Highlights of the South Island

The Milford Sound fiord. Fiordland national park, New Zealand

Self-drive Holidays

This 14-day road trip invites you to explore New Zealand’s South Island in a motorhome. It’s an ideal introduction to the towering landscapes of the Southern Alps as well as the region’s lakeside towns and seaside villages. Distances have been designed to take in the island’s stunning scenery without the slog of driving for the majority of the day. It’s a chance to choose your own adventure with numerous optional activities, recommended walking trails and lesser-known highlights to experience along the way. From Queenstown to Christchurch with Te Anau, Wānaka, Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo in between, if you fancy the flexibility of life on the road as well as the security of tried and tested overnight campgrounds, this one’s well worth adding to the self-drive hit list.

Discover Tailor-Made Travel

  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


Excursions and visits

  • Optional outdoor activities in Queenstown
  • Stay close to Fjordland National Park
  • Oysters and wine in Bluff and Wanaka
  • Yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and Hector’s dolphins
  • Scottish heritage and NZ’s only castle in Dunedin
  • The Southern Alps, Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo
  • Complete the tour in Christchurch

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas


This is a suggested itinerary only. We will book a motorhome and you can simply call ahead to book the campsites directly.


  • Australasia . New Zealand . Queenstown

  • Multiple

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 14 days

SHHOS map highlights of South Island


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