Ranked #36 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.
New Zealand’s South Island ticks all the boxes: OMG scenery, adventure pursuits to leave you hoarse from screaming, luxury lodges and lungs-full of fresh air.
Start your drive in Christchurch to see the urban renewal after the 2011 earthquake; head down to Central Otago and cycle the vineyards; across to Queenstown for an adrenalin fix; then a spot of world-class skiing at Mount Cook to finish you off.
“There’s nowhere prettier on Earth… seriously. Quirky people in cute villages living in the most striking landscape on the planet.”
– Craig Tansley
For more information about NZ road trips go to blog.expedia.com.au/bucket-list.