South Island, New Zealand Articles

The Ultimate New Zealand South Island Itinerary & Route!

Chugging along in our trusty campervan, we spent 2 & a half weeks travelling around the south island of New Zealand, taking in many incredible sights along the way! Here is our guide to the south island, including our route and key things to see and do!

Hiking the Fox Glacier New Zealand

We’d always wanted to hike a glacier, so when we arrived in New Zealand we headed straight down to Fox glacier for our first experience! After layering up, and slipping on some crampons, we were ready for our half day hike through the valley and up onto the glacier!

Cruising the waters of Abel Tasman National Park By Water Taxi, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park is top of most people’s list of things to see in New Zealand, so naturally we decided to check it out! We only spent a day in the park, walking along the coastline and sailing in the crystal clear waters. No wonder it comes highly recommended!

Bubbly Grape Wine Tours Review, New Zealand

When we put together our list of things to do in New Zealand, unashamedly one of the first things on that list was visit the Marlborough region on the south island! If you’re into wine, check out a Bubbly Grape Wine Tour and try some Sauvignon Blanc!

Ice Bar Queenstown, New Zealand

There’s nothing better than an ice cold drink, so we couldn’t resist a visit to an ice bar whilst in Queenstown! Everything in the bar was made of ice, from the chairs, to the tables and even the light fittings!

Rebuilding Christchurch with ReSTART Mall

Before we picked up our campervan for a month, we took some time to walk through Christchurch and see for ourselves the devastation caused by the earthquake in 2011, including the unique restart mall made from shipping containers.

Jailhouse Hostel Christchurch Review

It’s not often you find yourself in jail a mere hour after arriving in a new country, but that’s exactly what happened to us when we landed in Christchurch! It’s not what you’re thinking…

Escape Rentals Campervans, New Zealand

Review of Escape campervans in New Zealand! If you’re thinking about hiring a campervan in New Zealand, check out our experience of Escape rentals and some tips for making the most of this beautiful country!