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Native Parks South Island


The Journey

In the South Island the Abel Tasman Explorer itinerary is a great way to experience the amazing scenery and the hospitable locals.

Overnight stays at the properties mentioned are only available to Native Parks Motorhome Haven members.

To follow this campervan driving itinerary, pick up and return your vehicle at our Christchurch branch. Visit maui campervan hire Christchurch for more details.




Christchurch to Christchurch


Best Time of the Year



  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Marlborough wine region
  • Abel Tasman

The Journey


1 2 3 4 5

Day 1
Christchurch to Kaikoura

Distance 180km - Driving Time 2.5 hours

Day 2
Kaikoura to Marlborough

Distance 475km - Driving Time 2.5 hours

Day 3
Marlborough to Kahurangi National Park

Distance 141km - Driving Time 2.5 hours

Day 4
Kahurangi National Park to Richmond (Neudorf Dairy)

Distance 21km - Driving Time 25 mins

Day 5
Richmond to Christchurch

Distance 400km - Driving Time 5 hours

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