Here is an example of South Island tours, lasting between 12 and 15 days.

South Island (12 to 15 days)itinerary map of south island nz

Arrive Christchurch, walk alongside the Avon river, take a nostalgic tram tour, visit the Botanical gardens, visit Art Galleries, The Canterbury Museum which will allow us to understand New Zealand’s Natural and human heritage,

Drive to Dunedin on the way to Dunedin we will have the possibility of swimming in the Ocean, arrive at Dunedin,

Visit Dunedin, the octagonal town center, the victorian buildings, the Otago Museum, Larnach castle about 15 kms from downtown,

Proceed to Alexandra, make occasional stops for Clutha river and visit orchards, continue to Alexandra and overnight,

Drive to Queenstown, stop at New Zealand’s third largest hydroelectric dam Clyde dam. Visit wineries and at last stop at Kawaru bridge where New Zealand’s modern bungee jumping actions started. Ready to experience this thrilling actions? Arrive at Queenstown and overnight.

Take the skyline Gondola to go up the hill to have a wonderful panoramic view of Queenstown and the Wakatipu lake, take a steamship cruise on Wakatipu lake and/or try all kinds of other adrenalin sports, sky diving and much more.

Continue towards Wanaka and see this beautiful lake and the neighboring Hawea lake before we proceed to Haast on the Tasman sea. From now on be ready to see swamp forests along the West coast where you will have many swimming occasions. Mt. Cook, Fox glacier, Franz Joseph, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson before we get to Kaikoura where we can see seals along the road. There is an option to take a whale watching boat trip.

Depart Christchurch.

Mitre peak at Milford Sound will be included in 15 days tours.