Queenstown is the South Island’s mecca for all things adventurous. The scenery in this part of New Zealand is simply stunning; Rolling hills, expansive farmland, cascading waterfalls and rugged mountain peaks.

Best of all, these picture perfect landscapes can be enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle as you tackle the South Island’s Itinerary and epic road trip.

Crown Range Road

View from the Crown Range Road, South Island itinerary road trip from Wanaka to Queenstown

Arrowtown to Queenstown with Views of Lake Hayes from Crown Range Road viewpoint, South Island Itinerary

Lindis Pass

Lindis Pass, road Queenstown to Christchurch, south island new zealand itinerary

Lake Dunstan

Lake Dunstan, Queenstown to Christchurch new zealand south island road trip

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Queenstown

Queenstown Skyline Gondola viewpoint. new zealand south island road trip

Queenstown Waterfront in the South Island New Zealand. Photo taken from the Skyline Gondola Viewpoint

Queenstown Lake Wakatipu south island new zealand itinerary

Lake Dunstan, Queenstown to Christchurch new zealand south island road trip

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Road to Glenorchy

On the road from Queenstown to Glenorchy, looking toward Glenorchy New Zelanad. South Island Itinerary

Lake Wakatipu, South Island road trip itinerary drive Queenstown to Glenorchy new zealand

Glenorchy

Glenorchy New Zealand, a small town at the end of Lake Wakatipu, South Island

Glenorchy New Zealand, a small town at the end of Lake Wakatipu new zealand south island road trip

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu, South Island road trip itinerary drive Queenstown to Glenorchy new zealand

Wanaka

Wanaka Lake in the Autumn Colours, SOuth ISland New Zealand Itinerary

Arrowtown

Arrowtown on the New Zealand South Island Itinerary

For more details about all the sights covered in this article, read Day 6 and Day 9 of my South Island Itinerary road trip.

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  • I have been fortunate to visit NZ and it has to be the most beautiful country in the world! 😲 However it is so feckin expensive!!?? 😣

    • Hi Gareth, Ive visited both North & South and found the costs of travelling comparable to the USA, UK, like most developed nations. Car hire was slightly above average though. If you found NZ expensive, try Iceland!! Mark

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