Best of the South Island Self-Drive

Self Drive
11 Days
£1,396per person

Take in the natural beauty of the South Island on this self-drive discovery. From the stunning Southern Alps to the breathtaking Franz Josef Glacier to the Scottish-style city of Dunedin – discover all you can about this amazing island.

Holiday Highlights

  • Drive through the stunning Southern Alps
  • Stand at the foot of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier
  • Time at the leisure in Queenstown
  • Authentic farmstay along the undiscovered Catlins Coast
  • 2 nights to enjoy Dunedin
  • Travel at your own pace on this Self-Drive tour

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Collect your car in Christchurch and then travel across the patchwork fields of the Canterbury Plains towards the Southern Alps and across to the West Coast. (BD)

  • Day 2

    Journey down the West Coast to the Franz Josef Glacier. If you book the optional sightseeing package, you’ll enjoy a guided half-day valley walk and glacier pools.

  • Days 3-4

    Continue south past Fox Glacier and over the Haast Pass. Enjoy the beautiful scenery en route to Queenstown. Full day free to explore.

  • Days 5-6

    Drive to the lakeside resort of Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland, a great wilderness area of rugged coastline and rainforest.

  • Day 7

    Scenic drive through typical ‘Lord of the Rings’ country to Catlins Coast, a region boasting rainforests and diverse wildlife. (B)

  • Days 8-9

    Continue to the Scottish-style university city of Dunedin with time to explore and visit the wildlife sanctuaries on the Otago Peninsula.

  • Day 10

    Take the coastal road north, past Moeraki Boulders and head inland to the base of awe-inspiring Mount Cook and the shores of Lake Tekapo.

  • Day 11

    Your tour ends on arrival in Christchurch where you’ll drop off your car by the same time you picked it up.

Holiday Price Overview

Self Drive
11 Days
£1,396per person


Sightseeing as specified

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Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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