Our suggested 17-day motorhome holiday around New Zealand South Island is a starting point to help you explore this magnificent part of the world.
Make it unique by adding or removing destinations, and if you want to extend your trip, there is a long list of additional places to see along the way.


DAY 1 - 2
Fly to Christchurch via Singapore with Singapore Airlines.
DAY 3 - 4
Arrive in Christchurch and spend the first night in a hotel to acclimatise to the time difference and explore the Garden City. 
Pick up your motorhome and begin your New Zealand South Island experience by driving to Oamaru for your first stop. Pass through the city of Timaru to stock the cupboards, and pause at Koekohe Beach to marvel at the spherical Moeraki Boulders.
Continue south to Dunedin and spend a day observing the local wildlife. Join a tour and visit penguin, kiwi, albatross and seal colonies.
Head in a northwesterly direction to the town of Te Anau. Take an excursion along the famous fiords, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, or go kayaking, cycling or jet boating. Visit the Fiordland Wildlife Park which is home to the endangered Takahe bird.

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the country where you can partake in any number of watersports and adrenalin-pumping activities. Alternatively, opt for a local wine tasting tour, or follow one of the scenic hiking trails from the town centre.
The zig-zagging route from Queenstown to Wanaka along the Crown Range Road is a truly memorable one. It's the highest main road in New Zealand and a great way to experience its dramatic mountainous scenery. Look out for the olive-green kea - a large species of parrot found in forested parts of the South Island.
DAY 10 - 11
Take the Haast Pass to the small town of Franz Josef in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and visit the famous Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier.
DAY 12
Drive to Greymouth along the glorious west coast coast, calling in at Shantytown, a reconstructed gold rush town. Greymouth has its own gold mining musuem and a celebrated local brewery offering tours and tasting sessions. Enjoy a quayside walk or hike the scenic Elizabeth Track.

DAY 13
Head north to Nelson on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, stopping off at the superb Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes.
DAY 14 - 15
Head South to Kaikoura, a glorious place surrounded by stunning scenery and natural wonders. Book onto a whale-watching trip for the chance to spot Giant Sperm Whales, dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals and sea birds including the Royal Albatross.
DAY 16
Spend your last night in Christchurch ready for the journey home.
DAY 17
Return your motorhome and take the Singapore Airlines flight on your way back to London. Why not stop over in Singapore and enjoy a refreshing Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel?