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Journey through the natural beauty of the New Zealand on one of our New Zealand South Island tours. Our holiday packages can be customised to curate the perfect South Island itinerary to suit you. From thrill-seekers looking to enjoy some jet boating to those looking to just take in the incredible beauty of locations such as Queenstown, Wanaka, Fox Glacier, and much more along the way, there is a South Island self-drive or coach tour for you. As Pure New Zealand specialists, the team at Pure Journeys have designed New Zealand South Island tours to include the must-see attractions and locations as well as some of those off-the-beaten track experiences that life long memories are made of. Throughout the booking process, you will also get to enjoy our famous & uncompromising dedication to excellent service.

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8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$3,836pp (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$5,423pp (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$5,139pp (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$2,447pp (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$3,976pp (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

 
9 days Map
  • 9 days/8 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$3,069pp (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!

 
14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$4,815pp (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.

 
8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$2,271pp (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$4,280pp (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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