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New Zealand South Island road trips: Kaikoura, Punakaiki, Otago, Mackenzie Basin, Akaroa


New Zealand South Island road trip - 4K

15-day self-drive bucket list tour exploring the incredible South Island of New Zealand.


Botanical Garden -

Arthur’s Pass -

Lake Rotoiti -

Wine tasting in Nelson, Centre of New Zealand -

Centre of New Zealand -

Hokitika -

Abel Tasman National Park -

Franz Josef Across Country Quad Biking -

Franz Josef Glacier Hike -

Queenstown -

Queenstown Skyline luge - (Audio removed due to copyright claim - apologies)

Queenstown Minus 5 Ice Bar - (Audio removed due to copyright claim - apologies)

Queenstown Lake Wakatipu -

Milford sound -

Doubtful Sound -

Lake Pukaki -

Lake Tekapo -

Lake Tekapo star time lapse -

Mount Cook -

Shot on GoPro Hero 5 and Panasonic FZ1000 4k 25p Cinelike D

Edited in Final Cut Pro on Mac

Music credit:
So Far Away - Riot

Eureka - Huma-Huma

Smile Quiet Looking Up - Puddle of Infinity

Had She Stayed - Puddle of Infinity

The Sea Beneath Our Feet - Puddle of Infinity

Lost Frontier by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

South Island - New Zealand

Nine days road trip from Christchurch to Christchurch through the Southern Lakes, Mt Cook, Doubtful Sound, Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers, Punakaiki. Off Itinerary: Kaikoura

From Kaikoura to Takaka in one day - New Zealand, Episode 2

After leaving Kaikoura we headed north to Takaka. The roads in this part of the island are some of the most picturesque in the entire country, so it turned out to be a long but beautiful drive with lots of incredible New Zealand scenery along the way.

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Our road trip in New Zealand through North Island and South Island. Read our detailed post on a road-trip through New Zealand with tons of pictures:-

The highlights included Turquoise lakes in Pukaki and Mackenzie country, drives and hikes around Queenstown, thermal wonderlands in Rotorua and the night sky over Lake Wanaka

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New Zealand Road Trip - South Island

11 Days road tripping with a van around the South Island of New Zealand during Christmas 2018.

- Day 01 (375K) _ Christchurch - Black State Wines - Kaikura - Pincton - Whenuanui Bay. Night in Wairau Diversion Reserve.
- Day 02 (230K)_ Nelson - Marahau (Trekking in Abel Tasman NP). Night in McLeans Recreation Area.
- Day 03 (270K) _ Westport - Punakaki. Night by the beach.
- Day 04 (320K)_ Hokitika Gorge - Franz Josef Glacier (Trekking). Night in Bruce Bay.
- Day 05 (280K)_ Haast - Roaring Billy Falls - Blue Pools - Wanaka. Night in Queenstown.
- Day 06 (93K)_ Glenorchy. Night in Queenstown.
- Day 07 (576K)_ Te Anau - Mildford Sound (Ferry). Night in Queenstown.
- Day 08 (330K) _ Mount Cook (Trekking to Hoover Lake). Night in Lake Pukaki.
- Day 09 (290K)_ Lake Tekapu (Trekking to Observatory). Night in Lyttelton (Christchurch)
- Day 10 (150K)_ Little River - Akaroa. Night in Christchurch. - Day 11 _ Christchurch.

New Zealand Road Trip: South Island Guide

We took a road trip through the South Island of New Zealand and decided the vlog could work as a guide considering the tips we're now able to share. This video shows you the alternative to a campervan, just a rental car and normal lodging!

Hopefully this type of itinerary gives you some highlights you should visit on your New Zealand vacation - and we definitely recommend the South Island first, but both are great if you have time!

