- Campervan Rental: 2-bed Wanderlust Explorer (Upgrade from just $25 per night) (details here)
- Powered sites for 4 nights (Go posh for 1 night + $265)
- Comprehensive Itinerary, upload to phone for GPS navigation or print out.
- Complimentary transfers to and from airport
- 24/7 breakdown assistance
- A dedicated support team at your disposal
- Itinerary activities and extras are not included
The South Island of New Zealand boasts some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in the world and we will
take you there. Ride New Zealand’s legendary roller-coaster roads with spell-binding scenery all around you every day, with suggested places to stop and taking you to your accommodation each day you’ll be in paradise!
Cascading waterfalls plunge into ice-fresh rivers, gleaming mirror-lakes show off their majestic snow-capped
mountain neighbours, and Jurassic rain-forests blend with ancient ice-glaciers. No-where else in the world can you see so much in such a short amount of time. Milford Highway, the isolated wild West Coast with its Jurassic-style rainforests and towering glaciers. A two-night stay in Queenstown for adventure and adrenaline as well as
Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations, doing all those must-do activities you’ve seen only in pictures! This tour packs it all in with enough time to relax and explore at your own pace.
- Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
- Optional drive to Mount Cook Village
- Haast Pass
- West Coast Rainforests & Glaciers
- Arthurs Pass
Recommended Extra Activities:
- Dark Sky Experience, Tekapo
- Jet-boat rides boat cruises, wine tours, bungy, rafting, skydiving, bungy swing, (Queenstown)
- Glacier Helicopter Rides, Franz Josef
- Westcoast Wildlife Centre, (See our iconic Kiwi bird!) Franz Josef
Day 1 – Christchurch to Lake Tekapo
Start the day making your way across the Canterbury plains with the glorious Southern Alps in sight. It won’t be long before you emerge over the mountain pass and down to the beautiful southern lakes of Mackenzie Country towards Mount Cook National Park. Along the way check out the local provisions of country villages before arriving at beautiful Lake Tekapo where you will find the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd as well as hot pools
and Mount John Observatory or Dark Sky Project for some star-gazing. Overnight Lake Tekapo
Day 2 – Lake Tekapo to Queenstown
Leaving one turquoise lake for another you will start your journey South passing stunning Lake Pukaki, a great point to stop and view Aoraki Mount Cook the ‘Cloud Piercer’. Why not take a detour alon- side the lake to Mount Cook Village? Driving past fields of Merino Sheep and past the fruit trees of Cromwell you arrive in the stunning town of Queenstown, adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll be spoilt for choice of activities to do here! Overnight Queenstown
Day 3 – Explore Queenstown
So much to see and do today and the choice is yours! Go bungy jumping, jet-boating, white-water rafting, wine-tasting, four-wheel driving or cruise the lake on a steamboat to a remote sheep station for a fabulous gourmet buffet at the homestead. Or take a drive to explore the surrounding historic towns such as Arrowtown or Cromwell? Overnight Queenstown
Day 4 – Queenstown to Franz Josef
Make your way over NZ’s highest sealed road and around the lakes to Mount Aspiring National Park and through
the legendary Haast Pass. Lake vistas give way to lush rainforest, rushing rivers and the rugged Tasman Sea driftwood beaches. Look up to discover huge waterfalls and the famous Glaciers that uniquely terminate so close to the sea. Get even closer with a hike or a helicopter ride! Overnight Franz Josef Glacier Village
Day 5 – Franz Josef to Christchurch
Snake your way through Jurassic rainforest today, then alongside the dramatic and rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea, still so close to the mountains. Check out the amazing driftwood beaches and local arts and crafts of the South Island’s rugged West Coast. Enjoy the fabulous drive over Arthur’s Pass with its twists and bends, and long sweeps down the tranquil farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Return your camper when arranged.
‘Go Posh’ Upgrade Option
Day 4 – A ‘Treehouse Treat’
staying at The Rainforest
Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier Village
Why not really treat yourself to a little bit of luxury and stay in a Tree Hut in the Rainforest!
Your Go Posh accommodation will include fresh bed linen with plush pillows, an en-suite bathroom with fluffy towels and toiletries, TV, tea & coffee making, heating, and wireless internet. Plus for a really special treat, a lovely continental-style breakfast basket! Restaurant, bar and Hot Tub on-site.
Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Franklin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Kaiapoi, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Rangiora, Rotorua, South Auckland, Taupo, Tauranga, Wellington, Whangarei
5 Day Camper Tour
Tour the south!