NZ Southern Encounter - A Luxury Self Drive

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NZ Southern Encounter - A Luxury Self Drive

Beginning and ending in Christchurch, The highlight of your 10 day South Island Luxury Self Drive tour will undoubtedly be the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Experience a TranzAlpine Train excursion through the Southern Alps. In Dunedin enjoy high tea at Larnach Castle, a wildlife excursion with Monarch Cruises, and a unique stargazing experience at Mount Cook National Park.

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10 Days
Self Drive
Rental Vehicle
A Mix of 5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges


9 Nights Accommodation
Airport Transfer
All Activities as per Highlights
Hire Vehicle with GPS – Large 4WD
Specialized Guides on all Adventures


Reviews of this tour....

Mt Cook

Randi & Richard Simenhoff

28 Sep 2022

New Zealand is a gorgeous country but can be tricky to tour if you don’t have the correct itinerary and organization in place. This is where Jaimee Boyce excelled on our recent trip to the South Island. We were limited to 9 days following 2.5 weeks in Australia. I actually found Jaimee by doing an online search but as soon as we connected, I knew I’d found the right person to make this dream vacation to New Zealand happen.

My husband and I are well traveled, active 60-somethings living in Los Angeles. Jaimee put a self-drive tour in place arranging everything from the rental car, to the hotels (we like boutique, upscale) to the itinerary and activities. One of our highlights was a bike/wine tour just outside of Queenstown that was the best we’d ever been on (definitely opt for the e-bike). Another was an overnight cruise on Milford Sound. We did things on this trip we might not have thought of had she not included them in the itinerary.

We had a bit of a hiccup when, much to our disappointment, while in the gorgeous area of Mt Cook, both of our activities were rained out. I called Jaimee and she immediately put a “Plan B” in place.

Jaimee was extremely responsive to my every email (and there were plenty) both prior to and during our wonderful time in this magnificent country. I recommend her unequivocally to help organize and execute a Kiwi dream vacation. And icing on the cake: the price was right!

Randi & Richard Simenhoff - USA

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