21-Day Road Trip Adventure Through the South Island of New Zealand

3 weeks +
77 Activities
15 Locations

Trip Summary

Travel around in your own campervan and discover the most stunning areas of New Zealand’s South Island through the eyes of adventure couple, the Flip Flop Wanderers. Explore the city centre of Christchurch, go penguin spotting at Banks Peninsula, walk the Hooker Valley Track, admire the Moeraki Boulders, cruise through Milford Sound, visit Paradise in Glenorchy, explore Hokitika Gorge, stumble upon the Devils Punchbowl Waterfall and discover the best of the South Island on this adventurous road trip!

Starting from

$2000 USD per person
Flip Flop Wanderers Bram & Manon

About Flip Flop Wanderers

We are Bram and Manon, an adventurous couple with a passion for slow travel. As the Flip Flop Wanderers, we travel full-time around the world. When we visit a country, we want to experience it really well. That’s why we don’t stick to the country’s highlights, we take our time to get off the beaten path, learn about the culture, meet the local people and find out what it is like to live there. We do a lot of research before we go to make the most of our time and we’d like to share these experiences to help others plan their trip. We hope we can inspire you to go on an amazing adventure!

Trip Highlights

Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier
Visit Lake Tekapo
Drive the beautiful road to Mount Aspiring
Bungy jump at the world's first bungy jump location in Queenstown
Cruise through the Milford Sound
Arthur's Pass, one of the most beautiful passes through the Southern Alps
Included in Price
  • All accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Paid activities
  • Access to the storyteller's interactive guide (including lots of free activities and helpful tips)
Not Included in Price
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • An actual guide / host of the trip (Airguides trips are unhosted)

Trip Overview

Christchurch

Christchurch

The biggest city of the South Island only inhabits 380,000 people and doesn’t have big city vibes. The city center was ruined by an earthquake in 2010 and you can still see the destruction. Even after all this time the city center hasn’t recovered yet and is rather quiet. With the biggest international airport on the south island, this is the best place to start your trip. Pick up your camper, visit the city center, and pack up some groceries for your upcoming trip.

Activities

Explore the City Center
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Explore the City Center
It is impressive to see the destruction of the 2010 earthquake. A half-ruined church and the ‘185 White Chairs’ monument show you a little bit of this disaster which marks Christchurch history.
Enjoy the view from Port Hills
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Enjoy the view from Port Hills
At the southern side of the city, you can find the Port hills. These hills are great for trekking with on one site views over the city and on the other side you’ll look out over a beautiful bay. Start at the cafe
Sign of the Kiwi with the Mitchells Track and make your way back via the Cedrics Track (one hour return).

The Trip in Photos

Penguin spotting

Banks Peninsula

Penguin spotting
Penguin spotting

Banks Peninsula

Penguin spotting
Penguin spotting

Banks Peninsula

Penguin spotting
Visit Akaroa

Banks Peninsula

Visit Akaroa