Calm river waters deep in South-Westland

Gidday, kia-ora, and welcome to Koru Scenic Tours. We are a specialist small-group tour operator taking small private groups on scenic tours around Canterbury and the wider South Island of New Zealand.

Welcome to Koru Scenic Tours

Our exclusive, private tours are designed with our guest’s experience and enjoyment in mind, and range from half and full day experiences around Christchurch and Canterbury, up to a full week, and sometimes more, around the South Island.

Let us introduce you to our little slice of paradise; from the mountains to the seas with ancient forests; sea-cliffs; golden beaches; lakes; rivers; glaciers; isolated fiords; and more. Incredible new sights whichever way you look

Lewis Pass Area

Find Your Tour:

Half Day

Our Half Day Tours run on demand with morning or afternoon options. Allow 4-5 hours per tour

Full Day

Our Full Day Tours run on demand. Allow 12-13 hours per tour, destination dependant

Two Days

Also known as “Two-Days” our Overnight Tours leave early on day 1, returning late the following day

Three Days

Our Three-Days Tours are limited to 1-2 departures per fortnight on demand


Our Multi-Day Tours range from 5-7 days duration with limited available dates

Bespoke Tours

Your Tour, your way. Limited available departures and date ranges

Just so you know: All our Canterbury and South Island Tours are designed in house by us. Personally. At one point or another we have physically visited each of the destinations we have chosen, in some cases frequently so, or even lived there for a while. For example: Milford Sound, Aoraki-Mt Cook, and Queenstown are all areas that we have lived in and thoroughly explored. On one ocassion, we spent a week in Haast, having a good look around just so that we could decide what was worth bringing to our scenic tours for you to enjoy. In some areas, we’ve also partnered with local tour operators to further build on and enhance your scenic tour

Consequently we have an intimate first hand knowledge of the places we visit, or we simply wouldn’t take you there!

Milford Sound at Dusk