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New Zealand // South Island Road Trip ✈️


For tips on how to travel the NZ's South Island + an in-depth travel itinerary, click:

0:12 Christchurch
0:55 Kaikoura
2:13 My swim with dolphins!!!!!
3:44 Castle Hill
4:07 Franz Josef
5:46 Wanaka
6:16 Queenstown (Best part of the video IMO!!)
7:17 Milford Sound
9:08 Queenstown Hill Walk
11:55 Lake Pukaki
12:28 Mount Cook
14:16 Lake Tekapo

I can't believe it took me this long to actually get my butt down to NZ, considering I lived in Australia for 5 years and was only a 4-hour flight away! Anyway, NZ did not disappoint. It was truly amazing, and it felt like a postcard scene everywhere we turned.
The highlight of our trip for me was definitely swimming with dolphins!!!

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New Zealand - South Island - Road trip 2016

30 days of roadtrippin' on the southern island of New Zealand.

Highlights of this trip: Marlborough, Abel Tasman NP, Frans Jozef Glacier, Mount Cook, Queenstown, The Blue Lakes, Milford Sound, Cape Farewell, Akaroa, Christchurch.

Currently on the south Island so more video's will follow soon!

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New Zealand South Island Road Trip, NZ (Part 1)

This video is about South Island, NZ
Route: Picton - Blenheim - Greymouth - Arthur's pass - Hanmers springs - Kaikoura - Christchurch.

This video showcases following tourist destinations;

Lake Rotoiti is a lake in the Tasman Region of New Zealand.[1] It is a substantial mountain lake within the borders of Nelson Lakes National Park. The lake is fed by the Travers River, water from the lake flows into the Buller River. The lake is surrounded by Beechforest and is 82 metres deep. Saint Arnaud is a small community at the northern end of the lake.

New Zealand's longest swingbridge at 110 m length[3] spans the Buller River 14 km west of Murchison.

The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the 'pancake'-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments),[1] these form the main attraction of the area.

Arthur's Pass (el. 920 m.) is a mountain pass in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand. It marks part of the boundary between the West Coast and Canterbury regions, 140 km from Christchurch and 95 km from Greymouth.

The hot springs were produced by the fractured rock bed along the Hanmer fault.

The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, is the transitional pro-cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurchopened in August 2013. The site, on the corner of Hereford and Madras Streets in Latimer Square, is several blocks from the permanent location of ChristChurch Cathedral, which was significantly damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The Cardboard Cathedral was designed by architect Shigeru Ban and seats around 700 people.

How to road trip the South Island | New Zealand Travel Guide

Just a quick summary of how to travel the South Island in 1 - 2 weeks, although definitely take as much time as you need because it is stunning!

Soon I will have a blog post about it so stay tuned!

If you want to see the places in more detail, here are the full vlogs:

Christchurch to Queenstown -
Queenstown -
Jet boat, helicopter & Glenorchy -
Milford Sound -
Wanaka -
Lake Matheson & West Coast:
Akaroa -

And until next time, keep wandering!



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South Island road trips: Dunedin


The beautiful New Zealand shown in just over 6 minutes. Snow capped mountains, blue lakes, plunges in ice cold rivers, bungee jumping, Queenstown, Milford sound, hot tubing in the rain, trout fishing, hiking and so much more of what New Zealand has to offer is shown in this video. I hope it inspires you to get travelling to see amazing things and have crazy adventures

New Zealand Road Trip | Haast Pass | South Island

The third video in my New Zealand Road Trip series, starts off at the Bra Fence where there is a collection of random bras on a fence.Next I make my way down Haast Passes to hike the Haast Pass look out trail. New Zealand South Island is one of the most scenic & beautiful countries I have been to. I give the viewer the locations where the filming took place so you can check out these locations on your trip to New Zealand.

Music Credi:
Thomas skyldeburg - peaches

Ooyy - come 2gether

Thomas skyldeburg - celebration of life

Dvine - A picture of time

10 Day South Island Road Trip in New Zealand | Visiting Queenstown, Mount Cook, Tekapo + Franz Josef

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Visiting Queenstown, Mount Cook, Tekapo + Franz Josef

New Zealand Road Trip across the stunning South Island.

10 jam-packed days! If you're up for the adventure.. check out this video for some tips and cool (literally) places to visit!

