Te Waipounamu is the Māori name for the larger of New Zealand's two main islands. The South Island, affectionately referred to as the Mainland by its inhabitants, is nearly one third larger than the North however less than one quarter of the population lives there. We've handpicked all the must-see spots and most popular attractions for your driving holiday itinerary in the South Island. And remember, all our tour itineraries are infinitely customisable free of charge. So, you'll see everything you want to see regardless of how long you have. Take a look at our South Island New Zealand Self Drive Tours and start the road trip of a lifetime now.

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Location
South Island
4 Star Hotel
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
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Picturesque views, endless snow-capped mountains and world-class resorts – a skier’s paradise! Let your hair down in New Zealand's adventure capital. Cruise Milford Sound, take a gondola ride for panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and get your adrenaline pumping on a jet boat ride, all with spectacular scenic backdrops.
Price on Application
Location
South Island
3 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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. 
Price on Application
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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 $2299
per person twin share
Location
South Island
3.5 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
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Departs Daily
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.
From $3339
per person twin share
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $2465
per person twin share
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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 $2599
per person twin share
Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping/Huts
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Embark on a journey into some of New Zealand's finest scenic destinations, secluded in the great wilderness areas of the West Coast and mighty Southern Alps of the South Island. This is a camping and adventure tour for intrepid lovers of nature as well as those seeking a unique snapshot of our great outdoors.

From $3999
per person twin share
Location
South Island
Premium Hiking Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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 $5259
per person (quad share Milford Track)
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
If your teens are happy, then everyone’s happy! These guys are often enthusiastic travelers but their interests and schedules aren't often aligned with their younger siblings or parents - right. We have wrestled with the 'sleep in' and mosey to around noon scenario so we have thrown in some inspirational incentives to get them out and about.
From $3750
per person (based on family of 4)
Location
All of New Zealand
Travellers Lodge & 4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
An Easygoing New Zealand Self Drive Adventure. Enjoy a touch of hiking, cycling and glacier walking. Get the best views from trains, boats and automobiles - we will make sure you have time to enjoy a drop of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on the way.
From $4270
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Using client feedback we have combined 21 days of what we have been told are the most exhilarating or rewarding activities to do while in New Zealand. Designed with the outdoor lover in mind, this is the sort of trip that you'll tell your friends about for years to come.

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