Located on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, the West Coast region, or ‘the coast’ as locals call it, features a land of rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures amid its untamed wilderness.

Top Things To do in the West Coast
- Explore the dramatic Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers by hiking trail or scenic flight

- Take to two wheels and cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail retracing old tramlines, railways and old packhorse tracks

- Embark on the challenging Old Ghost Road cycling trail, one of New Zealand’s Great Rides between the ghost towns of Lyell and Seddonville through native ...

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  1. Wild West Coast Road Trip 9D8N, Self-Drive

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    Experience the epic, untamed beauty of New Zealand’s Wild West Coast on this luxury, 9-day, self-drive road trip from Wellington to Queenstown. Discover the world’s most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO-world heritage area and some of the country’s best hiking including the Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman National Park.

    Departing from Wellington, journey across Cook Strait to Picton to retrace Captain Cook’s explorations on the epic Queen Charlotte Track. Venture on to Nelson and discover the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park. Head south to Maruia River and Hokitika and get your heart pumping white-water rafting Buller Gorge or else exploring tranquil forest trails. Heli-hike the mighty Franz Josef Glacier and get up close and personal with this ever-changing natural wonder. At Lake Moeraki, choose your own adventure: look for dolphins, fur seals and penguins on Monro Beach or venture into ancient rainforest to historic huts. Journey inland to Wanaka and Queenstown to discover the glacier-formed lakes and stunning mountains that make the South Island famous.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind in hand-picked, 4 to 5-star hotels on a twin share basis. Your guest rooms are modern and comfortable with a king, queen or twin beds and ensuite bathroom. All hotels include full-breakfast and are conveniently located to local attractions, while maintaining an atmosphere of luxury and privacy.

    This luxury, 9-day, self-drive road trip includes 8-nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis. Activities, experiences and meals are included as specified, as is your hire car for the duration of the trip.

    Discover the best of the west on New Zealand’s Wild West Coast. The unspoilt wilderness is utterly unmissable!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Experience the epic, untamed beauty of New Zealand’s Wild West Coast on this luxury, 9-day, self-drive road trip from Wellington to Queenstown. Discover ...
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  2. Deluxe West Coast Cycle 4D3N, Self-Guided

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    Get off the beaten track and tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides on this deluxe, 4-day, self-guided cycling tour of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Explore New Zealand’s most rugged landscapes and step back in time to discover the glamour and glitz of the 1870s gold rush era.

    Departing from Hokitika, set off on two wheels to discover the iconic West Coast Wilderness Trail where miners from around the world came to make their fortunes. With emergency support on hand if required, cycle at your own pace through native bush, past shimmering lakes and take in breathtaking views of the stunning Southern Alps including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Take a scenic eco-boat cruise through one of New Zealand’s most high value wetlands and spend the night in a replica wild west town complete with saloon and shooting range. Visit historic gold rush towns and immerse yourself in the lives of early explorers, pioneers and miners, whose legacy lives on even today.

    In the evenings, rest and relax in private accommodation that has been handpicked to capture the pioneering spirit of the gold rush era. The accommodation ranges from clean and simple to a luxurious 19th century suite, all with comfortable bedding and hot showers to freshen up after a long day’s ride.

    This deluxe, 4-day, self-guided cycling tour includes 3-nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis. Bikes and biking equipment are included for the duration of the trip, and activities and experiences are included as specified. All meals provided.

    Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s gold rush glory on this deluxe, self-guided cycling tour of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides and uncover the country’s most untamed natural beauty on the back of a bike.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Hokitika, New Zealand
    Get off the beaten track and tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides on this deluxe, 4-day, self-guided cycling tour of the ...
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  3. Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip, self-drive

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    Discover New Zealand’s most epic natural scenery with this luxury 12-day, self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s must-see sights.

