Enjoy one of Pure Journey's classic self-drive of coach touring routes around New Zealand or Australia. These holiday tours ensure you get to see and experience some of Australasia's best scenery and attractions. Choose to visit both countries or just one. Australia is a vast country and although New Zealand is much smaller there are tricky roads and endless bush to contend with so knowing the right place to stop can be half the challenge. Our team of travel specialists will guide you through the selection process, making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your perfect vacation.
New Zealand hosts stunning lakes, mountains, geothermal activity, and glaciers while Australia showcases golden sandy beaches, aquatic wonders rainforests, and the contrasting red deserts. Both countries are home to incredible native wildlife and offer cultural experiences and adventure that every generation can enjoy.
Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, and the West Coast Glaciers.
A classic South Island itinerary taking you through the dramatic scenery surrounding the Southern Alps.
Self drive tour with the family as you explore the South Island's natural wonders and National Parks
This comprehensive tour of the South Island begins with a West Coast exploration, including the majestic glaciers. You then carve a figure 8 through Arthur's Pass to Kaikoura and on to the top of the South Island. Enjoy a detailed exploration of Abel Tasman National Park before heading south to Punakaiki and the upper West Coast. After boarding the TranzAlpine scenic train you travel through to Christchurch, where you have a free day to explore. Then continue south along the East Coast to Dunedin, then onto the Magical Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound before you return to Queenstown after your epic South Island adventure.
This short South Island highlights tour takes you through the countryside of Canterbury, Otago, Southland and the West Coast. Along the way you’ll pass alpine lakes, enjoy views of the Southern Alps, explore the historic city of Dunedin and ride the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.
A short highlights tour that takes you to the most magnificent locations in Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Fiordland and the West Coast. Visiting Mt. Cook, Dunedin, Te Anau, Christchurch and Franz Josef Glacier and including two scenic flights, a thrilling iceberg encounter on the Tasman Glacier Lake and the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.
Starting and finishing in the alpine resort of Queenstown, this 15 day tour explores the best of the South Island, going as far north as the remarkable Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.