If you're travelling by road, here are the driving distances and travel times between some of the main locations in the South Island.
For more details about driving in New Zealand, refer to the DRIVESAFE or Campermate websites, which provides useful information about planning your trip, road rules, signage and some suggestions for driving itineraries.
Chinese celebrity Huang Lei is also spreading the word about safer driving in New Zealand. Have a look at his video on YouKu.
If you are intending to hire a car, motorbike or campervan, then have a look at the tourist driving quiz website? The 66 questions are the essential Road Code rules you need to know to help keep yourself safe on NZ's roads.