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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.


  • 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 Holiday Includes:

  • 12 days’ motorhome hire
  • Freedom to explore off route
  • Option to ‘freedom camp’ in the great outdoors
  • All vehicle equipment including linen and fully equipped kitchen
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 & 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.

Day 3 - 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.

Day 4 – 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.

Day 5 – 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.

Day 6-9 – 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.

Day 10 – 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.

Day 11 – 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.

Day 12 – 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.

12 day Motorhome Holiday - from £549

With flights from £1849


  • Add inclusive insurance from £29 per day
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover to New Zealand in Dubai, Singapore or another destination

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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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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • A modern well equipped motorhome with:
    – fully equipped kitchen
    – crockery, cutlery, linen and bedding
    – unlimited kilometres

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in New Zealand.

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