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Explore the best of New Zealand on a South Island self drive itinerary

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9 day Essential South Island
9 day Essential South Island

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Experience the essence of the South Island on this 9 day itinerary and marvel at the world-renowned scenery, with plenty of opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,568.00 pp
13 day Southern Family Adventure
13 day Southern Family Adventure

13 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Explore glaciers, glow worm caves and fiords as you experience the South Island's majestic scenery from car, boat, helicopter and train on this unforgettable 13 day family adventure.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,579.00 pp
9 Day Upper South Island Rail Experience
9 Day Upper South Island Rail Experience

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Two unforgettable train journeys, one memorable vacation. Cross the Southern Alps and skirt the Pacific coastline on this stunning 9 day tour of the upper South Island.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,338.00 pp
The Classic 9 day Southern Alps Circuit
The Classic 9 day Southern Alps Circuit

9 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Start in Queenstown and tour the iconic attractions of the Southern Alps including the soaring peaks of Mt. Cook National Park on this spectacular touring itinerary.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,139.00 pp
Classic 13 day Coast to Coast touring route
Classic 13 day Coast to Coast touring route

13 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

See the best of the lower South Island, allowing time to explore and truly appreciate all the magnificent sights that you encounter including a sensational overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,461.00 pp
The Classic 9 day Southern Lakes
The Classic 9 day Southern Lakes

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

See the full glory of the South Island with 9 amazing days exploring stunning locations and staying in memorable accommodations. From mountains, to fiords, to lakes, this itinerary has it all.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,096.00 pp
Vistas and Vines South Island tour
Vistas and Vines South Island tour

13 day self drive Christchurch to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Experience two of the things New Zealand is famous for - scenery and wine. See all that the South Island has to offer with incredible views, beautiful vineyards, and tasty vintages!

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,806.00 pp
14 Day Journey to Middle Earth
14 Day Journey to Middle Earth

14 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Experience the awe-inspiring scenery of the South Island on this action-packed 14 day vacation. Wander through Middle Earth and visit locations from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$5,485.00 pp
The Classic 8 day Southern Experience
The Classic 8 day Southern Experience

8 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Discover the diversity of the South Island, its historic cities, and world-renowned national parks on this 8 day itinerary, including an unforgettable journey on the TranzAlpine scenic train.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,567.00 pp
The Natural South Island
The Natural South Island

19 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Take the opportunity to see wildlife that you can't see anywhere else in the world with this 19 day South Island tour. Rare yellow-eyed penguins, the elusive kiwi bird and much more awaits you.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,408.00 pp
8 day Southern Experience
8 day Southern Experience

8 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

Create special travel memories as you enjoy a taste of the diverse beauty of New Zealand's South Island. Visit iconic destinations and stay in beautiful luxury retreats in remarkable locations.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,882.00 pp
13 Day South Island Rail, Air and Sea Voyage
13 Day South Island Rail, Air and Sea Voyage

13 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Explore the beauty of the South Island from multiple perspectives - rail, air and sea! You will be blown away by the incredible diversity to be seen as you journey across the South Island.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,805.00 pp
The Essential South Island National Parks Tour
The Essential South Island National Parks Tour

13 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Prepare to be stunned by the natural beauty of the South Island. Your adventure takes in five national parks from alps to ocean with this truly memorable New Zealand wilderness experience.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,095.00 pp
7 Day Luxury Southern Lakes Adventure
7 Day Luxury Southern Lakes Adventure

7 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

Indulge yourself with extraordinary accommodations and experiences on this 7 day luxury South Island adventure and discover the incredible beauty of the Queenstown and Fiordland region.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,874.00 pp
Southern Encounter with the Iconic Milford Track
Southern Encounter with the Iconic Milford Track

12 day self drive Queenstown to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Discover why the Milford Track is one of the finest hikes in the world, and explore the stunning natural beauty of the South Island on this 12 day unforgettable New Zealand vacation.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,374.00 pp
11 Day Southern Adventure
11 Day Southern Adventure

11 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Experience New Zealand's South Island from a unique perspective on this 11 day adventure itinerary, enjoying distinctive hotel and lodge accommodation as you create unforgettable vacation memories.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$5,425.00 pp
22 Day South Island National Parks Grand Tour
22 Day South Island National Parks Grand Tour

22 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

With a massive 22 days to explore the South Island, this itinerary takes you to the country's most incredible national parks to explore the amazing scenery and glimpse the local wildlife.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$8,264.00 pp
New Zealand Southern Alps Golf Vacation
New Zealand Southern Alps Golf Vacation

