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Want to experience the amazing scenery of South Island New Zealand? A New Zealand self drive tour is the ideal way to go. Our tailor made packages ensure you get the experience you want and we make sure you dont miss out on iconic locations such as Kaikoura to enjoy whale watching, swimming with dolphins in Akaroa, the majestic Southern Alps and Mt. Cook National Park, Queenstown and Wanaka, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Stewart Island plus the West Coast glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. We can create an itinerary to suit you - perfectly.

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TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown

Dunedin and Southern Lakes South Island Family Tour

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Wildlife & nature
 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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Fur seals, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Top of the South Island Self Drive Loop

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, National parks, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking
  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: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Wildlife & nature
  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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Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

21 day Classic South Island

21 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Wildlife & nature
 This comprehensive tour of the South Island begins with a West Coast exploration, including the majestic glaciers.  You then carve a figure 8 through Arthur's Pass to Kaikoura and on to the top of the South Island.  Enjoy a detailed exploration of Abel Tasman National Park before heading south to Punakaiki and the upper West Coast.  After boarding the TranzAlpine scenic train you travel through to Christchurch, where you have a free day to explore.  Then continue south along the East Coast to Dunedin, then onto the Magical Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound before you return to Queenstown after your epic South Island adventure.more
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Queenstown, New Zealand

South Island 12 day luxury adventure

12 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature
  The ultimate combination of luxury and adventure, this 10 day tour travels from Christchurch to the Wilderness Lodge in Arthurs Pass, the West Coast Glaciers and the alpine resort town of Wanaka. Further south to Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, then Te Anau gateway to Fiordland National Park, before Queenstown where your journey concludes. This itinerary offers a great balance of relaxation and adventure with plenty of time to enjoy other activities as you wish.more
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TranzAlpine Train, South Island, New Zealand

9 Day Southern Explorer

9 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

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

Queenstown to Queenstown South Island highlights

16 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks
  Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch and Akaroa, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, Hanmer Springs and the West Coast Glaciers.more
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Wanaka, New Zealand

Christchurch to Queenstown luxury explorer

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, National parks
  Cross the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass and then travel the West Coast to the Southern Lakes region and the adventure playgrounds of Wanaka and Queenstown, staying at premier lodges along the way.more
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Nelson Lake, New Zealand

21 day South Island Grand Tour

21 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Wildlife & nature
  This comprehensive tour of the South Island begins in Queenstown with the Dart River Safari, setting the scene for the adventures to come.  You’ll travel a figure 8 across the South Island taking in the spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers, aqua blue lakes, white sandy beaches and lush rainforests.  Along the way you’ll have many opportunities to get up close to the wildlife and have some wild times of your own.  With fantastic self-catered accommodation this is the ideal choice for families.more
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Milford Track, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Southern Highlights and Milford Track Guided Walk

14 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains, Walking & hiking
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour allows time to self explore the tracks and trails of Mt. Cook National Park before venturing south and embarking on the world famous Milford Track Guided Walk. This fully guided and supported 4 day hike is with Ultimate Hikes and you spend the evenings in the wonderfully equipped lodges. From Queenstown head north to the West Coast and the glacier region before returning to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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