South Island Itineraries and Tours

 

Looking for an unforgettable South Island road trip experience, that also comes with comprehensive 24/7 in-country support?

With our COVID-19 booking flexibility, you can trust the locals at First Light Travel to create an amazing South Island experience.

Take a look at our South Island self drive tours below and select from a variety of driving routes, durations, and tour themes to experience your dream NZ holiday.

Then enquire with our team who can tailor any of these itineraries or create a bespoke one just for you. 

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Starts
Queenstown
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
12 Days
Accom
Premium Hiking Lodges

This is a world-class scenic landscape and a treasure trove of awesome geology, rare flora and fauna. Walk, fully guided, the Milford Track. Then explore the Wild West Coast experiencing its glaciers, forests and wildlife.

From $5725
per person (quad share Milford Track)
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
11 Days
Accom
3.5 & 5 Star Options

Fall in love with the South Island's magnificent mountains, giant glaciers, untouched wilderness and delectable cuisine. With romantic hideaways, jaw-dropping views and welcoming locals, this unique honeymoon destination is guaranteed to win your heart.

 

From $4085
per person low season
Starts
Queenstown
Finishes
Wellington
Transport
Car
Duration
11 Days
Accom
3.5 Star Accommodation

We are often asked to create walking itineraries that cover the diverse spectrum of New Zealand's unique and natural environments, within a manageable time frame. Experience the magical Hollyford Valley and the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound – Both considered 'A'-list New Zealand hiking experiences.

Price on Application
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
9 Days
Accom
3, 4 & 5 Star Options

Routeburn and Milford Tracks, Glaciers & More. The South Island of New Zealand is a haven for walkers and hikers. This self-drive New Zealand itinerary focuses on easy going guided walks for hikers of modest fitness who love being in the bush and the natural environment. No hiking experience is necessary.

From $2486
per person low season
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
9 Days
Accom
3,4 & 5 Star Options

Enjoy South Island's very best alpine vistas, tranquil towns, and award-winning championship golf courses. From the spring-fed lakes of Clearwater, to the mountain backdrops of Jacks Point, each course is an experience in itself. With a full day in Queenstown, a flight to Milford Sound, and one of the top scenic drives in the country, this nine day tour truly has it all.

From $3199
per person low season
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
8 Days
Accom
3 to 4.5 Star

The New Zealand Winter Family Holiday is designed for family fun, with an interesting array of activities and experiences to keep your kids engaged, while also keeping it enjoyable for parents. Family adventures both off and on the snow that have been tried and tested for years by own children. 

From $1899
per person Two Adults + 2 kids under 14yrs
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
7 Days
Accom
3, 4.5 & 5 Star Options

Short of time but want to maximize your experience in New Zealand's South Island, well without going over the top and leaving you breathless at the end of your journey, we have compiled a couple of New Zealand Short Break self-drive itineraries that allow you to see and do those iconic New Zealand site-seeing and activities New Zealand is famed for - the Must-dos.

BEST OF THE SOUTH IN 7 DAYS

From $2050
per person low season

Want Your Very Own Custom Itinerary?

We can customise any of our online itineraries or create your own from start to finish

Pricing terms

The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price