    Departing from Christchurch, board the Tranzalpine to Greymouth and experience one of the world’s best inland rail journeys before picking up your hire car. From a helicopter, take in jaw-dropping aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise Lake Wanaka and discover rare birds and a secret lake. Get your heart pounding in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere, with hundreds of outdoor activities to choose from including jetboating, bungy jumping, mountain biking and more. Walk and cruise the Milford Sound and be transported to a fantastical world of crystalline fiords and snow-capped mountains. Drive the Scenic Southern Route – one of the world’s most scenic drives – and explore the southern cities of Invercargill and Dunedin. Traverse Hooker Valley and Aoraki Mount Cook and marvel at some of the world’s darkest, most star-filled skies.

    This incredible 12-day, self-drive road trip is offered at two price points: -4-star “best” staying at some of the South Island’s best 4-star hotels.-4-5-star “luxury” staying at a mix of 4 and 5-star hotels and lodges, for those seeking a little more luxury.

    Both versions of the road trip include 11-nights in handpicked accommodations throughout the South Island. A hire car is included for the duration of the trip. Selected meals, activities and experiences are also included.

    Be swept away by the natural beauty of New Zealand on the Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Discover New Zealand’s most epic natural scenery with this luxury 12-day, self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s must-see sights. Departing from ...
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  4. North To South Grand Traverse 17D16N, Self-Drive

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    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on the Coromandel Coastal Walk and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track and heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This exhilarating 17-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 16-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Seventeen days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Get the most out of your trip to New Zealand, with this 17-day self-drive road trip. The beautiful landscapes and thrilling activities will stay with you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the ...
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  5. North To South Ultimate Traverse 22D21N, Self-Drive

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    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure showcases the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel, and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track, heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This action-packed 22-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 21-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Twenty-two days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this thrilling 22-day self-drive road trip from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. ...
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  6. South Island Glaciers & Sounds 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Revel in the spectacular natural beauty of the South Island’s glaciers and sounds on this thrilling 8-day road trip. This package is perfect for first time visitors wanting to see and experience the best of Te Wahipounamu.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, shimmering lakes, lush rainforests, fast-moving glaciers and more. The South Island is especially breathtaking as the home of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area. This 26,000 square kilometre (10,039sqmi) encompasses several national parks in southwest New Zealand – Mount Cook (Aoraki, Fiordland, Mount Aspiring and Westland National Park. On this road trip, you will visit them all!

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to see and experience the best of Te Wahipounamu. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including the Crown Range and Milford Road. Admire the remarkable turquoise coloured Lake Tekapo and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Cruise the majestic Milford Sound and hike the famous Routeburn Track as well as the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. You will also embark on one of the world’s great rail journeys, the TranzAlpine, and have the opportunity to explore diverse cities and towns including Christchurch and Queenstown at your own pace.

    This exciting 8-day nature-focused self-drive package includes 7-nights’ superior hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools and spas. Six days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Discover the splendor of the South Island on this 8-day self-drive road trip. This sensational loop route is the perfect introduction to New Zealand’s glaciers and sounds.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Revel in the spectacular natural beauty of the South Island’s glaciers and sounds on this thrilling 8-day road trip. This package is perfect ...
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  7. Luxury South Island Golf Trail 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Take on the South Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Terrace Downs, Millbrook, Jack’s Point and Clearwater courses.

    New Zealand and golf have a long history. Scottish immigrants introduced the game in the 19th century and their links-style courses still thrive today. These courses are set in incredible locations – the South Island’s landscapes range from snow-capped mountains and endless plains to shimmering lakes and fast-moving glaciers. This road trip will take you on an unforgettable scenic golfing journey.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to play the South Island’s best golf courses. Head inland to Windwhistle to take on Terrance Downs, in the heart of the brilliant Canterbury high country. Head south to Queenstown, where you will play Millbrook and Jack’s Point among the towering Southern Alps. Your journey culminates in Christchurch, where you’ll tee off at Clearwater, with its glistening spring-fed lakes and trout-filled streams. Here, you’ll be walking in the footsteps golfing legends including Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Jason Day.

