the lush spring growth in the vineyards & farms of North Canterbury and Marlborough

  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
Molesworth 2-Day Experience
From NZD $770

Molesworth 2-Day Experience

Discover Molesworth and St James Stations in the beautiful Marlborough high country.

  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
Molesworth 4-Day Heritage Tour
From NZD $1,859

Molesworth 4-Day Heritage Tour

The Four Day Heritage Tour will let you discover the east coast of Marlborough, meet local farmers and visit their homes as well as touring Molesworth and St James Stations in the beautiful Marlborough high country.

  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
Molesworth and Farewell Spit Tour
From NZD $2,140

Molesworth and Farewell Spit Tour

Explore Molesworth Station and discover the nature art and scenery of Golden Bay and Farwell Spit, 5 days/4 nights, lots of interesting inclusions. Visit local artists, enjoy a Farewell Spit Tour, Abel Tasman boat cruise.

  • Duration: 5 Days (approx)
Molesworth and Upper West Coast Tour
From NZD $2,576

Molesworth and Upper West Coast Tour

Molesworth Station Tour, high country farm visit, Reefton Bearded Miners, Karamea Museum, Opara Arch & Cave walk, Pancake Rocks walkway, Denniston Mine, Mitchell's Gully Gold Mine Tour, Monteith's Brewery Tour, Tranz Alpine and much more.

  • Duration: 7 Days (approx)
Stewart Island and Southern Explorer Tour
From NZD $3,475

Stewart Island and Southern Explorer Tour

Discover the great Southern region, from the Otago Peninsula to the Catlins, Stewart Island, Bert Monro collection, Te Anau, and Milford Sound to Queenstown. A special experience and an unforgettable journey. Tour starts in Dunedin.

  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
Upper West Coast 6-Day Tour
From NZD $2,500

Upper West Coast 6-Day Tour

Discover the rich history and beautiful scenery of the top of the WestCoast of the South Island on a small group tour. Short walks, gold and coal mining history, wild beaches and many activities included, great meals and accommodation.

  • Duration: 6 Days (approx)
Whitebaiting Tour West Coast
From NZD $1,399

Whitebaiting Tour West Coast

Discover the top of the West Coast, with the opportunity to take whitebait home. This is a 4 day tour; learn how to catch your own whitebait, all gear supplied. Our local whitebait experts will teach you how to whitebait West Coast style.

  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)