1. Christchurch
2. Tekapo - visit the Hot Springs!
3. Mount Cook
4. Lindis Pass
5. Wanaka
6. Queenstown
7. Coronet Peak
8. Mt Creighton
9. Glenorchy
10. Cardrona Pub
11. Franz Josef Glacier
12. Arthur's Pass
13. Christchurch

A MAP to help you:

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What month did we travel? July/August (Winter)

What rental company did we go through? Britz! The key is to pick-up and drop off in Christchurch. We also didn’t pay the insurance premiums through the company. Instead, we booked it through a 3rd party provider. My final tip, is to book it through a comparison website to get the best deal... for example Motorhome Republic! To be exact, our booking was $452.25 NZD for 9 days... what a winter special!

Where do you park at night? Some places you can free camp it, others you can't. We did a bit of both. However, on really cold nights we stayed at sites so we could use our extra portable heater which runs on power!!

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New ZEALAND ROAD TRIP 2017 / The best of South Island/ GoPro Hero4

Back in February i went on a road trip across the south island of New Zealand. During those two weeks i drove 4000 km and saw so many beautiful places. Hope you all enjoy the video and if you do please give it a thumbs up.

Music in this video

Diviners - Savannah ( feat. Philly K), NCS Release

Diviners feat Contacreast - Tropic Love, NCS Release

I do not own the music.

New Zealand Road Trip across stunning South Island. 10 jam-packed days on a GoPro Hero 3

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We circled the New Zealand's South Island in a camper van for 10 days. Starting at Christchurch and making our way clockwise through Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Fox Glacier and Kaikoura, before returning to drop off the car at Christchurch.

Highlights include swimming with dolphins at Kaikoura, as well as bungee jumping at Queenstown and sky diving over the Fox glacier. The scenery everywhere around this island was breathtaking, but none more so than in Milford Sound.

Needless to say every place reminded you of The Lord of the Rings, it was an incredible journey, which unfortunately went by too quickly.

Although I got no footage of Christchurch, it was an incredible place to visit, as the town centre is still completely shut down after the 2011 earthquake. A whole city destroyed and left intact for two years lent itself to some very eery midnight walks!

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Pancake Rocks, Paparoa National Park, New Zealand South Island Road Trip (4K)

This video is about Pancake Rocks at South Island, NZ. It is on our way driving from Greymouth to Nelson via the west coast line. A must visit for at least 1 to 2 hours around this amazing place. There is also a coffee/restaurant near the entrance where you can have a nice lunch or some snacks.

7 DAY South Island ROAD TRIP in New Zealand. Hot Springs + Roy’s Peak + Queenstown | TRAVEL GUIDE

Our 7 DAY South Island ROAD TRIP!

Visit New Zealand in 2019 + Tekapo Hot Springs + Lindis Pass + Wanaka + Roy’s Peak + Queenstown Skyline Luge + Ski Coronet Peak + a romantic PROPOSAL!


1. Christchurch
2. Tekapo - visit the Hot Springs! (Stay overnight)
3. Lindis Pass
4. Wanaka (Trek Roy's Peak) (Stay 2 nights)
5. Queenstown ( Stay 3+ nights) and ski at Coronet Peak
7. Return to Christchurch (pass through Cardrona Pub on the way)

A MAP to help you!





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New Zealand South Island Road Trips Kaikoura, Punakaiki, Otago, Mackenzie Basin, Akaroa

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New Zealand South Island road trips: Kaikoura, Punakaiki, Otago, Mackenzie Basin, Akaroa

A documentary written, filmed and edited by Davide Baj & Alastair Robinson featuring:

- Christchurch landscapes and Botanic Gardens
- Kaikoura coastlines
- Kaikoura whale watching excursion: sperm whales, Southern fur seals, albatrosses
- Ohau Stream Walkway and Waterfall with baby fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri)
- Potential threat from plans by Big Oil to build a deep sea rig off the coast of New Zealand
- Woodpecker Bay and Tasman Sea coast
- Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes in the Paparoa National Park
- Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers
- Keas (Nestor notabilis): the curious and comical alpine parrots
- Curly Tree Whitebait Company: whitebait fritters
- Otago region
- Kawarau Gorge Mining Centre
- Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door
- Gibbston Valley Cheesery
- Lake Pukaki with view of mount Cook
- Lake Tekapo
- Mount John University Observatory
- Banks Peninsula: Akaroa village
- Black Cat Cruises voyage: Hector's Dolphins, seals and birds

