Cruise Ship Tours

Tour South, and its partners throughout New Zealand, operate a diverse range of fully escorted tours from all of the larger Cruise Ships visiting the delghtful ports of Akaroa, Port Chalmers (Dunedin) and Tauranga, during every Cruise Ship Season.


We promise that your locally based driver/guide will be among our most experienced staff members who will provide you with not only informative commentary, but also with a interactive and personal experience through out the tour. Our driver/guides are real Kiwis, with local knowledge, who like to have fun!


In all cases, your touring vehicle will be a newer model and quality brand which is spacious and comfortable to travel in. Seating is elevated, and with larger window viewing areas become enhanced making you feel as if you are continuously 'in the picture'.


Don't forget about our Worry Free Guarantee - we'll get you back to board your ship well before sailing time! So whether we explore locally or go much further afield, you can completely relax and enjoy your day with us knowing we have you covered 100%. 


Advance book one of our website tours in all three of the ports listed above and Tour South will apply a 10% discount across the board on those three tours. Think of it as our gift to you for multiple bookings!


Among our regular full day tour options from each port, we have created a new shorter tour option from our home base in the port of Akaroa. Called Quick Fire - Akaroa & Eastern Bays, this three hour tour gets you to experience the best of both worlds by giving you a taste of Akaroa and its surrounds on the Banks Peninsula as well as allowing you enough time to explore the charming village of Akaroa on foot with all it has to offer in the shops, restaurants, galleries and cafes. At the completion of the Quick Fire tour, we also offer various drop-off points in the township such as the famous Giants House, historic lighthouse and more.


If you're a group off the ship wanting to travel together and create your own special itinerary, we can help with that too. Private charter options are available with vehicles to suit small, large or very large groups.and we encourage you to contact us for further more specific information. 


However you choose to explore New Zealand, with Tour South you'll be sure to have fun doing it!


What makes us  better?   


  • We have fun and it shows


  • Worry-free guarantee      


  • Short & long tour options


  • Quality vehicles - spacious & comfortable


  • Sharing personal experiences


  • Local knowledge from real Kiwis


  • Flexible itineraries


  • Transparent pricing


  Stunningly beautiful Akaroa harbour


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Tour South Reviews On Tripadvisor

  • Personal tours for groups of 6 and above
  • Larger groups, multiple vehicles
  • Local knowledge flexible tours
  • Approximately 6 hours guaranteed return to ship on-time
  • Airport pickups
  • Multi night South Island tours
  • Wine country, farms, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch