Campervan Rental Christchurch Airport
Nicknamed the ‘Garden City’, Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and makes for a great base for exploring the island. Self-touring is the most popular way of visiting the sites surrounding the city and renting a Motorhome is highly recommended.
The city itself is filled with attractions and is a great start to a self-tour of the south. With a RV rental in Christchurch, it is possible to travel around at ease, driving along the west coast, the east coast and through the interior of the island. The roads are great and renting a campervan is a great way see awesome New Zealand.
Christchurch New Zealand must see locations
The best drive out of Christchurch for nature lovers is a 2 ½ hour trip to Kaikoura. This is a drive north on SH1 where the mountains meet the sea. After several hours of scenic mountain beauty you will be at the beach where there are whales, dolphins and seals in abundance to view. For better viewing there are boat, plane and helicopter tours you can enjoy.
Out to the west is Arthurs Pass. This is a 3 hour drive through the Southern Alps where you will encounter deep gorges, waterfalls, rivers and native bush terrain. The pass itself is on Route 73 or West Coast Road with the famous Devils Punchbowl Waterfall at the northern end. This waterfall is 131 meters or 430 feet of free falling water in all its glory. This can be seen from the road or an hour hike to its base is also an enjoyable trip.
Recommended Motorhome Drives Christchurch NZ
West Coast Drive:
from Christchurch along Highway 73 through Arthur’s Pass National Park to Highway 6. Rest at Hokitika Holiday Park before continuing along the coast until the route ends at Haast. Highlights of this drive are the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, which can be explored from Fox Glacier Holiday Park and Motel.
Christchurch to Queenstown:
this is a scenic drive through the interior, stopping at Lake Takepo, Mount Cook and Cromwell before reaching Queenstown. Sleep at campervan sites such as Geraldine KIWI Holiday Park, Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park and Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park.
Christchurch to Nelson:
taking the scenic route through Lake Summer Conservation Park and Nelson Lakes National Park. Spend a night at Waipara Sleepers Motor Camp to taste some of New Zealand’s finest wines and discover the national parks from Murchison Mobile Home Park.
Compare Christchurch Campervan Rentals in NZ
We have consolidated the lowest prices for campervan rental Christchurch with top brands that now include McRental New Zealand plus other key players in the campervan rental market in Christchurch and Auckland in NZ. We cater for the those that are after luxury at affordable prices plus the younger couples that can take advantage of some the budget packages that are available.
Get a quote and compare the prices of the range of campervans from 2 berth to larger 6 berth motorhomes. Current models such as Hi Top, Rocket, Frontier, Ford Transit and Renegade are available for pickup from or delivery to ChristChurch airport.