14-Day Self Drive Photography Trip in New Zealand’s South Island

14 days +
26 Activities
14 Locations

Trip Summary

Discover the South Island and experience the real New Zealand through the eyes of an award-winning local nature photographer. All from the comforts of your own home whilst on the road!  Photograph the mirror reflections at Lake Matheson, take a scenic flight and cruise to the incredible Milford Sound, experience the adventure town of Queenstown and visit the awe inspiring Aoraki/Mt Cook for some of the best hiking in New Zealand.

Starting from

$1845 USD per person
Meghan Maloney

About Meghan

As a landscape photographer, I travel to many beautiful and often underrated spots in the country to capture the essence of New Zealand's natural environment. I want to share these with you so you can experience the real New Zealand for yourself. When you visit, I want you to experience moments that take your breath away and create memories that you'll remember for the rest of your life!

Trip Highlights

Lake Wanaka Cruise & Island Nature Walk
Franz Josef Kayak Adventure
Ultimate Alpine Experience over Aoraki/Mt Cook
Learn Traditional Maori Stone Carving
Secret photography locations by Meghan Maloney
Included in Price
  • Standard campervan hire (Certified Self Contained)
  • Meghan's exclusive travel guide, including secret photography locations and local tips to discover the best of New Zealand
  • Franz Josef Kayak Adventure
  • Lake Wanaka Cruise & Island Nature Walk
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Ultimate Alpine Experience
  • Star Gazing at Tekapo Springs
  • 1 hr Traditional Maori Stone Carving
  • Conservation Campsite Pass
  • Airport transfer
Not Included in Price
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide

Trip Overview

Day 1: Christchurch to Hokitika

Day 1: Christchurch to Hokitika

Pick up your motorhome and head straight for one of the best drives in New Zealand, the famous Arthurs Pass. Along the way you'll explore Castle Hill (filming location for The Chronicles of Narnia) and Devil's Punchbowl. You'll finish the day on the West Coast town of Hokitika.

Activities

Pick up your campervan [included]
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Pick up your campervan [included]
Pick up your campervan and start your road trip! Your vehicle is fully serviced, entirely AA Safety Certified and built to go the distance in New Zealand's rugged backcountry. It is fitted out with a fully functional kitchenette
(fridge, sink, gas cooker, pots & pans and utensils), extendable hose tap, a huge double bed, a secondary battery, USB powerpoints, curtains and super security (the van comes with an alarm / immobiliser and a lockbox for your passport & valuables). We're proud to partner with the New Zealand owned and operated Mad Campers.
Optional - Premium motorhome
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Optional - Premium motorhome
Prefer a bit more comfort and luxury? We have a range of premium 4 or 6 berth motorhomes available for you to choose from. Contact the team for more details.
Castle Hill
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Castle Hill
You can find yourself lost for hours in Castle Hill, wandering among the limestone formations that cover a huge area and providing a wealth of rock climbing and photographic opportunities!

The Trip in Photos

Pick up your campervan [included]

Day 1: Christchurch to Hokitika

Pick up your campervan [included]
Optional - Premium motorhome

Day 1: Christchurch to Hokitika

Optional - Premium motorhome
Castle Hill

Day 1: Christchurch to Hokitika

Castle Hill
Carve your own Bonz n Stonz [included]

Day 2: Hokitika to West Coast Glaciers

Carve your own Bonz n Stonz [included]
Lake Matheson - The best reflections you'll ever see

Day 2: Hokitika to West Coast Glaciers

Lake Matheson - The best reflections you'll ever see
Hokitika Gorge

Day 2: Hokitika to West Coast Glaciers

Hokitika Gorge
Franz Josef Kayak Adventure [included]

Day 3: West Coast Glaciers

Franz Josef Kayak Adventure [included]
Thunder Creek Falls

Day 4: West Coast Glaciers to Wanaka

Thunder Creek Falls
Blue Pools

Day 4: West Coast Glaciers to Wanaka

Blue Pools