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.

14 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Planned by those with families, the New Zealand Family Adventure Holiday opens your child’s mind to a world of endless possibilities and wonder, while experiencing the best New Zealand has to offer. A seamless mixture of adventure and education that both you and you're kids will love. Activities are age appropriate and accommodations are family friendly.
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Self Drive
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Adventure
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14 Days | Whole of New Zealand
It is little wonder that Peter Jackson selected New Zealand to bring Tolkien's Middle-earth to the big screen. Gentle streams dissect emerald green valleys as giant mountains stand sentinel and ancient glaciers tumble to the sea. Embark on an unexpected journey and get ready for an awesome self drive LoTR (Hobbit) filming locations tour.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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14 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This is an active adventure honeymoon without compromising on the highlights of New Zealand or the romance! Hike the Tongariro Crossing, kayak remote bays in the Abel Tasman National Park and get up close and personal with glacial icebergs at Mt Cook.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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15 Days | Whole of New Zealand
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.
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Self Drive
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Adventure
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16 Days | South Island
Tour the finest Luxury Lodges of New Zealand's South Island set in outstanding locations offering onsite and local activities, complimented by world-class cuisine and exceptional hospitality. Experience truly unique and interesting places and meet genuinely friendly people. Have plenty of time to relax and enjoy being in our beautiful country - wish you didn't have to leave.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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17 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The North Island’s Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning beaches and experience our great outdoors.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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17 Days | Whole of New Zealand
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.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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18 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Your excursions will be privately guided whether it is a helicopter mountain top picnic or private wine tour on the fabulous Waiheke Island. Accommodation has been hand picked to provide the ultimate in luxury and privacy with attentive and personable hosts.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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19 Days | Whole of New Zealand
If kayaking, hiking, canyoning, and caving sounds good, and you are keen on the LoTR’s & Hobbit Trilogies then the New Zealand's Northbound Trilogy Adventure could be just the ticket. You need to be in good shape but don't require any special training or equipment to enjoy kayaking in Milford Sound, canyoning in Wanaka, hiking Fox Glacier, Abel Tasman and the Tongariro Crossing and try caving in Waitomo.
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Self Drive
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Adventure
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand

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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Self Drive
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Adventure
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23 Days | Whole of New Zealand
The 'Ultimate New Zealand Self Drive Golf Tour' caters for golfers and non-golfing alike. It is perfect for lovers of world-class golf courses set amongst magnificent landscapes. Off the fairways you’ll enjoy the top highlights of the country at a relaxing pace.
Tour Type
Self Drive
Pace
Lively
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