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Motorhome, South Island
Christchurch
Kaikoura Whale
Hike through Abel Tasman National Park
Pancake Rocks
Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
Oamaru, New Zealand
Christchurch

South Island by Motorhome

12 day Motorhome Holiday – from £549

With flights from £1849

A round trip of New Zealand’s stunning South Island, passing snowy mountains and glistening lakes, stopping in welcoming towns and beautiful National Parks.

Highlights:
  • Explore the picturesque city of Christchurch on the Avon River
  • Spot colonies of fur seals on the beaches of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Drive through breathtaking mountain landscapes in Otago
  • Spend three nights in Queenstown, from where you can visit Milford Sound
  • Enjoy the freedom of a fully equipped motorhome

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your New Zealand motorhome holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Christchurch

Day 1 to 2 – Christchurch

Arrive into New Zealand’s South Island and the gateway city of Christchurch. Travel the short distance…

Arrive into New Zealand’s South Island and the gateway city of Christchurch. Travel the short distance from the airport to the motorhome depot for your introduction and debrief in regard to your new home on wheels! Take time to explore this quaint and evolving city choosing to spend the night here or even venture to the surrounding Canterbury Plains.

Christchurch
Kaikoura Whale

Day 3 – Kaikoura

Travel north along the East Coast to one of the country’s most picture-perfect coastal towns. Kaikoura…

Travel north along the East Coast to one of the country’s most picture-perfect coastal towns. Kaikoura is framed by the towering Kaikoura Ranges and sits idyllically on its own peninsula lapped by the Pacific Ocean. The town is a haven for marine and bird life – whale watching in Kaikoura is a must, and you will no doubt get a glimpse of the local sea lions and dolphin pods who have made this region their home.

    Christchurch > Kaikoura | 180 kms
Kaikoura Whale
Hike through Abel Tasman National Park

Day 4 – Nelson

Follow the coast to the tip of the South Island and find yourself in the Abel…

Follow the coast to the tip of the South Island and find yourself in the Abel Tasman National Park – a walker’s paradise! There are well established walking trails, beaches and crystal-clear waters perfect for spotting the playful sealions who inhabit this region.

    Kaikoura > Nelson | 250 kms
Hike through Abel Tasman National Park
Pancake Rocks

Day 5 – Hokitika

It is time to begin your drive down the rugged West Coast. Break the journey at…

It is time to begin your drive down the rugged West Coast. Break the journey at the gold mining town of Westport, or the stacked Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki before journeying on to Hokitika, famed for its craft workshops creating fine works made from New Zealand’s Jade stone.

    Nelson > Hokitika | 320 kms
Pancake Rocks
Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

Day 6 to 9 – Queenstown

Spend 3 nights in New Zealand’s adventure capital. This hugely popular resort town plays host to…

Spend 3 nights in New Zealand’s adventure capital. This hugely popular resort town plays host to an array of activities – from luxury spa treatments to bungee jumping. An extended stay here will also give you the opportunity to explore the Fiordland National Park which is where you will find the iconic Milford Sound.

    Hokitika > Queenstown | 485 kms
Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand

Day 10 – Dunedin

Travel over the high alpine mountains of Otago to the Scottish settlement of Dunedin. Marvel at…

Travel over the high alpine mountains of Otago to the Scottish settlement of Dunedin. Marvel at the nearby dramatic coastline or explore New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle.

    Queenstown > Dunedin | 278 kms
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
Oamaru, New Zealand

Day 11 – Oamaru

On your way back to Christchurch, break up the journey in Oamaru to soak in the…

On your way back to Christchurch, break up the journey in Oamaru to soak in the scenic hot tubs, marvel at the Moeraki Boulders or watch the natural phenomenon of the blue penguin colony returning from sea to their nests at night.

    Dunedin > Oamaru | 113 kms
Oamaru, New Zealand
Christchurch

Day 12 – Christchurch

Spend your final night in Christchurch surrounded by the Canterbury Plains before returning your motorhome to…

Spend your final night in Christchurch surrounded by the Canterbury Plains before returning your motorhome to the depot before continuing onto the airport for your onward flight.

    Oamaru > Christchurch | 248 kms
Christchurch

Your Itinerary

You can customise your New Zealand motorhome holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1 to 2

|

Christchurch

Arrive into New Zealand’s South Island and the gateway city of Christchurch. Travel the short distance from the airport to the motorhome depot for your introduction and debrief in regard to your new home on wheels! Take time to explore this quaint and evolving city choosing to spend the night here or even venture to the surrounding Canterbury Plains.

Christchurch

Day 3

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Kaikoura

Travel north along the East Coast to one of the country’s most picture-perfect coastal towns. Kaikoura is framed by the towering Kaikoura Ranges and sits idyllically on its own peninsula lapped by the Pacific Ocean. The town is a haven for marine and bird life – whale watching in Kaikoura is a must, and you will no doubt get a glimpse of the local sea lions and dolphin pods who have made this region their home.

    Christchurch > Kaikoura | 180 kms
Kaikoura Whale

Day 4

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Nelson

Follow the coast to the tip of the South Island and find yourself in the Abel Tasman National Park – a walker’s paradise! There are well established walking trails, beaches and crystal-clear waters perfect for spotting the playful sealions who inhabit this region.

    Kaikoura > Nelson | 250 kms
Hike through Abel Tasman National Park

Day 5

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Hokitika

It is time to begin your drive down the rugged West Coast. Break the journey at the gold mining town of Westport, or the stacked Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki before journeying on to Hokitika, famed for its craft workshops creating fine works made from New Zealand’s Jade stone.

    Nelson > Hokitika | 320 kms
Pancake Rocks

Day 6 to 9

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Queenstown

Spend 3 nights in New Zealand’s adventure capital. This hugely popular resort town plays host to an array of activities – from luxury spa treatments to bungee jumping. An extended stay here will also give you the opportunity to explore the Fiordland National Park which is where you will find the iconic Milford Sound.

    Hokitika > Queenstown | 485 kms
Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

Day 10

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Dunedin

Travel over the high alpine mountains of Otago to the Scottish settlement of Dunedin. Marvel at the nearby dramatic coastline or explore New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle.

    Queenstown > Dunedin | 278 kms
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand

Day 11

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Oamaru

On your way back to Christchurch, break up the journey in Oamaru to soak in the scenic hot tubs, marvel at the Moeraki Boulders or watch the natural phenomenon of the blue penguin colony returning from sea to their nests at night.

    Dunedin > Oamaru | 113 kms
Oamaru, New Zealand

Day 12

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Christchurch

Spend your final night in Christchurch surrounded by the Canterbury Plains before returning your motorhome to the depot before continuing onto the airport for your onward flight.

    Oamaru > Christchurch | 248 kms
Christchurch

This Motorhome Holiday Includes

11 nights motorhome hire, with unlimited kilometers

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Inclusive insurance from £29 per day
  • A stopover to New Zealand in Dubai, Singapore or another destination

Next Step

Please get in touch with our New Zealand Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

South Island by Motorhome

12 day Motorhome Holiday – from £549

With flights from £1849

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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