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South Island Itineraries

Our South Island itineraries take all the guess work out of planning your New Zealand holiday.

Not sure where to go on New Zealand's South Island?

No need to worry! We've done all the hard work for you!

Lake Hawea near Wanaka

When used in conjunction with our handy Travel Planner, our South Island itineraries will help you plan your ideal South Island adventure.

Our itineraries range from 7 to 21 days, and have been carefully created to show you the very best of this truly amazing island.

And you can even combine your favorite South Island itinerary with a North Island itinerary, and see both islands.

How to best use our South Island itineraries

You can use your chosen itinerary as a guide for your New Zealand driving holiday.

Then just hire a car or motorhome from us (we have market leading rates), and off you go!

To see our range of South Island itineraries, just scroll down the page, or click HERE.

Or let us do all the work for you

The famous Shotover Jet near Queenstown

Each itinerary is also available as a self drive package based on that itinerary.

And we also have hundreds of other packages, ranging from 3 to 21 days.

These packages include car hire, accommodation, and selected activities.

No need for you to be worrying about making all those bookings.

Let our experienced, local experts do it all for you.

It's a great way to take the hassle out of organizing your trip.

Want more information on our self drive packages?

To learn more about our New Zealand self drive packages just click here.

There's an ideal itinerary for you, right here...

South Island Showcase 21 Days

South Island Highlights 15 Days

Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Nelson and the Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, West Coast glaciers, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Invercargill, Dunedin, Mt Cook, Christchurch.

Wellington, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo/Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, West Coast glaciers, Punakaiki, Christchurch.

A local resident relaxing at Kaikoura
Stunning formations at Punakaiki on the South Island's rugged West Coast

South Island Sun and Snow 15 Days

Top of the South 10 Days

Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Nelson and Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, West Coast glaciers, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Christchurch.

Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Nelson and Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, Christchurch.

Small Group Glacier Walk at Franz Josef Glacier
The Anchorage in the Abel Tasman National Park

Lower South 10 Days

Canterbury Introduction 7 Days

Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau / Milford Sound, Queenstown, Christchurch.

Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Christchurch.

Amazing sights on a Milford Sound nature cruise
Take a ride over Christchurch on the Skyline Gondola

Queenstown & Mt Cook 7 Days

Queenstown & Glaciers 7 Days

Christchurch, Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Christchurch.

Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, West Coast glaciers, Christchurch.

See the icebergs on a Glacier Explorers tour near Mt Cook - pic courtesy Glacier Explorers
Go Heli Hiking on Franz Josef Glacier

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail 10 Days

Napier and Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough district

Sample some of the best wines in New Zealand on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

The beautiful South Island

New Zealand's spectacular South Island is famous for its stunning scenery and almost endless range of activities.

Known by the traditional Maori people as Te Wai Pounamu (which means the waters of greenstone), the South Island is a visual feast.

From the awesome Fiordland (which includes Milford and Doubtful Sounds), to the wild West Coast, beautiful Queenstown, World Heritage listed Mt Cook, and the amazing Tasman region, the South Island has something for everyone.


Other awesome South Island Attractions

Other major highlights on the South Island include Dunedin and its "Scottish" charm, Christchurch (the "Garden City"), the pretty lakeside town of Wanaka, the Marlborough region (famous for its wineries), and Southland, to name a few.

North Island Itineraries

Interested in the beautiful North Island? We also have a range of itineraries covering the best spots on the North Island.

Very different in character to the South Island, the North Island features attractions such as the geothermal and Maori cultural delights of Rotorua, Ruapehu's volcanic wonders and ski fields, the bays and beaches of the Coromandels and Bay of Islands, and the charms of the major cities Auckland (the "City of Sails") and Wellington, to name a few.

View North Island Itineraries HERE.

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