South Island Roadtrip Adventures

West coast

Most likely you'll start your South Island roadtrip adventure in Christchurch where you rent your campervan.

If you are starting your New Zealand Campervan holiday in the North Island, then please click here to go to the North Island landing page.

You may also start your self drive New Zealand tour in Queenstown or even Nelson, but Christchurch is the major South Island city so you'll, no doubt, be passing through at some time.

Information on the pages

We've tried to make it easy for you to get the most of your South Island tour by breaking up the routes, so you can mix and match.

Each of the linked pages has information on:

  • things to See and Do - you don't want to get to the end of your journey to find you missed taking a short detour to see a wonder of the world!!
  • places to Eat and Drink or buy food and drink
  • places to Stop Awhile - places to take in the scenery, have refreshments of stay overnight

These are just some ideas to help you get the most from your trip.

Routes and Destinations

Have fun touring around the South Island - roadtrip adventures are great fun in New Zealand. Enjoy!!