Envelope yourself in starry night skies, rugged mountains and native wildlife in a wilderness full of drama, contrast and hidden gems.
"Must do" scenic highlights are combined with the wild and remote in this southern circular journey.
IMPORTANT: This tour is only available on a self drive or private touring basis until international borders have been re-opened worldwide.
Wonderful South Itinerary
On arrival, depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred, or self drive to your accommodation.
Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch
Christchurch - Dunedin
The road to Dunedin is lined with breathtaking beaches and fascinating geology.
Dunedin and its surrounds are a vibrant mix of heritage and wildlife. Set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea, Dunedin City has the finest examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere. Beyond the city, the Otago Peninsula boasts an array of native wildlife with penguins, albatross, seals and sea lions. Overnight: Dunedin
Dunedin - Te Anau
Fresh, green farm scenery will accompany you on the journey through the small, historic towns of Southland to Te Anau township, on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Overnight: Te Anau
Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.
Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities Queenstown has to offer. Overnight: Queenstown
Queenstown - Aoraki Mt Cook - Tekapo - Christchurch
Return north through picturesque sheep farming country to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Embrace the dramatic vast landscape of a rugged land of ice and rock that showcases multiple giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. Then, heading east you’ll witness the return of the braided rivers and familiar plains that signal your arrival into Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.
4 nights/ days
Enjoy volcanic landmarks, luminescent glowworms, bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and a wealth of Maori culture.
Independent Coach Tour or Self Drive: Rental Car or Private Touring for Two
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All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars
*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour
I would like to take this opportunity and thank the entire team involved in executing this booking. Each and every thing was taken in care by the team.
Asmil Kaarandikar, India
We absolutely loved our trip around New Zealand. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly! Matt has some mobility issues to deal with so it was fantastic...
Georgia & Matt Pace, USA
Thank you so much for organising our trip of a lifetime around New Zealand. Your tips and suggestions made the best use of our time and introduced us to...
Scott & Sue Wallace, Canada
“Our Company Staff Trip was great and very well organised by General Travel Team. Very professional approach by the consultants and well planned...
Robin K Babu, New Zealand
My uncle and aunty are very happy with all the tour arrangements so far and they would like to send their regards to you for making it such for them.
The guides and driver were very professional and accommodating. Many thanks for all the service!
Mr Regino, Manila
Just a quick note to let you know that all went extremely well with our New Zealand Tour. Our accommodations were excellent – breakfasts were superb!...
Kashif Mohamed, India