As you explore the top of the south touring route, you will experience everything from rugged coastlines, golden sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, thermal springs, rain forest, vineyards, alpine forest, the stunning Marlborough Sounds and so much more.
No other touring route offers such diversity from the wildlife-rich Pacific Ocean to the untamed Tasman Sea, the calm, clear waters of Abel Tasman, secluded bays of Marlborough Sounds and revitalising geo-thermal hot springs - all within one road journey.
Whether you are on a family holiday, a romantic getaway for two, or looking for adventure, all five regions offer many reasons to explore and stay awhile. To help plan your journey around the top of the south, you can download each of the region’s maps and guides below.
Let the planning begin…