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
Christchurch
Transport
Car
Duration
10 Days
Accom
4 Star Accommodation

Incredible scenery with bespoke guided experiences and great accommodation. These experiences link the stretch of New Zealand between cosmopolitan Christchurch and the alpine beauty of Queenstown on this unparalleled ten-day self-drive journey of the spectacular South Island.

From $3499
per person low season
Starts
Wellington
Finishes
Wellington
Transport
Car
Duration
10 Days
Accom
3.5 to 4.5 Star

This is a moderate to easy 9-day walking and/or kayaking adventure (you have option) with the best accommodation available in these remote regions. Enjoy spectacular scenery & wildlife and the well groomed coastal tracks of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park and the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound.

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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
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
Starts
Nelson
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
9 Days
Accom
3, 4 & 5 Star Options

Just relax and enjoy, feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The South Island Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning lakes, wild rivers and our remote Southern Alps.

From $2942
per person low season
Starts
Queenstown
Finishes
Queenstown
Transport
Car
Duration
9 Days
Accom
5 Star Accommodation

An unforgettable winter wonderland awaits you in Queenstown and Wanaka. You'll play at four of New Zealand's top ski areas by day, coming home to 5-star hotel luxury every night. For the ultimate thrill, take an exhilarating heli-ski trip to find untouched powder in the beautiful backcountry of the Southern Alps.

From $3025
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

Want Your Very Own Custom Itinerary?

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

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