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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.

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8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$3,671pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

Take the scenic route on this 8 day taster of the magnificent South Island

 
15 days Map
  • 15 days/14 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$4,803pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

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.

 
9 days Map
  • 9 days/8 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$4,908pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Boutique Lodges & Hotels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

This itinerary is one of our most popular South Island tours. In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.

 
10 days Map
  • 10 days/9 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$2,345pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park.  In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks.  You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand including the cheeky Kea which is regularly seen in the park.

 
2 days Map
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  • 2 days/1 night Journey from Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$1,760pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • Independent Daily Departures

Highlights of this tour include, the TranzAlpine Train, Queenstown and Franz Josef.

 
8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$3,802pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Boutique Lodges & Hotels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

Explore the South Island on this 8 day circumnavigation. Visit Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the West Coast Glaciers. Complete your trip with a train journey across the Southern Alps back to Christchurch

 
14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$4,620pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

Self drive this classic South Island route and enjoy some of the finest day walks in New Zealand. Plus of course, time to enjoy everything else the region has to offer.

 
9 days Map
  • 9 days/8 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$2,938pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

Ideal for those wanting to get off the beaten track away from the tourist centres. Spectacular scenery in some of the South Island's most picturesque spots! Well, to be honest, we could say that about pretty much every tour, the place is that good! Punakaiki to the glaciers, beautiful Wanaka, and majestic Aoraki Mt Cook. Stunning New Zealand at its best!

 
8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$2,179pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

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 TranzAlpine Scenic Train.

 
11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$4,100pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive

Self drive tour with the family as you explore the South Island's natural wonders and National Parks

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