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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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Yellow eyed penguin, Dunedin, Otago Peninsula

15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour

15 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains
 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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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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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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Crown Range Rd between Queenstown & Wanaka

Coast to Coast self drive tour

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour visits Mt. Cook National Park, travels through the Southern Lakes region and into the deep south. Time to explore Dunedin and the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula before crossing the rich farmland of Southland toward Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. There is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise. Then to Queenstown for two nights at the award winning Dairy luxury Hotel with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities on offer in the 'Adventure Capital'. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Lake Mackenzie

The Southern Circle self drive tour

11 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks
 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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Queenstown, New Zealand

A Taste of the South self drive tour - reversed

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Wildlife & nature
 This 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Island’s beauty and diversity. Beginning with the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey from Christchurch to the West Coast town of Greymouth.  From there you will explore the countryside of the West Coast, Otago, Southland, Fiordland and Canterbury.  Along the way highlights include the glaciers of the West Coast, adventure in Queenstown, Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland National Park and magnificent Mt Cook National Park.  You'll also explore the south's two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin.more
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Akaroa, New Zealand

Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains Family Adventure

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Wildlife & nature
  Explore the magnificent Akaroa Harbour and its wildlife, the mountains and glacier lake of Mt Cook National Park before heading to the resort town of Queenstown for 3 nights. Enjoy a trip on the TSS Earnslaw crossing Lake Wakatipu, a Nomad Safari 4WD trip and a Shotover Jet Boat ride. A highlight is a full day trip to Doubtful Sound before you head north to the West Coast. Explore the magnificent glaciers and rainforest and enjoy a scenic helicopter flight with a snow landing. Return to Christchurch crossing the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Lake Wakatipu

Southern Alps & Southern Lakes self drive tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks
  From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country past Lake Tekapo before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park. Then to Queenstown for two nights with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities here. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.  Along the way you'll stay in premium accommodation with a personalised touch.more
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Milford Road, New Zealand

Southern Highlights 9 Day Tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
 This 9 day scenic route will give you a wonderful introduction to the natural wonders of the South Island. Visit its two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park and Milford Sound. 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  South Island holiday.more
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Cruise by boat in Milford Sound

Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
 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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