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South Island

A holiday you’ll never forget.

Your South Island holiday made easy.

An unforgettable getaway in our holiday park in South Island.

Whether you’re a nature lover, adrenalin junkie, history buff or foodie, you’ll find your perfect holiday fit, and your perfect holiday park, in the South Island.

From the picturesque bays and inlets of the Marlborough Sounds to the deep fjords and majestic mountains of Southland, this is a holiday you’ll never forget.

The inter-island ferry docks in Picton, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds and a great base for cruising, swimming, winery tours and day trips.

Journey down the Kaikoura Coast to Christchurch, a city of historic buildings and a lively arts community. and your starting point for the Southern Alps and some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere.

Drive through spectacular scenery to Te Anau for wildlife tours, mountain biking riding and great fishing. Te Anau is your base for day trips to the majestic Milford Sound and the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

Explore the regions of
New Zealand's South Island.

Canterbury, South Island NZ

Once described as the most English of New Zealand cities, Christchurch has reinvented itself as a hub of creativity and innovation where funky architecture and street art meet heritage and culture.

Enjoy galleries, museums, and the famous botanical garden. Foodies will relish the riverside market and winery tours. Punt down the tranquil Avon River, and explore a city of historic buildings and a lively arts community.

Hire a mountain bike and explore the Port Hills trails. If that’s not your style, take it easier on an ebike or one of the city’s restored trams.

Hit the ski slopes at Mt Hutt, cruise over the Canterbury plains in a hot air balloon or take a trip to the Canterbury high country made famous in the Lord of the Rings films.

For a great day trip, head to Banks Peninsula to see rare Hector’s dolphins and stop off for lunch at Akaroa, New Zealand’s first and only French settlement.

Marlborough, South Island NZ

The gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Picton is a great base for cruising, swimming, winery tours and day trips.

Swim with dolphins, take a whale watching tour, meet the local kiwis on an island wildlife sanctuary, and catch the mail boat delivering the post and groceries to the scattered islands and bays of Queen Charlotte Sounds.

You can walk the Queen Charlotte Track or hire a bike and take your pick of some great rides suitable for everyone from beginners to pros. Take a guided kayak tour and get up close to penguins, seals and dolphins.

 

Check out the world’s oldest merchant ship, meet the local sea creatures at the aquarium and relax with a latte or cold beer at one of the many local cafes.

For wine lovers, Marlborough is synonymous with sauvignon blanc. Join a winery tour to sample some of the world’s best sauvignon blancs from 30 local cellar doors, or head to the Picton waterfront for your choice of restaurants and bars.

And when your day is done, kick back and relax at our South Island holiday park at Picton.

Southland, South Island NZ

Surrounded by snow-clad mountains, Te Anau is the gateway to your Southland adventures.

From mountain peaks to cascading waterfalls, from Lake Te Anau to the jaw-dropping majesty of Doubtful Sound, every day unfolds a new and unforgettable experience.

Cruise Milford Sound, looking out for the bottlenose dolphins that like to tag along, take a helicopter ride over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and tramp the famous Milford or Routeburn tracks.

But don’t forget the charms closer to home. Kayak on Lake Te Anau, sail, swim, cruise, jet ski, fish or take photographs of the breathtaking scenery! Take a quad bike farm tour, cycle the Lake 2 Lake Trail, be dazzled by millions of glow worms in the Te Anau caves, see rare flightless takahēs and cheeky keas in the Te Anau bird conservation sanctuary.

After a big day of sightseeing, soak in a hot tub overlooking spectacular scenery at Te Anau, sweat it out in a barrel sauna, enjoy the latest films at the fancy Fiordland cinema, shop for luxurious and warm possum merino knitwear, and sample the best of New Zealand produce in the local cafes, bars and restaurants.

Tasman Holiday Parks
South Island.

Tasman Holiday Parks - Christchurch
View of bays in Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton, Marlborough region, South Island, New Zealand
Lake Te Anau | Tasman Holiday Parks Te Anau

Start planning your
South Island escape.

Is there any better feeling than hitting the open road? Getting there is more than half the fun on your South Island holiday.

It starts with the inter-island ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton which cruises through a scenic wonderland of bays, islands and inlets.

Travelling down the east coast to Kaikoura, take a break for a spot of whale and dolphin watching, before heading inland to the Hamner Springs mineral pools.

Back on the main highway, you’ll travel to Christchurch through the Canterbury Plains, some of the prettiest farmland in New Zealand, home to sheep, cattle, vineyards and olive groves.

Travel via the scenic Lake Tekapo route to Queenstown, the snow sports capital of New Zealand, before turning south to Te Anau.

Don’t rush it – take time to appreciate the Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu and glimpses of the Fiordland mountains.

Whether you’re visiting Southland, Canterbury, the Marlborough Sounds or all three, there are South Island holiday parks to suit your style and budget.

Tasman’s South Island holiday parks cater for families, groups, couples and solo travellers.

Situated across the road from the new marina, Tasman Holiday Parks Picton is your gateway to the Marlborough Sounds – or departure point for the North Island. It’s also close to town, restaurants and facilities.
Fifteen minutes’ drive from the Christchurch CBD and airport, Tasman Holiday Parks Christchurch is your base for exploring the Southern Alps, Banks Peninsula and the Canterbury Plains.

Located between Queenstown and Milford Sound, Tasman Holiday Parks Te Anau is the gateway to Southland and Fiordland. Situated next to the picturesque Lake Te Anau, the park is handy for Te Anau’s supermarkets, restaurants and the Fiordland cinema.

Choose the experiences you want from your destination and Tasman Holiday Parks will deliver great accommodation!

If camping’s not your thing, travel light in self-contained roofed accommodation with all the trimmings.

Relax and unwind in our holiday parks in New Zealand—a comfy “home away from home” during your South Island travels.

Of course, you’re free to enjoy all the facilities that make our South Island holiday parks so popular. Some of our parks have spas and hot tubs to unwind after a day of exploring.

The kids aren’t forgotten in Tasman’s holiday parks, with on-site pools, adventure playgrounds and games rooms, along with free Wi-Fi.

We pride ourselves on making your stay a happy one, so ask our friendly staff if you need anything, including advice on what to see and do!

Bring your van or motorhome and book a powered or unpowered caravan site.

Choose from a grassed site or concrete slab with room for an awning. Other options include water, a sullage point and shady tree cover.

Enjoy well-equipped camp kitchens, undercover BBQs, sparkling ablution blocks and laundries.

Camp shops and kiosks are open daily for essentials including milk, bread, ice creams, fishing tackle and ice.

Some of our holiday parks are also pet-friendly during off-peak seasons, but ring ahead to check first.

Aerial photo of camping motorhomes at Tasman Holiday Parks Picton

Enjoy picturesque settings and friendly service when you camp at one of Tasman’s South Island holiday parks.

Whether it’s a one-night stopover, a weekend break or a long holiday, there are options to suit any style, budget or family size.

Each one of our parks is unique, with a different combination of facilities on offer, but all are carefully planned to make the most of attractive sites in popular destinations.

Choose a grassy, unpowered site in a glade of trees and use the park’s ablution blocks and camp kitchen.

It’s your choice in Tasman’s South Island holiday parks.

Tasman Holiday Parks - Christchurch

Christchurch

Only 15 mins from the CBD but a world away from your cares!

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