Auckland to Christchurch
Campervan Itinerary

21 days New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary | Southbound Rover

Head south from Auckland to Waitomo caves then the thermal wonderland of Rotorua and Taupo. Turn east to Hawke’s Bay and follow the wine trail down the east coast to Wellington and the Cook Strait ferry. From Picton, head west to Nelson then turn south and follow the West Coast to the glaciers then Wanaka, Queenstown, and Milford Sound. Return to Christchurch via Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.


Itinerary highlights:

  • The magical glowworms and underground river at Waitomo Caves
  • Geothermal wonders and Maori culture in Rotorua
  • The Hawke’s Bay wine trail
  • New Zealand’s vibrant capital city
  • The beautiful ferry trip over the Cook Strait
  • Kayaking or walking in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Hiking on a glacier
  • Adventure activities in Queenstown
  • The majestic scenery of Milford and Doubtful Sounds
  • New Zealand’s tallest mountain
Auckland to Christchurch New Zealand campervan itinerary

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