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LOWER SOUTH NEW ZEALAND. EASY TO GET TO, HARD TO LEAVE.

TOUR

Tour Dunedin to Queenstown

Tour Dunedin to Queenstown

Fly into Dunedin – the gateway to the South – and take the road less travelled through Aotearoa’s epic Southern Scenic Route, where you’ll encounter a world of unmitigated natural beauty, remote coastlines, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and charming townships.

OUTDOORS

The Rustic Run & Walk | 6 June 2020

The Rustic Run & Walk | 6 June 2020

The Rustic Run & Walk, 6 June, is an easy to moderate fun-oriented event that compliments the extreme Mt Difficulty Ascent held on the same day.

WILDLIFE

Meet the birds!

Meet the birds!

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony provides you with an opportunity to see little penguins in their natural environment. During summer the penguins arrive home from the sea just after sunset.

EXPERIENCES

Stewart Island

Stewart Island

The untouched coastline and golden beaches make Stewart Island a natural refuge for marine and birdlife giving Real Journeys the perfect opportunity to play host to experiences that encompass the islands rich history and environmental values.

FESTIVAL

Curious? Dunedin Fringe Festival is coming

Curious? Dunedin Fringe Festival is coming

From 19 to 29 March 2020, Dunedin will open its arms to artists from throughout New Zealand and overseas.

EXPERIENCES

Visit the only castle in New Zealand!

Visit the only castle in New Zealand!

Scandalous and tragic stories, spectacular tower views and a Garden of International Significance complete this enjoyable award-winning experience.

FESTIVALS

Hop 'N' Vine Beer Fest | 4 April, 2020

Hop 'N' Vine Beer Fest | 4 April, 2020

Hop 'N' Vine Craft Beer Festival is billed as the world's southernmost craft beer festival - and who are we to argue?

FOOD AND DRINK

Mt Difficulty Cellar Door

Mt Difficulty Cellar Door

The perfect spot to experience Mt Difficulty's unique hospitality while taking in the magical views of Bannockburn's dramatic rugged rock and thyme landscape.

EXPERIENCES

Experience the Exceptional at Highlands

Experience the Exceptional at Highlands

A self-drive experience for all V8 lovers! 2 instructional laps followed by 5 laps on c-circuit with you at the wheel of the Highlands V8 Muscle car!

EVENTS

International Cricket in Dunedin!

International Cricket in Dunedin!

International T20 cricket is coming to Dunedin in March, when the Black Caps take on Australia on Tuesday 24 March.

EXPERIENCES

Cycle your way through New Zealand!

Cycle your way through New Zealand!

Trail Journeys operates cycling holidays on some of New Zealand's most iconic rail trails. With a team of committed locals, you’ll have a holiday planned to suit your budget, interests and time constraints.

TRAVEL AND EXPLORE

Fiordland Outdoors Co. Releases new 5-star trip - Ultimate Mountains to Sea

Fiordland Outdoors Co. Releases new 5-star trip - Ultimate Mountains to Sea

Our newest Crafted Journey is a 5-star, ecologically diverse and historical Fiordland experience like no other. Find out more...

SUMMER

Loving Summer in Lower South New Zealand

Loving Summer in Lower South New Zealand

Summer in Lower South New Zealand, welcomes are warm, the weather is mild and the ice cream is cold!

ACCOMMODATION

Experience Milford Sound and the 'Big Five' Glacier Scenic Flight with Air Milford.

Experience Milford Sound and the 'Big Five' Glacier Scenic Flight with Air Milford.

This unique scenic flight departs Queenstown airport for journey that take you to some of Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks largest Glaciers. These include the Rob Roy, Bonar, Jura, Volta, Dart, Olivine, and Donne Glaciers.

EXPERIENCES

The ultimate way to see the Lower South

The ultimate way to see the Lower South

Soar silently through crystal clear air and over awe-inspiring scenery. Guided by your personal instructor you’ll fly deep into the mountains of Omarama, a world-famous gliding destination.

EXPERIENCES

Take your holiday to new heights!

Take your holiday to new heights!

Scenic helicopter flights guaranteed to take your breath away. Terrific views, wine tastings, & alpine landings, is there anything better?

TOURS

CYCLING ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE

CYCLING ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE

Central Otago is home to the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails.

FLIGHTS

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LOWER SOUTH NEW ZEALAND. GET THE FAMILY TOGETHER.

TOUR

Family trip, Dunedin to Queenstown

The perfect family escape, where you’ll encounter a world of unmitigated natural beauty, remote coastlines, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and charming townships.

WILDLIFE

Kayaking adventures with nature

Explore Otago’s renowned marine wildlife with Eden Wildlife Cruises & Sea kayaking tours. Spot little Blue Penguins, seals & sea lions.

WILDLIFE

Royal Albatross Centre

See Albatross colonies this spring!

Visit between September and November to see the world’s only mainland breeding Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head

ROAD TRIP

Wildlife Adventure Roadtrip

The Catlins, the spectacular coastal stretch between Balclutha and Invercargill, boasts a rugged beauty and untouched quality that is magnetic. (Image: Sam Deuchrass)

CYCLE TRAILS

Alps 2 Ocean

See New Zealand in all its vibrant colours and beauty on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

TOURS AND EXPERIENCES

Larnach Castle

Situated on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of New Zealand’s premier visitor attractions.

TOURS AND EXPERIENCES

The kids will dig this!!

Dig This Invercargill is New Zealand's only heavy equipment playground. Get ready to rip, push and pull your way to a whole new level of excitement.

CYCLE TRAILS

Clutha Gold Trail

Go on a journey of discovery within a landscape of outstanding natural beauty on the Clutha Gold Trail.

TOURS AND EXPERIENCES

FLYING TO LOWER SOUTH

Planning a trip to New Zealand and looking for the best way to get here? Here’s everything you need to know about flying to New Zealand’s South Island.

Lower South New Zealand has partnered with GO Rentals to ensure the best rental car experience you’ve ever had!

We’re 100% dedicated to making your car hire adventure, or your mission from A to B, a roaring success. We’re not just about the destination. We’re all about the journey.

With 6 car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, including Queenstown and Dunedin, you’re never far from a GO rental car.

Fly direct from Brisbane to Dunedin with Virgin Australia today! In about 3.5 hours you can land in New Zealand’s Lower South Island. Virgin Australia flies direct from Brisbane to Dunedin Airport every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Virgin Australia flies direct from Brisbane to Queenstown seven days a week.

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