South Pacific Tours

Paradise. White sandy beaches. Cocktails with tiny umbrellas in them. If you need a break from work or uni, the South Pacific brings everything tropical and wonderful together. So many delightful islands, so little time! Take it all in with a South Pacific cruise hopping from island to island and seeing what Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and New Zealand have to offer.

Set sail for the South Pacific

There's so much to explore in the South Pacific even if you're not on a cruise. Student Flights has heaps of South Pacific tours including Cook Island tours, Fiji tours, Tahiti tours, Vanuatu tours and New Zealand tours.

A Cook Island tour is as close as you'll get to a deserted island far away from uni exams and deadlines. Here, you can swim in one of the world's largest coral lagoons full of vibrant, colourful fish.

Or maybe you'd like to dive headfirst into everything Vanuatu has to offer. Vanuatu tourscan take you to see a shipwreck the size of the Titanic. Or, if you want to join the rest of the honeymooners, Tahiti tours are for you. The main island of French Polynesia, Tahiti is so beautiful it's hard to believe a place like this exists.

Fiji tours are great for adventure, watersports and relaxation. If you're a diver, head to Sawailau caves, which are only accessible by an underwater tunnel. New Zealand is also an adventure sports destination – think paragliding, bungee jumping or jet boat riding. If you're an adrenalin junkie, New Zealand tours are for you.

For all the goss on what's happening in the South Pacific now plus the lowdown on the best South Pacific tours and South Pacific cruises, call Student Flights. We've got amazing deals on stacks of South Pacific tours including Cook Island tours, Fiji tours, Tahiti tours, Vanuatu tours and New Zealand tours. Whatever South Pacific tours or South Pacific cruises you're looking for, give us a call on 1800 046 462 today.

South Pacific Tour Packages

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    Rafting, Glowworm Cave, Zipline Ride tour

    from $195*

    • Rafting, Glowworm Cave and Zipline Ride tour.
    • All gear.
    • Thermal clothing to keep you warm and comfortable in winter.
    • Use of spa and showers.
    • Snack at the end of the tour.
    • Services of a tour guide.
    • Transport from Greymouth.
    You'll get great value with this multi-activity tour. Push your heart rate up with the Zipline "freefall" Rainforest Flight along a wire, have fun river tubing the rapids, thrill down the rock hydroslide and be amazed by the galaxy of cave glowworms. Choose what you want to do as you go as all activities are optional. Your experience finishes with a Pleasure Spa Package.

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    Black Abyss Tour and Theatre Entrance

    from $205*

    • 5 hour caving adventure.
    • Cave tubing.
    • Abseiling.
    • Climbing through Ruakuri Cave.
    • All cave tubing gear.
    • Wetsuit.
    • Booties.
    • Helmet and light.
    • Theatre entrance.
    Black Abyss the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

    Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

    At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

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    Fox it Up: Ice Climbing Adventure

    from $265*

    • Ice Climbing Adventure.
    • Services of a qualified quide.
    • Ground transport.
    • Leather boots and woollen socks.
    • Crampons.
    • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers.
    • Hats and gloves.
    • Backpack.
    • Modern technical and safety equipment.
    This day-long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, on the spectacular ice walls in the lower part of the Fox Glacier. Your professional guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to the novice and expert alike. Before heading to the ice you will be equipped with specialised mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and technical gear. Guides who instruct on these days receive special training to ensure they teach skills in the correct order so you advance quickly. You will be surprised by the quick progress you make.

    The maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:4 ensuring that you receive close personal attention. There are many steep walls to challenge you and you will quickly master basic crampooning and ice axe techniques. The adrenaline will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and steeper pitches. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles, secured at all times by a top rope attached to your harness.

    This adventure will be an experience you will never forget and may inspire you to spend time in the mountains.

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    Black Abyss Tour and Theatre Entrance

    from $205*

    • 5 hour caving adventure.
    • Cave tubing.
    • Abseiling.
    • Climbing through Ruakuri Cave.
    • All cave tubing gear.
    • Wetsuit.
    • Booties.
    • Helmet and light.
    • Theatre entrance.
    Black Abyss the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

    Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

    At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

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    Fox it Up: Ice Climbing Adventure

    from $265*

    • Ice Climbing Adventure.
    • Services of a qualified quide.
    • Ground transport.
    • Leather boots and woollen socks.
    • Crampons.
    • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers.
    • Hats and gloves.
    • Backpack.
    • Modern technical and safety equipment.
    This day-long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, on the spectacular ice walls in the lower part of the Fox Glacier. Your professional guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to the novice and expert alike. Before heading to the ice you will be equipped with specialised mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and technical gear. Guides who instruct on these days receive special training to ensure they teach skills in the correct order so you advance quickly. You will be surprised by the quick progress you make.

