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Sarah Lemkus Explores the South Island

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Sarah, Dan and their daughter Bethany, recently travelled from Queenstown to Christchurch in a maui motorhome. They saw the likes of Milford Sound, the Moeraki Boulders, Lake Tekapo and Kaikoura. Check out more of their adventure below!

Travel

11 days


Route

Queenstown to Christchurch

1792km


Best Time of the Year

Anytime

Highlights

  • Kaikoura Helicopter
  • Real Journey's Milford Sound Cruise
  • Lake Tekapo Hot Springs
  • Hanmer Springs
  • Eco Villa accommodation in Christchurch
  • Bungy jumping at Hanmer Springs

The Journey

Days

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Day 1
Queenstown to Te Anau

Distance 165km - Driving Time 2.5 hours

Day 2
Te Anau to Te Anau via Milford Sound

Distance 250km - Driving Time 2.5 hours

Day 3
Te Anau to Dunedin

Distance 300km - Driving Time 4 hours

Day 4
Dunedin

Day 5
Dunedin to Mount Cook via Moeraki Boulders

Distance 300km - Driving Time 4 hours

Day 6
Mount Cook to Lake Tekapo

Distance 82km - Driving Time 1 hour

Day 7
Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

Distance 230km - Driving Time 3.5 hours

Day 8
Christchurch to Hamner Springs

Distance 135km - Driving Time 2 hours

Day 9
Hamner Springs to Kaikoura

Distance 130km - Driving Time 2 hours

Day 10
Kaikoura to Christchurch

Distance 200km - Driving Time 3 hours