If you’re a lover of all things outdoors and nature, a campervan road trip in New Zealand’s South Island is the perfect holiday for you! And there’s no better way to explore the great outdoors of New Zealand than by hiring a campervan and hitting the open roads.

Although you could spend weeks here, a 10-day road trip in the South Island will be enough to have an incredible experience and visit the best of the island’s highlights. But with so much to see and do in this relatively small island, where should you plan to visit? We’ve put together a 10-day Christchurch to Christchurch road trip itinerary will all our favourite destinations, starting and ending the journey in Christchurch. As a bonus, we’ve also included our favourite campgrounds in each location.

Quick stats

1330km trip distance

10 day roadtrip

Campervan recommended

road trip map