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Campervan hire on South Island

Though less populated than the North Island, New Zealand’s South Island is thedestination for outdoor adventurers. From the Marlborough Sounds in the north to the Fiordlands in the south, from the glaciers of the Te Wāhipounamu to the subtropics of Abel Tasman National Park, the South Island offers its visitors astonishing extremes and flabbergasting views – particularly given that it only covers 150,000 square kilometres!

Campervan hire in the south

The southern South Island is perhaps most famous for Queenstown, where adventurers flock every year to try their hands at extreme sports and where lovers of adrenaline head every year to experience the speed and sights of travel through the Remarkables via parachute, raft, bike, and more. But your adventures of the southern South Island should by no means stop in Queenstown. Though the mountains and glacial lakes of the area are certainly breathtaking, the beaches, fiords, vineyards, and lakes of Otago, Wanaka, Waitaki, and the rest of the South Island are also fodder for lifelong memories. One of the most beloved road trips of South Island is from Queenstown to Milford Sound in Fiordland. Whether you head to Fiordland to hike, kayak, or fly fish, you will be astounded and re-centred by the region’s natural beauty. Or follow the Southern Scenic route south out of Queenstown, along the eastern border of Fiordland, to Invercargill and the nearby waterfalls and podocarp-hardwood forests, then on to Dunedin and the albatrosses and penguins of the Otago Peninsula.

Campervan hire near Christchurch

Alternatively, head southeast from the ferry in Picton toward Christchurch, if you don’t fly there directly. There are two major roads connecting Picton to Christchurch, State Highways 6/63/65 along the mountainous and picturesque Nelson Lakes National Park or via State Highway 1. Before you head out on this eight-to-ten hour trip, though, double-check scheduled construction and road closures! Whether you’re headed to Christchurch for the new shops and lifestyles cropping up in the cracks left by the 2010 earthquake, for Lord of the Rings trivia and location spotting, or for its nearby numerous outdoor adventure options (mountains, oceans, and canyons, oh my!), hiring a campervan makes navigating the overwhelming offering of activities much easier! Christchurch is the starting point of numerous road trips. Stay at the Amber Kiwi Holiday Park just 6 km from city centre while you explore this fascinating city, and then head out on one of South Island’s many jaw-dropping road trips: follow a Nature and Heritage Itinerary from Christchurch to the views and Hot Tubs of Omarama; then continue on to the vineyards, castle, and turquoise waters of Dunedin, and from there on to the Adventure Capital of the World at the foot of the Remarkables, Queenstown. For a sights-filled trip with fewer daily kilometres, head from Christchurch through its surrounding farmland in the Canterbury Plains to Waimate and be serenaded by birds; from there head into the mountains towards Mt Cook Village, where a boat ride in the lake at the base of the Tasman Glacier is not to be missed. Then head an hour further to a stay of a day – or more! – at Lake Tekapo before returning to Christchurch. Mountain lovers in particular will want to follow the Great Alpine Highway, which intersects South Island from east to west, connecting Christchurch to Greymouth.

Campervan hire in the north

Particularly ideal for ferry passengers arriving from the North Island without their own cars, we have numerous campervans and motorhomes available in Picton and nearby Blenheim. After you hire your campervan, stay awhile for further exploration in the stunning Marlborough Sounds, or get out of town to explore the many national parks of the north! Head, for example, west along the coastline through artsy Nelson to the alpine herb fields and the coastal forests of the Kahurangi National Park. The Motueka Top 10 Holiday Park is a great place to stop as you visit the nearby subtropical Abel Tasman National Park or plan the more strenuous hikes and other forms of exploration through the Kahurangi. Then head toward the rugged and breathtaking west coast along State Highway 6. The Westport Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels is a great base from which to explore the avian wildlife, seal colonies, waterfalls, and mining history of this remote region!

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