Christchurch has amazingly re-emerged from the earthquake which ravaged the city in the recent past. On my campervan holiday I observed that some suburbs and the central city have suffered extensive damage however a majority of the regions are open.
If you set out on a South Island campervan hire NZ adventure holiday, Christchurch will be the key pick-up point. It is centrally sited and is also the Island’s leading city. After a short drive with my campervan from the main city I discovered a breathtaking backdrop that this region of New Zealand is renowned for. The Port Hills are impressive, and are located amid the docks of Lyttleton and the city.
Following an effortless drive from the city I discovered Banks Peninsula which is a wonderful place. Here, you will find the fascinating Akaroa with recollections of New Zealand’s French settlers in the cemeteries and street signs. Located south of the city, The Rakaia River is spectacular and is a grand place for a picnic with your family.
I was lured by Christchurch’s infinite possibilities and scenic surroundings. With campervan rental you can effortlessly explore Christchurch, New Zealand. The town of Kaikoura lies in the north. This is an amazing region to view the delightful dolphins and whales which are abundant along this shore and there are lots of whale watching tours as well.
Marlborough is a delightful winemaking province located up the shoreline. With my hire campervan I visited this region for the spectacular Marlborough Sounds. You must halt at the endearing town of Picton which lies in Queen Charlotte Sound for a memorable NZ holiday.
As you move southwards you will come across the familiar city of Dunedin and the city of Invercargill in Christchurch. Embark on a journey with your hire campervan to the southwest to explore the most excellent parts of New Zealand’s South Island. This is a dazzling region of lakes, mountains and fjords.
I consider Fiordland as an inaccessible region however it is definitely worth a stopover. Wanaka and Queenstown are spectacular towns located on the lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu. I enjoyed my campervan holiday in Queenstown which is a trendy destination throughout the year. This is the perfect place to enjoy hiking and exciting water sports in summer and thrilling snow sports in winter. The town is charismatic, crammed with bars and eateries with the majestic mountains on one side and the dazzling lake on the other side.
Discover the wild west coast, located across Christchurch, above the Main Divide and Arthur’s Pass. This is the place where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty mountains. As I travelled southwards, I discovered the amazing Franz Josef and Fox glaciers and towards the north I travelled around the city of Greymouth. Here, you will also find the renowned Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
As I travelled northwards I came across Golden Bay which is an extensive bay of small towns and golden beaches, disconnected from Nelson by the path above Takaka Hill.
Christchurch is a spectacular place for a camper van hire New Zealand holiday. Embark on a memorable campervan holiday and explore Christchurch with your friends or family.
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