Explore South Canterbury Self-Drive Itineraries
With so much to see, experience and enjoy around South Canterbury NZ, we've put together some itinerary suggestions to help you with your New Zealand South Island holiday planning.
Choose the self-drive tour guide from the selection below that best suits your interests, or put them all together for a fantastic overview of what South Canterbury can offer you!
Our experienced travel consultants at the Timaru or Geraldine Visitor Centres can also design a personal itinerary for you to suit your personal interests, time frame and budget. From a short weekend break to a longer holiday, we'll use our local knowledge to match your requirements to accommodation, activities, tours and transport suggestions. This is a FREE itinerary development service, so contact us now and let us do the work for you!
Sample Self-Drive Itineraries
- Tastes of South Canterbury
- Highlights of the South Canterbury Heartland
- The Geraldine Experience
- Peel Forest Outdoor Activities
Using the services of a local guide is also a great way to explore South Canterbury NZ. Most guided tours offered by local operators provide friendly personal service for small groups, where the conversation, interesting narrative, delicious locally produced food and friendships formed are as much a part of the experience as the tour highlights.
For more ideas on tours and itineraries:
Central South Island scenic tours
Lord of the Rings
South Canterbury Food & Wine Trail
Garden Tours sections
Browse our South Canterbury business listings for details on local tour operators and guides.
For a selection of South Canterbury NZ accommodation options, click here
To view Central South Island attractions and activities, click here
For South Canterbury regional highlights, click here