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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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Skippers Canyon, Queenstown

Southern Explorer Christchurch to Queenstown

10 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Taking you south from Christchurch, this 10 day includes the majestic scenery of the lower South Island.  Beginning with the large open spaces of the McKenzie Country and Mt. Cook National Park, you then travel to the coast and the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin with its nearby wildlife havens.  In Fiordland there is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise, before you continue to the mountains and lakes of the Southern Lakes region.more
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Fur seals, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Top of the South Island Self Drive Loop

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Food & wine, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours, The Hobbit & LOTR
  Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park.  In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks.  You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand including the cheeky Kea which is regularly seen in the park.more
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watch Penguins and Sea Lions at Sandfly Bay, Dunedin

Milford Sound Spectacular 7 day Tour

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Starting in Christchurch, travelling into Mackenzie county to Mt Cook. From Mt Cook journey south via Queenstown to Te Anau.  From Te Anau you can take the day to drive the return trip along the stunning Milford Road to reach Milford sound, where you will take a scenic nature cruise. Next day you will travel through Southland to Otago, stopping in Dunedin before heading back to Christchurch.more
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St Claire Beach, Dunedin

A Taste of the South self drive tour

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving 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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Glenorchy, mountain landscape

A Taste of the South self drive tour

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 One of our most popular tours this 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Islands beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park, the gateway to Fiordland National Park, Te Anau. Then Queenstown's excitement and adventure before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. Finally cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch. A fitting end to your 'taste of the south'.more
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Lake Mackenzie

The Southern Circle self drive tour

11 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 This South Island loop takes you along the coast between the South’s two largest cities, Christchurch and Dunedin.   In Dunedin you have time to explore the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula, before continuing south to Te Anau, gateway to Milford Sound where you’ll cruise the length of the fiord.  This 11 day tour wouldn’t be complete without 2 nights in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown before you follow the Southern Alps north to Mt Cook National Park and back to Christchurch.more
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TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown

Dunedin and Southern Lakes South Island Family Tour

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 Experience the mountains and alpine lakes of the South Island on this family tour, based from the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.more
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TranzAlpine Train, South Island, New Zealand

9 Day Southern Explorer

9 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
 A classic South Island itinerary taking you through the dramatic scenery surrounding the Southern Alps.more
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Yellow eyed penguin, Dunedin, Otago Peninsula

15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour

15 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, 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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Queenstown by night

Southern Explorer Christchurch to Queenstown

10 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Taking you south from Christchurch, this 10 day includes the majestic scenery of the lower South Island.  Beginning with the large open spaces of the McKenzie Country and Mt. Cook National Park, you then travel to the coast and the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin with its nearby wildlife havens.  In Fiordland there is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise, before you continue to the mountains and lakes of the Southern Lakes region.more
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