    The maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:4 ensuring that you receive close personal attention. There are many steep walls to challenge you and you will quickly master basic crampooning and ice axe techniques. The adrenaline will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and steeper pitches. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles, secured at all times by a top rope attached to your harness.

    This adventure will be an experience you will never forget and may inspire you to spend time in the mountains.

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    12,000 Ft Tandem Skydive-45Sec Free Fall

    from $289*

    • Tandem skydive with skydiving instructor.
    • Skydiving jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and gloves provided.
    • Transport from Wanaka accommodation to Wanaka Airport.
    Your skydive experience starts here with your briefing inside Skydive Lake Wanaka's very own cabin of adventure. Meet your skydiving instructor and take to the skies in a custom built X-STOL offering a comfortable and quick flight to altitude. This is a good opportunity to take in the jaw dropping views on the way up to your chosen skydive altitude.

    Enjoy 15-20 minutes of uninterrupted views of Wanaka's world renowned lakes and mountains. Once your parachute activates enjoy the view as you float exhilarated toward the ground. After a smooth landing at Skydive Lake Wanaka you can take a moment to take in what you just did You need to allow a couple of hours from pick up at your accommodation to drop off back at your accommodation.

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  • Short NZ trip

    Jaffas 'n' Jandals, 3 Days

    from $305*

    • 3 day tour departing Auckland.
    • 2 nights multi-share hotel accommodation.
    • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinners.
    • The service of an experienced and professional Contiki Tour Manager and Driver.
    • Transport in modern airconditioned coach with charging facilities.
    • Sightseeing and inclusions as per itinerary.
    • Local charges and service charges

      Your Backstage Pass includes:.
    • Kiwiana Fish 'n' Chips dinner.
    • Sky Tower visit with 360 degree views of Auckland.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Paihia

    Clear your schedule for New Zealand NOW - from Auckland to the Bay and everything in between. Cross the Harbour Bridge, kayak the sea, swim with the dolphins and see the 'Hole in the Rock' while fast boating through the islands Plus, for you culture vultures, trek through the native Kauri Forest and glimpse the Tribal Lands of Nga Puhi Maori. Looking for a little peace and quiet? You'll have a day to kick back beachside too

    DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA
    Kia Ora Meet up with your Contiki Crew in Auckland, New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Surrounded by volcanoes, islands and a stunning harbour, you'll soon understand why this is the "City of Sails" and was once home to the America's Cup. This morning we'll crossing the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge & take in the full-blown vistas of the harbour, Rangitoto, and other neighbouring volcanic islands on the way. With a stop at Parry Kauri Park, there's time to walk through this famous reserve and see many of New Zealand's ancient Kauri (a native tree). Some of the Kauri are 50m high and over 1000 years old. The final stop today is the small coastal town of Paihia. It's the gateway to the Bay of Islands, one of New Zealand's photogenic natural playgrounds. Your Tour Manager will point out the colonial style Treaty House at Waitangi. This is where modern-era New Zealand was born when the British Crown and Maori signed a treaty in 1840. You'll also find out about local Maori culture as you check out the Nga Puhi tribal lands.

    Tonight, get to know the other Contiki travellers, Tour Manager and Driver over a typical 'Kiwi' dinner - fish 'n' chips - where you can eat outdoors under the night sky if the weather is good. After dinner, head out to a local music venue in Paihia with the group.

    DAY 2 PAIHIA
    With a full free day here, you'll really get to enjoy the laid-back, natural beauty of the Bay of Islands. Chill out, or choose from loads of activities on offer here. There's a catamaran cruise where you can stop off at remote islands, swim and feast on a tasty BBQ lunch. If you're lucky, you'll even spot some dolphins. Or you could use your free time to head off with some friends to learn about New Zealand's settler history. Jump on a ferry out to New Zealand's former capital, the pretty township of Russell. Grab an ice-cream, relax in its cute cafes and walk past some of the town's historic cottages. We also offer you the option of a day trip to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's most northern point where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean merge. Our Local Guide can tell you all about the Maori beliefs associated with this site. Then it's off to the sand dunes of Ninety Mile beach and a drive through the Northland Region. Lastly, for the adrenaline-junkies, there's a chance to go parasailing - perfect for getting views of the awesome surrounding bay scenery. It's your final night together on tour, so make it an evening to remember

    DAY 3 PAIHIA TO AUCKLAND
    Back in Auckland, we'll show you the city spots before heading up the iconic Sky Tower. It's time to swap emails & say your farewells, as your tour ends at 6:00pm.

