Christchurch to Milford Sound
Road Trip Itinerary

Two week West Coast campervan adventure | Punakaiki — Franz Josef — Fox Glacier — Wanaka — Arrowtown — Te Anau — Milford Sound — Queenstown — Glenorchy

A discovery of untamed nature

Untouched — earthy — breathtaking. A journey down the West Coast is one full of unexpected sights and fascinating encounters. It’s an adventure into another time where you’ll feel like it’s just you and the raw beauty of Mother Earth.

Grab a motorhome hire from Christchurch and get super excited about this two week road trip taking you all the way to Milford Sound through the rugged natural wilderness of the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

From limestone caverns to seaview glaciers, from isolated fishing villages to historic settlements, from deep lakes to majestic fiords — we highlight all the richness of the Coast.

Experience panning for gold, hiking on ice, kayaking below towering peaks and caving for glowworms.

Make a beeline for Punakaiki on the West Coast then travel south hugging the shoreline before crossing the divide twice to reach Milford Sound — returning via Cromwell in the heart of wine country and Oamaru where Steampunk lives on.


Itinerary highlights:

  • Pancake Rocks

  • West Coast Tree Top Walk and Tower

  • Zipline

  • Franz Josef Glacier

  • West Coast Wildlife Centre

  • Gillespies Beach

  • Crayfish Pot

  • LandEscape Wanaka

  • Arrow River Bridges Trail

  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves

  • Miles Better Pies

  • Mirror Lakes Walk

  • Milford Sound

  • Milford Track

  • Fergburger

  • Rees-Dart Track

  • Cromwell Farmers’ & Craft Market

  • Victorian Precinct

  • Blue Penguin Colony

  • Corsair Bay  


Ready to go back in time to where nature reigns supreme and landscapes feel untouched? Simply fill out the form to download your Christchurch to Milford Sound adventure itinerary.