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Some Amazing Options for South Island Driving Holidays

With 151,215 square kilometres to explore, there is almost limitless choice available for your New Zealand South Island driving holidays with Relaxing Journeys.

I am quite fond of eco tourism, love the Hobbits, and my wife loves walking and running, but if I had to choose, it would be a food and wine themed trip for me next time.

The South Island has a wonderful, world class wine industry.  In my opinion their whites are crisper than most and their reds are far softer.  Food wise, I love New Zealand.  Everything from real fish and chips and of course succulent lamb, to cordon bleu dining.  Greenshell mussels are a must. Oh and you just have to try a traditional whitebait fritter or three.

There is so much variety.  However, I might have to take the hiking tour next year to keep the peace.  Relaxing Journeys don’t just supply scenic world class walks as part of your South Island driving holiday, that’s just the start of your options that can be included in their touring itineraries.

Some other attractions on offer are whale watching tours, albatross encounters, lagoon kayaking, nature tours, lake cruises, glacier valley walks, ferry trips and of course, this all ties in with your vehicle, accommodation, cooked daily breakfasts, a commentary system for your travels or a GPS.  All holiday tours come with a travel wallet, comprehensive custom itinerary, a bound map book, activity vouchers and local travel guides.

South Island driving holidays in and around the areas of Kaikoura, Blenheim, Charleston, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Wanaka and Lake Moeraki are very popular and immensely satisfying.  The amazing West coast of New Zealand’s South Island is so vastly different to the East Coast.  It is almost like being on the edge of world, and in fact you are.  There is absolutely nothing between you on the water side of the South Island’s West Coast and Africa.  You can actually feel the isolation in the air.

From the beautiful plains around Christchurch, to the Glaciers of the West. From The Sounds to the Lakes, the variety of the South Island will not disappoint.   It has often been said that the South Island is the most photographed area on the planet, and I can testify to this statement.  On our last South Island driving holiday, we took more photos than probably any 3 other holidays.  It’s a tradition in our house to do a slide show on the TV after we get home, and they are very popular.

Whether you want a flexible theme, or select and customise one of the available theme packages for your driving tour, or even if you just want a car and accommodation and do your own thing, a New Zealand South Island driving tour will be a lifetime of memories.  Relaxing Journeys are the experts and with their comprehensive knowledge, car and camper range, accommodation options and their famous best price guarantee you can rest assured you will make the best choice in South Island driving holidays, regardless of which one you finally settle on…

Stealthy Traveller