Please refer to this linkL http://www.magicbus.co.nz/activities-accommodation/listings/category/south_island
& this one though it contains attactions in both islands
http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/new-zealand/4430/we-are-planning-two-weeks-in-new-zealand-next-march-what-should-be-on-our-top-ten-list-since-this-will-be-the-only-time-we-ever-go-there over 7 years ago
That's high season -- campers will be pricier than at other times of the year. You may want to check availability.
The West Coast is beautiful. Mountains, rainforest, glaciers.
Kaikoura for whale watching.
Get a fully self-contained campervan, with toilet onboard. With the cheaper minivan-style campers there's fewer places you can park up for the night. over 7 years agoAnswered by Roy Britten via Travellr.com
It's Cymen here from www.rankers.co.nz - NZ's independent travel review website.
Here are some links that should help your travel planning.
All NZ campervan companies are independently ranked here - http://www.rankers.co.nz/tags/motorhomes-campervans-rv
You can choose to Freedom Camp or utilise the facilities of a Holiday Park. Every available camping location shown on this map - www.rankers.co.nz/respect
Here are the Top Voted Free Things to do around NZ - Many of them are in the South Island - http://www.rankers.co.nz/experiences?free=true
See also the Top Voted Paid activities in NZ here - http://www.rankers.co.nz/experiences?free=false
I hope this helps.
Happy Travels and Go well.
Cymen over 7 years ago
We stayed on http://www.top10.co.nz/ when we had our camper van - the sites are usually well equipped, even the basic ones, so negate the need for the loo on board etc.
Kaikoura for whale and seal watching - totally awesome
Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers - did a helicopter and hike onto the glacier
Fiordland - Milford Sound was totally amazing over 7 years ago
Flying into Christchurch is a good idea as this is where most of the rental companies have their depots. Make sure you shop around for the best deals. We looked all over and found http://www.travelsavernz.com which offers some good discounts on campervan rental. over 7 years agoAnswered by John via WorldNomads.com
Shorter 7 day Itinerary
1 arrive Christchurch, fly to Queenstown
3 afternoon drive to Te Anau
4 explore Milford Sound, stay Te Anau
5 drive to Wanaka
6 drive to Aoraki/Mt Cook
7 drive to Christchurch
8 fly out
check www.grabaseat.co.nz for flights to Queenstown
This route in 7 days has drives of 3 to 4 hours with plenty of time to explore. over 5 years ago