AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY. The vast overland route from Auckland to New Zealand’s deep south fires up the imagination –it’s an iconic piece of "kiwiana" . . . a journey where city and sprawl gently yields to rolling pastures, volcanic extremes, tranquil waterways, the rough Otago high country and the snowcapped grandeur of the Southern Alps and Fiordland.
Curating more than 40 hours of total travel time into individual 3-hour and 12-hour programmes, Go South embraces taking the slow route by traveling overland across the length of the New Zealand and in nearly real-time. It’s a curated road trip through some of the best destinations New Zealand has to offer.
From the classic Interislander ferry trip across Cook Strait . . . to KiwiRail’s Great Journeys . . . the recently opened Coastal Pacific rail route along the Kaikōura coast . . . a vintage LandRover in the heart of dense Westland rainforest, and a heritage sailboat passing through Milford Sound, Go South explores the country while harkening back to a simpler and slower time.