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Explore south island mountain landscape
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Motels
  • 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'.

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NZD$1,689
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Try Kayaking in Milford Sound
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Starting in Christchurch, travelling into Mackenzie county to Lake Tekapo. You will pass Lake Pukaki with views of Mt Cook on route to Queenstown.  Your first night in Queenstown you'll cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station for a farm show and gourmet BBQ.  From Queenstown you will enjoy a spectacular flight to Milford Sound.  Once in Milford sound you will take a scenic nature cruise, before flying off to Mt Aspiring National Park for the amazing Dart River Safari. Next day you will be travelling north stopping at Franz Josef before heading back to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Train.

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NZD$2,482
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Take a cruise on Doubtful Sound
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
  • Hotel 4 star
  • One of our most popular 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.

  • Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,380
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Lake Matheson on the West Coast
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country and past turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  You’ll then enjoy two nights in Queenstown surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas.  Its then on to the West Coast glaciers, where there’s time for a scenic flight if you choose.  The final leg of your travels takes you along the rugged coastline to Greymouth where you board the TranzAlpine for your scenic train journey back to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,484
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St Claire Beach, Dunedin
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
  • Hotel 3 star
  • 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.

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NZD$1,753
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watch Penguins and Sea Lions at Sandfly Bay, Dunedin
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 3 star
  • 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.

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NZD$1,375
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Try one of the many adventure activities on offer in Queenstown
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • 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.

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NZD$1,654
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The historic Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
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  • This short loop of the lower South Island visits the Mackenzie high country and Lake Tekapo first. With views of Mt Cook National Park you continue south to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Return to Christchurch via the West Coast Glaciers with a spectacular crossing of the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine scenic train.

  • Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,423
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Relax on the TranzAlpine Train while taking in the stunning views
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • This itinerary is one of our most popular South Island tours. In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.

  • Viewed 3 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,810
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New Zealand's bush clad lakes and mountains
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Wildlife & nature
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • Explore the South Island on this 8 day circumnavigation. Visit Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the West Coast Glaciers. Complete your trip with a train journey across the Southern Alps back to Christchurch

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NZD$2,930
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