    When you’re not golfing, you’ll have ample to explore diverse cities and towns at your own pace. Highlights include exploring Mount Cook (Aoraki) National Park, travelling aboard the Tranzalpine (one of the world’s great rail journeys), and getting to know the vibrant alpine resort towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef. You’ll also have the opportunity to drive some of New Zealand’s best roads including the Crown Range and wild West Coast.

    This 11-day self-drive golfing adventure includes 10-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Nine days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Create lasting memories on the South Island’s best golf courses with this luxury 11-day golfing package. Come for the golf and stay for the exquisite food and wine, adventure activities, quiet nature and seamless hospitality.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Take on the South Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Terrace Downs, Millbrook, Jack’s ...
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  8. Luxury Tranzalpine Rail Adventure (Immerse) 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s wild West Coast, with this unforgettable 6-day journey from Christchurch to Queenstown.

    See the South Island like never before with one of the Great Journeys of New Zealand. Commencing in Christchurch, step aboard the TranzAlpine and travel across the spectacular Southern Alps towards the wild West Coast. Stop off at Arthur’s Pass, the highest most spectacular pass across the Alps, and discover a landscape of two halves. On the eastern side, you will see wide, shingle-filled riverbeds and vast swathes of beech forest. Descend on the western side and you venture through dense rainforest alongside and over deeply gorged rivers. Your local knowledgeable guide will take you hiking to see the highlights.

    Continue to the West Coast and into glorious Glacier Country. Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area. From the highest mountains, largest ice rivers, rainforests, dramatic beaches and everything in between – this special part of New Zealand ticks all the boxes.

    Cap off your journey with an immersive wilderness experience at Lake Moeraki. Explore rainforest trails, hike the spectacular seacoast and enjoy tranquil lake kayaking. Learn New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and see dolphins, penguins, fur seals and other rare wildlife. Lake Moeraki is truly a paradise for nature lovers, active travellers and wilderness seekers.

    This fully escorted 6-day journey includes 5-nights’ accommodation at the luxury nature lodges and hotels on a twin share basis. The Wilderness Lodges boast stylish accommodation, gourmet food, fine wine and warm kiwi hospitality, while the 4-star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef offers everything you need to be able to explore the Glacier Country in comfort and style. One way ticket aboard the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass is included along with travel by deluxe minivan. All meals provided.

    Embark on a world-famous train journey to discover New Zealand’s West Coast, on this fully escorted 6-day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown. Experience nature in style at the country’s only 2 wilderness lodges.

    Tour also runs in reverse.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s wild West Coast, with this ...
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  9. Luxury Tranzalpine Rail Adventure (Highlight) 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s Glacier Country, with this unforgettable 3-day journey from Christchurch to Queenstown.

    See the South Island like never before with one of the Great Journeys of New Zealand. Commencing in Christchurch, step aboard the TranzAlpine and travel across the spectacular Southern Alps towards the wild West Coast. Stop off at Arthur’s Pass, the highest most spectacular pass across the Alps, and discover a landscape of two halves. On the eastern side, you will see wide, shingle-filled riverbeds and vast swathes of beech forest. Descend on the western side and you venture through dense rainforest alongside and over deeply gorged rivers. Your local knowledgeable guide will take you hiking to see the highlights.

    Continue to the West Coast and into glorious Glacier Country. Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area. From the highest mountains, largest ice rivers, rainforests, dramatic beaches and everything in between – this special part of New Zealand ticks all the boxes. Your local guide is on hand to help you explore and enjoy this untamed natural wilderness.

    This fully escorted 3-day journey includes 2-nights’ accommodation at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef on a twin share basis. In the heart of the village and edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, this 4-star hotel offers everything you need to be able to explore this dramatic region in comfort and style. One way ticket aboard the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass is included along with travel by deluxe mini van. All meals provided.

    Embark on a world-famous train journey to discover the untouched beauty of Glacier Country, on this fully escorted 3-day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown.

    Tour also runs in reverse.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s Glacier Country, with this unforgettable 3...
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