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
Christchurch
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
13 Days
Accom
3,4, or 5 Star Options

Grab your hiking boots and swap everyday life for the towering mountains, high country lakes, and ice-carved fiords of New Zealand's iconic backcountry. Featuring spectacular day hikes on the Milford and Hooker Valley Tracks, plus a fully guided three-day Routeburn Track adventure, this South Island itinerary takes you to the beating heart of the New Zealand wilderness.

Price on Application
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
13 Days
Accom
A Mix of 5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges

This premium Self-Drive tour highlights the extraordinary treasures and dramatic extremes of the South Island. Get up close to icebergs on your Tasman Glacier boat expedition in Mt Cook National Park. Further South, get on a discovery cruise and Milford Sound and stroll on the Milford Track and get up close to Franz Josef Glacier.Enjoy a couple of nights on the exclusive Minaret Station and enjoy splendid isolation- and much much more..

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.

 

Price on Application
Starts
Queenstown
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
13 Days
Accom
4 Star Accommodation

In June as the summer in South East Asia starts to heat up, it's time to adventure down to New Zealand’s South Island and enjoy our exhilarating pristine powder paradise. If you really want diversity when carving up the white stuff, it is here you will undoubtedly experience heaven.

Off-Piste Back Country, Snow-Shoeing, Boarding with APRES-SKI

From $4200
per person low season
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
12 Days
Accom
Self Contained Accommodation

Discover the iconic South Island of New Zealand, drive around the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. From stunning glacial lakes to golden sand beaches, snow-capped mountains to lush green forests, to delicious local food and Wine. This New Zealand’s South Island itinerary truly has it all.

Price on Application
Starts
Christchurch
Finishes
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
12 Days
Accom
Boutique Hotels

With outstanding scenery, relaxing days of leisure peppered with inspiring activities - this could be your dream honeymoon. Guided by the Southern Alps you'll head straight for New Zealand's cloud piercer at Aoraki Mt Cook. Continue to the Queenstown Lakes and marvel at the alpine wonderland, a sip of wine and a soak in a mountain hot pool - what a way to celebrate your romance. Flying into Milford Sound and a helihike at Franz Josef are just a hint of the included adventures.

Price on Application
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

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