South Island Explorer
Explore some of the many magical spots in New Zealand's South Island.
Whether you have just come off a Sub-Antarctic cruise or finished exploring Stewart Island, this is a perfect way to explore the highlights if the South Island. Starting in New Zealand's Southern city, Invercargill, you will make your way up with your hire car into some of New Zealand's most stunning regions; the Fiordland area. Whether is Doubtful Sound or the more popular Milford Sound, the beauty found in this part of New Zealand will take your breath away. During your time here, you will have a guided hike to Lake Marion, with an option to cruise either Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound or get a sky view of the Fiordland area with a helicopter ride, you may even opt for fishing which is also very popular in this region. Whichever it is, we can accommodate and make your time away, incredible.
Spend your next couple of nights in Queenstown where you can explore the beautiful mountains and lakes, hike on the many trails and taste the incredible wine of this region. Next continue on to Mount Cook Aoraki, with snow capped mountains and glacial lakes, you will be in absolute awe of the landscapes that surround this area. Admire the remarkable turquoise coloured waters at Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki along the way. Finally head to Christchurch where you finish your adventure.
We can tailor this self drive itinerary to suit! You may opt to do this tour in reverse and board a Sub-Antarctic cruise afterwards in Invercargill.
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Enjoy Lake Marion on a day hike amongst native forest and raw alpine scenery in the heart of New Zealand's South Island mountain divide.
"Discover stunning vistas and magical forests on a hike, drive to Glenorchy, a favourite little town, sip on Central Otago wine, encounter wildlife, or try fly fishing on a remote river...let us customise the perfect trip for you" Ersan, Team Viva
"Stay in a lodge located in the middle of the largest International Dark Sky Reserve, if the weather behaves you will have fab views of the milky way, southern cross and more! Ersan, Team Viva