There’s no better way to discover the magnificent landscape of New Zealand than a road trip down the South Island. Known the world over for its phenomenal natural beauty, this young landmass is home to steep, snow-capped peaks, wild, windswept shores and deep, dramatic fjords. Leave lots of time to explore this extraordinary island because you’ll be checking heaps off your bucket list!
It’s here that you’ll find many of New Zealand’s most famous landmarks, like Milford Sound, Mount Cook and Franz Josef glacier. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie hitting Queenstown, a foodie tasting your way through the Marlborough Wine Region, or a nature lover whale-watching on the Kaikoura coast, the South Island is guaranteed to blow you away.
With 10 of New Zealand's 13 National Parks, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to cool camping spots. Once you’ve parked at the perfect site, it’s time to kick off your adventures! In summertime, the South Island is the ultimate playground for hikers, bikers, kayakers and climbers of all levels, with hundreds of routes traversing majestic scenery. When winter rolls around, the mountains around Queenstown and Christchurch transform into epic ski destinations, with buzzing nightlife and soothing hot pools. And if you’ve come this far, don’t forget to visit the bottom of the world at Dunedin. Christened the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, this elegant city is a great base for exploring the lush Otago Peninsula and its abundant wildlife.
Discover the great range of campervans, motorhomes and caravans available for hire in the South Island below.