Campervan Hire in Christchurch

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Campervan and Motorhome Hire in Christchurch

Christchurch is located on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. Campervan or motorhome hire in Christchurch is an excellent way to explore the rugged and unspoiled surrounding area.

You can easily access the area's amazing parks, coasts, and wilderness in a campervan or motorhome, making it a holiday you'll never forget.

Christchurch National Parks

Campervan and motorhome hire in Christchurch means you are close to some of New Zealand's most spectacular national parks.

Arthur's Pass National Park is just a short campervan ride from Christchurch. It's an incredible mountainous region with breathtaking views. Even just the drive to get there makes it worthwhile.

Drift further west, and you can uncover the beauty of Paparoa National Park. If limestone cliffs, coastal forests, and gorgeous coastlines are for you, you'll find them all here. On top of that, you can also see the iconic and otherworldly pancake-stacked coastal formations.

To the south, you can find the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. The park is full of alpine splendour, so striking that Peter Jackson famously used it in filming The Lord of the Rings. So you might recognise some of it when you're there.

Christchurch Coastline, Lakes, and Rivers

Motorhome and campervan hires in Christchurch put you close to many of the South Islands' most beautiful coastlines, lakes, and rivers.

Christchurch is located on Pegasus Bay, which is famous for dolphins and whales. However, the coastline to the south is perfect for a campervan or motorhome itinerary that takes in many of the South Islands' coastal towns and cities.

The Rakaia river in the Canterbury Plains is worth a trip. The gorge has many great activities, like jet boats, swimming, and fishing. The Clyde river, further into the South Island's mountainous centre, is an excellent place for canoeing, cruises, and incredible wildlife.

Christchurch is also famous for its lakes. You can reach Lake Roto Kohatu, Lake Pearson, and Lake Ellesmere with a campervan or motorhome hire. Each lake blends spectacular sites with fun water-based activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Campgrounds Around Christchurch

Campervan and motorhome hire in Christchurch are all about getting out and seeing the rugged and unspoiled surrounding landscape and wilderness. However, Christchurch and its surrounding areas also offer some great campgrounds to park your motorhome and campervan hire so you can unwind for the evening and rest well during the night.

When you're planning your itinerary, it's essential to book ahead where possible. Campgrounds are a massive part of New Zealand holiday culture so they might fill up quickly, especially during summer.

You have a few options if you plan to visit the captivating Banks Peninsula. Nearby Akaroa is home to the Duvauchelle National Park, which has all the facilities you'll need. The Christchurch Kiwi Holiday Park is another good option, especially when you want to spend some time at the Christchurch Gondola or Sumner beach.

Finally, Waikuku Beach Holiday Park is an excellent option for your campervan or motorhome hire vehicle. With plenty of powered sites, a nearby beach, tennis courts, playgrounds, and nearby bars and cafes, it's a perfect spot for families.

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