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Lake Wakatipu in the South Island of New Zealand

21 Day South Island Tour in a modern campervan or motorhome - Recommended


Starting in either Nelson or Christchurch explore the whole of the South Island Driving down the West Coast, and back up the East Coast take in the following amazing sites. Example Starting in Nelson

Download our printable map of the tour​ by either clicking on the map image or clicking on the pdf icon below  

map of 21 day campervan tour of the south island in new zealand
Ridng a bike through the vineyards in Nelson

Nelson, Able Tasman, Kaiteriteri, Golden Bay Catch your own salmon and barbecue it at the Anitoki salmon farm while you are there. Visit Farewell Spit, Lake Rotoiti, and Rotoroa  on your way down the West Coast.  Allow 4 Days

Travel down the West Coast to Westport, Punakaiki Rocks, Franz Josef Glacier, through the Haast Pass to Wanaka. Allow 3 days

a family of tourists veiwing Lake Wanaka in New Zealand from a nearby mountain
A photo of the beautiful Rippon vineyard bordering Lake Wanaka

Queenstown, Arrowtown, Milford Sound, Catlins , Dunedin. Allow 5 to 6 days


There are endless adventures to be had in Queenstown, ranging from bush walks and wine tasting  to bungy jumping and jet boating. Queenstown is known for its snow sports and is home to five ski fields, all world class and hugely popular.

Travel through Moeraki Boulders ( Famous Fleurs Café) Oamaru, (Riverstone Cottage,Castle), Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook. Allow 2 Days


Moeraki Boulders in Otago with young couple walking on the beach
From a hired campervan in Akaroa to the local shop to buy ice creams on a sunny day

Christchurch, Akaroa (First French Settlement in New Zealand), Hanmer Springs (Thermal Pools), Kaikoura (whale watching, dolphin watching, fresh crayfish) Allow 4 days

Blenheim (Wineries Air Force Museum), Marlborough, Picton, Havelock. Allow 2 days

Back to Nelson to hand over motorhome.

Driving a motorhome past the stunning vineyards in Blenheim Marlborough
Campermate app for campervan and motorhome drivers

We recommend Campermate for your New Zealand Journey

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