Road to Milford Sound New Zealand

South Island New Zealand Road Trips

Great self drive tour packages exploring the iconic south

From Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park to Stewart Island we have some great NZ Road trip ideas here. Explore Kaikoura, Punakaiki, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, Akaroa, Lake Tekapo, Mt. Cook National Park, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford sound, Fiordland, Dunedin, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef. Experience great wine in Central Otago, thrilling Jet Boat rides, stunning cruises and invigorating hikes on your tailor-made NZ Road trip.

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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$1,679
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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.

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NZD$2,380
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Lake Mackenzie
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic flights
  • Motels
  • 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.

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NZD$1,958
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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.

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NZD$1,476
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Stroll with the sheep on the Otago Peninsular, Dunedin
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • From Christchurch, this tour takes you along the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mt. Cook National Park. It's then onto Dunedin where you have a whole day to discover the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula. Continue to Te Anau and Milford Sound for you Real Journeys Nature Cruise, then to the Adventure Capital of Queenstown where you have time to explore the natural beauty of the region. On your return to Christchurch, you journey up the West Coast, with the highlight being the Franz Josef Glacier which you can experience during a heli-hike or scenic flight if you choose. Return to Christchurch aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train.

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NZD$2,469
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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$1,743
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Drive the stunning Crown Range Rd between Queenstown & Wanaka
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • A 13-day loop of New Zealand's South Island from Christchurch this tour takes you to Mt Cook, the Southern Lakes and along the rugged West Coast. Experience Milford Sound, Queenstown and explore the wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. With plenty of two night stays you won't feel rushed and have plenty of time to soak up the true "kiwi culture" and hospitality before ending your journey on the TranzAlpine Scenic Railway.

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NZD$3,910
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Milford Track Fiordland
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • This 10-day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, discover the charms of each destination. 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, the gateway to the 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.

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NZD$2,071
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Queenstown by night
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, Wildlife & nature
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  • Taking you south from Christchurch, this 10 day includes the majestic scenery of the lower South Island.  Beginning with the large open spaces of the McKenzie Country and Mt. Cook National Park, you then travel to the coast and the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin with its nearby wildlife havens.  In Fiordland there is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise, before you continue to the mountains and lakes of the Southern Lakes region.

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NZD$1,795
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Stunning scenery riding on the Tranzalpine train
  • South Island Self Drive
  • 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$2,667
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