A Taste of the South

A Taste of the South - Day 13 - Arthurs Pass

Self-drive Holidays

Short on time, but want a comprehensive tour of the South Island’s scenic splendour, then this is a great round trip option from Christchurch. Visit Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with its skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields, all set under a star-studded sky. Discover Dunedin’s well preserved architecture and abundant wildlife as you tour the Otago Peninsula. Marvel at alpine scenery in the Fiordland National Park and cruise the crystal waters of Milford Sound. Learn about New Zealand’s gold rush as you visit historic towns and admire the ever changing scenery from rainforests to rivers, snow-capped peaks to coastal beaches. And you’ll enjoy wildlife encounters along the way keeping an eye for albatross, fur seals, dolphins, penguins, sea lions and a variety of native birds including the national bird, the Kiwi. This itinerary covers a lot of miles, but interspersed with plenty of 2 night stops and showcases some of New Zealand’s finest scenery and off the beaten track gems.

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12 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Visit Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and cruise by boat on a glacial lake weaving in and out of icebergs
  • Admire the Victorian and Edwardian architecture of Dunedin with its grand buildings and gothic spires set on a picturesque harbour
  • Spot the wildlife including albatross, sea lions, dolphins and blue penguins as you explore the Otago Peninsula
  • Marvel at spectacular scenery as you journey through national parks, glaciers, fiords, snow-capped peaks, lakes, waterfalls and forests
  • Watch out for Kiwis in the wild as you follow a private rainforest trail through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
  • Learn about New Zealand’s Gold Rush in historical Hokita
  • Gaze in wonder at the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and blowhole

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional excursions


13 days Avis Group C car rental

Sightseeing tours as indicated in the Itinerary


  • 12 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Christchurch . Dunedin . Franz Josef . Queenstown

  • International flights not included

From £1,639 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 13 days


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