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South Island Driving Holidays

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

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. You can include whale watching tours, albatross encounters, lagoon kayaking, nature tours, lake cruises, glacier valley walks, wine tasting, water taxis and of course, your vehicle, accommodation, cooked daily breakfasts, a commentary system for your travels or a GPS.

You can choose from boutique Eco self-drives, food and wine driving tours or walking and hiking tours, you can even choose a themed option such as a Middle Earth inspired driving holiday.

From the beautiful plains around Christchurch, to the Glaciers of the West. From The Sounds to the Lakes, the variety of the South Island destinations and activities will not disappoint. Popular options are the areas of Kaikoura, Blenheim, Charleston, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Punakaiki and Lake Moeraki.

The amazing West coast of New Zealand’s South Island is so immensely 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.

It has often been said that the South Island is the most photographed area on the planet, so whether you want a flexible theme, or select and customise one of the available packages, 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 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.

Have a look at our Exclusive Specials or build your own South Island self-drive holiday here.