Christchurch to Dunedin

5 Day Itinerary

5 Days

362 km


Moeraki Beach | Architecture | Street Art | Gardens

Travel Time

4 hrs & 40 min

Day One


Christchurch is a vibrant, creative and trendy city. There is plenty to do; wander the streets and see the magnificent street art, architecture, botanic gardens, and the famous Hagley Park. Christchurch is also home to some of the most amazing eateries and funky bars. For some of the best Italian in town visit Cafe Valentino, and finish the night at Ed’s Bar for some great music. You won’t be short on adventures here.

Must do:

Riccarton Sunday Market | Botanic Gardens | Hagley Park | Quail Island | 185 Empty White Chairs | Sumner Beach | Punting on the Avon | Orana Wildlife Park | Lyttleton | International Antarctic Centre

CampgroundChristchurch Top 10 Holiday Park219 on Johns Motel and Holiday Park

Day Three

Christchurch to Timaru

Halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin, this beautiful city is perfect for lazy days and a splash of nature. Timaru is the second largest city in Canterbury and has some of the most beautiful beaches, botanic gardens, landscapes and parks.

Must do:

Caroline Bay | South Canterbury Museum | Timaru Farmers Market | Botanic Gardens | DB Draught Brewery | South Beach Coastal Track | Maori Rock Art Site

CampgroundTimaru Top 10 Holiday Park

Day Four

Timaru to Moeraki

Originally, Moeraki was a fishing town used by the Europeans as a whaling station. It is also well known for its Beach - Koekohe. It has large sphere shaped boulders which were formed around 60 million years ago. Today Moeraki attracts visitors from all over New Zealand, as well as internationally. 

Must do: Katiki Point Lighthouse | Koekohe Beach | Hampden Beach | Fleurs Cafe

CampgroundsMoeraki Village Holiday Park

Day Five

Moeraki to Dunedin

Dunedin is one of the most picturesque cities in New Zealand due to its architecture, inspired by the Victorian era. The city offers such a contrast of activities. Spend your day surfing at one of the top surf beaches, wandering the beautiful university, walk Signal Hill, or meander through the botanic gardens.

Must do:

Surfing at St Clair Beach | Wildlife Spotting | Walk Signal Hill | Botanic Gardens Otago Museum | Baldwin Street - second steepest street in the world | Larnach Castle Gardens | Tunnel Beach | Watch the Southern Lights

CampgroundsTop 10 Holiday Park Dunedin