View of Lake Wanaka from Mt. Roy

Explore iconic South Island locations

Great value New Zealand Road Trips

Check out these itinerary ideas for your South Island Road Trip. All start and finish in Christchurch and we can customize to change accommodations, activities and even add extra days in places you love.

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  • Self Drive - South Island
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Highlighting the best of what New Zealand's South Island has to offer this 12-day tour takes you through the foothills of the Southern Alps, Mt Cook National Park, Milford Sound and the "adventure capital" Queenstown. With all the best activity suggestions this tour is easily customisable and an itinerary that is sure to please.

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NZD$2,645
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  • Self Drive - South Island
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Walking & hiking
  • Hotel 3 star
  • 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 wildlife of the Otago Peninsular 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 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.

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NZD$2,750
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  • Self Drive - South Island
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic cruises, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 3 star
  • The towering snowcapped mountain peaks, deep blue lakes, ancient native rainforest and wide open plains of the South Island provided the setting for many Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies most dramatic scenes. Take a journey through the real Middle-earth!

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NZD$2,032
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Enjoy a spectacular show at the Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre planetarium
  • Seat-in-Coach Touring
  • Adventure, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 3 star
  • This 10 day is one of our most popular, taking in the best of the South Island. With a great balance of included activities and free time, plus of course the must see locations you get to experience.

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NZD$3,382
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