South Island Coastal Explorer

South Island Coastal Explorer - HERO - Punakaiki

Self-drive Holidays

Take the path less travelled, plus enjoy all of the ‘must do’ South Island sights on this comprehensive self-drive. Starting in Christchurch you’ll take the Southern Scenic Route from Dunedin to Invercargill and on to Te Anau enjoying stunning deserted coastlines, majestic fiords, fresh seafood and welcoming locals. Each day you’ll marvel at the changing scenery from alpine mountains and glaciers to New Zealand’s smallest national park, the Abel Tasman. Wildlife lovers will have the chance to spot an abundance of rare and native animals and birds including albatross, penguins, kiwis, sea lions, dolphins and whales.. We’ve included some highly recommended sightseeing tours, plus you’ll have plenty of time to explore your way. Stop off at a winery for a tasting; take a hiking trail or learn more about the gold mining history, there’s so much to discover.

Discover Tailor-Made Travel

  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


2 meals

2 breakfasts


14 nights in a selection of comfortable standard hotels and boutique lodges

Excursions and visits

  • Take the off-the-beaten track path driving the Southern Scenic Route from Dunedin to Te Anau
  • Cruise the majestic Milford Sound fiords
  • Marvel at the alpine scenery, mountains, lakes and glaciers
  • Follow a private rainforest trail through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
  • Visit the Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes
  • Explore the stunning beaches, crystal streams and mossy valleys of the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Enjoy close encounters with rare native wildlife and birds from whales to albatross on a variety of boat cruises

Not included

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


15 days Avis Group C car rental

Sightseeing tours as detailed


  • 14 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Dunedin . Invercargill . Te Anau . Queenstown . Franz Josef . Kaikoura

  • International flights not included

From £1,870 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 15 days


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