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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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Location
South Island
3, 4.5 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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

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From $2050
per person low season
Provider
Location
South Island
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Rugged coastlines, snow-capped peaks, jewel-toned lakes, and towering fiords are a feast for the senses on this scenery-filled 7 day South Island journey. From the harbourside charm of historic Akaroa to the lonely majesty of Milford Sound, every day reveals another facet of New Zealand's astounding natural diversity.

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From $2165
per person low season
Provider
Location
South Island
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown

Be seduced by Fiordland’s most awe-inspiring and diverse landscapes on the ultimate New Zealand walking package. Get to know the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks plus beautiful Lake Marian on this unforgettable, fully-guided 4 day South Island Great Walk adventure. Our alpine vistas, native forests, giant lakes, roaring rivers and vast fiords will leave you spellbound!

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From $2420
per person low season
Provider
Location
South Island
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown

We're often asked which is best to visit: Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. Why choose when you can visit BOTH of these magical New Zealand icons in one trip! With our 5 Day Fiordland In Depth itinerary you can unplug your phone and enjoy being unreachable among Fiordland National Park's rugged cliffs, prehistoric forests and inky black waterways.

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From $1565
per person low season
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mix of 5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This sophisticated all-season town enjoys the best of both worlds offering bespoke and authentic luxury experiences in beautifully natural settings hosted by our warm and welcoming people. Here is a suggested five days in Queenstown that won't disappoint!

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Provider
Location
South Island
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Don't miss this stunning short-stay South Island wildlife encounter: you'll discover the very best spots to see New Zealand's whales and dolphins frolicking in the wild. Get up close and personal with the ultra-rare Hector's Dolphin in Akaroa and watch giant whales in beautiful Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea.

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From $689
per person low season

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