This unforgettable 21-day road trip carves a figure-eight through New Zealand's spectacular South Island. From Christchurch, travel through the Mackenzie Country to Mount Cook, then on to Otago and Dunedin. Explore Fiordland National Park's remote Doubtful Sound before heading north to Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers, then cross the Southern Alps to enjoy a night in Arthur's Pass National Park. After exploring the Marlborough wine region and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park, end your trip with a scenic train journey back to Christchurch.
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New Zealand Self Drive Tours
Since 2004 we have used our experience and knowledge of New Zealand to design and create a truly memorable New Zealand Self Drive tours.
With New Zealand Self Drive Tours we don’t simply resell you other companies itineraries and tours relabeled as our own. While we do indeed have the largest choice of tour routes and accommodation/car/activity combinations we spend all of our time customising itineraries to suit our customers needs perfectly. In over 15 years and across more than 100,000 happy customers we haven’t sold exactly the same itinerary twice.
Right from your first contact with us the same New Zealand tour expert will handle your enquiry, planning process, reservation and documentation to ensure consistent quality. We have built our reputation on honest, accurate, relevant advice combined with an absolute no compromise approach to providing you with the best possible service.
Our dedicated team based amongst the lakes and mountains of Wanaka are all New Zealand enthusiasts and have visited or experienced virtually every property, activity and location we offer you.
We believe passionately that we live in, love and sell the most extraordinary country in the world. We are often reminded of how truly lucky we are to live here and that continues to motivate us to see that as much of the world as possible experiences the beauty of New Zealand for themselves.
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Experience the wilderness and wildlife of New Zealand's South Island on this 15-day self-drive itinerary. By day you'll drive through breathtaking landscapes and embark on outdoor adventures, while nights are spent in a series of secluded luxury lodges. Setting off from Christchurch, enjoy alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park, discover rich marine life on the Otago Peninsula, and cruise through the remote Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park. After adrenaline sports in Queenstown and an unforgettable trek across the Franz Josef Glacier, the scenic TranzAlpine train whisks you back to Christchurch.
Explore New Zealand's South Island in style on this unforgettable 12-day road trip. Starting and finishing in the alpine adventure capital of Queenstown, this route circumnavigates the Southern Alps as you drive through a land of dramatic peaks, ancient glaciers, and pristine lakes. By day you'll embark on adventurous excursions and discover spectacular scenery, while nights are spent relaxing in a series of luxurious boutique hotels and lodges.
This week-long itinerary takes you on a scenic road trip through the South Island’s most spectacular landscapes. Starting in the bustling city of Christchurch, set off across the Canterbury Plains to skirt the turquoise lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki and reach the towering Mount Cook. After two nights exploring the adventure capital of Queenstown, head north along the rugged West Coast to the magnificent Franz Joseph Glacier. For the final leg of your journey, take a break from driving and return to Christchurch via one of the most breathtaking train journeys on earth.
With two weeks, you can get to know both of New Zealand's islands or enjoy an in-depth exploration of either one. Take a North Island road trip from Auckland to Wellington, or stick to the South Island with stops in Queenstown, Te Anau, Wanaka, and Christchurch. Alternatively, opt for a multi-country trip that combines New Zealand's highlights with one full week in Australia.