New Zealand

South Island

12 Days, 11 Nights

For the best way to see ALL of the South Island, you need to be mobile! Come join us on our 12 day New Zealand South Island Camper Van Trip and experience the full beauty of this outdoor paradise! Starting and finishing in Christchurch, we’ll venture through Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, and Lake Tekapo.

Your package includes 12 days on New Zealand’s South Island. If you’d like to extend your trip, we can help.

It also includes comprehensive travel planning, coordinated activities, and an on-site trip leader available 24/7. 

The trip starts and ends in Christchurch.

Itinerary subject to change based on the discretion of trip leader, or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

November 3-14, 2024

Deposit: $650

South Island 12 Day: $2595 total

All trips are priced as double occupancy. When available, solo supplements may be offered.  If you are traveling solo, it doesn’t mean you need to pay for a solo supplement, we’re happy to pair you with a roommate whenever possible.

*Your balance is the total, less deposit, and we have flexible payment options available- to pay monthly or in a few equal installments

  • 1 Group Dinner
  • 1st night hotel in Christchurch
  • 11 Days Campervan rental with standard insurance
  • Holiday park reservations x 10 nights
  • Arrival airport transfers from CHC to hotel
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • You’ll have the option to try freedom camping for 2 nights, or we can book the Queenstown holiday park for you, for a small addtl fee
  • Curated itinerary to hit all of the best spots as well as a trip host who understands camper vans to help with any issues along the way.

Deposits are non-refundable (but are transferable to another person or Legit Trip). Any additional payments can be refunded if canceled more than 90 days prior to the trip start date.  Deposits may only be transferred one time and incur a $100 rebooking fee.

Please be sure to read the complete booking terms and conditions at checkout. https://legittrips.com/booking-terms/

We recommend a travel insurance plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.
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fast Facts About NEW ZEALAND

Women

In 1893, New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote! Kate Sheppard led the signing of documents presented to parliament which saw New Zealand lead the way in woman's suffrage movements.

People

With a population of 4.5 million people, there are still more sheep than people in New Zealand.

The Future

New Zealand is the first country in the world to see a new day. Their East Cape is situated just under 500km from the international dateline, meaning they are living in the future!

Bunjy Jump

The bunjy was invented in New Zealand, and Queenstown is known as the World Home of Bunjy Jumping. Here you can jump 43m off the historic Kawarau Bridge, the first commercial bunjy jump in the world!

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Day 1

CHRISTCHURCH

ARRIVALS DAY

 Catch some sleep in a hotel, shop for campervan supplies, meet your new travel buds, and explore the city!
We’ll be staying near the airport.

Day 2

HOKITIKA

Drive from Christchurch over Arthur’s Pass.  Visit the Glow Worm Dell in Hokitika.  
Spend the night at a holiday park.

Day 3

FRANZ JOSEPH & FOX GLACIER

Together with the Fox Glacier, Franz Josef is unique in the fact that it is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. These huge valleys of ice tumble down from the Southern Alps into lush rainforest at sea level.

O/N in campervan park

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Day 4

FRANZ JOSEPH & FOX GLACIER

Hike to a glacier, kayak with a new travel bud, or take a helicopter ride over the breathtaking glaciers!

O/N in campervan park

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Day 5-6

WANAKA 

Lake Wanaka is stunning and the town is cute too.  You can take cruise on the lake, ride bikes along the turquoise river, hike Roy’s Peak, or just enjoy the view.

O/N at holiday park

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Day 7

QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world if you’re looking for a thrill!

It’s also a really cute town where you can find a local brewery, delicious restaurants, and lots of fun bars!

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Day 8

QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown or option for Milford Sound.  It takes about 4 hours to drive to Milford Sound each way from Queenstown.  So you have the option to stay in the city or venture further.

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Day 9

QUEENSTOWN

One last day to enjoy the city, or return from Milford Sound. Options include hot tub soaks, jet boating, and more!

Overnight in Holiday Park

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Day 10

AORAKI/ MT COOK 

Mt Cook National Park is striking and we’ll be hiking and camping right IN the park with dramatic mountain views.

Overnight in DOC Campground

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Day 11

LAKE TEKAPO

Upon arrival, relax in the hot springs or go for a hike. The special part about this stop is the night! Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing.

O/N at Holiday Park

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Day 12

CHRISTCHURCH

DEPARTURE DAY

If you need flexibility for an extra night in Christchurch due to flight times, we can book that for you but many flights leave in the afternoon.

 

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON

  • Heli-hiking or heli ride at Franz Glacier
  • Wine tour in Queenstown
  • Any adventure sport in Queenstown 
  • Hot Springs pool in Tekapo or Tekapo star gazing tour

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