Take a trip to The Garden City which is the stunning gateway to the South island and is among New Zealand’s largest cities.
Christchurch is intertwined by two rivers which link various gardens, parks and avenues. It is positioned on the Canterbury Plains against the pictorial backdrop of the Southern Alps and is enclosed by the impressive Port Hills and Pacific Ocean.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens is among the prize-winning attractions and features an optimum assortment of native & exotic plants within New Zealand. Christchurch is a breathtakingly beautiful city where you can cycle along the river and indulge in first-rate, classy dining. Move up the mountain bike tracks or visit the surf beach for a one-off experience.
With campervan rental you can explore the city at your own pace. Spot the rare kiwi at the famed Willowbank Wildlife Reserve; take a quick look at polar life at the famous International Antarctic Centre, explore Orana Wildlife Park which is the only open range zoo in New Zealand or learn about aviation history at the fascinating Air Force Museum. Christchurch is a must-visit destination on your NZ Campervan Holiday.
Sunshine and high temperatures descend on Christchurch from December to February. This is the best time to take a trip around this delightful city. Within an hour’s scenic drive of Christchurch you will come across quite a few safe swimming beaches, concealed bays, the spectacular coastline along with numerous sandy peninsulas and surf clubs.
On a summer holiday in this fascinating region there are some places you must visit such as Aoraki Mount Cook National Park for the summer special exhilarating iceberg cruises. Akaroa is essentially a French-inspired amiable village with breathtaking harbour views while Arthur’s Pass National Park is a must-visit spot for day walks & overnight hikes.
From March to May, vibrant autumnal hues are accompanied by excellent weather conditions which make it an ideal time to discover the scenic wonders of Christchurch. In the city’s historic districts you can glimpse multi-coloured changing leaves that line the streets. Places to visit on a Christchurch campervan holiday in autumn are Selwyn District with a trip to Melton Estate, Waipara Wine Valley including a trip to the Mud House Winery as well as Pegasus Bay.
Christchurch is transformed into a winter wonderland from June to August. Experience panoramic views during this season from Kaikoura towards Arthur’s Pass. Visit exquisite spots such as Mt Hutt which is Canterbury’s biggest ski area along with Kaikoura for a bit of whale watching on your holiday.
Spring in New Zealand’s Christchurch heralds its arrival with festivals, blossoms and new beginnings. During springtime Christchurch is transformed to an awe-inspiring medley of colours. To make the most of this season take a trip to Terrace Downs Resort, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and indulge in Rangitata Rafting for a fantastic experience.
Take pleasure in the varied hues of Christchurch on your campervan holiday regardless of the time of year you visit this charming city.
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