Christchurch Campervan Rental Roadtrips

 Pier in New Brighton - Photo by Richard Grevers, Wikimedia Commons Pier in New Brighton - Photo by Richard Grevers, Wikimedia Commons

A Christchurch Campervan Rental roadtrip offers all kinds of options.

Christchurch Campervan Rental Day Trips
Many roads lead from Christchurch and easy day trips include visiting the vineyards of Waipara where pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc grapes thrive in a warm microclimate just out of reach of the brisk easterly winds that swirl through the foothills.

or head out of town on the arts and crafts trail, stopping to sample locally grown olives, speciality cheeses, and Akaroa wine along the way.

Banks Peninsula’s French-inspired seaside resort of Akaroa, a short dirve in your rental motorhome where narrow cobbled streets, window-boxes of geraniums and street signs with names such as “Rue Jolie” signal your arrival. You can appreciate the peaceful charms of this French colony ‘that never was’ by following the Akaroa Historic Area trail, or ambling through boutique stores and artisans studios, and enjoying its wealth of historic buildings housing cafes and galleries.

Or take the road to Lyttleton, watch the changing tides from a pavement table, then hop aboard the Black Cat to swim with Hector’s dolphins.

If you love the snow, you'll appreciate that Canterbury has 10 main ski areas for skiers and snowboarders, all within easy distance from Christchurch. At the foot of the Southern Alps, Mt Hutt (2086m) is the largest, most developed ski field in the region, and claims New Zealand’s longest ski season.

Christchurch Motorhome Hire 2-7 Day Trips

One of the highlights of the region is the Alpine Pacific Triangle, a touring route which links the alpine and thermal village of Hanmer Springs, the wine valley of Waipara, and Kaikoura. Make sure you park up your rental RV and have a soak in Hanmer Springs along the way.

Kaikoura, (which translated from Maori means “a place for eating crayfish”) where the Southern Alps meet the coast. Fur seals, dusky and Hector’s dolphins can be seen from the land, and a few kilometres further out, giant sperm whales (the third largest whale in the world) can be seen year-round.

Or drive your rental motorhome through the great alpine highway to Arthurs Pass National Park through a startling landscape of mirrored lakes, intriguing caves and rock formations, ridges and valleys, wide shingle riverbeds and deep gorges.

Canterbury’s landscape is dominated by New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki Mt Cook and the Southern Alps - a chain of mountains that’s bigger than its European namesake. It's a longer drive in your rental motorhome, but well worth the journey.


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Thanks to Tourism Radio for much of the content supplied about Christchurch. Tourism Radio is like having your own tour guide - providing you with audio commentary of over 2000 points of interest in New Zealand. It is available for rental with any Christchurch Motorhome Rental vehicle booked on


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