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 Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, and Lake Tekapo.

Your package includes 12 days and 11 nights in New Zealand. If you’d like to extend your trip, we can help.

It also includes comprehensive travel planning, coordinated activities, personalized attention, 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.

February 22- March 5, 2023

Deposit: $650

South Island 12 Day: $1985 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
  • 10 nights Campervan rental with standard insurance
  • Holiday park reservations x 8 nights
  • RT airport transfers
  • 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 leader who is a camper van/RV expert 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

FRANZ JOSEPH & FOX GLACIER

We plan 3 days in glacier country to allow for a weather window for glacier exploration.  There’s plenty to do in this cute mountain town. 

O/N in campervan park

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Day 6

WANAKA

Climb alongside Twin Falls, the highest waterfall via ferrata in the world, visit Mt Aspiring Ntl Park, or hike Roy’s Peak for NZ’s most famous 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 & 9

QUEENSTOWN

Two whole days are allocated for Queenstown.  You can enjoy the city or venture down toward Te Anau, Milford Sound, and Fiorlands NP.

Accommodations are not included these 2 nights so you can go wherever you choose.

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Day 10

AORAKI/MT COOK- TAUPO

Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak, and it’s surrounded by turquoise blue lakes. Visit the National Park, or bike around the lakes.

O/N at non-powered DOC campsite

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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 
  • Scuba Diving in Milford Sound
  • Hot Springs pool in Tekapo or Tekapo star gazing tour

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