12 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Visit several of the South Islands most renowned golf courses as you circumnavigate the Southern Alps with their dramatic peaks, glaciers and lakes on this 12 day southern golfing adventure.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$5,744.00 pp
Southern Walking Highlights and the Routeburn Track
Southern Walking Highlights and the Routeburn Track

12 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Enjoy a guided Great Walk hiking adventure, along with lots more extraordinary hiking experiences, including following in Sir Edmund Hillary's Everest training footsteps in Mt. Cook National Park.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,402.00 pp
14 Day Hollyford Track and Southern Encounter
14 Day Hollyford Track and Southern Encounter

14 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Experience guided hiking on two of the South Islands world-renowned Great Walks and discover New Zealand's stunning southern wilderness on the Hollyford and Routeburn tracks.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,725.00 pp
The Ultimate Milford and Routeburn Hiking Adventure
The Ultimate Milford and Routeburn Hiking Adventure

18 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Experience the ultimate New Zealand South Island hiking adventure with this 18 day tour that includes walks on the iconic Milford and Routeburn Tracks in Fiordland National Park.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$11,058.00 pp
12 day Ultimate South Island
12 day Ultimate South Island

12 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Explore New Zealand's South Island with adventure and style.  Some great adventures in the glorious Central Otago and the Canterbury High Country.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$5,856.00 pp
Southern Alps & Southern Lakes
Southern Alps & Southern Lakes

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Begin and end in Christchurch on a circular tour of New Zealand's South Island. Journey through the Mackenzie high country into Mt. Cook National Park, down to Queenstown, and up the West Coast.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,055.00 pp
The Southern Circuit
The Southern Circuit

13 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Beginning and ending in Christchurch, circle the South Island for 13 days, taking in all of the major attractions along the way including Mt. Cook National Park, Queenstown and Milford Sound.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,699.00 pp
Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers self drive tour
Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers self drive tour

7 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Circle the South Island on this tour of New Zealand's lakes, mountains and glaciers. Visit Mt. Cook National Park, Queenstown and the West Coast, finishing with a stunning ride aboard the TranzAlpine train.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$1,991.00 pp
Southern Lakes and Tranz Alpine 6 day circuit
Southern Lakes and Tranz Alpine 6 day circuit

6 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Enjoy this 6 day circuit around the South Island and visit some of New Zealand's most iconic destinations including Mt. Cook National Park and the adventure capital of Queenstown.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$983.00 pp
21 Day Esential Southern Extravaganza
21 Day Esential Southern Extravaganza

21 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

Circle New Zealand's South Island on this fantastic 21 day luxury touring itinerary. Experience beautiful destinations, natural wonders and outstanding lodge retreats as your explore the stunning south.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$13,927.00 pp
9 Day Southern Icons self drive tour
9 Day Southern Icons self drive tour

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

This 9 day tour takes you to visit icons of the South Island. Spend a few extra nights in Fiordland and Queenstown and take the time to explore and uncover these unique destinations.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$1,465.00 pp
15 Day South Island Spectacular
15 Day South Island Spectacular

15 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Starting and finishing in the alpine resort of Queenstown, this 15 day tour explores the best of the South Island, taking in a huge variety of incredible landscapes as you loop around the South Island.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$5,232.00 pp
14 Day South Island Wilderness Encounters Tour
14 Day South Island Wilderness Encounters Tour

14 day self drive Christchurch to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

This 14 day tour explores the best of the South Island's walks and adventures, visiting five of New Zealand's national parks. Immerse yourself in the incredible natural wilderness of the south!

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,914.00 pp
Mountains and Lakes South Island Family Tour
Mountains and Lakes South Island Family Tour

7 day self drive Christchurch to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Motels

Enjoy a family adventure in New Zealand traversing the incredible mountains and lakes of the South Island on this self drive. Head south from Christchurch and finish in the adventure capital of Queenstown.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$1,257.00 pp
The Southern Circle Day Walks
The Southern Circle Day Walks

14 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Discover New Zealand's South Island with this classic 7 day self drive touring itinerary, and enjoy some of the finest day walks in the country, set amongst miles of breathtaking landscape.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,862.00 pp
9 Day Southern Explorer
9 Day Southern Explorer

