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South Island self drive tours - New Zealand's best

Want to experience the amazing scenery of the South Island? Start your New Zealand South Island tour planning with us. Our great range of itineraries will give you some wonderful ideas and then all you have to do is get in touch with the experts to start creating your perfect New Zealand holiday.

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Cruise Doubtful Sounds

A Taste of the South self drive tour

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Classic driving tours
 One of our most popular tours this 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Island’s beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities, Christchurch and Dunedin, Mt Cook National Park and Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland National Park. You then experience the excitement of Queenstown before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. The finale to this tour is crossing the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train as you return to Christchurch.more
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Milford Track Fiordland

Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights in Christchurch, Fiordland and Queenstown you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a journey past the mountains of the Southern Alps and turquoise waters of alpine lakes before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  Next you venture further south to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.  Here you’ll explore the pristine wilderness on a Milford Sound nature cruise.  In Queenstown, the Adventure Capital, there’s time to enjoy the scenery and endless activities on offer before returning to Christchurch via the magnificent West Coast Glaciers.more
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Roys Peak Wanaka, New Zealand

12 day Ultimate South Island

12 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Family touring, Luxury touring, National parks, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
 Explore New Zealand's South Island with adventure and style.  Some great adventures in the glorious Central Otago and the Canterbury High Country.more
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South Island self drive - The TranzAlpine scenic train

The Essential South Island 9 day Tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Luxury touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.more
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Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand

South Island 21 day self drive tour

21 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Food & wine, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
  This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery.  From Christchurch travel through the Mackenzie Country to Mt Cook, then on to Otago and Dunedin. An exploration of the remote Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park follows, before heading north to Queenstown and then to the West Coast Glaciers. Crossing the Southern Alps enjoy a night in Arthur's Pass National Park before heading to the east coast and Kaikoura. Enjoy the Marlborough wine region and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park before turning south along the wild west coast. You return to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Mountains and Lakes South Island Family Tour

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 Get the whole family excited as you traverse the mountains and alpine lakes of the South Island on this family tour from Christchurch to the adventure capital of Queenstown.more
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Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Pass

South Island Coastal Self Drive tour

14 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Food & wine, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 You’ll begin this journey with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as you travel south from Christchurch.  In Dunedin there’s time to explore the Otago Peninsula with its abundant wildlife, then you’ll follow the Catlins coastline to the bottom of the South Island.  On the western side of the island highlights include a nature cruise on the famous Milford Sound, the spectacular West Coast Road edging the Tasman Sea and the remarkable Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.  The top of the South Island brings the calm aqua waters of Abel Tasman National Park and the Marlborough Sounds before you return to the Pacific Ocean.more
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Lake Matheson

Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers self drive tour

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country and past turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  You’ll then enjoy two nights in Queenstown surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas.  Its then on to the West Coast glaciers, where there’s time for a scenic flight if you choose.  The final leg of your travels takes you along the rugged coastline to Greymouth where you board the TranzAlpine for your scenic train journey back to Christchurch.more
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Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour

15 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Family touring, Luxury touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
 Explore and enjoy some of New Zealand's unique flora, fauna and scenery on this 15 day South Island tour.more
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Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

7 Day Christchurch to Queenstown Exclusive Highlights

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Food & wine, Adventure, Luxury touring, Honeymoon
  Cross the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass and then travel the West Coast to the Southern Lakes region and the adventure playground of Queenstown.  You'll spend your evenings in luxurious Lodges and your days indulging in style, including a private picnic lunch in an alpine clearing that can only be reached by helicopter.more
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