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New Zealand's South Island: 7-Day Self-Drive Tour with TranzAlpine Train Journey & Milford Sound Cruise

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Travel until 13 Apr 2023

From Franz Josef glacier village to snowcapped Queenstown and otherworldly Milford Sound, a road trip through New Zealand’s South Island is simply unforgettable – and on this seven-day self-drive tour, you can see it all and more.

It would be remiss to take the quickest route in a land dominated by expansive landscapes of winding roads and steep valleys framed by the breathtaking Southern Alps and ancient glaciers. To fully appreciate the movie-worthy magic of New Zealand, take your time savouring the South Island's scenery and unearth these wonders at your own pace, broken up by incredible sightseeing in Christchurch, a magical TranzAlpine train journey and a scenic cruise of Milford Sound. Whether you're pining for respite from city life or seeking new adventures, this tour offers a vast array of terrain ripe for exploration with five days of car rental to ensure you leave no corner of this natural wonderland undiscovered.

Your self-drive tour includes:

  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation
  • Five days of all-inclusive Thrifty Group CCAR (Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus or similar) rental
  • Daily breakfast and a morning tea at the summit of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • TranzAlpine travel from Christchurch to Greymouth — one of the world's greatest scenic railway journeys
  • Lake Wanaka cruise and guided nature walk of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • Scenic cruise of the majestic Milford Sound
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary

Your journey takes you to: Christchurch — Franz Josef (via Greymouth) — Wanaka — Queenstown — Milford Sound — Queenstown.

Keen to see the North Island? Extend your New Zealand discovery with an optional seven-day North Island self-drive tour.

Book with 100% Confidence: Right up until 60 days before departure you can enjoy unlimited, free date changes, or cancel and get a 100% credit to use at Luxury Escapes for any other Limited Time Lux Exclusive accommodation, tour or cruise offer. Excludes flights, see the Fine Print for details.

Furthermore, if you are unable to travel on your tour as a result of Government travel restrictions, even right up to the day of departure, Luxury Escapes will assist you with a date change. We can also provide you with a credit or refund for your booking (less any non-recoverable costs). See below for full terms and conditions.

7 Days from
A$1,799
/person
Twin Share

holiday Options

7 Days
TWIN SHARE — LOW SEASON
7 Days from
A$1,799
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) — you must purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation
  • Five days of all-inclusive Thrifty Group CCAR (Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus or similar) rental
  • Daily breakfast and a morning tea at the summit of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • TranzAlpine travel from Christchurch to Greymouth — one of the world's greatest scenic railway journeys
  • Lake Wanaka cruise and guided nature walk of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • Scenic cruise of the majestic Milford Sound
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
7 Days
TWIN SHARE — HIGH SEASON
7 Days from
A$1,999
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) — you must purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation
  • Five days of all-inclusive Thrifty Group CCAR (Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus or similar) rental
  • Daily breakfast and a morning tea at the summit of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • TranzAlpine travel from Christchurch to Greymouth — one of the world's greatest scenic railway journeys
  • Lake Wanaka cruise and guided nature walk of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • Scenic cruise of the majestic Milford Sound
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER — LOW SEASON
7 Days from
A$2,799
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation
  • Five days of all-inclusive Thrifty Group CCAR (Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus or similar) rental
  • Daily breakfast and a morning tea at the summit of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • TranzAlpine travel from Christchurch to Greymouth — one of the world's greatest scenic railway journeys
  • Lake Wanaka cruise and guided nature walk of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • Scenic cruise of the majestic Milford Sound
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER — HIGH SEASON
7 Days from
A$2,999
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation
  • Five days of all-inclusive Thrifty Group CCAR (Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus or similar) rental
  • Daily breakfast and a morning tea at the summit of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • TranzAlpine travel from Christchurch to Greymouth — one of the world's greatest scenic railway journeys
  • Lake Wanaka cruise and guided nature walk of Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve
  • Scenic cruise of the majestic Milford Sound
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
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