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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South Island,
Theme:
Culture & Heritage,

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Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily
New Zealand is a small island nation, with a fascinating history. This self drive itinerary embraces the heritage and culture of New Zealand's South Island. Historic accommodations have been selected to provide a sense of place, and the landmark locations that celebrate the architecture, art, history and culture of New Zealand are included in this itinerary.
From $1173
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Indulge in a sensational 13 Day New Zealand food and wine tour that offers a variety of unspoiled landscapes combined with great New Zealand wine and food and accommodation and activities to enhance your whole experience.
From $2999
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
New Zealand's Cultural and Heritage Tour celebrates the architecture, art, history and culture of our small island nation. Historic accommodation has been selected to provide a sense of place, and the landmark locations visited will come alive with fascinating stories that invoke a sense of a bygone era that is both exciting and fascinating.It's about understanding our culture by getting to know our history.
From $2363
per person twin share