9 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Motels

From Queenstown, circle the South Island on this 9 day itinerary, taking in iconic destinations and including a ride on the TranzAlpine scenic train, taking in spectacular views of the Southern Alps.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$1,354.00 pp
Christchurch to Queenstown Food and Wine Tour
Christchurch to Queenstown Food and Wine Tour

6 day self drive Christchurch to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Spend 6 days exploring the South Island's popular wine regions and sampling some delicious local wines. As you travel across the south enjoy the magnificent mountain views.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$1,760.00 pp
11 Day Natural Wonders Tour
11 Day Natural Wonders Tour

11 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Motels

Take an 11 day self drive tour across the South Island, experience the natural wonder's of New Zealand's southern national parks, and discover our beautiful native wildlife along the way.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,349.00 pp
16 Day Southern Coast and Stewart Island Nature Tour
16 Day Southern Coast and Stewart Island Nature Tour

16 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Loop around the lower South Island and explore some of New Zealand's magnificent coastline on this 16 day tour. Meet some of the local wildlife and enjoy a visit to Stewart Island.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,786.00 pp
Dunedin and Southern Lakes South Island Family Tour
Dunedin and Southern Lakes South Island Family Tour

6 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Motels

Tour New Zealand's South Island, exploring the areas around Dunedin and Queenstown. Experience New Zealand wildlife, cruise Lake Wakatipu, and get your chocolate fix at the Cadbury Factory.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$978.00 pp
15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour
15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour

15 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

Enjoy a little luxury as you explore New Zealand's South Island. Learn about the local flora and fauna, and marvel at the incredible scenery as you drive through some of our famous national parks.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,902.00 pp
9 day South Island Wine Adventure
9 day South Island Wine Adventure

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

Enjoy a luxurious New Zealand vacation on this 9 day wine adventure around the South Island. Discover the highly regarded wine regions of the south and explore the magnificent alpine scenery all around you.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$7,053.00 pp
Queenstown and Milford Sound Short Break
Queenstown and Milford Sound Short Break

4 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Motels

Visit the heart of New Zealand's Southern Lakes for this adventure packed self drive itinerary. From Queenstown to Milford Sound, see the stunning scenery and enjoy a range of exciting activities.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$761.00 pp
Mountains, Fiords and Glaciers Family Adventure
Mountains, Fiords and Glaciers Family Adventure

10 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Motels

Begin in the adventure capital of Queenstown and enjoy a range of exciting adventures as you work your way around New Zealand's stunning South Island on this 10 day family adventure tour.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,711.00 pp
15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour
15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour

15 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Circle around the South Island on this 15 day itinerary and enjoy the beautiful scenery, from remarkable mountains in Fiordland National Park to the rugged coastline of the Otago Peninsula.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,700.00 pp
9 Day Natural South self drive tour
9 Day Natural South self drive tour

9 day self drive Christchurch to Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

Circle the South Island on this 9 day itinerary starting and finishing in Christchurch. Explore the two largest southern cities, Christchurch and Dunedin, and visit some great wildlife locations along the way.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$1,683.00 pp
North to South Fishing Adventure
North to South Fishing Adventure

10 day self drive Wellington to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

From cray fishing in Kaikoura to trout fishing in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu, enjoy an exciting introduction to New Zealand's best fishing spots with this 10 day fish-centric itinerary!

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$3,141.00 pp
South Island Luxury Wine Adventure
South Island Luxury Wine Adventure

10 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

Start and finish in Queenstown on this 10 day itinerary, visiting two of the South Island's best wine regions, while taking in the magnificent scenery of the Southern Alps, Southern Lakes and West Coast.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$5,156.00 pp
Routeburn & Southern Wilderness Experience
Routeburn & Southern Wilderness Experience

13 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Spend 13 days exploring New Zealand's rugged wilderness with this self drive tour. Take a guided hike on the Routeburn Track and discover the incredible alpine environments of the South Island.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$9,459.00 pp
Southern Wines and Southern Scenes 10 Day Tour
Southern Wines and Southern Scenes 10 Day Tour

10 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Explore two of New Zealand's best wine regions and discover the beauty of the South Island on this 10 day tour beginning and ending in the alpine resort town of Queenstown.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$4,316.00 pp
Queenstown and Central Otago Food and Wine Tour
Queenstown and Central Otago Food and Wine Tour

6 day self drive Queenstown to Queenstown
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

Spend six days visiting popular wineries around Queenstown and Wanaka, staying in beautiful 4 star accommodations, and exploring the stunning mountain scenery of this beautiful region.

Full details Enquire now price from NZ$2,314.00 pp