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  • Short 3 Day escape

    Bay to Bay, 3 Days

    from $345*

    • 3 day tour departing Auckland.
    • 2 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
    • The service of an escorted services of a fully trained Topdeck Trip Leader and Driver.
    • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle with FREE WiFi.
    • Stunning Bay of Islands.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Islands - Auckland

    Explore the stunning Bay of Islands with Topdeck on this 3 day escape in New Zealand.

    Day 1: Bay of Islands
    Kia Ora We head north from Auckland to our hotel in seaside Paihia, nestled among the Bay of Islands. An optional 'Rock the Boat' Overnight upgrade could see you sailing among the 144 islands, stargazing from deck and sharing laughs at the cosy bar.

    Day 2: Bay of Islands
    A free day to explore this fascinating area. Optional activities include a catamaran cruise to spot dolphins, a kayak trip through mangrove forests and even sand-boarding down the Te Paki sand dunes. We can also learn about Kiwi history at Waitangi Treaty House or hike to Haruru Falls through native bush. Not bad.

    Day 3: Auckland
    Back to Auckland today where our tour ends.

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  • Join this Topdeck's NZ adventure

    Sweet as North, 4 Days

    from $699*

    • 4 day tour departing Auckland.
    • 3 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges.
    • 1 night accommodation in a traditional Maori Marae.
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
    • Transport by modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi.
    • The service of an escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader & Driver.
    • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae.
    • Kapa Haka performance.
    • Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner with pavlova.
    • Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park

    Explore Auckland and Wellington, hike in Tongariro National Park (aka Mordor), tour Maori-influenced Rotorua and even spend the night on a Maori marae on this unforgettable Topdeck NZ adventure.

    Day 1 Auckland to Rotorua (Marae Stay).
    Kia Ora Brace yourself for plenty of Maori culture today as we head to the unique geothermal city of Rotorua. Embracing all things Maori, we spend a night in a traditional Maori Marae (sacred meeting house). Our Whanau host will enlighten us with Maori history and legend before we are treated to an exclusive cultural performance by the Te Arawa people. We also interact and learn facets of the cultural performance including the actions of various Haka and Poi dances.

    Day 2 Rotorua.
    Today you are free to enjoy this sulphuric town as you see fit Feel a million miles away in the famous thermal spa pools, or get your pulse racing with endless adventure Choose from mountain biking, white water rafting, or the original OGO Zorb. Another option is The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, an absolute must-do for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans. Tonight we rest up at our accommodation right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, a short stroll from the vibrant city centre.

    Day 3 Rotorua to Tongariro National Park.
    On today's menu is exploring the diverse landscape of Wai-O-Tapu region (Maori for sacred waters), an active geothermal area located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. We check out bubbling mud pools before witnessing the thundering waters of the Huka Falls and reaching Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. After some time to enjoy Taupo, we journey towards the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park. Here we bunk down for the next two nights in an authentic alpine retreat nestled on the edge of Whakapapa Village. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Kiwi roast lamb dinner followed by some Kiwi dessert, pavlova.

    Day 4 Tongariro National Park.
    The utterly beautiful Tongariro Crossing is yours to take on today if you desire. Two active volcanoes, a cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, emerald lakes and hot springs combine to make this an enjoyable and memorable trip into an incredibly interesting area of the park (8 hour hike - transfers at own expense, seasonal and subject to weather conditions). If hiking is not your thing, there are a variety of other optional.

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    Sweet as North, 5 Days

    from $699*

    • 5 day tour departing Wellington.
    • 3 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges.
    • 1 night accommodation in a traditional Maori Marae.
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
    • Transport by Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi.
    • The service of an escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader & Driver.
    • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae.
    • Kapa Haka performance.
    • Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner with pavlova.
    • Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Tongariro National Park - Rotorua - Auckland

    Explore Auckland and Wellington, hike in Tongariro National Park (aka Mordor), tour Maori-influenced Rotorua and even spend the night on a Maori marae on this unforgettable Topdeck NZ adventure.

