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Special Collector’s Edition South Island Road trips
On everyone’s mind over the next year or two, will be deciding which places in New Zealand they would like to explore first, out of all the places they have read about or seen pictures of, and then planning to make it happen. This Special Edition will inspire those with ideas all over the South Island, achievable for short or long holiday planning. Our travel stories are a reference point and a ‘guide’ for people looking to get the best and most from a holiday in the South Island.
This Special Collector’s Edition South Island Road trips stories features popular writers Allan Dick, Jane Dove Juneau and Justine Tyerman, along with Robyn Dallimore’s editorials, covering places of interest from Picton to Southland, ready to inspire readers planning their future holidays.
From caves and golden-sand beaches to the Heaphy Track and Cape Farewell, Golden Bay lives up to the promise of its name. Jane Dove Juneau takes a roadie over the Takaka hill to Golden Bay’s Farewell Spit.
Canterbury to Tasman
A road less travelled – Christchurch to Motueka via Lewis Pass and the Shenandoah. Allan Dick heads north exploring well-known villages along the way, while following SH7 into the mountains and heading north to Motueka.
Canterbury to McKenzie
A quick round-trip from ?amaru to Fairlie and Lake Tekapo, Allan Dick heads away for a couple of days, taking in the history, villages and people along the way.
Allan Dick heads off from ?amaru in his 4WD, to traverse the roads – both tarmac and off-road – in a round-trip of Central Otago from Dunedin to Cromwell, and down the Waitaki Valley back to home, regaling readers with golden tales from the past while remote camping and exploring along the way.
Southland and Central Otago
Allan Dick shares his top 10-day South Island roadie, a round-trip starting from Queenstown and encompassing Central Otago, Waitaki, Dunedin as well as a Southland side trip to Te Anau and Milford Sound.
Queenstown to the Catlins
Justine Tyerman explores Southland from Queenstown to the Catlins, camping, cycling and tramping and taking in the historic trails along the way.
West Coast – Karamea to Jackson Bay
A drive like no other in the country – Editor Robyn Dallimore started in Picton, heads to Westport, then heads north to the West Coast’s end of the road northern-most village of Karamea. Then Westport to Greymouth on the stunning coastal drive taking in Pancake Rocks to explore the Grey District continuing south through Franz Josef, Fox Glacier to Haast, then right to the end of the southern road at Jackson Bay foreshore.