The open road beckons travelers to New Zealand's sparsely populated South Island, explored by writer Carrie Miller and photographer Palani Mohan for "Caravaning Kiwiland," a feature story in Traveler's September 2009 special issue on road trips. In the article, Miller and a friend travel by caravan, or motor home, for a seven-day adventure through the heart of the South Island landscape, starting in Queenstown, going up the West Coast, climbing over remote Arthur's Pass, on to the East Coast, and doubling back to the city of Christchurch, with its standout gardens and parks.
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New Zealand's South Island
See photos of New Zealand's South Island in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.