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Motorhome trip from Christchurch - around the South Island

This trip passes in the following countries: New Zealand
  • Amusement Park 1
  • Animals Show / Wildlife watch 4
  • Beach 1
  • Bike Rental 1
  • Botanical garden 1
  • Cable Railway 2
  • Canoe / Kayak / Rafting 1
  • cave 1
  • Cruise Terminal / Sailing 3
  • Extreme Activity 1
  • Heritage 1
  • hiking area 5
  • Historical Site 2
  • Horseback Riding 1
  • Local Industry 3
  • Museum 3
  • Natural Feature 4
  • Park 1
  • Point Of Interest 1
  • Tourist Attraction 2
  • Traditional Market 1
  • Traditional Visit 1

Here is a brief overview of a 2.5 weeks RV roundtrip route out of Christchurch, with some highlights and recommendations along the way:

  1. Christchurch: Start your trip by exploring the city and its surroundings. Visit the Christchurch Gondola for panoramic views of the city, or go horse trekking or quad biking in the nearby Cardrona Valley.

  2. Moeraki Boulders Beach: Head east to the coast and stop at Moeraki Boulders Beach, where you can see the famous spherical boulders that dot the shoreline.

  3. Purakaunui Falls Walk: Continue south to the Catlins region, where you can take a short walk to view the beautiful Purakaunui Falls.

  4. Cathedral Caves: Next, make your way to the Cathedral Caves, a series of underground caves that can be accessed at low tide.

  5. Bill Richardson Transport World: Head back north to Invercargill and visit the Bill Richardson Transport World, a museum dedicated to the history of transportation.

  6. Milford Sound Cruise: From Invercargill, drive through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you can take a cruise to see the stunning scenery and wildlife.

  7. Skyline Queenstown: From Milford Sound, continue to Queenstown, where you can ride the Skyline gondola for panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains.

  8. Franz Josef Glacier Walk: From Queenstown, drive to the West Coast and take a guided walk on the Franz Josef Glacier.

Tips for the trip:

  • Make sure to plan your trip in advance and book any activities or accommodations ahead of time.
  • Be prepared for all types of weather, as it can change quickly in New Zealand.
  • Take your time and enjoy the journey, as the drive itself is part of the experience.
  • Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beautiful landscapes and experiences along the way.