New Zealand Holiday on the Southern Island

New Zealand Holiday on the Southern Island

20 Feb 2018 Tours, Travel Tips

Take in the Southern Island of New Zealand with a Coach Tour option available from Carine Travel Bug. Your local travel agent can help you customise one of these tours to best suit your holiday needs. Coach tours leave the driving and petrol stop planning to others, you are free to relax and enjoy the scenery and it's a great way to meet fellow travellers. Highlights of a Southern Island couch tour could include;


The place to be in Christchurch is outside. Canterbury Waterfalls, Christchurch parks and reserves, nature, wildlife and eco-tours, wineries. Even in winter the outdoors is magical with snow adventures and activities. Take in the city with a bike tour or double decker bus. Known as the Garden City, enjoy a picnic in Hagley Park of Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Look for the elusive national Kiwi bird at the nearby Willowbank. There is so much to see and do, the New Zealand holiday experts can help you pick and choose to get the most out of your New Zealand trip.

Mt Cook

Mt Cook national park offers dizzying heights and beautiful mountainous landscapes, glaciers and Alpine sunsets. Mt Cook Village is a comfortable base for those wishing for a climbing adventure, though less skilled climbers can enjoy mountain walks and star gazing. You can take in the sights via helicopter or ski planes. For the more experienced, skiing can provide an unforgettable New Zealand holiday experience.

Tasman Glacier

Tasman Glacier is the longest glacier in New Zealand. The glacier sheer scope and size is spectacular to see. The two main ways to experience Tasman Valley and the glacier is via lake cruises or 4WD and Argo tours.


Have you ever explored a real castle? Built in 1871 the Larnach Castles has a 3,000 square foot ballroom and a tower with views of the stunning surrounding gardens and Otago Peninsula. Why not dress for 'High Tea' at 3:00 and pretend you are Lord or Lady of the Castle for the afternoon.


Renowned for thrills, Queenstown has Kawarau Gorge Bungee jumping and jet boating on Wakatipu. In winter, skiing. With views of Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps, Queenstown is a beautiful place to visit. A great way to get a feel for the area is to hike up Bob's Peak. Once you have taken in the view consider taking the Gondola down again while you catch your breathe.

If you don't have time this trip, why not start thinking about planning your next visit to New Zealand and exploring the Northern Island.

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