New Zealand


South of the South


Prolific birdlife - Remote and unspoilt national parks - Beautiful scenery - Superb marine experiences

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Dunedin. Transfer to Fletcher Lodge.
2. In-Depth Peninsula Experience.
3. Collect rental car and drive to the Catlins.
4. Explore the Catlins coast independently.
5. Drive to Invercargill for flight to Stewart Island.
6. Guided touring of Stewart & Ulva Islands.
7. Return to Invercargill and drive to Te Anau.
8. Doubtful Sound overnight nature cruise.
9. Return to Te Anau. Drive to Queenstown.


This suggested itinerary is an example of a holiday in the south of South Island, New Zealand and is readily tailored to your requirements. Price is dependant on season, standard of accommodation and length of stay. Please contact us for a tailor made itinerary.

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For those who want to delve a little deeper into the true untouched wilderness of New Zealand and explore lesser known regions, whilst touring with expert local guides who will showcase the unique and varied diversity of birdlife - both land and sea, marine life and exceptional natural beauty of New Zealand our 9 day South of the South Island self-drive is a must.

Focusing on the lower half of the South Island your journey starts on the Otago Peninsula, home to the only mainland colony of northern royal albatross in the world as well as the rare yellow-eyed penguins and an abundance of pelagic bird life and marine mammals including New Zealand fur seals.

Further south the wild and untouched beauty of the Catlins is a joy to behold and may encounter little blue and yellow-eyed penguins, Hector's dolphins and New Zealand sea lions in their natural environment. The Catlins is also home to the 180 million year-old petrified forest at Curio Bay.

A few days on Stewart Island brings with it an abundance of exceptional birding and walking experiences including the opportunity to spot the Stewart Island kiwi in the wild. Your South Island holiday ends with a night in the splendour and solitude of Doubtful Sound, where you really do experience the 'Sound of Silence'.

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