    Day 1: Tongariro National Park
    Kia Ora and welcome to your Northern Explorer trip with Topdeck Your NZ journey unfolds after checking out our rooms it is time to check out the City A Visit to Te Papa - the NZ National Museum - with six brilliant levels of interactive history, art and all round awesomeness is certainly a must For all you cool city cats, there's the funky designer shops and contemporary art galleries a plenty in the city streets. We leave the Capital behind and traverse between the coast and the lower north farmlands destined for the central vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park. The three mountains at the heart of the park - Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu - have cultural and religious significance for the Maori people. Here we bunk down for the next two nights in a true alpine retreat nestled on the edge of Whakapapa Village. You'll have the opportunity to relax in the sauna and spa or unwind with a drink in the Terrace Bar by the fire. We'll top the night off with a hearty country style meal, but leave room for desert you'll be introduced to a Kiwi favourite tonight, the Pavlova.

    Day 2: Tongariro National Park
    With dual cultural and natural heritage status, and often described as one of the best full day hikes in NZ, the "Tongariro Crossing"* is yours to take on today if you choose. Two active volcanoes, a cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, emerald lakes and hot springs combine to make this an enjoyable and memorable trip into a most interesting area of the park (8 hour hike - transfers at own expense, seasonal and subject to weather conditions). Around the Village there are also a number of many shorter walking tracks for you to experience the grandeur of Tongariro National Park. If hiking is not your thing, there are a variety of other optional activities available including Quad Biking*, Mountain Biking*, Kayaking*, even Skiing in winter* (check with your crew for the best deals). After a full day's exploring, take a leisurely stroll into the village where numerous options are on offer for dinner*. After a full day spent exploring, head back for another relaxing night at the mountain lodge, perfect.

    Day 3: Rotorua
    Taupo is first, and hanging above the free flowing Waikato River, the Taupo Bungy is a must for those game enough to take the plunge* Next up, it's onwards to the raging waters of Huka Falls before reaching Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. Travelling North we divert from the highway to explore the uniquely different landscape of Wai-O-Tapu (Maori for sacred waters), an active geothermal area located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The vibrant colours of the hot springs along the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Track make for the most spectacular Facebook cover photo A visit here would not be complete without taking the short detour to see (and hear) the gurgling, bubbling Mud Pool. We continue to the heartbeat of Maori culture in Aotearoa - Rotorua. This steamy thermal playground is renowned for its natural and cultural beauty and a distinct welcoming aroma in the air - breathe in that sulphuric goodness Tonight we'll be staying in a traditional Maori Marae where the elders will welcome us on arrival in their time-honoured style; this stay is an opportunity to experience the real side of Maori Culture, as it is today. After a hearty traditional family style dinner, our Whanau host will enlighten us through some Maori history and legend before we are treated to an exclusive cultural performance by the Te Arawa people. We also interact and learn facets of the cultural performance including the actions of various Haka and Poi. The Haka that we learn is not a traditional one (as this would break tribal protocol), instead it is one that was written specifically for Topdeck. All of this traditional Maori entertainment, education and performance by a local Kapa Haka group exclusively for us this certainly is the real deal Later, doze off to sleep eye to eye as you check out all of the carvings inside the Marae up close and personal.

    Day 4: Rotorua
    We say goodbye to the Marae after breakfast and the rest of the day is yours to explore, and there are countless options on offer in this beautiful area. Relax in the famous thermal spa pools*, or indulge in a rejuvenating massage*. If you're looking for adventure, there's also mountain biking*, white water rafting*, the original OGO Zorb* or tackle some unique activities on offer at the Agroventures adventure hub*. Another option is The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour*, an absolute must-do for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans. This fascinating tour takes you through the real middle-earth as you view the set through Frodo's eyes - exactly as it appeared in the films Get lost among the Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the Party Tree whilst admiring the picturesque landscape on this privately owned, working New Zealand farm. A little slice of luxury tonight as we settle into Rotorua's largest hotel, set right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua and just a short stroll from the vibrant city centre.

    Day 5: Auckland
    The lush green rolling hills of the Waikato and King Country today line the roads as we trek towards Auckland, or Tamaki-Makau-Rau as it's known in Maori, meaning 'the maiden with a thousand lovers'. It earned its name because it was coveted by many tribes, and let's face it, what's not to love It is here where we say our goodbyes ... as they say in Kiwi ... it's been real-as, bro Ka Kite Ano We hope you have enjoyed the past 15 Days travelling with Topdeck and we look forward to seeing you on one of our great trips again soon. Not ready to end your adventure just yet? You're in luck - Topdeck also have numerous trips on offer Down Under Whether it's the sun, surf and sand of the east coast, the rugged natural beauty of the southern states or the fascinating aboriginal history of the outback, Topdeck have an Australian trip sure to interest you.

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