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
16 Days
Accom
Luxury Lodges

Tour the finest Luxury Lodges of New Zealand's South Island, where you will bask in outstanding locations with onsite and local activities to delight any luxury-lover. World-class cuisine and exceptional Kiwi hospitality will greet you wherever you go. With plenty of time in the itinerary to relax and enjoy our beautiful country, you'll never want this sensational self-drive holiday to end.

Price on Application
Starts
Nelson
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
13 Days
Accom
Fishing Lodges

Our South Island Fly Fishing Itinerary is every angler's dream come true. Spend your days stalking our king-sized brown and rainbow trout in remote backcountry rivers, winding down each night in luxurious lodges with views to die for. Hand-picked local guides reveal the secrets of our remote Fiordland rivers, Otago alpine streams, and the legendary sighted brown trout fisheries of the Upper South Island.

 

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Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
12 Days
Accom
3, 4 & 5 Star Options

This 12 day New Zealand relaxed adventure itinerary will provide you with unspoilt landscapes both at the unique properties chosen and the locations experienced. We purposely keep you away from the tourist traps, allowing you to savour the peace and tranquility that New Zealand is famed for.

From $3410
per person low season
Starts
Nelson
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
10 Days
Accom
4, 5 Star & Lodge Options

Want to bask on secluded beaches in a National Park forest? Sip world-class wines in picturesque Marlborough? Watch whales spouting seawater as they surface in Kaikoura? Marvel at Milford Sound's towering fiords? In ten unforgettable days the incredible variety of this South Island honeymoon is guaranteed to win your heart.

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Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
10 Days
Accom
A Mix of 5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges

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 star gazing experience at Mount Cook.

 

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Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
10 Days
Accom
4 Star Accommodation

This tour will delight the traveller who is interested in New Zealand's varied alpine and marine environments. Explore the wild West Coast, the top portion of the Southern Alps and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - and return via Kaikoura to Christchurch.

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Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
9 Days
Accom
4 Star Accommodation

This South Island Road Trip will maximize your experience in New Zealand's South Island, this self-drive itinerary allows you to see and do those iconic New Zealand site-seeing and activities New Zealand is famed for the Must-do's.

From $2624
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