Tour of the South

7 Day Itinerary

7 Days

491 km

Highlights

Southern Lights | Waterfalls | Fiords | Wildlife

Travel Time

7 hrs & 49 mins

Day One

Invercargill

Invercargill is New Zealand’s southernmost city. This beautiful destination is known for its long summer days and frequent appearances of the Southern Lights, or more commonly known as the Aurora Australis. The locals are friendly and welcoming and the streets are wide and easy to navigate - perfect for your motorhome rental in New Zealand.

Must do:

Oreti Beach | Picnic In Seaward Bush | Queens Park | Invercargill Heritage Trail | Demolition World

CampgroundBeach Road Holiday ParkInvercargill Top 10 Holiday Park

Day Three

Invercargill to Gore

Our next destination has some of the best natural landscapes, laid-back vibes, great sporting activities and cultural facilities. Enjoy great art, music, vintage aircrafts and authentic Kiwi culture.

Must do:

Mandeville Airfield | Hokonui Moonshine Museum | Eastland Southland Gallery - The Goreggenheim | Dolamore Park | Bannerman Park | Fly Fishing Mataura River

Campgrounds - Dolamore Park & Gore Town and Country Club

Day Four to Seven

Te Anau | Fiordland National Park | Milford Sound | Doubtful Sound

Te Anau is the gateway to the Fiords, making it a great spot to park your motorhome rental and explore the greater area. Base yourself here as you explore the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. After a hard day exploring, feast on local delicacies such as; seafood, lobster and venison.

Campgrounds - Gateway Te Anau Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park

 

The Fiordland National Park is over 1.2 million hectares in size, and it is a destination not to be missed. We have allowed for a few days here, because you simply can’t see it all. It is one of the most dramatic detstinations in New Zealand too, surrounded by waterfalls, fiords, and snow-capped peaks.

The Milford Sound has been named the eighth wonder of the world. Accessible by road, Milford Sound will inspire even the most inexperienced traveller with its mountains, deep and dark water, and dramatic cliffs. The sound sees such a significant amount of heavy rainfall during the year that the top layer of the water is fresh-water, and the remainder is salt from the Tasman Sea.

The Doubtful Sound is another on of the Fiordland National Parks great beauties. Referred to as the ‘sound of silence’, Doubtful Sound is the deepest of the South Islands fiords. Spend a couple of days kayaking, on discovery expeditions, wilderness cruise, or even an overnight cruise.