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. Refine your search by using the 'Tour Finder' on the left hand side.

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Location
Western Australia
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Perth

Explore the Western Australian coast and the South Island of New Zealand: wildly different, yet equally stunning. In W.A., drive along the iconic Coral Coast to the Pinnacles Desert, Coral Bay, Monkey Mia and the world famous Ningaloo Reef. Flying to Christchurch, you'll be treated to NZ's rugged coastlines, snow-capped peaks, jewel-toned lakes, and towering fiords.

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From $7099
per person
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Location
New South Wales
4.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Sydney

Start with a sensational coastal journey from Sydney to Melbourne: laid-back beach towns, soft white sands and Australia's unique native wildlife greet you around every bend. Then fly to New Zealand for alpine beauty beyond your wildest dreams: magnificent Mt Cook, peaceful Milford Sound, and towering Franz Josef Glacier will take your breath away.

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From $6787
per person
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Location
Queensland
Northern Territory
Victoria
New South Wales
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Melbourne

Australia & New Zealand's scenic highlights are waiting for you. Drive the Great Ocean Road, see magnificent Uluru, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, explore geothermal Rotorua and marvel at NZ's fiords & glaciers... in just 21 days.

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From $7777
per person
Provider
Location
Queensland
New South Wales
4 & 4.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Sydney

Be dazzled by the bright lights of Sydney & Brisbane, sink your toes into white sandy beaches and marvel at the colourful Great Barrier Reef: our 20 Day Ultimate Pacific Coast itinerary is packed with Australia's finest must-see destinations.

As you kayak with dolphins, swim with whales and snorkel the rainbow among the rainbow coral, the warm East Coast sunshine guarantees your daily dose of Vitamin D.

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From $4999
per person
Provider
Location
Western Australia
4.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Perth

From the beauty of the Coral Coast to the stunning sunset at Cable Beach, this west coast self drive adventure takes you to some of the most amazing sights in Western Australia. Explore the gorges of Kalbarri National Park, snorkel with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks at the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, ride a camel along the beach at Broome and witness some of Australia’s best marine life along the way.

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From $4460
per person
Provider
Location
Northern Territory
Victoria
New South Wales
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Melbourne

First, you'll be awed by Australia's natural marvels & stylish cities. When you've had your fill, venture onwards to the geothermal & glacial wonders of New Zealand. With Uluru (Ayers Rock), Rotorua & Milford Sound as highlights, this 15 Day Fly/Drive Itinerary leaves you with unforgettable memories and an empty bucket list.

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From $5810
per person
Location
Queensland
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Brisbane

Explore Queensland's perfect beaches and colourful coral reefs, then fly across the desert to Australia's Red Centre for a magical encounter with sacred Uluru (Ayers Rock). End your vacation in stylish Sydney, where you'll cruise the famous harbour with the incredible Opera House and Bridge as your backdrop.

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