Have a South Island Summer
Touchdown car rentals offer luxury, late-model vehicles to help you make the most of your South Island trip this summer. With complimentary airport transfers and centrally located in Christchurch and Queenstown, we’re perfectly positioned to help you explore all the South Island has to offer.
Travel the South Island on your terms this summer.
Take a (great) walk
New Zealand’s Great Walks are some of the country’s most scenic multi-day walks. They showcase some of the country’s most incredible natural landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage. From traversing national parks and other culturally significant areas, Great Walks allow visitors the chance to see our country like never before.
And out of the 10 Great Walks across the country, 7 of them are here on the South Island.
- Abel Tasman Coast Track, Nelson Tasman
- Paparoa Track, West Coast
- Heaphy Track, West Coast
- Routeburn Track, Fiordland
- Milford Track, Fiordland
- Kepler Track, Fiordland
- Rakiura Track, Stewart Island
Explore Queenstown by bike
Beginner trail cyclists and hardcore mountain bikers alike will enjoy all the trails Queenstown has to offer. From an afternoon cruise along the Tucker Beach Trail to four days on The Great Ride trail, there’s something for everyone.
Add an ebike or bike trailer to your vehicle hire from Touchdown and start exploring.
Our favourite adventures
Christchurch Adventure Park
Choose your own adventure at the thrilling Christchurch Adventure Park. With ziplining, mountain biking, gravity quad bikes, plenty of trails to choose from and a chairlift for easy access, there’s more than enough to occupy the family for a day or two. Adventure on your own or sign up for a lesson to improve your skills.
Oxbow Adventure Co.
Experience epic adventures at the Oxbow Adventure Co., located just 25 minutes from Queenstown. If you’re looking for extreme speed, look no further. Get your thrills in the ultimate off-roader, a one-of-a-kind, custom-built all-terrain vehicle, or fly across the water in a Jet Sprint Boat, going from 0 to 100km in 2.5 seconds.
Cardrona Alpine Resort
More than just skiing, Cardrona Alpine Resort is also home to New Zealand’s highest mountain bike park, with plenty of hiking trails, mountain carting and more. Just a short drive from Queenstown, with plenty of options for all ages, check out Cardrona this summer.
West Coast Wilderness Trail
Greymouth/Ross West Coast
A unique cycle experience from Greymouth to Ross with a detour inland to Cowboy Paradise. Discover one of the last wild places in New Zealand, cycling through ancient rainforests, along glacial rivers, and around moody lakes.