Road trip in the South Island of New Zealand.
Viaje por carretera en la Isla Sur de Nueva Zelanda.
Road trip auf der Südinsel von Neuseeland.
Road trip dans l'île du Sud de Nouvelle-Zélande.
Road trip na Ilha Sul da Nova Zelândia.
رحلة على الطريق في الجزيرة الجنوبية من نيوزيلندا
Výlet na Jižním ostrově Nového Zélandu.
Road trip i det sydlige Island i New Zealand.
Road trip in het Zuidereiland van Nieuw-Zeeland.
Road trip in South Island Uusi-Seelanti.
Οδικό ταξίδι στο Νότιο Νησί της Νέας Ζηλανδίας.
נסיעה בכביש באי הדרומי של ניו זילנד.
Perjalanan di Pulau Selatan, Selandia Baru.
Perjalanan jalan raya di Pulau Selatan New Zealand.
뉴질랜드 남섬 도로 여행.
Road Trip Pietų salos Naujojoje Zelandijoje.
Bilferie i Sørøya på New Zealand.
سفر جاده ای در جزیره جنوبی زلاند نو.
Road trip na Wyspie Południowej Nowej Zelandii.
Поездка на Южном острове Новой Зеландии.
Výlet na Južnom ostrove Nového Zélandu.
Road trip v Južnem otoku Nove Zelandije.
Barabara safari katika Kisiwa Kusini ya New Zealand.
Road trip på Sydön i Nya Zeeland.
நியூசிலாந்தின் தெற்கு தீவு சாலை பயணம்.
న్యూజిలాండ్ యొక్క సౌత్ ఐల్యాండ్ లోని రోడ్ ట్రిప్.
Yeni Zelanda'nın Güney Adası yolculuğa.
Поїздка на Південному острові Нової Зеландії.
نیوزی لینڈ کے جنوبی جزائر میں سڑک کے سفر.
Chuyến đi đường ở đảo Nam của New Zealand.
וועג יאַזדע אין די דרום אינזל פון ניו זילאַנד.
Road trip in die Suid-Eiland van Nieu-Seeland.
Road Zeelanda Berria uhartearen hegoaldean bidaia.
Паездка на Паўднёвым востраве Новай Зеландыі.
নিউজিল্যান্ড দক্ষিণ দ্বীপ মধ্যে রোড ট্রিপ.
Road Trip u južnom otoku Novog Zelanda.
Пътешествие в Южния остров на Нова Зеландия.
Viatge per carretera en l'illa Sud de Nova Zelanda.
Putovanje u Južnu otoka Novog Zelanda.
न्यूजीलैंड के दक्षिणी द्वीप में सड़क यात्रा.
Txoj kev mus nyob rau hauv South Island ntawm New Zealand.
Road utazás a Déli-sziget Új-Zéland.
Ferðalag í South Island of New Zealand.
Turas bóthair sa Deisceart Oileán na Nua-Shéalainne.
Dalan trip ing Pulo Kidul New Zealand.
ನ್ಯೂಜಿಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ನ ಸೌತ್ ಐಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ರೋಡ್ ಟ್ರಿಪ್.
Патување на Јужниот Остров на Нов Зеланд.
Vjaġġ bit-triq fil-Gżira Nofsinhar ta 'New Zealand.
न्यूझीलंड दक्षिण आयलंड मध्ये प्रवास.
Excursie în Insula de Sud din Noua Zeelandă.
Излет у Јужном острву Новог Зеланда.
Výlet na Južnom ostrove Nového Zélandu.
Road trip v Južnem otoku Nove Zelandije.
Daith ar y ffordd yn y Ynys y De o Seland Newydd.
Road Trip në Ishullin e Jugut e Zelandës së Re.
ուղեւորությունը Հարավային կղզին Նոր Զելանդիայում.
Yeni Zelandiya Cənubi adası Road Trip.
Road Trip u južnom otoku Novog Zelanda.



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